Monday, October 31, 2011


Hello Hello everybody!

Hey, I'll start by thanking everybody for their letters of support. They were much needed and much appreciated! You can all expect letters back sometime in the near future:) Thanks sooooo much!

Also I have some exciting news... I'm going to have a boy!
President assigned me to be a trainer this upcoming transfer! And because of the new training program, I will be training my new boy (when you train an elder you call him your son, and when he trains an elder you have a grandson, etc.) for the next two transfers! Super exciting! And a lot of responsibility but the Lord and President Dalton know that I'm up for it so I'll take their word for it and just keep doing my best.

I really wish I had more to tell you about this week. I am being good, working hard and finding the fun as much as I possibly can:)

Life is Good! Take it easy! Love,

Elder Brooksby

Jared also sent us some awesome pictures from when he went to the Laie LDS Temple in the first part of October. It's fun to see him.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Missing Fall

Hello everybody! Once again I'm at a computer that doesn't have the capability of installing drivers (because I'm not an administrator) and so once again, you'll have to wait another week until you can get some more voice memos.

I really appreciated the mail that I got this week from Erin and Justin and Dad and Mom (I sent in the absentee ballot by the way, I should be sent every ballot for every election I am able to vote for! Yay for fulfilling my civic duty!) It was VERY comforting to have words of wisdom given to me by those closest to me.

All those service opportunities sound amazing! It is really great just to go out of your way to help someone in need. I'm grateful that you all have put such emphasis on building Christlike attributes in you own lives and working on having your "...eye single to the Glory of God...". That's something that I'm working VERY hard on:)

I'm really jealous of the changing colors, AND temperatures and pretty much everything about New York. Perpetual Summer is not as glorious as it sounds and the fact that it hardly ever rains on this part of the island leaves more to be desired of this mediocre weather pattern. And on the truly hot days when all you want to do is jump in the ocean and then you can't... it's torture. OK, OK it's not that bad, but I do miss Fall a lot!

Anyways, lastly I completely agree with what you say about the family! There are a lot of Elders here who don't get along with their families. But I really do appreciate having a family who loves me and supports me a lot in all my endeavors. I had the thought earlier today, "I hope people back home can tell that I'm changing." because I am:) It reminds me of a song that I like "I wish you could see me now. I wish I could show you how, I'm not who I was."

Anyways, I love you all sooooooooooo much and it grows everyday!!! My love for you all is like e^x, it grows exponentially and has no end:)

Take it easy!

Love, Elder Brooksby

P.S. all those LOVELY confections that Mom sent me will be baked and eaten a week from today. Thanks!!!

P.P.S. I'm being good, working hard, and having a little fun:) It's getting there haha.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Hey sorry this week's email will be so short (my companion is making us leave right now....) but you'll get a REALLY big surprise next week:) I'd be really excited if I were you guys! But here are some pictures for you.

This is a picture of a family that I was teaching for a long time on Molokai. I got really close to this family and I'll miss them a lot.

This is a picture of the Elders I lived with on Molokai taking some boy band pictures. We'll be called Spirit Spoken and I'll be the lead singer, with one of the elders on backup and another on the ukulele!


This is a picture of the family on Molokai who has taken care of me like we were family and they are some of the best people I've met on my mission so far!

This is a picture of some people at a Molokai Eagle Scout Project I helped work on. Right before I left, the kid on the left (we'd become pretty close actually) gave me a WAY WAY nice Smith & Wesson switchblade pocket knife. I'm going to miss that kid a lot!

This is a picture of me fire-knifing at one of the families in the ward on our last supper there on Molokai.

A Brother on Molukai gave me a very VERY nice going away present! I'm not quite sure what I'll do with it, but I have it now.

Ok, here are some pictures I took while doing service for the Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor! We got to go in all the restricted areas and just cruise. It was a once in a lifetime experience being able to explore the ship to my heart's content!

I also thought of you guys a lot during conference! Just know that I'm being well taken care of here by the Tongans!

I love you all sooooooo much!
Take it easy!
Eleta Brooksby