Tuesday, December 1, 2015

¡Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias!

Happy Thanksgiving! 

This week flew by! I can't believe that it's already P-day again! Well here's a quick look at my week: Last Wednesday Hermana Lucas had a leadership training meeting (she's a Sister Training Leader which means she is one of the sisters assigned to take care of the sisters in our mission and make sure we're doing well) so I went on splits (was with) with Hermana Hernandez for the day! She is really sweet, another native speaker, but she's from California! And guess what?! She's 23 too! Yay! So we went out tracting and found 2 people, Maria and Lila, and scheduled return appointments with them! I was taking the lead in the conversation when we got up to the doors which was a little scary, but I'm getting better at it! Then we went out to eat for lunch and a member paid for our meal! It is crazy how incredibly kind-hearted these people are in Utah. Everyone who told me that would happen wasn't kidding! We then had a lesson in Hermana Hernandez's area with a Colombian family where the father is a less active member and his wife and son are not members. We taught them the Plan of Salvation, which is Heavenly Father's plan for us to return back to live with Him again, and then we asked them to be baptized and they said yes! It was such an incredible feeling being in that lesson because the Spirit was so strong and I didn't struggle with the language hardly at all. The gift of tongues is so real! Also, IT SNOWED!!!! And any of you who really know me know how much I love the snow. So here are some pictures of that gloriousness.

Thursday was Thanksgiving! We ended up going to our Mission President's house for dinner around 2:30 because a miscommunication happened and our dinner plans fell through, but it was really fun! It was President and Sister Allred, the Assistants to the President Elder Lawrence and Elder Pregnolato, their companions Elder Boyd and Elder Sandstrom, and then us. After dinner, the Assistants and their companions had to go, so we just sat a talked with President and Sister Allred for like an hour and a half! Then we went home and were still hungry after planning for awhile so we made our lovely Thanksgiving dinner of Red Baron pizza and Martinelli's Sparking Cider. 

We are so adorable, aren't we?

Saturday we got to go to Brigham City, another city in our mission, for the baptism of one of Hermana Lucas's former investigators! There is a sister from that mission Sister McClellan who is like the mom to all the missionaries in their area and she came to pick us up, in the snow, and drove us all the way there and back! We also had leftover Thanksgiving dinner at her mom's house with her parents, her son, and his family. We nerded out and totally talked about Star Wars things which made me super happy! Sister McClellan is super sweet and she told me if I ever needed anything I could call her. She is so kind!

Those are some mountains in Logan that I took a photo of on our way to Brigham!

Sunday we had church, which is always fabulous. The Wankier's, Alex the ward mission leader and his wife Rakelle, are wonderful. The picked us up and made us breakfast at their apartment before we went to church. Hermana Lucas and I taught the 5th Sunday lesson and we taught on the importance of going to church, praying often, and reading your scriptures. It was such a great lesson! Then we had Sacrament (which comes last in our ward because of scheduling) and one of our investigators, Edwin, and his wife's less-active family came! We were so excited!!!! 

Also, we're getting a car tomorrow! Whoop!!!

Yesterday, we had a lesson with Lila and it was so great! She is so ready to receive this gospel and I am so grateful for Heavenly Father's help in opening up the hearts of those that we teach. It can be hard to see Heavenly Father's influence in our lives amid the struggles, the hardships, and the things of the world. But He is there. He is waiting for us to turn to Him in those hard times and ask for help and direction. I know that when we do this He will pour out incredible blessings upon us! He is just waiting for us to ask! 

I miss you all dearly, but I am so blessed to be here in this wonderful mission!
In case you didn't get it last time here is my new address:
Hermana Katelyn Hamill Brown

I would love to hear from you all whether it be letters or emails! Thank you for all of your support. I pray for all of you every day that you may know my love for you and Heavenly Father's love for you.

Love Always,
Hermana Brown

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