Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Time!




Hello Family!


So, the person who was using this computer before me left themselves logged in on Facebook! Old habits die hard, and I was tempted to make them engaged. BUT, I was nice and just logged them out.


I have SO much to tell you and only 25 minutes to do it in. HERE GOESSSSS!


This past week at zone meeting, our Zone Leader, Elder Bastien, asked Sister Danielsen and I to do a 10-minute presentation on the area book. The area book is essentially a binder where you keep all the information about your investigators, potential investigators, recent converts, etc. Sister Danielsen and I gave much thought to what we should do, and how we could help the Elders in our zone know how to use their area book more fully. So, we did a rap. Here it is:


A new area's just been born
Take a look at potential investigator forms
New area's history is quite a mystery so
TAKE A LOOK IN YOUR AREA BOOK
TAKE A LOOK IN YOUR AREA BOOK


This area's going quite peachy
Look at all the people we teachy
Things are meshing and people are progressing so
Don't leave your bishop in the blue,
There's a form for that, too
TAKE A LOOK IN YOUR AREA BOOK
TAKE A LOOK IN YOUR AREA BOOK


Don't do it when you're tanning
Do it nightly planning
Handwriting's gotta be neat
Can't look like no chicken scratching feet
Don't be faily, update daily!
TAKE A LOOK IN YOUR AREA BOOK
TAKE A LOOK IN YOUR AREA BOOK


Our area's been leeched,
Gotta find new people to teach
Former investigators at the back,
Later on, you can pick up their slack
Look where people have potential,
become converted, and be retential
TAKE A LOOK IN YOUR AREA BOOK
TAKE A LOOK IN YOUR AREA BOOK


And a sad bit of news...THE GIBSONS ARE GOING TO GRENADA. They just found out on Saturday and they are leaving TODAY! We are driving up with them and are taking one of the mission vehicles back down. Yes, this means I will be driving on the left side for the first time ever, for an hour. Ah, wish me luck! I will miss the Gibsons so much - they were so supportive and willing to help us out with whatever they could. I loved hearing all the family history stories from Elder Gibson. I wish them the best of luck as they head off to another branch!


Oh, I teach the Youth Sunday School Class every other Sunday. The irony kills me.


This past Wednesday, we had a Branch Family Home Evening at the Church. We wanted to make it about Christmas, so we watched Mr. Kruger's Christmas. Oh man, it made me be just a little homesick, not going to lie! And it also reminded me about Clarissa, ahaha. After that, we had a wonderful discussion about what we should all do this Christmas season: reach out to others! Elder Gibson read Luke 2, and we watched the 5 minute Nativity. The Spirit there was so sweet and strong. At the end of the activity, there were 25 people there, 10 of which were investigators! We also sang the Christmas songs from the hymn book.


PS - when I call on Christmas, I totally expect you, Mom, to read Wallace Pearling and The Shiniest Star. Dad, I want you to read me Luke 2! And let's sing Christmas in...I'm totally going to butcher the spelling. Kalarney?


A wonderful quote this week, from Elder Gibson: "A plantain is just a sticky little potato in a banana peel."


On Tuesday, we had a SERVICE PROJECT! YES! Sister Danielsen and I have been praying ALL THE TIME for service opportunities. We got to go take care of a member's lawn by cutting grass. This means we got to use MACHETES. It was the most hardcore thing of all time.


Parents, I know I need a favorite scripture...but to be honest, I still don't have one! I'm working on it, I promise.


So, I've attached some pictures! And I can't remember what they are...One of them is from the Gibson's final Seminary class this past Saturday, where we went to the beach. The two Seminary goers in the picture are Jamal and Joeguy. The other one is Elder Meredith and I being thug life twins next to our "Sandman Snowman." I think the last one is just a picture of our Sandman Snowman.


I believe that's all for this week. Family! I love you! I'm so excited to talk to you on Christmas. I hope all of you have the safest of safe travels as you make your annual yuletide migrations.


I know this gospel is true. I know that the Lord has given us the blessed opportunity to help His children return to Him. I love this gospel, and I love this work.


Love,


Sister Brisson


PS - I had a dream this past week where I was a missionary, but I was at home. I was in the laundry room, and Gwenyth Paltrow was there, asking me how she could keep in touch with me while I was serving.


CURRENT ADDRESS INFO:

You can email me at rachel.brisson@myldsmail.net (because I can receive but cannot respond to your emails, please include your mailing address so I can write you back!). You can also continuing using www.DearElder.com for the cost of a stamp, or you can write me at the mission office address:

Sister Rachel Anne Brisson
West Indies Mission
PO Bag 543
Valsayn
Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago

So, you asked for my new address. Here it is, but be aware that letters can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months to get here. Please write me emails - I can print them out, so it doesn't eat into my internet time at all. If you want to use it, here it is:

PO Box 923
Gablewoods Mall South
Vieux Fort, St. Lucia 00124

You can also send packages to this address, but it's the same deal. DHL and FedEx are the fastest, but you have to have a number. Since this goes up on the blog, I'll send the number to Marcia, and you can ask her for it.

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