Monday, June 26, 2017

It's time to roll up your sleeves and fight!

One thing that I've learned this week is that Satan's power is soooo real! He seems to do all that he can to drag you down, but I also know that Heavenly Father is fighting harder for you! I know that Guardian angels are placed around us to give us strength! We are truly fighting a real unseen battle, and its time for all of us to roll up the sleeves and fight!

Sister Anderson and I were MTC companions and it's been incredible for us both to see the changes that have happened since the MTC! When I went to pick up Sister Anderson I got to see Sister Darlington! It was so exciting to see some one from Kalispell!

Sister Anderson and I have decided to walk A-TON! We find that it gives us unforeseen opportunities!
We've been working so hard this week, and we were able to get Kay Goodman on date for baptism for July 29th! Robert and Jerry are still going strong! 

Sister Anderson has seriously been an answer to prayers! We are doing everything we can to help the ward become more missionary minded. Sister Anderson really seems to be what this ward needs right now! She's full of many ideas as to how to get that going!

I love you all soooooo much! Have a fabulous week!
Sister Jenny Brown

Me and Sister Anderson

My new (old MTC) Companion sister Anderson

A real cowboy

Shay and Sienna

Fishing Monday Morning

Monday, June 19, 2017

Transfers! Sister Garner is going home and Sister Anderson is my new companion. I'm excited!

The man with the beard is one of my favorite people on the PLANET! His name is Robert Vanegas and he is one of our returning members. I feel that he is one of the people that I was sent here for! He might look intimidating, but he's really just a big teddy bear! 

My new Companion is Sister Anderson...yep the same one I was companions with in the Mission Training Center! I'm so excited for this transfer! It's going to be so great serving with her again!

This week was actually kinda slow, but really good! It was Sister Garner's last week, so there were definitely tears shed on both of our parts!

We saw Jason Morgan again this week and he's doing better with his prayers and scripture study it seems! We also saw Scott and his daughter and his daughter is sitting in when we meet with Scott so that's great!...New investigator!!!

We are now teaching a cute 10 year old named Jori. She's doing really well and on date for baptism for Aug.12th!
We got to see Robert as well! Which always makes my day and/or week! 

We had dinner with Jerry and Marty (part member Family!) Saturday night and they made us some delicious Mexican soup! Sunday We got to have dinner with the Jorgensens for Fathers Day! We love their family!!!

I had a fever last night and am not feeling too well today hence the shorter email and probably less enthusiasm!
I hope you all have a wonderful week! I love you all!
Sister Brown

Sister Garner and Sister Brown

Me, Robert Vanegas, Sister Garner

Me being silly, Sister Garner
Cortez, Colorado Zone Conference

Cortez Colorado Sisters at Zone Conference

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Belief and Faith need to be Aligned in order for miracles to happen!

This week has been pretty good! 

We have a new investigator, although he knows all about the church...he was excommunicated so he technically is an investigator, but it's more like teaching a less-active. 
On Tuesday we helped a member paint her house and it was lots of fun! 

Wednesday we had Zone Conference and it was all about finding. We learned a lot about the difference between faith and belief too and how our Belief needs to be aligned with our faith so that miracles can happen!
      For example I might have faith that my wrist can be healed the same way Christ would have healed it as he 
      was on the earth. I don't necessarily believe that it can happen for me or I believe that regardless of receiving 
      a blessing that it will still take time to heal. Why couldn't it be healed immediately the way that Christ healed 
      others? That same priesthood power is here on the earth today...It is because of unbelief. Our belief and faith
      need to be aligned for miracles to happen.

We saw Tim, One of our investigators after that and had a really great lesson on the restoration with him! The spirit was pretty strong and he accepted a baptism date! He wants to shoot for April 15th of next year, but we have no doubt that it will get moved up as he begins to have a real conversion. 

All of our people we are visiting are falling apart! One broke his leg the other day! Another is having kidney problems and another feels that he is worth nothing! It's sooooo sad!

Friday we saw Ken and it went pretty well, He hasn't come to church the last couple of weeks though :/

We saw Jason (a Less Active) on Saturday and he seems to be progressing! 

Yesterday Jerry got a calling!!!! That was sooo exciting! Another proud missionary moment right there! And we got to see Robert again yesterday for a lesson! He is doing sooooo well!
It's been a great week! I love you all and hope you have a wonderful week!
Sister Brown

 Cortez District Preparation Day activity - The Anasazi Heritage Center Sister Brown is in the Blue June 12, 2017

Making cookies to give away to people. (May 2017)

Sister Brown's favorite cookies! Chocolate no-bake! (May 2017)

Sister Brown and Sister Garner
I laugh every time we drive past this sign! Haha!

We went on a hike to Hovenweep

Hovenweep Hike!
Sister Garner and I during the hike to Hovenweep

Sign at Hovenweep

This is a HUGE spinach leaf!

Mothers Day we heart attacked people! Had tons of fun
Wendy's frosty's and fries!

Wendy's got it right! True doctrine! Except they need the temple ordinances for that.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Combine post of last two weeks!

May 30, 2017
Sorry for not being able to email you yesterday. The library was closed, as it was memorial day.
My week was pretty great!
We were able to put our new investigator Deva on date for Baptism. It will be July 15th! We also got 2 new investigators named Tim and Noah. Tim seems sooooooo ready for the gospel too! He wants to make changes in his life and become a better person! We were simply walking down the street and stopped to talk to them. We asked them if either of them would like to learn more about Jesus Christ and Tim raised his hand so we sat down with them and shared the introduction to the Book of Mormon and bore our testimonies. He's been texting us a lot since then with questions and concerns, and we can't help but fall in love with the man! (oh and He is 6 foot 7!!!)
Jerry and Brother Venegas and his son all came to church on Sunday!!! That's the first time Brother Venegas's son has come!
We were also able to see Kay and talk about the Plan of Salvation. We are hoping to put her on date soon!

June 5, 2017
This week was pretty good and flew by as usual! Jerry came to church once again this week, but he also taught gospel Principles!!! He did such a good job too! Brother Venegas also came for the 4th time in a row and stayed all 3 hours this time! He also got a calling and got up to bare his testimony!!!! Kay our investigator came to church too and almost every single testimony mentioned something that she needed to hear!

We did tons of service this week and even helped someone plant their garden which was fun! For One of Brother Venegas's lesson's this week we made cookies and talked about service. His commitment was to deliver the cookies to people as an act of service.

We met a new less-active this week named Jason Morgan and he seems like a really neat guy! He works on computers a lot. 

This week we were tight for miles and so we decided to ride bikes where we could and it was a lot of fun! Kind of interesting in a skirt though, haha!

I love you all have a fabulous week!
Sister Brown