Monday, March 12, 2012


Well hello hello my family!

Here's the big news... I'm staying District Leader in Makiki. I'm getting a new companion. I really liked Elder R., so I'm sad that we were only together for one transfer.

Anyways we had a baptism Saturday and it went FLAWLESSLY!!!!! I mean it could not have been any more perfect. The talks were poignant and concise, the baptism itself went off without a hitch, and there was a beautiful musical number (a rendition of "Come Thou Fount") in the midst of it all. I really think that it couldn't have been better:) So Sister B. was confirmed yesterday and then she bore her testimony since it was Fast and Testimony meeting (or open mic night as she calls it hahaha) and everything is going well there:)

Can't ask for much more than that haha:)

Well it sounds like you had to have a small companionship inventory on Saturday but I'm glad that everything is working out back on the home front. It's interesting the effects that things like that can have on people. There are some things that have happened that I remember so vividly it's like I'm always carrying a video of it in my pocket and I watch the whole video any time I think of the memory. Mom, I don't know if you remember this but it's one of those things that I will never forget all the days of my life. We were going to pick some Boy Scout thing up for Brett and had to drive to the offices in Albany to get it. I was a very young child at the time, I think I was in a car seat, and I cant remember if we were on the way there or on the way back, but we were lost (Mom was driving the green devil at the time haha). I was eating a graham cracker and I looked up, you had pulled off to the side of the road and you were crying. Well that was enough for me so I started crying which I'm sure only added some more stress to the predicament. Obviously we got home, and obviously it all worked out, although I don't remember how it worked out, I just remember that moment, eating a graham cracker, seeing you crying, thinking we were lost. And I have plenty more of those small moments which, for one reason or another, will never leave me. So yeah it's interesting the impact that actions can have and the way we're going to remember them.

Well I love you all so much, thanks for all the support and birthday wishes I've received and I hope all is well for you guys:) Take it easy!

Love Elder Jared Brooksby

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