I'm reporting to you live from the only place in the world where a missionary is a total airhead and doesn't send a group email for two whole weeks! And then, to make it ABSOLUTELY BETTER, he goes and sends a tiny message that makes it sound like he's super depressed when the only reason he actually sent that was because his email time was WAYYYY limited and everyone else told him to as a joke!
To clarify for all of the viewers at home who skipped self-passive-aggressiveness class, I'm sorry that I sent a dramatic email last week :) I didn't have a whole lot of time, and so I copped out and just sent that as a joke. I'm doing awesome! (Though the thoughts and encouragement were greatly appreciated anyways :D )
Anyways! We're on live television here! Time to get the people the stories that matter to THEM. *Insert cheesy news anchor smile*
Out top stories for the past two weeks! (Because I'm a terrible person and didn't email!)
A wild investigator family named the Bennitts jumped into the teaching pool a little while ago, causing some massive damage to Satan's beachfront property! We'd be sad for him, but we frankly aren't that concerned. Anyways, the Bennitts! Sister Bennett used to be a member, but isn't anymore. She and her husband started coming back to church a little while ago because of her husbands daughter, Cambria. They were worried that she was having a hard time and needed a little boost, so thusly, CHURCH.
They came for a few weeks to just sacrament meeting, but then one of the members introduced himself to Brother Bennett and they became insta-best friends! All of a sudden, Brother Bennett is interested in the church and wants to come to all three hours! And they did!!! That was the first time Sister Bennett has been to all three hours of church!!!!
But this is all made better by the fact that they have us over for dinner a ton, and now they come to all three hours of church every week. We were a little bit worried because Cambria can only come to church every other week due to family things, but then. Guess. What.
She went to a Stake Dance with a bunch of other youth from the ward, and the next Sunday Sister Bennett told us that she'd leaned over during sacrament and said that she felt really warm and good when she prayed and that she wanted to be baptized :)
I LOVE EVERYTHING SO MUCH.
And now to Jim for the weather!
Well, it's a wet one down in Hesperia! And by that I mean that we literally could swim down the roads. CALIFORNIA IS IN A DROUGHT, THOUGH. Oh yeah, and it snowed this morning. SNOW. Wat. Da. Heak.
Well, the television station is about to cut us from the air because we've gone over our time slot by a million years, so I will now do shout outs!
Shout out to Kadin and Denver for beating the odds and living another year!!!
Shout out to Laura! Because of heads and bodies and such! (Super cool but also super creepy)
Shout out to Sierra because she does, in fact, talk to me a lot!
And a big shout out to anyone who needs/wants a shout out! You are all doing super amazing and you will all be blessed for your service, wherever you are called!
I love you all and want you to know that spiritual health is directly connected to temporal health! So eat healthy or you will lose ALL the energy, as my companion and I found out the hard way :)
See all of you punks in Hollywood after this news channel gets picked up as a comedy!
Love you all to death! And marshmallows!
Elder Brooksby the III
The water is NOT a lie.
Only REAL 90's kids will remember this. (Also avid Magic players)
Remember that one time we played ghetto Monopoly with some other missionaries over the phone on New Year's Eve? I do.
And we played for 134 minutes? Plus more because the phone dropped the call and this picture was taken when we weren't even finished?