Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Week 1

Excerpts from Kimberly's e-mail sent December 6 from the MTC.
"So it has been good here.  I am constantly busy.  I always have class or some workshop I am going to. . . I think some have noticed that I may be a little uptight.  I think maybe I just need to relax, but I am finding it hard to comprehend that because we have such a short time here to learn before we are effecting real lives... My first companion is Sister Livingstone.  She is from Canada!  She is super sweet and loving.  She has a lot of great insights that I had not thought of.  She is also going to Ogden.  Back to our investigator.  We have a guy named Terry and we met and taught him for the first time today and it was a little nerve wracking.  It went a lot different then I expected.  We are going to meet with him again tomorrow so we will see how that goes.  I am hoping I will get better at this teaching thing. 
One thing I really liked that I learned here is what I am calling the 'Shampoo Theory' which is basically Endure To The End.  So this is how it goes.  As we go about our lives we get dirty as any human does.  Then we have to realize that we are dirty and then go take a shower and shampoo our hair.  The bottle tells to rinse and repeat.  So as we go about our lives we sin and we need to realize we are dirty and repent and be baptized, which is taking a shower and shampooing our hair.  But it doesn't stop there.  We go about our day and we get dirty again, so instead of saying that we have taken a shower once, we need to take a shower every day and cleanse our souls.  So that is what the 'Shampoo Theory' is about.
It feels great to have my official mission name tag!  I already feel a little strange when I take it off to go take a shower... It is strange not being able to call and talk, but at the same time I have no time TO talk.  I feel like we run from one thing to another... The gospel is awesome. "

"I forgot to tell you about the calling I got for my branch.  Sister Livingstone and I are the branch musical coordinators.  Yeah, I laughed so hard.  I am not sure the church knows that I am tone deaf.  So maybe they will catch on or maybe the Lord will just bless me with some musical ability or something.  "
Love Sister Brooksby
Sister Kimberly Dawn Brooksby

Set apart as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, December 1.  Drove to Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, December 3 in stormy weather. Delivered to  the Missionary Training Center (MTC) on Wednesday, December 4 by her "companions" Lori and Christina.  Now it is time to go to work.

With the  Manteca Sister missionaries.

Leaving home and her 1st companion, Mom.

Lori and Christina delivering the missionary to the MTC.

Kimberly's mission president is President Maurice and Sister Charlene Hiers.  She will leave the MTC and report to the Ogden mission on December 17.  For those who want to write to her, here are the addresses.
MTC (for a few more days)
Sister Kimberly Dawn Brooksby
2009 N 900 E Unit 166
Provo, UT 84602

Sister Kimberly Dawn Brooksby
Utah Ogden Mission
4380 S. Orchard Ave
S. Ogden, UT  84403

Her e-mail address is
While she is in the MTC her p-day is Friday. We will let you know when her day to e-mail is after she gets into the field.

Please send her all your love, support and best wishes in letters, e-mail, cards or packages but not in person.  Seek for and share your own missionary experiences with her, your joys and successes.  She will love to hear from everyone.  Keep her in your prayers always. 
Some of her favorites things if you want to put together a package for her are:
Natural Ice lip balm
Sour Patch Kids
Linder Truffles (not white)
Dark Chocolate
Twinings Orange & Cinnamon Spice Tea
Udderly Smooth Cream
No Show Socklets
Buffalo Wing Pretzel Thins

We would love to have you share your stories and messages from Kimberly with us.  You can e-mail me at  We are sure that Kimberly will be an amazing missionary.  We are grateful for everyone's support and love for her while she is away doing the Lord's work. 
Thank you, the Brooksbys