Hermana Dilworth and I had an amazing last two weeks of the transfer. We were able to have more lessons than we have ever had before and really work hard at consecrating ourselves. I have been so very blessed these past 12 weeks to learn and grow and come closier to my Savior than literally ever before. It has been an incredibly trying and difficult journey, but it has been the most amazing thing of my life. I have come to love more and more deeply than ever before, I have become more patient and diligent, I have been able to become more bold and courageous in who I am and who I believe in. It has really just been so incredible.
Basically, it is a little hard to concentrate and give you any specific stories or details from the past week of my life because TRANSFERS HAPPENED TODAY. Let me tell you, I DID NOT see this one coming. So last night we got the call that I was being transferred... Cecilia and Mario cried when we told them. It broke my heart, but also filled me with so much love. I know that what happens next with them will be what helps them into the waters of baptism and the temple. Tears shed with friends are spiritual tears....
Anyways, we get to the transfer meeting this morning GUESS WHAT?! I have been transferred back to the Crossroads Branch in Bellevue where I was born WITH Hermana Hales (my trainer who served with me in the branch who is also going home after this transfer:( ) AND Hermana Oliphant-a newer missionary who just got out of training. ANOTHER TRIO!!!!! oh my goodness, my heart is so happy and stressed and excited to get moving. Oh, and one more bit of news. This morning I got the call that I am now a Sister-Training Leader (with Hermana Hales) and will now have stewardship over the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of the sister missionaries in our zone. WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO MY LIFE.
Really, I am so grateful and humble and excited to be here. Last night was super rough telling so many people that I love in May Valley goodbye. I know that it isnt goodbye forever. But any kind of goodbyes are hard. More than anything I will miss my dear companion Hermana Dilworth. We grew so close, and so much together. Really, I know that she was sent to me directly from our loving Heavenly Father. Right now, she has been called to continue the work in May Valley as well as finish training for a new missionary!
Crazy things are happening in the Washington-Seattle Mission. We truly are doing everything we can to hasten the work of the Lord. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know that He suffered for me and through Him all things are possible. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the only true church upon the earth today. And I know that we can come to know that through reading and praying about the Book of Mormon. It will change your life as it has changed mine, and as it continues to change millions of lives around the world.
I love you all so much and I hope that you have an amazing week. Make something happen. Chase your dreams. Reach your full potential. One of my favorite scriptures ever is found in the Book of Mormon, Ether 12:27 that says, "And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weaknesses. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them." Dont hide behind your weaknesses, but take them to the Lord. I can promise you that you WILL become strong. He has made me strong.
You are all amazing and I love you so very very much!! Be on the look-out for miracles!
con mucho amor,
la hermana Brooks