Monday, April 24, 2017
Email April 24, 2017 – Elder Isaac Kenneth Burton
That awkward walk to the front
You know that moment when you get to sacrament meeting late and the only available remaining seats are the first and second rows? Then you have to make that long, awkward walk past everyone as they watch you come in late and take your seat in front. I'm pretty sure that's a walk that everyone has experienced at least a few times in life. Yesterday it happened to me and my comp...but this time it wasn't awkward, but glorious, because we had with us a family of seven :) Yep, our investigators the Puegher family came to church yesterday! They got there about 20 minutes late but it was even better that way I think because everyone saw them walk in. You should have seen the look on all the members faces when they saw this amazing family, you would have thought that a group of angels had walked into the chapel. Even the bishop got up to the pulpit after they had sat down just to welcome them to the ward. It was awesome, and they loved it. Right after sacrament meeting the members basically attacked the family with love. They stayed for all the meetings and were so happy at the end. The kids didn't even want to leave. It was awesome, we had a few lessons with them this week and we were able to set a baptism date for the 6th of May which is great! We are so excited for them, I pray constantly that they will be able to keep progressing. Families are the best :)
Monday, April 17, 2017
Email April 17, 2017 – Elder Isaac Kenneth Burton
Felices Pascuas!! Happy Easter!
This week was great! Here they celebrate Holy Week a lot because there are a lot of catholics.I absolutely love being a representative a Christ and being able to testify to all that Jesus Christ really did die and resurrect for us. I am so grateful for that fact and that I can be here teaching others about it. I love this work.
We found a great family this week! Lillian and Mariano and their 4 kids. They seem really receptive and really want to have a firm and happy family. The lesson was fun because I was on divisions with Elder Nixon, who was in the MTC with me. It was the first time since then that we´ve worked together which made it fun. It was cool to see how far we have come in the last few months. But the family is great, we are excited to work with them and help them recieve the beautiful blessings that come from this amazing gospel.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Email April 10, 2017 – Elder Isaac Kenneth Burton
Thoughts of the week
This week has been great! Super busy as usual, but that is definitely a good thing when you are in the work of the Lord. On Tuesday we finished the last zone conference and it went really well. All of the missionaries left really excited to work and fulfill the new goals that we put. The rest of the week we got into our cycle of interviews which has gone well also. I am teaching a little bit about vision and setting goals to reach our visions. I feel like it´s gone well up till now.
Here are a few thoughts that have been on my mind this week:
Monday, April 3, 2017
Email April 3, 2017 – Elder Isaac Kenneth Burton
What an awesome and crazy week! This week we had zone conferences again! We had two conferences this week and the last one tomorrow, each one with 4 zones, around 60 missionaries. They went really well. We have been focusing these conferences in goals and planning, finding new investigators, and leaving commitments. President has had me talk about how to find new investigators and it´s gone really well. We put a few mission goals for every companionship to contact 25 people a day and give out 5 books of mormon. Good goals that are very possible but that will also push a lot of missionaries more. It should be good.