Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sad Day...not really, but yeah!

Not actually that sad. Its just that there will be no blog today because I spent my entire hour and a half trying to enter my mission portal to be able to write President Wilkinson. I am happy. I saw lots of miracles this week. I can see the hand of the Lord in so many ways in this area and I am so happy that I have the blessing and privilege to be here, I love my companion and my whole mission! It's not always easy but its worth it. The trials are building blocks the Lord gives us because He believes in us and Loves each and everyone of us! I love you all! Hermana Gibson

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A baptism and two Weddings. One wedding I get to go to and one I don't.

So I decided to send some photos and a few thoughts that I have.

My first thought is that thank you all so much for your prayers. I am so glad that I have some many people on my side. As I am sure you have all been informed I was a little under the weather but I feel all better now, really I am. I love blessings and the power of Prayer! 

I was also wanting to comment on a rumor that I heard through the grapevine but then I thought id better not.=) See I am a good missionary
So I wanted to say something different. 
Two of my best friends are getting married this week and I am so happy for them! Congrats Rachelle and Josh! I wish you nothing but happiness and I am so glad to be able to call you both my friends!
I don't have much time left so I thought that I would just send some nice photos of the wedding that we had on Saturday. Everything turned out super pretty. I realized that you don't need a lot of money to have something nice. Everything we did turned out to be under 30 dollars. I mean the lawyer had to be payed for of course but the decorations and food were wonderful.

I love you all. You are wonderful! 

Remember that missionary work doesn't just depend on missionaries.We need your help too.

Remember that Heavenly Father loves you.

Remember that you are important!
I recently finished reading the Book of Mormon and have gained a testimony ever stronger than it was before. I am now starting again and I am so excited for what I can learn.
The church is true, the book is blue.
<3 Hermana Gibson

P.S. please don't judge me because my eyes are closed. The sun was really bright

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Worlds Best Mission!

So I am writing a tad bit late. We had to take care of some stuff so we didn't quite get to use all of our internet time but its all good. 
I had quite a bit that I wanted to share but now I don't really remember what it all was. This week was full of miracles and I am literally on cloud nine. I am so happy and I love missionary work. 
My mom sent me this quote from conference today and I super liked it so I wanted to share it with you all. 

I wanted to share an embarrassing experience that I had this week. Its probably one of the best ones yet. So we are sitting on a bus, and its about an hour long bus ride, and we were about 25 minutes in and Hermana Garcia was talking to me about some wedding plans for this Saturday so obviously I am paying a whole lot of attention. Well, our window is open but the curtain was pulled shut so you cant see outside or so the sun cant get inside and this gigantic tráiler comes by and honks right as it passes our window, and I screamed really loudly. At first I thought that nobody heard me because of how loud the truck horn was but then THE ENTIRE BUS started laughing... The whole bus. Not even one person was not laughing at me. I am positive that I turned red and I just kind of sunk down in my seat and died a little bit on the inside. 
I don't have any pictures this week because we aren't in Santa Cruz and I didn't bring my camera cord with me to upload them. So actually I guess there are pictures, I just cant send them today. 
This week has definitely been a testimony builder. I have been able to see The Lords hand in his work more times than I can count this week. I am incredibly and privileged to be a part of this great work. 
Welp, that's really all I've got! 
Have a great week y'all!
Hermana Gibson

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I LOVE General Conference, Happy Easter

I LOVE General Conference! Its the best thing! I was going to make a big list of things that stood out to me during conference but then I decided against it because really you should all just go read all of the talks and learn for yourself what the Lord wants of us today. 
I am honestly really really greaetful for the oportunity that we have to listen to conference and understand what our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ want to say to us hoy en día.
I was particuraly touched by the talk by Elder Russell M. Nelson sobre The Sabbath Day. This is something that people really just dont seem to understand. Or if they understand it they dont think that it is important. I am really glad for the sabbath day. Right now it is easy to keep it holy because I am a missionary, but when I get home I will definitly be changing a lot of things that I used to do on Sundays before I came on the mission. I didnt realize that they were not acceptable but now I understand fully the sabbath day I will be chaning quite a bit. 
Various people asked me today how I feel about the fact that I am going to hit my halfway mark in the mission this week. I would like to share the following response. I have taken it as an excerpt from and email that I wrote to another one of my friends who so kindly did not remind me of how old I am getting in the mission. 
I will hit my half way mark this week, and as I look back on it I dont understand where the time has gone. I feel like just yesterday I was balling my eyes out leaving your apartment for the last time. I love this place and these people so much. I could try and describe it with words but it isnt really possible. The undying love I have for these people is unreal. I have cried a lot, learned a lot more, and lost a lot of sleep that I will never be able to get back. I come home tired every single day, my feet hurt, my back is out of place, and I have had cold water thrown at me, lemons thrown at me, and the cat calls that come just because I am white and think I dont understand are unreal. With that being said, I wouldnt change a second of it. I am not the person I was when I left. But more importantly I have seen the gospel change the lives of so many people in ways that are undescribable. I doubted if I really should have come from the seccond I got my mission call... untill about 3 weeks after I got here. I am more happy with this decision that I have been with any other decision I have ever made. This was the best decision I have ever made. 
So that is my answer. I am sad to hit my halfway mark. I dont want it to come yet. I feel like I just got here, and I am not ready to leave. I still have a long way to go. So don´t ask me if I am "excited to come home beacuse I will almost be done" because my answer is no. I am not excited. I honestly dont even think about home that much. I dont think about what I will do when I get there. I am focused on my work, THE LORD'S WORK and I am happy doing it. 

I learned how to make tortillas this week so I thought I would send a picture of my first ever tortilla. Because seeing as I am an expert not (haha) there probably wont be anymore ugly ones. 

So just one more thing before I go. Today in my personal study I was reading a talk in a Liahona by Elder Holland and he quoted something by someone that I dont remember who it was, but I really liked the quote. 
"A mathematical sum incorrectly worked can be put right; but only by going back until you find the problem and then working it afresh from that point, never by simply going on. Evil can be undone, but it can never 'develop' into good. Time does not heal it. The spell must be undone."
Marinate on that for a while. It gets ya thinking.

Have a great week and I love all yall!
Hermana Gibson

Just some random pictures

Friday, April 3, 2015

No Time

So I wrote a really long list of things that I was going to write about but I kind of used all of my internet time talking to individual people. oops. So I wanted to inform everyone that there is a cashew tree outside of my house! And mangos grow everywhere. People give us mangos like they grow on trees... and that's because they do. All different kinds of mangos. Big ones, small ones, yellow ones, red and green ones. I really like mangos. 
I also had a really great idea that I was going to talk about how important marriage is and how important the family is but I don't have any time left. 
Just know that I love all of you and that the best thing you can do right now is remember that The Lord loves you. Reach out to new converts. They need you. 
Have a great week! 
Pura Vida
Hermana Brooke Gibson