Monday, November 20, 2017
Email November 20, 2017 – Elder Jackson Kunzler Burton
This has been an awesome week! At district conference on Tuesday we made some awesome goals for the transfer, and it's really helped build my testimonly of the power of goals and faith. We have a goal to contact 1500 people as a district and pass out 500 Book of Mormons before the end of the transfer. After that, all of a sudden we've started being able to contact a lot more people and pass out a lot more Book of Mormons. One thing me and my companion are going to try and focus on more now is getting teaching appointments. We've been having trouble getting appointments because people are so busy, but we're going to try and focus on it more now. Missionaries are called to teach, so we want to do more of that.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Email November 13, 2017 – Elder Jackson Kunzler Burton
First week in Japan!
I love Japan so much! When we got to the airport in Sapporo President McClure took us to get ramen, and it was delicious! Pretty much all the food I've had so far is delicious, although I haven't had sushi yet surprisingly. It's cold, but not too bad, it hasn't snowed yet. We got to go to the temple on our first day! It was so amazing! The Sapporo temple is the most beautiful temple I've ever seen. I've been assigned to the Eniwa area, it's a city just south of Sapporo. My trainer is an Elder from Meridian Idaho named Elder Hess. He's an amazing missionary. This is his last transfer, which is sad, but he's got a lot of experience and we work really well together. Working here has been so awesome, I get so excited every time we have any sort of success, like handing out a Book of Mormon. I just know that if they'll open up their hearts to the message it will bless their lives so much! I need tons of work in the language, I feel pretty incompetent most of the time, but I know through Christ I can do all things. Today we went to the airport for P-day, they have a lot of cool stuff there, including a chocolate museum which was pretty cool. I'll send some of the pictures from this week, some of them are on my camera though, and I can't get them off it yet. Until it snows I'm just using an old bike that's been left at the church for forever since it could start snowing at any time and once there's snow we won't be able to bike. I don't have much time left, there's not nearly as much time to email as I had at the MTC. Something we learned during training from President McClure is that faith is a principle of action and power. If you truly have faith, it will lead you to some sort of action, and then you will have power. Remember that through faith anything is possible. God will support you through all trials. But it takes action on our part. I love you all! Have a great week!
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Email November 7, 2017 – Elder Jackson Kunzler Burton
I made it!
Hey Mom and Dad!
I made it safely to Sapporo! I'm so excited to be here! President McClure gave us permission to send an email letting you know we're here safe and sound. The temple is so beautiful! We get to do a session tomorrow! I'm so excited! Anyway, everything went well, everyone made it safely, and we ate delicious ramen tonight. I can already tell I'm going to love Japan! I'm so grateful for the opportunity to serve a mission here. I love you!
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Email November 1, 2017 – Elder Jackson Kunzler Burton
This week has been so awesome! We got our flight plans, and because my name is the first in the alphabet of the people in my group, I'm the travel leader. So I get to be in charge of making sure 17 missionaries make it safely from Provo to Sapporo. It's gonna great! :) I'm attaching the flight plans. We leave the MTC at 2:30 AM on Monday morning, and we arrive in Sapporo, Japan at about 7:30 PM on Tuesday. It seems longer than it really is because of the time difference, of course, but it's still gonna be really long. I'm really excited though!
In other news, my district are 63 bowls of cereal on Friday! I ate 8 myself. We finished an entire tower of cereal. It was Cinnamon Toast Crunch. One of our teachers told us that her district had done it when she was in the MTC, so we wanted to to it too. The roof of my mouth hurt for two days afterward. But it was worth it. :) I'll attach pictures.