Sister Burton

Sister Burton

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Amazing Week in Rainbow Valley! February 9, 2015

This week was amazing!! On Monday our investigator, K, came to Family Home Evening and loved it!! We played volleyball and after we were done she wanted to walk around the church and look at all the beautiful paintings! She loves church and the members of the ward! K has been investigating since November. When the Elders first met her she wasn't working and she never left the house because she had bad anxiety. Since she has been investigating she has gone back to school, gotten a job, and she hardly has anxiety anymore! K has noticed the change that the gospel has brought into her life! The Atonement is real!!
Tuesday we went on Exchanges! I went back up to Londonderry where I went my first transfer! I was with Sister R! I learned so much from her! It was amazing! I love exchanges! Even though you are only with the Sisters for 24 hours you learn so much from them! 
Sis. Burton and Sis. R

 Thursday we had district meeting! I love district meeting! It is very different from my last district! We are not the only Sisters anymore! I love serving near other Sisters! The Elders are fabulous as well! I always learn so much every district meeting!
We also met with K! We taught her about the 10 Commandments and the Nature of God. She loved it! She said that this was her favorite lesson yet. We shared a scripture in Moses 7 that she just loved so much! It was Moses 7:44 Which says, "And as Enoch saw this, he had bitterness of soul, and wept over his brethren, and said unto the heavens: I will refuse to be comforted; but the Lord said unto Enoch: Lift up your heart, and be glad; and look."
The world around us is so wicked and there is so much in life to be sad about but we have this gospel and the Lord tells us to Lift up your heart and be glad! There is so much to be glad about in the world! We are so blessed! And our Heavenly Father loves us so much! If you get time this week read this story about Enoch. Moses 7:28-44.
Thursday we also met with S a Less-Active. She has changed so much as well and can see what the gospel has done for her! She comes to church every week as well as FHE!! The gospel changes people and is so amazing!!!
Friday we met with another Less-Active named Ch who hasn't gone to church in years, but she really wants to turn her life around and come back to church. She said she is missing something in her life and that the church is it. We had an amazing lesson with her! She wanted to take the Missionary Lessons again so we taught her the Restoration! She didn't come to church this week. She got nervous and cancelled her ride last minute, hopefully as we continue bringing her to Christ she will feel ready to come back to church!
Friday we also had a lesson with one of our investigators named D. He is roommates with a Recent Convert in our ward and is interested in learning about the gospel. I don't think he knows why he is investigating but he continues asking us to meet with him! We think his head and his heart are telling him two different things. His heart knows that this is good and that it is true and his head disagrees. He has listened to the wrong voice for so long it is hard for him to discern between what is from God and what is not. He is slowly progressing and I can see it in his face! We just need to continue to meet with him and help him recognize the Holy Ghost and how he speaks to him.
Saturday we went to the Chinese New Year Fireside with K! Most of it was spoken in Mandarin Chinese which was super cool! And even though we couldn't understand what was being said in the talks Karli felt the spirit! One of the speakers summarized what he said in English and that really touched her! He told of his conversion story and she loved it! After the fireside there was refreshments and K was talking to the past bishop of the Rainbow Valley Ward and he asked her if she was a member and she said, "Not yet, but I will be soon!" Then she looked at us and smiled! She is so excited to be baptized! She knows that this gospel is true! She is amazing!
Yesterday we had a member of our ward who was a facebook missionary as well train us on how to make facebook most effective. We have been using facebook but we know that we can be using it so much more effective! It was an amazing training! He taught us how to find people on Facebook who are ready to hear about the Restored Gospel and to teach them on facebook! It is going to be amazing! I can't wait to start tonight!
This week was amazing and I learned so much!!! I love being a missionary!!
Love, Sister Burton xoxo

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