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What an amazing week! Holy cow, I seriously feel so blessed! The other day I was reading through my old journal and I was just amazed at all the wonderful things that have happened. I know the Lord is watching out for us every day! Just another week in Terredise! :) I love being a missionary.
We had an amazing lesson with a new investigator, "K". She told us that as a child, they went to her grandparents church, but decided to leave it because it just didn't feel right to them. They went church hopping to try to find that right feeling and could never find it in any church. SO they decided to stay home and do studies together as a family. So that's how she grew up. We explained to her about the Apostasy and the Restoration and she almost jumped out of her seat. it's like it all clicked to her why none of those churches had ever felt right to her. We asked, "What would it mean to you if you found out that Christ's church is here again on the earth?" And she said, "I'd never leave" "Get me to this church" hahaha we left that lesson in awweeee. What a great blessing to see that she has been prepared for a very very long time:)
We also met with "H" and gave him one last lesson before his baptism. Last week we set a prayer alarm on his phone to go off every day at 4 o'clock to remind him to pray. We asked him if it had been working and he said yes, so we asked, "Did you pray when it went off?" and he replied very very loudly, "YEAH ALL SEVEN TIMES". Turns out that we accidentally left the snooze on this alarm...so it goes off every few minutes after 4....and he had been praying every single time. We laughed for a solid 10 minutes :)
Then for the highlight of the week! "H" GOT BAPTIZED :) ahhhhh best day! He was so excited and brought his whole family!! He got all dressed up and I think it's safe to say that he was beaming. He got up right after the opening prayer and said, "Ok let's do this" hahaha he was sad to hear that he had to listen to a few talks first hahaha:) I was able to give a talk on baptism which was so fun! I gave him a Kit-Kat candybar and taught him that the way to remember his baptismal covenants...is to remember a Kit-Kat bar! K (keep the commandments) A (always remember Him) and T (take His name upon you). I always knew chocolate was inspired. But what a great spirit there is at baptisms. I love them with all my heart...so happy for "H" and the great example that he is setting for his family! PS: I also did a photo-shoot with him before his baptism and we made cute little handouts out of them...it was heaven to be able to do some photography again...I'll send some pix:)... attached at the end of the post
|The Parable of the Chipmunk...|
Another cool experience this week...I've decided to call it, "The Parable of the Chipmunk" lololol. We saw the cutest, little chipmunk while PCing campus one day...so we were going to go over to it...just to see it....(we're normal, do not worry) but before we got too far, I saw a guy and I had the strongest impression to go talk to him. That hasn't happened to me very much on campus, but this one was very strong. So we changed our route and awkwardly tried to catch up with him and find some casual way to start talking to him...lol....anyways, it turns out that he is a member from Indy...BUT he is extremely less active. He and his family have not been to church in years. We had no idea that he was here, and that he could be a part of our YSA. We were able to get his number and we are so excited to invite him to all the YSA activities and help him HOPEFULLY become active again. Can you imagine if we would have just gone to see the chipmunk instead?
SO the parable is....there are many things in life to distract us...most times these distractions are not big, in fact they are very small and they seem innocent and harmless, but we must always be in a position to receive promptings of the spirit and FOLLOW them and leave our distractions behind. If we do, there will always be something greater than we could have imagined.
"Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, which leadeth to destruction, and many there be who go in thereat;Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." ~3 Nephi 14:13-14So there is a random parable for your week:) You're welcome!
I sure love this Gospel, I know it is Christ's true church again established on the earth. I know it brings true and everlasting happiness and joy.
Love, Sister Burgon*
8 MONTHS WUT!!??!!
|Mom, "How'd you do that?"...S. Burgon, "hand sanitizer & fire...Totally safe mom!"|
"H's" BIG DAY!!!
THE PHOTO SHOOT!!!
|so 'til next week this is S. Burgon & S. Ben reminding y'all to |
have fun and think of chipmunks...
wait...don't get distracted... stay focused and
Keep the faith!!!