Monday, June 29, 2015

Email June 29, 2015

Email June 29, 2015 – Elder Kenneth Wm. Burton

Bunch of Burtons

Well somehow I always end up on this same computer. The key board is kind of broken so when you want to capitalize something you have to hit the shift key as hard as possible for it to work. Ah well small price to pay for writing home. I was at a different computer, but every ten minutes a pop up would say "shutdown requested" and then it would shut down. So kind of more annoying than a faulty key board.

Thank you all for the great emails! It is so much fun to hear how everyone is doing. Boston! Be careful! I hope you know each of you are remembered in my prayers. I love you all so much. I feel so blessed to have been placed in such an amazing family. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Photos from Horsens

Elder Burton with his new companion Elder Porter

Email June 22, 2015

Email June 22, 2015 – Elder Kenneth Wm. Burton

Bunch of Burtons

Its weird getting a new companion that you already know, it makes it feel like you have already been companions for a lot longer than a week.

Lets see... On Tuesday we had organized a movie night at the church building and had a great turn out. Between us and the Sisters as well as friends people brought there were about 10 non members who came, as well as the 30 or so members. We had a barbecue dinner and then went in and watched "Meet the Mormons". Great documentary, everyone liked it. Not many of the members had seen it yet, because it hast been advertised or anything here in Denmark.

On Thursday and Friday we spent a couple hours each day helping a members neighbor with some yard work. We dug up an area next to her drive way and filled it in with gravel so that she could park her trailer there. She was very grateful, she has recently been having some back problems and cant do much physical labor. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Photos From Denmark

Email June 15, 2015

Email June 15, 2015 – Elder Kenneth Wm. Burton

Bunch of Burtons

Well, starting a new transfer. Elder Reber has been moved to Taastrup and I am now serving with Elder Porter. I've gotten to know him a bit already in the last couple transfers, because he just transferred from Aarhus which is in our zone. I'm excited to be able to work with him the next few months.

Our district has changed up a bit as well. There were some areas in the mission that had to close due to not having enough missionaries, and so things were moved around. The district use to be us, the Sisters here in Horsens, and the Elders in Silkeborg. But now Silkeborg is in the Randers district, and we will be combined with Aarhus. Where there are two Elders, two Sisters and a Senior Couple. So our district just got quite a bit bigger. Four Elders, four Sisters and an Ægtepar, and I'll continue serving as district leader. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Photos from Horsens

Pday Outing to Legoland

20th Birthday Cake!

Email June 8, 2015

Email June 8, 2015 – Elder Kenneth Wm. Burton

Bunch of Burtons

On Thursday we had our last zone conference with President Sederholm. I'm going to miss him so much! He is an incredible man, a disciple of Christ. He has taught me so much in the last year and a half of which I will be eternally grateful.

I'm sorry about the lack of video that I promised last week. The computer was having problems and wouldn't download it. I'll try to see if I can send it some other way.

Lets see.... On Monday we had a lot of fun at Lego Land. There is a definite difference though between Danish roller coasters and American roller coasters. I'd say only one of them really came close to comparing. All the Lego creations were fun to see though. I'll send some photos.
By the way the word Lego is a combination of two danish words "lege godt" which means "play well". So true!

We've began refocusing in the mission on the Book of Mormon. Why is it so pushed that we read and study it daily? In Preach My Gospel we learn that the Book of Mormon combined with the spirit is the greatest tool in conversion. Our conversion as well as that of others.