Tuesday, May 31, 2016

MORONI 10:32-33

  "Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God. And again, if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy, without spot."

Hello everyone!!:) Congrats on the last week of school and for all you graduating seniors! You did it:) ahhh so exciting!! Also, Welcome Home to my good buddy Jaydon! Mission Accomplished...Great work Elder!!!

This week was awesome! I will try to remember everything that happened:) Some sad news, on Tuesday "S" dropped us! Kind of unexpected...It was so sad but we were completely overcome with peace. Heavenly Father reminded us that His plan is much bigger than ours. She is in His hands and everything will work out according to His will and His timing. I have no doubt. I'm excited for what the future holds for her. Although I KNOW how much the Gospel will bless her life NOW, I know that it will mean so much more to her when the timing is right! I can't wait for that day. 

Right after that happened, we decided to walk to a potential investigator's who lives close by. On our way, a lady driving by rolled down her window and flagged us down. So we went over and talked to her. She said, "I was baptized into your church in Africa" ...WHATTT??? We couldn't believe it. She said that she hasn't come to church since she moved to the US because she didn't know where to find it. But she recognized us and we were able to tell her about our church and found out that she is actually in our ward boundaries. SO AMAZING! And such a tender mercy. I'm so excited to help her and work with her to feel that spirit again and come back to church.

I learned a really valuable lesson from this experience that's so applicable to our lives. First of all, God is there. He has a plan for us that we cannot see-yet it is above and beyond our expectations. If we put complete trust in Him, He will widen our perspective and help us to see a glimpse of His remarkable plan. Second, after every trial, there are good things to come! We need that Eternal perspective to know that our trials are not going to last long, there is good in every trial, and there are great lessons to learn from them. I'm so grateful for trials. "S" just dropped us, then literally 30 minutes after, God provided a miracle for us and reminded us that He is there. I hope that makes sense...there's not enough words to really explain it and the amazing spirit I felt from this learning moment:) D&C 121:7-9
"My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes. Thy friends do stand by thee, and they shall hail thee again with warm hearts and friendly hands."

"K" got BAPTIZED this week! It was an amaaaaaazing day!! She was beaming...soooo excited! I have absolutely loved teaching her; children have such a sweet spirit!! Once she came up out of the water, she started yelling, "YAYYYY" "YAY" "YYYAAAYYY" in the font. haha How sweet is that? We were all in tears, I was just so touched. She really understands how amazing baptism is....what a special opportunity. 

We had the funnest Memorial Day (thankful Memorial Day landed on a P-day) we went to our Ward Breakfast and played volleyball and frisbee and had an egg toss. Some less-active members came that we have been working with which made us sooooo happy!!! Then all of the missionaries got together and had a sand volleyball tournament....it was sooo fun! It was HOT too:) despite my lack of volleyball talent...we did good and had such a fun time! haha Happy Memorial Day;) 

I absolutely love this scripture in Moroni 7:41-43. I've learned a lot from it this week! I know you will be able to learn from it too:) I love this work!
 "And what is it that ye shall hope for? Behold I say unto you that ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ and the power of his resurrection, to be raised unto life eternal, and this because of your faith in him according to the promise. Wherefore, if a man have faith he must needs have hope; for without faith there cannot be any hope. And again, behold I say unto you that he cannot have faith and hope, save he shall be meek, and lowly of heart."
xoxox Love, Sister Burgon*

A few more pix from the week...

Back to China! Boy am I going to miss this lady!!!
Tropical Hawaiian District Meeting 

allow me to demonstrate
A little Micky D's after said District Meeting
Italian? Anyone feeling' like a platter of Pizza?
Chinese then? yummy!!!
How 'bout some All American Buffet Breakfast. LOVE!!!
So grateful for the abundance of food in this land.
'til next week then...eat well...stay healthy...LOVE YOU!!!