Monday, June 29, 2015

Growing in this beautiful country. We now have two missions in Costa Rica!

So I really just wanted to send a lot of photos today. But first I wanted to say a few things. 
On Tuesday we had our last mission conference as mission San Jose Costa Rica. Today our mission splits and we receive 2 new mission presidents. I will be in mission San Jose Costa Rica west. 
Here is a photo of mission San Jose Costa Rica with our president Wilkinson and his family. I feel so honored and privileged to have been able to work along side him and learn from him. It is definitely sad to see him go. 

​ and here is a picture of our zone. Zona San Roque with President and Sister Wilkinson 

I have learned so much from President and Sister Wilkinson and I am so thankful for them. Seriously I love them. 

Also, this week I was able to see a lot of miracles. I realized that in the very last hour of the day, when we feel down, are tired, hot, and nobody has wanted to talk to us all day long, that is when you can see the biggest miracles. We found a family and it was at first just the mom and her 2 daughters but then her husband came out and told us that he is a member. He has been inactive for 16 years because when he moved he didn't know where the church was then then started working on Sundays but was praying this past week to be able to go back. They have went to church the past 3 Sundays and they really really enjoy it. The mom and her 2 daughters are preparing for their baptism and the dad is preparing to be able to baptize them. It is so beautiful. 

Now I am going to send a lot of photos. Some are from the mission conference and some are from these past couple weeks and an activity that we had a few weeks ago. 

Love you all, 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Meet my new Companion

This week was full of miracles and funny experiences too. We had a baptism on Saturday so we were inviting the girls brother, who is a member, and I told him that he should wear long pants (becuase I have only ever seen him in basketball shorts) and he said, "I dont know... long pants are for when I go out, you know, on special ocasions" hahahaha and I just started to die laughing because he was talking seriously. It was really really funny. He went to the baptism... and he went in long pants! It was such a supprise but so cool to see. He has been inactive for more than 10 years so we have been working with him while we are teaching his sister and they have both been progressing really really well. It is so cool to be able to see the progress in people. I love it so so much!
Here is a picture of the baptism. She is such an inspirational person and I can't even believe the story that she has lived at only 21 years old. But she is a trooper and has such a strong testimony. It is incredible!

​This picture is proof of why it is a bad idea to give your camera to a man and ask him to take pictures.

Sooo... Today we had changes. Well my beloved companion Hermana garica had changes. Its pretty sad. I love her so so much and I feel so privilaged to have been able to work along side her. I know that I am better because of it and that this area is better because she was here. 
My new companion is Hermana Diaz. She has actually been here in this area for about 6 weeks already. She is super great. They closed her half of the area and put elders there so our 2 companions left and we are now companions. Its pretty exciting. She is from Mexico and is super fun. I am excited to work with her and I know that we are going to be able to do lots and see lots of miracles. 

Welp, thats all for now folks. Have a wonderful week, and stay positive alway. 
Love y'all!

Love, Hermana Gibson

Note from momma... Sister Rosales sent me these pictures so I wanted to share them with you. It's always so special when you get unexpected pictures.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Something I learned this week.

So today I actually made a list of things that I wanted to share but we have a really important appointment so I don't have time to use all of  my internet time. 
I love you all. 
Something that I learned this week is that when we are in Sacrement Meeting or any meeting in the church we should use BOOKS. REAL BOOKS. Not our smart phones and not any other tablets or anything like that. It takes away from the sacred nature of the reunion. Its way true. I never really thought about it before but its so so true. My Seminary teacher Sister Murphy said it once, but I didn't really understand what she meant. Now I get it Sister Murphy <3. You were right all along. 

Here is a picture of Lorena´s baptism
I hope everyone has a great week and a week full of miracles

 Hermana Brooke!