Sister Rook

Sister Rook

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

Sister Rook might be a little cray.. but I'm pretty sure thats not a surprise to anyone...

Hey Y'all

This week was alright. We definitely saw a lot of miracles though!! So that was pretty neat!  My favorite one probably happened yesterday! His name was Ethan. Yesterday we were out finding and there was a group of people outside having a Memorial Day party (they were YSA age), I jokingly said to Sister Bringhurst... we're going to crash their party!! We were walking towards that direction and we were planning on talking to them all along. We said hi to them and they weren't interested, so we left them with a card with our number on it and church services- we gave it to the person who lived there, and his name was Ethan. As we left I got the impression that Ethan needed a copy of the Book of Mormon. I didn't know why or how we were going to give it to him because he obviously wasn't interested. I shrugged off the prompting and continued talking to everyone we saw. With every person we talked to my mind was brought back to Ethan and we soon found out that we had passed by his house about 4 times walking back and forth because of the different people that were outside. It was kind of funny because we were literally crashing their party because they saw us so much. Eventually I told Sister Bringhurst that we needed to give Ethan a Book of Mormon and she was a little hesitant to do so because it was a pretty awkward situation. We finally just did it and he accepted it! He was super thankful that we stopped by and dropped it off, his group of friends that he was with made fun of him a little bit, but he didn't let that stop him. We are going to be trying him again later this week! We are pretty excited!  That is the main miracle of the week! 

As for Sister Rook.... she is a little crazy... let me tell y'all a little story to explain! Her first Sunday here in Lincoln she had dinner with a less active member. Her name is Sister Millikan and she is the sweetest human ever! Sister Millikan LOVES doing hair. After dinner we shared a message with her and as we were committing her to come to church, out of nowhere Sister Rook made a deal with her... a deal that if Sister Millikan came to church... Sister Rook would let her dye her hair... crazy stuff man! I have no idea where that came from or why I said it! I am terrified of getting my hair dyed unless it is by my sister Megan! So that was a little cray! So yesterday... Sister Rook got her hair dyed, and Sister Millikan is coming to Stake Conference on Sunday! Little does she know... she is going to be reactivated!! So that's the crazy story of Sister Rook this week! :D  You gotta go big or go home with people's salvation on the line!  

Well, that is pretty much it! Everyone here in Lincoln either thinks I'm crazy... or that I am a spaz...  so it has been pretty fun! Well, time is basically out- I've got to go! But I miss and love y'all to pieces!! 

Sister Rook

We went to the Trail Center with our investigator Jeff!!! 

The Arabic family we are teaching!! I absolutely love them!! 

Our last day with our recent convert kathy... she is moving D: 

Our Creighton shirts that Joe got us!!! 

I don't really know what is going on in this pic :)

This was so happy!!  

The bag was in Pig Latin... so we translated the bag for everyone to read! haha 

It was Sister Gurr's birthday!! So we surprised her in the morning by making pancakes!! And having a party! They live right bellow us

Five minutes of fun! 

This is for Sister Monroe :D 


Pday selfie... before my hair got colored!! 



Part 2 of during. 


Here is a better pic! 
It's not very different, she put low lights, dyed it (dark brown) and hi lights in my hair, kinda fun!  

At a baptism on Saturday.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 22, 2017

Well... I don't think I'm in Omaha anymore...

Hi Y'all!! 

 Well, transfers were this week, and something changed! I left Omaha! I am just so grateful for the opportunity that I had to serve in Omaha, and especially the Eagle Run ward! I have learned so much from the people there, and I will be eternally grateful! Eagle Run has a special place in my heart! I absolutely loved it there! Ahhh! Missions are just the best thing ever! Well, now I am in Lincoln, NE! It's the capitol and everyone who serves here calls it the Celestial Land- so it must be pretty good! I am in the Pioneer ward and it is a pretty neat ward! The Elders in this ward are Spanish speaking so it is almost like a Spanish branch as well, they have someone who translates for them and everything!  

With that being said... there is so much work to be done in the Pioneer ward! It is kind of mind blowing! I think in the past the sisters had been visiting with a lot of members and less actives, so it has been pretty rough... But, Sister Bringhurst and I are determined to change that! We have been doing a ton of finding, and we will continue to do so so that we can really get the work going! And we have seen so many miracles that have come of that! We have plans to work more with the members and their member missionary work! It is going to be so good!  

In my studies this past week I was in Alma Chapter 39, and this chapter is obviously talking about the Law of Chastity, but I related it to missionary work and it was actually pretty cool! In verse 1 it says, "And now, my son, I have somewhat more to say unto thee than what I said unto thy brother; for behold, have ye not observed the STEADINESS of thy brother, his FAITHFULNESS, and his DILIGENCE IN KEEPING THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD? Behold, has he not SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR THEE?" What I got out of that was I always need to be diligent  in being exactly obedient, and I need to not only be setting a good example for the members that I am serving and my family back home, but I need to be setting a good example for other missionaries as well! Then the next couple of verses talk about how Corianton went about his work and he was relying on his own strength and he was prideful. And in missionary work, there is just no room for pride, you have to be humble and you HAVE to be relying on our savior Jesus Christ. And lastly, verse 4, "Yea, she did steal away the hearts of many; BUT THIS WAS NO EXCUSE FOR THEE, my son. THOU SHOULDST HAVE TENDED TO THE MINISTRY WHEREWITH THOU WAST ENTRUSTED" I just love that, while we are on our missions, all we need to be worrying about is our investigators and the people in our stewardship. We just need to focus on Missionary Work, and helping others come closer to Christ. I don't know if any of that made sense... but in my mind it did! 

This is my address!!

1331 G. St. #309
Lincoln, NE 68508

and the mission office address is 

11027 Martha St.
Omaha, NE 68144

Sister Rook 


Sister Monroe and her new companion!

The Guerrero Fam! 

The Mattsons!! 

Sandi... and the Eagle Run Elders! 

I just love Sandi so much!! 

The Gill Fam!! 

The Deleons!! 

Last pic with Sister Monroe!

Generation pic! Sister Monroe is now training a new missionary!

First night together and our dinner was 5 guys! 

This is Joseph- he was brave enough to go finding with us for 2 hours in the rain! 

We picked cross streets to go finding at... and there were no houses to be seen... so five minutes of fun came in! 

My cute companion!! 

Mama Smith!!!

Taking out the new missionaries!! And president Gardner!!! 

Sister Atwater!! 

Sister Solko!

The Meyer Fam!! 

Papa Bruun!!! He cheated and he put his arm around me! It was so weird! haha