Email April 14, 2014 – Elder Kenneth Wm. Burton
"If God had commanded me to do all things I could do them." - Nephi
Bunch of Burtons
Michelle's a member! She got up in sacrament meeting on sunday and gave her testimony. She told about how nervous she was all the way up to the baptism and once the meeting began a calm came over her and she knew what she was doing was right. Everything went smoothly, we kept having all these little things pop up getting us worried that something would go wrong, but in the end it all came together and became a great experience for Michelle and all those who went.
We recently started teaching and older couple that had there names taken off the records a while ago, but they are wanting to be rebaptised and start coming back to church. They didn't come on sunday but hopefully they come next week. We have a lesson with them again on Wednesday.
This week I noticed something interesting that I had never really thought much on in 1 Nephi. It calls the Americas the land of promise. Or in other words the land of great potential. Its only a land of promise to the righteous. The wicked will prosper or receive the blessings of the land. I've always looked at it as The promised land as in it was promised to the nephites, which it is but only if they are righteous and only if they are righteous will they receive the blessings of the land.
We had kind of a crazy day on Tuesday. All of a sudden we had a tone of lessons all pop up out of no where that could only be done in the afternoon and only on that day for that week. So we called the elders in Seden and arranged splits for the next morning and even between the four of us it was cutting it close trying to make all the lessons on time. We managed though. And most important, all the lessons went really well. This next week we should have a baptismal date set with one of the investigators we met with that day.
Good luck everyone this next week! Vi snakke neste uge!
-Elder Kenneth Burton