Monday, December 12, 2016

Being a missionary is my favorite!! :)


This week has been so wonderful!

We met with Tom Smith and unfortunately he has started smoking again. It was really cool though because we tried and tried and tried to get him to understand he needs to stop smoking but he wouldn't budge. I then bore my testimony of how much we loved him and that is why we wanted him to stop and afterwards he stood up and threw them away with a smile on his face! Showing people how much you love them really will help :)

We have received 3 referrals this week from people referring themselves. This is the best time of the year because people are so ready for the Gospel and are in a position to accept the blessings of a loving Heavenly Father into their lives!!

One of our referrals was for an inactive member who requested a Pearl of Great Price?? Her name is Deborah Stolle and every time I have met her she wouldn't give us the time of day to even smile and say hi. So we took over her requested item and she literally came outside and hugged us. She is so ready to come back to church and misses it so much! Her heart hasn't been's made a 180 degree flip!!! MIRACLES!

We had exchanges with the zone leaders in Burkburnett and we helped a member build an shed for his sheep. We also tried chasing sheep and goats and even got ourselves a Coyote!! It was a fun exchange even though we didn't do much missionary work!

We went Christmas Caroling with Elder and Sister Johnson and it was so much fun!! The first house we went to the little 2 year old boy put his hands over his ears and started SCREAMING!! It was so funny but apparently we are pretty bad at singing! Overall I think our Caroling was a success! :)

On Saturday Vernon had their Christmas lighted parade where we were able to set up a booth at the Court House for the day. First of all, Robert Gomez is the best because it wouldn't have been possible without him. Second, it was FANTASTIC!! We had a little TV showing #LIGHTtheWORLD and everyone really loved it. Relief Society made us over 200 cookies to pass out for free and every last crumb was taken by the end of the day. We also had members write their testimony in a Book of Mormon and we were able to pass all of those out to people who wouldn't just turn around and throw it away! We talked to over 80 people and it was so fun! I wish we could always have a booth set up because they are way more effective than knocking doors all day! I loved every bit of it except the part where some guy tried to hit on Elder Davis and I....

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The thing about Vernon is it's full of good Christian people. Even though they aren't part of the true church they still have their hearts toward Jesus Christ. He is the reason we celebrate Christmas! It's not because of the present under the tree or Santa Claus..It's all about Jesus Christ and His Birth. Because of Him we can return to live with the Father. We can be cleansed of our sins, and be resurrected. I love my Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ. Being a missionary is my favorite!! :)

Merry Christmas!
Love Elder Brisk

That is all.

Best Booth EVER!!
Sponsored by Robert Gomez

Exchanges in Burkburnett Texas

It's getting so cold!!!!

Christmas on the Western Trail

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