Email January 30, 2017 – Elder Isaac Kenneth Burton
Interviews, working on transfers.
Great week!! Very busy as usual. This week we interviewed the last 4 zones of the mission and it went really well. Also on wednesday we watched the world wide missionary broadcast which was great. They announced a few changes that will be interesting, we spent a lot of time with president this week figuring out how we want to apply it all to our mission specifically. We´re excited to see who it all works out.
Saturday was awesome, we were able to divisions with some zone leaders in our area and it was very successful. We found 7 new investigadores which was great. One that we found is a man named Hector. He´s 78 years old and told us that he has had 7 heart bypass surgeries. Yeah pretty crazy. But he looks great still and and has a very stong testimony of Jesus Christ because of it. When we found him he was just sitting outside of his house drinking mate (which is a famaous argentine drink). We sat down with him for a while to teach and after we said the closing prayer he told us something very interesting. He said something like this: "Just so that you kids know, today is the first time in two years that I have sat outside of my house to drink mate. The only reason I´m right here today is because the power went out so I didn´t have another option. It´s interesting how God puts us in the places where we need to be."
It will never cease to amaze me how God´s hand is constantly in every part of our lives. Of everyone of us. Sometimes even things so small as the power going out can be a blessing from God to put us in the place where we need to be. It´s something that I always want to remember. I love being able to recognize his hand. It helps me be a lot more optimistic about life and too see the good that comes from everything.
I love you guys, I hope you all have a great week! La vida es buena :)
Les quiero, Elder Burton