Email May 30, 2016 – Elder Isaac Kenneth Burton
A week of miracles
Wow what a week!!! Really it was a great week. I don´t have nearly enough time to say everything that happened because yes, I got transfered this morning and we had a ton of problems with transportation so I got to my new area super late. But thats alright, it has been awesome! So I am now in the Banfield 2B where I will continue as zone leader. My new companion is Elder Thomas, from South Jordan Utah, and is super awesome. My first non-latino companion, so that should be interesting. He has 16 months in the mission.Tis area is totally different than my past areas. It´s the richest, nicest area in the mission. President and his wife live in our area and we share the ward with the assistants. So should be an experience totally different and awesome, I couldn´t be more excited.
When Elder Bednar came to our mission a few months ago, he blessed us that we would be able to see mini miracles in our missions. I definitly felt that blessing come to pass the last week. I don´t know if I´ve mentioned about our investigator Mabel. She has 16 years and we began teaching her about three months ago. From the first day we found her she has come to church every sunday and gone to almost all of the activities for the young women. She even has been helping the sister misionaries teach lessons and decided a few weeks ago that one day she wants to serve a mission. She´s awesome, super prepared. The only problem was that she didn´t want to get baptised. She was afraid to get baptised because she didn´t want to make mistakes after her baptism and feel bad. We talked with her a ton about it and tried to set a baptisimal date for the 28th of may but she always just told us no, that she wanted to wait for at least 1 year to do it. Elder Rivera and I had accepted her decision and stopped pressuring her about baptism. But friday we had an appointment with her and when we arived the first thing she said was, " So about my baptism tomorrow...I want to do it..." We just about freaked out, We couldn´t beleive it. She told us she had been thinking a lot about it and recieved the answer that she needed to be baptised. So immediatly we made a few callx to the president and he aproved her to be baptised Sunday. And thats what happened basically, long story short. We had a miracle baptism. And it was perfect. There couldn´t have been a better way to end my time in Alejandro Korn. And Mabel was so happy, I´m so happy that she made the dicision and now will see the blessing in her life.
Sorry this email is kinda all over the place. Too many thoughts and experiences in the week and not nearly enough time to put it all down on paper. But it was a great week.
Thanks for everything, I hope everyone has a great weeek!!
Les quiero, Elder Burton