Hello from Hopkins!

So I am in Hopkins home of the humidity and the Columbia temple I love it and always get awe struck every time we pass it.  My new companion is Sister Ivie Eames from good ol’ Rupert Idaho and so we often have to explain and confirm that we are from the same town and that we knew each other and people think it is funny but I don't just kidding I love it and love her and am so glad to be with her we are going to have fun.  Some days I feel like a chicken with its head cut off but amazingly she still loves me and is very patient with me.  I love this area so much already the people are just so nice and sweet and love us yesterday at our first day we were so popular never have members wanted to talk with me so much and I love them and know this is where I am supposed to be.  Every transfer I get older on my mission and it is sad my trainer left this past week and that scared me because now that makes me the example and I would rather not I wish I could just have stayed at nine months but that is not how heavenly father works I wish sometimes it was but sadly I know it does not but then I know that the next day is something better that will make me love today so much more and I learn to be grateful for every day.  I love being a missionary with all my heart I know that I am not good at it and I have weaknesses and there surely could be someone so much more qualified but because he loves me he has allowed me and he trusts me and that means the world to me.  Alma 17:29 my new favorite scripture all about becoming the instrument and being patient. I love you and Hope ya’ll have a happy Father’s day know I love you and pray for you always I know the lord is blessing you and helping you because he loves you. Till next week

Love Sister Browning


Sadly Leaving!

I can not believe it I am finally leaving Greer and I am not going to lie it is hard it is tough and it is scary especially since I will not only be training but opening a new area.  I am excited and nervous and scared and sad about every emotion that can be possible I have felt it but most of all I am more than ever grateful.  I am grateful that I could be here for so long  7 1/2 months to be exact which is long on a mission,  I am grateful for great members I love these people so much and they have changed my life by showing me how the savior would live and how he is by watching them, I am grateful for a wonderful mission President who knows me and knows what I need by revelation to the lord and he has given me everything I needed not necessarily what I always wanted but always what I needed, I am grateful especially for the savior yesterday on our way home for the night I was thinking of what I accomplished what I did not accomplish and the greatest feeling of peace came to me and a sense of gratitude came to me and I did not understand why the savior was so grateful for me being here but I know he was and apparently I did do something right and it is the sweetest feeling I could have as I prepare to leave so many great things he has given me.  Sister miller is now training too and she will do great she is going to take all the sin out of grrr one person at a time she is well prepared and well loved these people are going to attach to her and the new sister.  Well I will keep this short but I love ya'll and have a great week and thanks for the prayers and such.
Love Sister Browning