Email February 13, 2017 – Elder Isaac Kenneth Burton
This week was awesome, super busy, but awesome and I was able to learn a lot. On tuesday we the new missionaries arrived which was fun. Six missionaries with tons of enthusiasm that are excited to work. It's so fun being with them on their first day in the field. It always gives me so much energy.
On Wednesday and Friday we had meetings with the leaders of the mission, they went well. I was able to teach both days about the Book of Mormon and how we can use it better in the mission. It is promised to be the most powerful tool that we have for conversion, so we are really trying to use it more effectively.
On Thursday a family that lives in a city called General Belgrano contacted us. General Belgrano is one of the farthest cities in the mission, it´s super small and kind of just in the middle of nowhere. There used to be a branch there, but eight years ago it was closed and since then this family has just been living the gospel on it´s own practically. They have a son who is almost ten and hasn't ever had the chance to be baptized. So on Thursday they contacting us wondering how they could get their son baptized. We talked to president and he decided that we should just baptize the kid as soon as posible. So on Saturday we did it. We drove three hours to General Belgrano and met the Lopé Family. They are so awesome. A great example of perseverance and living the gospel under difficult circumstances. We were able to baptize and confirm the son, Bernardo. They were so happy to finally be united as a family in the gospel. Very cool experience, Gods hand is in the life of every person and he really does answer prayers. I´m so grateful for the opportunity that I have to be an instrument in his hands to bring blessings to his children. I love this work.
I hope everyone has a great week! Thanks for everything! Happy valentines day!!
Les quiero, Elder Burton