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Yesterday's Talk in Church

First Mission talk in church:

I've born my testimony once, but yesterday was the first time I had to give a talk.  This is what I said...
Good morning, brothers and sisters. As already mentioned, my name is Sister Brinkerhoff (you can call me Sister B if that is easier) :).  I was corralled up here today to talk of some of the experiences I have had so far as a missionary for this wonderful church.  I'm just going to say right now, I can't tell you how hard it's been, BUT I can say that I have no regrets considering this choice.  Allow me to explain.
I haven't traveled much.  I was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona (the COLD part), and that's where I've been the majority of my life.  Lot's of beautiful scenery and good people, but also a lot of competition that can be overwhelming.  I've never fit into any real category or cliche, like being upbeat, super smart, athletic, popular, social, all that jazz.  While none of those traits are bad, in fa…

A Month of Email Excerpts

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Hi everyone!  It's going to take a while to respond to letters, I hope you don't mind.  Being with my trainer has been a blast and I've been able to get to know the people in this area better.  It's a miracle that I can remember names! Now I have to apologize again because i'm not the best with questions on how the work is going, but it's going.  We lost an investigator last week and things have been hard, but I've appreciated the prayers sent my way.  I know I'm not the most sociable person on the planet, but I am feeling more confident in my personal skills without feeling like I have to change my personality.  For a while I had trouble with recognizing the Spirit. But because the stress is lightening I've been more at peace. **********************************************  Thank you for the prayers!  We've felt many blessings this past week. Sister S. and I received blessings from the Zone Leaders because we were feeling stressed (particularly …