Email February 22, 2016 – Elder Isaac Kenneth Burton
What a great week! We found several new investigators this week that are awesome, I really think they´ll progress really well. One of them is a man named Raúl. He lives at the very edge of our area so it takes like 25 minutes to bike out to his house but it´s worth it. He lives in the middle of nowhere, its just fields with horses and cows. It´s beautiful, I´ve never seen such perfect skies in my life. Raúl is an ex-pastor of an evangeligist church. That was a little scary at first, we thought that maybe he´d just want to bible bash but he´s not like that at all. He accepted everything we taught him about the restoration and when we gave a Book of Mormon he held it in his hands, looked up towards heaven, and said, "Thank you God, Thank you for more of your word!" It was pretty cool, that wasn´t really the reaction we were expecting.
We also had a few awesome contacts this week. We talked to one man on the street and we asked him if he knew anyone that could use some spiritual help and he said, "Yes! I need help, I need help to stop drinking alcohol." That was a first. We have an apointment with him tomorrow. Yesterday we contacted a house and a lady from spain stuck her head out the door and said, "Hey! Are you mormons?! Do you guys have lots of wives?" Haha that was kinda wierd, I guess thats a spaniard for you ;) But she actually does have lots of interest, we´re going to try to teach her and her husband this week. We´ll see what happens. The mission is awesome.
We have one investigator that is progressing right now named Orlando. He´s great, asks tons of questions and has lots of interest. We´ve had like three lessons with him. Yesterday he didn´t come to church so we stopped by his house to talk to him. He wasn´t home but his mom was and we were able to talk to her for the first time. She told us that she is super glad we are teaching her son. She said that in just the last two weeks of so she has seen a real change in her son. Just little things like telling her where he was going or when he´d be home. But it was just cool to hear from her that in just a few lessons Orlando is already changing and becoming a better person. This gospel really is incredible. It changes lives, and it continues to change mine for the better everyday.
This week we have the great oportunity to hear Elder Bednar speak! I´ll let you all know how that goes next week. We have to leave our stakecenter here in longchamps at 6am which chould be fun. I´m super excited, not every day that we get to be tauch specifically for our needs by an apostle of God.
Wierd food of the week: anguila de sanga. Translated: sewer eel. Yeah doesnt sound to great I know, but it was acutally really good! Tastes just like fish. You just have to not think or where it´s from.
I hope you all have a great week! Thanks for everything!
Les quiero, Elder Burton