HELLO!!!Another great week...in fact, this one was one of the best. We've been praying for miracles for Sister Stucki's last week, and that prayer most definitely got answered!!
We got transfer calls and I am sttayyyyiinng wahoo! My new companion is Sister Ben :) So pumped! I'm gonna miss Sister Stucki, we've had a greaaaat transfer! If any of you are in St. George, go say hi to her for me:)
I'll start with a funny story first... So last week, Sister Stucki and I woke up suuuper dizzy, un-motivated, out of it, and hungryyyy. haha S. Stucki kept falling over while she was getting ready and it was hilarious. We thought it was a weird case of vertigo or something along those lines. I'm sure we were a sight to see oh myyyy. Well then we start investigating...we realized that it smelled like weed in our bedroom and study room when the air came on so we started freaking out and went out to the halls to search and to get some fresh air. Right after we called our Zone Leaders to fill them in, a guy got out of his car and went into an apartment near ours. We introduced ourselves and got to know him too. We asked if it had been smelling like weed to him, and he laughed and said yes....and I quote, "I've been chiefin it up in my room hard-core". uhhh...wut? So I guess he was doing it so much that we were feeling the affects of it when it came through our vents. That's a nice thing to wake up to huh? Well this week we got in contact with our housing coordinator and President Carlson and they did. not. want. us. there. hahaha thank goodness! So this week we have been staying with some sisters that live close by! Who would have thought I would be high and homeless on my mission...or ever high and homeless for that matter.....but at this point all we can do is laugh. Missions are exciting to say the leasttt. Now we might be getting a new home in the near future :)
OK, now for the miracles. Where to starrrrrt. Campus officially started up this week...best thing of my life. We have so many people to talk to and to teach. So many cool, diverse people to meet. SO MUCH POTENTIAL. We got to meet a guy named "G", who took the lessons last semester with the sisters and stopped when he moved back home. And now we are teaching him again! SO cool!!
One day there was a Christian protester on Campus who just stood there and told everyone that they were going to be condemned for their sins and said some other interesting things to women, etc. Interesting way to spread Christianity...but he got a huuuge crowd around him. Many people got upset and were arguing with him. So we went up and stood behind the big crowd and taught people about the love Jesus Christ has for them...it was such an awesome opportunity...different for sure...but super cool! We met some people who were seriously interested in our message, and expressed how grateful they were for it. We can't wait for him to come back...it's a great missionary opportunity haha
We also met with one of our investigators, "A". This was our first official sit down lesson, but we've met and talked with him before. We taught him the first half of the Plan of Salvation, and it's safe to say that it was one of the most powerful lessons i've been in. The spirit was there so strong and it really helped "A" understand and touch his heart. He had moments where everything clicked and he cried and cried...and we did too!! It was amazing to see the timing of things, he has run into trial after trial in his life right now, and it truly humbled him to have an open heart and a broader understanding to the Atonement and about Jesus Christ as his Savior. Before, he was very closed off. Other missionaries who have worked with him were considering giving him time before they continued to teach him. But Heavenly Father had other plans. Trials really do place us in a position to learn and grow closer to Christ. Trials are a blessing. "A" even brought a friend to church this week because he said he's seen how he's received strength in his trials, and wants the same for his friend who is going through similar trials too. WOW. We met with him again and finished the Plan of Salvation and it was the same, powerful, mind blowing experience as before. I know that it was not us teaching "A". It brings me so much happiness to see him start to accept Jesus as his Savior, and experience the healing power of the Atonement. He is truly searching for answers, and with his diligence, I know they will come. Sister Stucki and I went into the chapel after the lesson and said a gratitude prayer...we were just in awe. We cried and cried hahaha what a special moment!
We also met with "H" this week and read his children's Book of Mormon with him, to get him excited about reading it. It was so cute to see him get into the story line and ask questions and apply it to himself. He's doing awesome!
|Why I Believe Conference|
On Sunday we held a "Why I Believe" conference, where recent converts share their conversion stories. It is soooo powerful. I was so touched by each one of their experiences and blown away by their strength and how solid their testimonies are. You can truly tell from the light in their countenance, how much the gospel has blessed their lives!! It was amazing to have investigators there to feel of the spirit from their testimonies. As one investigator said, "I feel like I have a spiritual high" haha true that brotha.
Just so grateful for this week, we were able to teach so many, meet so many, and have many amazing spiritual experiences. I have seen my own personal testimony grow as we have been blessed to teach the Plan of Salvation so many times. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for us. A plan of true, everlasting, eternal joy. If we are faithful in this life, and do all that we can, we will be able to have this Joy in this life, and in moments to come. Along with teaching the Plan, I've been studying Alma 7. I am so grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know he is my Savior. And I am just so grateful.
SORRY FOR THE NOVEL!"And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictionsand temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities...And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive." ~Alma 7:11-12, 23
Have a great week! Love you
Love, Sister Burgon*
A few more for y'all...
|Loving my area until Tornado season|
|Running Away from.......|
|This was taken by one of the Elder's in Kokomo...It's amazing everyone survived!!!!|
|But I could never leave my BEST buddy "H"|
|and besides I Found MY FAVORITE GUY...T A R Z A N!!!!!!! So I'll stay!|
That's all for this week...See y'all in a few winks.
Until then Remember....
|Go make a difference!|