Monday, December 30, 2013

December 30, 2013

Email December 30, 2013

Elder Kenneth Wm. Burton
Christmas Week

Bunch Of Burtons

Its so weird to think Christmas (Julefest) is already past, its weird to not have any snow.

So in Danmark they celebrate christmas on Christmas eve. My Christmas whent something like this...

We woke up at 6.30 like normal and I dropped and started a few pushups for my daily workout then went over to the pullup bar before I noticed that Ældste Hinrichs was at his desk opening a carboard box. "OH YA! Its Christmas!" so instead of working out I got to snack on treats for the whole morning! I also made an awesome Christmas breakfast of eggs, hashbrowns and bacon.

In the afternoon we went Christmas caroling with the district, and visited with a few potentials. The first thing a lot of Danish people do when you get let into there house is they go to the kitchen and make you a drink. From Coke to herbal teas (kind of gross) to this one drink were our investigator Lang took out a bottle of bluebeary syrup poored a little it two glasses, filled the rest with water and mixed it with a chopstick. It actually wasnt bad.

That evening we were invited to the Grant's hjem (home) for dinner. It was amaizing! We had like four different types of danish meats and three types of potatoes. Danes eat lots of meat and potatoes. The Åndenstie (duck, but I think I spelled it wrong) was amaizing. For desert at Christmas Danes do a tradition of eating rice pudding. They put one huge bowl on the table and somewhere in the bowl is a full almond. Whoever gets the almond without and keeps it hidden receives a small gift.

The Christmas tree stands in the middle of the room, that way on Christmas you can dance around the tree singing Christmas songs. With every verse change you change the direction.

December 16, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

December 23, 2013

Email December 23, 2013

Bunch of Burtons!

Ahh so much to write so little time...

First impressions-

It feels like im in Disney land half the time. The way the Buildings look, the smells, the people walking and biking everywhere.

Danish pastries are amaizing!

Sorry if everything is spelled wrong, im using a Danish keyboard and the spell check is Danish so its a Little confusing. And it keeps capitalizing random Words.

Photos - December 23, 2013

Elder Burton and all the new missionaries meet with the Denmark Copenhagen Mission President - Brother Sederholm and his wife

Monday, December 9, 2013

December 9, 2013

Email received December 8, 2013 (December 9th in Korea)

Sister Alexandra Burton (1/2)

Wow, crazy right? All downhill from here :)
But, ah, I got a call on Tuesday and I'm NOT training.  My trainee couldn't get her visa and well...she's stuck in America for another six weeks.  Poor girl!  She's probably so disappointed.  I don't know if I'll still get to train her or not...we'll have to see next transfer!

But now I'm serving with the lovely Sister Simpson!  She got to Korea only a transfer behind me, so its pretty fun.  Knew her in the MTC and my first district. 
I'll send some adventures in a letter... :)

Love you!!!


Friday, December 6, 2013

November 25, 2013

This is an english class flyer that the missionaries hand out in the Korea Busan Mission.  The young elder  pictured is Elder Brendan Memmott, a young man that returned from his mission early this year and is now engaged to marry Alex's good friend Kelsie Lawrence.

November 25, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December 3, 2013

December 3, 2013

Email from Elder Kenneth Wm. Burton


Thanks for the Emails and letters! Especially all the ones I get from my brothers..... :) 
(that's a hint by the way)

We got our first real snow last night, it actually stuck! I cant believe time is going by so fast, less than two weeks left and I'll be in Denmark. We should be getting our flight plans this Friday! Its crazy to think about, we only have like seven days of class left here in the MTC. I think it kind of shocked us all when we first realized that and we have been making new goals to try and progress faster in the language.