Monday, July 20, 2015

Email July 20, 2015

Bunch of Burtons

Lets see, highlights from this last week.... We found a new investigator named Fared from Syria. We contacted him on the street and he invited us over. He doesn't have the greatest Danish so there is a bit of a language barrier, but it opened up him asking if we could help teach him Danish. When we came to our appointment with him he sat us down ate the table in front of this huge bowl of humus and a bean dip thing. Then handed each of us a durum, kind of peta bread mixed with a tortilla, and showed us how to rip a piece off and dip it in the humus. Tasted great! Way to much though, when we were done with our durum's he handed us another. And this is right after dinner

We had our interviews with President O'Bryant, so that was nice to be able to get to know him a little bit better. He's a great man, I'm excited to be able to work with him through the future. He kind of hinted that I'll probably be transferring this next week. So it will be exciting to see what happens, we should be getting calls on Wednesday. Time is just flying by.
 We did a lot of service.

Jan came to part of church, then dipped out because of a headache. Progression!

We have began trying to have an activity in the church building once a week that we can invite a bunch of young people to who we meet throughout the week. It gives a great opportunity for them to meet the young members, and see the church building and feel the spirit in a relaxed atmosphere. On Friday we baked and ate chocolate chip cookies with a bunch of new friends and shared the Because of Him video after.

Teaching Torben we kind of leaped forward finding out one of his concerns. He's been struggling with his faith that Joseph Smith is a prophet and that the Book of Mormon is true, so we shared with him 2 Nephi 33:10 and encouraged him to not focus so much right now on the problem, but to focus on his faith in Christ. To strive to build that faith and the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon would fall into place. He loved the idea and opened up to us how he felt like Christ was being forgotten at times because we in the church focus too much on Joseph Smith. He's much more willing to hold his commitments now because he is working for something he loves. Its now a true desire.

Over all things are going well, I'm loving it here in Horsens. We don't have a lot of people we are currently teaching, but we're way busy. We're working hard and life is great.

Yesterday was a neat experience and I couldn't help but sing aloud "Oh it is wonderful!" Because of one thing leading up to another we were getting a ride out to a small town called Lund to get our bikes that we had left out there. Okay I'll just tell the whole story, so we biked out to Lund to get a ride to Church with Jan to help him come. That all went well, great weather, just biked out there in our suits. After church we were invited out to a members to have lunch and they said they could drive us out to our bikes after. On the car ride out to Lund it was pouring rain. but God saw fit to bless us, the rain slowed, became a drizzle, we started our bike ride and it stopped all together. On top of that we were in a hurry, the bike ride normally takes us 25 to 30 minutes at a good pace, God strengthened us that we made it in 10, I didn't even feel like I was biking any faster than normal. We were able to make it to a sick members home to share the sacrament with them and then get to another appointment in time right after that. On the way I couldn't help but sing "Oh it is wonderful, that he should care for me! Oh it is wonderful, wonderful to me!" 

I love you all!

Meget Kærlighed,

Elder Ken Burton

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