Email March 28, 2016 – Elder Isaac Kenneth Burton
Wow, what a great week this week! By far this was the best week for numbers that I´ve had my whole mission. We were very very blessed to be able to find 14 new investigatores this week which is amazing. But thats not even the best part, The part that is incredible is that we were able to set baptism dates wdith 12 of them in the first lesson! So as of yesterday we had 13 investigatores with dates to be baptized the 16 of April. Pretty crazy, I could hardly believe it. Unfortunatley, 7 of those dates fell through yesterday because the majority of them didn´t attend church. But a 6 did! So right now we´re left with 6 awesome people with dates for the 16th. We´ll see how things go with them, but they are doing super well right now. This week was definitley a testimony to me that the Lord is in this work with us and he leads us to the people that he has prepared. Also, he does it in his own timing. A lot of times in life we don´t have a lot of success and we ask ourselves what we are doing wrong and why we aren´t being blessed the way we want. But as Isiah says, God´s ways are higher than our ways, his thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Our father has a plan for us and he knows what we need and with what to bless us. And sometimes what to take from us. It´s something that I´m always trying to remember. To submit my will to the will of my father as a child would. That is the only way that we can really reach our true potencial.
I hope everyone had a great easter!!! Not much happened here, basically the whole week was a holiday called the holy week. But they don´t really do anything special. I loved the opportunity to focus a little more on Crist and his resurection. It really is such an incredible gift that he freely gave to each one of us. All through his love for us. I´ve difenitly felt that love as I´ve worked here in his vinyard.
I hope everyone has a great week! Thanks for everything!
Les quiero, Elder Burton