Monday, August 31, 2015

Burns Bites and Broken Teeth

So this week Elder Horne told me that when you come to Dayton... it tries to kill you. Amen to that statement! As of right now I have a HUGE bruise on my knee. Bug bites everywhere. The oven door ate my arm and burnt it. I have had this death cough since I have been here and live off of cough drops and cough syrup. Sister Keim is my nurse. And then Sister Keim broke her tooth yesterday! She chipped it Hillary Style as she was biting a pen! 

We are still chugging along though! The work here is amazing! We are finding so many new friends to teach ALL the time! 

Plus this week we did a back to back exchange with the sisters that we are over and it was intense! Both sets of sisters are training and so that was really good to have them come on exchanges I was with the trainer both times and got to talk to them. It brought back a LOT of memories of being in Muncie and training Sister Kenison.

Ohio is so different. This ward is so big and being over two zones is a lot of craziness all the time. But we just keep going! And I received a solid revelation from Heavenly Father this week that He wants me to read the Book of Mormon before this transfer is over! I don't know that I have ever read the Book of Mormon this fast. I usually like to take my time with it but who knows! God told me to and so we will see how it goes! I love the Book of Mormon and I'm excited for it!

The zone leaders are the BEST and the Dayton ZLs left a Brownie Mix for us and the Middletown ZLs left a 12 pack of Baja Blast Mtn Dew (for me) and a pineapple (for Sister Keim). They are the best ever! 

Love you all and have a great week!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Bye Bye Anderson

So we got the calls today and Sister Jones and I are BOTH leaving Anderson. Elder Wells is going home and so Elder McDade will be the only one staying here. That is kind of exciting but kind of nerve racking at the same time. This will be my last transfer and so I am excited to see where Heavenly Father wants me to be!

So here are some exciting things that have happened this week in Anderson!

So we went to "The Bank" for dinner one day. It was an old bank in Pendleton that has been renovated into a restaurant and everyone here raves about their "breaded tenderloin". Sister Jones and I enjoyed it but didn't rave about it and ultimately decided that it was just a glorified chicken sandwich.

We also helped to hold our first zone meeting as Sister Training Leaders and it went really well! Elder McDade and I trained on Bishop's Reports and it went smoothly. So that was great. Obviously Sister Jones and I were still learning but everyone said that our training was their favorite! So that was nice to hear.

Sister Jones and I have literally been jamming out to music ( music...) every day in our Jeep. Yes we drive a Jeep and yes I probably already talked about it but I just love our Jeep. We drove a Jeep in the office too and so it's the best.

Church was literally the weirdest thing of my whole life. This little 4 year old Emma and her teenager sister sat by us and to help her sister out so that she could pay attention we played with Emma. And she had stickers and she proceeded to put stickers all over Sister Jones and my arms. So we had tats for the day. And then we started drawing and she would tell me what to draw.

So we drew a princess. And then a castle. And then a dragon breathing fire with three legs and a flag coming out of its head. She was very specific. Love her.

Love you all! Have a great week and I'll let you know where I am at next week!

Sister Brown

Monday, August 10, 2015

Temple Trip

So the open house ended on Saturday and pretty much I feel like my life is over.

I would end my email there but then Uncle Scott would tell me that my letters are getting short (: haha

Seriously though. Saturday was so sad! The Indy missionaries have their transfer meeting tomorrow and so that was the talk of the day for them and we were just sad we wouldn't be coming back! It has been so great to be on the temple grounds and to see hearts change!

Just this morning we were at Walgreens printing out photos and there was a lady there getting her photos printed from the temple and she knew some members around! Literally it is the best thing ever and so many people are wanting to talk about it!

Miracles come from the temple and everyone should go this week!