Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Week 22 - We weren't just dreaming of a white Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!



It is the most most wonderful time of the year!!!! But not just because of festivities but because of the AMAZING new area that I am in!!! 

I cannot express how EXTREMELY humbled and grateful I am that I have the honor of serving here in Keene, NH. It is truly such a blessed area. With amazingly prepared people and we find new people nearly every day. 

My New District

It is such a boost to me to see people so close to baptism and the fire and excitement and the spirit that they have. I love them all dearly already. We see so many miracles. and I am trying to really make it a point to express gratitude to our Heavenly Father every moment I can. It was truly the best Christmas present I could have ever gotten to be able to have the lessons we have every single day that we just get to testify and teach! Ah I love missionary work!!!

Sister Allen is a fantastic missionary! I love her very much. She is such a great example to me in so many ways! One of those is how she asks wonderful inspired questions. And I love it!! We have been learning and working together and we are excited to see the miracles that will keep coming if we work hard and are grateful!!

The Derr Family


Some of the biggest miracles is that we got invited over by a ton of investigators for Christmas so we got to spend it with them! Ah it is truly amazing to see people so excited to enter the waters of baptism!!!!!! 

I have decided that my personal theme this transfer is "Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings". pray, pray, pray. and listen

Christmas was fantastic!! Actually last minute got invited over by a bunch of investigators to spend it with them so that was amazing! We started the morning with planning of course and then a beautiful morning of wonderful gifts! 




And then we got a text that said our cars were grounded until 2:00 due to the weather! We were going to do service at a rest home and we started walking there in the almost knee deep snow. We were laughing at ourselves the whole time! But then we felt like we were not being productive because it was taking us so long to walk, so we stopped and prayed and both felt like we should go back to this one neighborhood - so we did. It took a bit longer than expected but we ended up talking to a ton of people. Picked up one guy as investigator and got some solid potentials!

Then I got to talk to my FAMILY!! Ah they are the cutest!!!!!!



When my family answered the Skype call, this is how they greeted me:



Ah I was smiling and laughing the whole time!!!! I loved every second of it!!! I really noticed how big Dylan is getting! And Brookelle is so beautiful! And Jackson is such a stud! And ah my Momma and Daddy..... I love them! Grandpa Jack who I have been thinking a lot about lately. And Uncle JB too!! ! am so so blessed with the most amazing family.

FAMILY HUG

Okay so we have 6 people on date for baptism here!!!!! Chris this Saturday! Gene, Tom, Thomas, Kelly, Mackenson! So cool. We set the date with Tom just this week :) Everyone is so amazing!   Mackenson's dad just got baptized and the whole family is from HAITI! How stinkin' cool is that?!!

Also this area was not part of my mission when I first got my call. And the neighboring area is where my ancestors first joined the church. I really am returning to my roots. What an amazing blessing that I get to serve here. 

Wow. Wow. Wow. So wonderful!

To finish off I want to express how much I love my Savior. I just simply want to say that it is the biggest honor to stand as a witness of Him and I am coming to know Him better than ever before. 

Merry Christmas!

I love you.


Love, Sister Brady

Pictures from last week as I prepared to leave Bath, Maine:

Me and Sister Morrison. I will miss her!

My MTC companion Sister West took my place in Bath!!

Me with Carol Anne

Sister Watkins and her cute Baby!

The Atwater Family

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