Email May 18, 2015 – Elder Kenneth Wm. Burton
Bunch of Burtons
Hi everyone! I have felt so strongly the last few weeks that the Lord is pushing me towards working better with the members here in Horsens. There are so many small signs that keep pointing in that direction. Things are still foggy, I'm not quite sure how to proceed, but I know as I do so in faith the Lord will show the way. I would like to ask for suggestions and advice from all of you. What are things that would help you become more involved in missionary work? What are good ways for the full time missionaries to work with you the missionaries? Ways they haven't before?
We've had the thought of unplanned service a lot on our minds as well. Elder Reber and I both felt prompted one day to start cleaning up the city of Horsens. Our eyes were opened and we noticed the trash that is everywhere. The city is beautiful, don't get me wrong, but we have been prompted to see the trash that we hadn't seen before, and we have set aside time this next week to clean up a specific area, as well as pick up trash we pass while walking. The spirit dwells in a clean tabernacle. We have had a hard time finding people to teach recently, so we need to change what we're doing. We both feel prompted that this is right.
Its interesting how the spirit changes our hearts. As soon as we got home we cleaned our apartment. Not wanting to be as the hypocrites, and it has stayed clean sense.
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting the same results" we're trying hard to change the way we are doing things here.
Last week we set a baptismal date with a man named Mitch. He's great! As we were talking to him he says to us "I feel like it all comes down to is Joseph Smith a prophet of God?" He loves the church but doesn't want to join because of that. He understands the importance of having a strong testimony of the gospel. Its been exciting getting to know him and see his progression. He has been super sick, and it was really hard for him to meet with the missionaries, but received a blessing promising him that he would heal physically, mentally, and spiritually as he came closer to Christ, and his health has improved a tone ever sense as he has continued to investigate the church.
I hope all is well back home. I love you all. Have a great week.
Elder Kenneth Burton