Email March 13, 2017 – Elder Isaac Kenneth Burton
In the first transfer on my mission I decided that I didn't want to have to pay for a haircut every month of my mission, so I bought a hair cutting machine and learned how to cut my own hair and that of my comp. As I´ve gone through the mission people have found out that I can cut hair without totally destroying their head, until now I´ve reached the point where I cut around 2 missionaries hair almost every week. I´m officially the barber of the office missionaries and today they nicknamed me "Barber Burton". Jaja, it´s fun though, a good way to serve the other missionaries :) And who knows, maybe it´ll help me pay for a little bit of college one day ;)
It´s been a great week! We finished up the interviews this week with the last 4 zones of the mission. They went really well. We have been talking a lot with the missionaries about the importance of true desires to preach the gospel and help people make covenants like baptism with their heavenly father. Lots of people in life say they have desires to do things. But the interesting thing about desires is that if they are real, they will always be backed by action and work. If not, is it really a true desire? The things that are most important for us in life always have priority in our time and efforts. It has made me think a lot about what desires I show to God and others by my actions.
The rest of the week was spent with president preparing the transfers for next week which is always fun. It should be good, we feel good about the next transfer. It´s amazing to see how inspiration works sometimes.
I hope you all have a great week! Thanks for all that you do!
Les quiero, Elder Burton