The Brubaker Family

The Brubaker Family

President Brubaker and I are excited to be here as the Mission President and companion of the Belgium Brussels Netherlands Mission! We love your sons and daughters, and feel to thank you for the wonderful missionaries you have raised! This is a very unique mission. Our mission includes two countries, and five languages, not including many dialects spoken in the Netherlands. The missionaries are teaching many people from all around the globe. With the help of the Spirit, the missionaries are finding those who have been prepared to receive the Gospel. This is truly the best mission in the world, and we are honored to be a part of it. We will try and take good care of your sons and daughters. We love them so much already!

We have 5 children and 11 wonderful grand children. We have so much fun together! We are grateful for the support they have given us as we prepared to leave for three years. Our home is in Salt Lake City, Utah. We have raised our family in the Millcreek Holladay area. We enjoy many activities together. We are happiest when we are hiking in Southern Utah, cross-country skiing into our rustic cabin in the Uintahs, enjoying a good game of Train or Settlers of Catan, or just being together and sharing a meal with each other. We love our family so much!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Stopover in Frankfurt

The Frankfurt city scape from our hotel

There were 17 new Mission Presidents and their wives in Frankfurt, for training before we leave for our various assignments. We are all assigned to different missions in the Europe Area. We arrived in the morning, and had the afternoon to rest before we met for dinner together.

The next morning, we had 3 hours of training by the Europe Area Presidency. President Richard C. Oaks, Elder Gerald Causee, and Elder Copischke did a marvelous job teaching us. It was so inspiring, and we are so blessed to have these men to lead and guide us.

I feel like I have been in a cocoon for a week, as we have been taught by inspired disciples of Christ. And now my chrysalis is starting to open, and there is nothing I can do to stop it. I just have to be strong, full of courage and faith that I can do this thing that the Lord has asked of me.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Without Purse or Script?

Do you think we could fit all of our grandchildren in our suitcases? Oh, how we loved those last hugs!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just Can't Get Enough Hugs!

Anna, Samuel, Emma, Lucy, Sophie and Luke

We had one last dinner with our family the night before our departure.
We have the cutest grandchildren in the entire world! It was so fun to be together, and we had so much to share with them. Jacob, Abby, Grace, Henry, Elise and Rachel weren’t there, but we enjoyed everyone else! We have the best family! We talked with our grandchildren about our experience in the MTC, and what we were going to be doing.

Oh, I got really sad, as Sam came up to me, and asked, "Why do you have to go, Nanna Becca?"

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Our future missionary!

Bon Voyage Mate!

Our grandson, Jacob, has both sets of grand parents serving as Mission Presidents. Hopefully, he will become a world traveler, discovering the land down under, and the low countries. I see wooden shoes and a boomerang in his future!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bonjour MTC

We spent four days in the MTC preparing for this new calling. We had the privilege of meeting our daughter and son-in law's former Mission President and his wife, President and Sister Clegg. They were delightful! They are now serving in the MTC Presidency. We instantly fell in love with them.