Departing Temple Trip {February 20, 2015}

Dear Brother and Sister Gale,

Attached is a picture of your missionary from our departing missionary temple trip. We have truly enjoyed serving with her.  Her testimony of the gospel has been evident in every aspect of her service.   We will miss her.

Thank you for supporting and loving your missionary.  We appreciate her service and dedication in the Idaho Pocatello Mission.

With love and appreciation,

President and Sister Brinkerhoff

February 17 029


Hogs, Kids, and Chicks {February 16, 2015}

Good Mornin’! (TobyMac!) {Feb 9, 2015}

Hullo Wurld! 
Hhhhow are you?! I’m doing fine and dandy here in Arizona…I mean Idaho….There has been a CRAZY heat wave. Highs in the 50s. What the. We’re using AC in the car. 
Chemical burn from whitening strips…ew
another one of the photo things my parents asked for…

Me with a bone at the Teton Dam sight…ew

annndd an envelope from Sister King….I would show you the drawings she sent but my camera died.

This week we had Korean food (it was good. Not like Takamatsu back home, but for Driggs, Idaho? Not bad!)
We lost two investigators due to parents not wanting us to teach them anymore, but we gained one back due to parents wanting to come back to church! Wow!
I’m happy and doing well. My thought this week is more of a reminder to myself than anything…

You see. I know that my time is ticking, I know I will be home soon, but that doesn’t really matter. There’s a reason I have these last few weeks left on my mission. There’s someone I need to talk to for a life to be changed. Maybe I just need it. Maybe I’m the one that needs the last weeks. Or maybe someone needs me. I don’t know. All I know is I can’t slow down or give up just because I’m nearly there. 
Have a great week everyone! I love you!
Sister Gale

Hey Hey Heyyyyyyy {Feb 2, 2015}

Something About My Life as a Missionary in the IPM {Jan 26, 2015}

Dear Characters in my story,
Hey! How’s it going! 
Here’s the photo I took last week but didn’t feel like posting:

Isn’t she cute? 🙂 
Also, a frosted tree:

Also, my District Leader hanging out of our car (don’t worry, we weren’t moving): 

This week was pretty much the same as any other week. I made a mistake though.. I was washing my clothes and since I’m not a mom I forgot to check my pockets to take my little chapstick out…..well….the clothes were white…and so I had pink stain ALL over my clothes. Sad day. But then I thought about the atonement….
Isaiah 1:18
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
After hours of bleach and various whitening products I finally got almost all the stains out. The only stains are on the inside. I feel like having them on the inside gives me a reminder of the silly mistake I made, but the clothes were made clean after a lot of work. That is how it is for us. We can be made clean of our sins, but we will still remember them so we won’t make the same mistake again. 
That’s pretty much everything. I love you all! See you in less than a month (CRAZY).
Sister Gale

Literally Nothing to Talk About {Jan 19, 2015}

Forever is Composed of Now’s {Jan 12, 2015}

Dear Littlefoot and….Petrie,
So this week was a week of service. We painted and helped at a food bank. But let me tell you about the food bank. It was creepy! It was at an old Girls’ Reform school thing. Had solitary confinement and everything. 
Also, we’ve had a lot of deer. Well. Deer jerky and roast. I liked the jerky, but the roast was meh. 
Also, I’ve discovered my “bubble” is terrible now. It freaks me out when a dude stands near me. I’m like whoa. I’m a Sister. 
Anyways, to the photos!
A cool panoramic of the top of a hill (someone’s house)
Beautiful mountain thing….dirt road adventures


Sunset over the snow (it looks like waves)​
Bullet holes……? Is this the Goonies?
And the price photo of the week….it was SO foggy yesterday. BEAUTIFUL!
And for my thought this week…

Displaying IMG_110379786362947.jpeg
haha…now for real…
Something that my District Leader (he and I go home the same time) said this week…
“Sometimes it’s hard to trust the Lord’s timing because it’s not always what we want, but when He reveals His timing to us we should rejoice that He is opening new doors to us. Now is the time to go through them.”
Elder A. Simmons 2015
I love you all and hope you have a great week! 
Oh! And I’m staying in Sugar with Sister Latu for my last transfer! Death by Sugar….hahah
Sister Gale