Monday, November 28, 2016


Hello Erybody!!!*
What an awesome week! 
I hope you all had the best Thanksgiving. 
That was definitely a special day as a missionary. 
We have so much to be grateful for. 
What an amazing time of year! 

 This week was so fun. Students were home for Christmas break and Campus was closed so we got to do some work with the ward, service, and creative finding:) To start the week off, we had TRANSFERS!!!! We drove down with sweet Sister Foster and got to pass all the mission vehicles who were holding up traffic on the freeway because of Tiwi (our safe-driving enforcer, it doesn't let us speed) I absolutely love transfers....seeing all my dear missionary friends makes my life. I love my fellow mission buddies!! 

Once we got there, all the new missionaries were talking with Sister Carlson and we got TO MEET THEM!! It made me freak out to think that one of them was my sweet second daughter:) Then president just introduces us to each other as trainer/trainee. hahaha I freaked out!!! My sweet new companion is Sister Kammerman, and believe it or not, we were in the same stake when I was at college! She is my height, blonde, loves to sing, and loves life....we are going to get along great! haha I love her already, we've had the funnest week! She is absolutely amazing, so strong, and veryyyy prepared. We are bringing music/singing into the work too! Especially around Christmas time....crazy how music can bring such a powerful spirit! 

This week we met with some of the recent converts of the YSA and taught them and had some of the most powerful experiences. We had a lesson planned for them, but once we started teaching, the spirit told us to change what we had planned. It was truly very humbling and powerful. I was blessed to feel the love that Heavenly Father has for His children. That is a feeling that I cherish so much. Heavenly Father loves you SO MUCH...I promise :) Romans 8:38-39
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,  
shall be able to separate us from the love of God, 
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
One of my favorite things is to listen to is conference talks as I get ready in the morning. This week, I re-listened to an amazing one, "My Grace is Sufficient" by Brad Wilcox. He asks a very important question. He says that we are saved by grace, but then asks, "Have you been changed by grace?" I love this thought...have we let our testimony and knowledge of our Savior change us? "When we choose to follow Christ, we choose to be changed." I know that we can be changed by grace everyday. 

The Christmas initiative is out now ! Give it a watch. I know it is so inspired. Christ is the light in a dark world. As we share His light, we can light the world together, touching many lives as He has. Moroni 7:45-48. 
"And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and enviethnot, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail—But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen."

This season, I am going to strive to be more like my Savior, always looking/praying for people to serve. We are His hands on earth. 

"Therefore, what manner of men ought ye to be? 
Verily I say unto you, even as I am." 
~3 Nephi 27:27

Love you guys! Thanks for all the love and support! I am feeling so very blessed!

Love, Sister Burgon*

pix: my sweet new darling daughter 

Welcome to the area S. Kammerman

Stay warm and safe in all that snow!!!
See you next week!!!*

Monday, November 21, 2016


Happy Thanksgiving Week!!!*

I'm sure grateful for this season to remember how we are SO blessed!! Grateful for YOU! 

This was a fantastic week! We saw miracles and got to do tons of cool service projects too, which is always a favorite of mine.
Before I start, we got transfer calls this weekend and oh my my...transfer fate is always so unexpected. We were SHOCKED!! Dying to find out, okay...I'll tell you. Sister Ben will be LEAVING and going to be companions with my MTC companion, Sister Nuttall. And I will be STAYING HERE and TRAINING a new sister again!! AHHHHH:):) I'm so excited!!!!! I can't believe I get this awesome opportunity again and I just can't wait to meet this sweet new sister. She's coming to the best YSA.....ahhh i'm just so excited. That means I will be here for at least 7 1/2 months, good thing I love this place so much:) Our whole zone is changing a lot which is super sad, we've made some really awesome friendships here, but now we will get to meet new friends:) I have seen Heavenly Father preparing us this week for this change and I know that it will be an amazing experience with His help. D&C 64:33
"Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great."
We saw miracles this week in the work. We were texting many people and felt like we should reach out to some old investigators who we've lost contact with or who had some struggles and needed a break from being taught. Turned out to be amazing lessons both times and we are going to start teaching and working with them again!! Promptings are too cool, and the outcome of when you follow them is even cooler. How humbling!! I definitely felt the help of the Holy Ghost in those lessons, prompting us on what to say to help them the most. I don't know what we would do without the help of the Holy Ghost. 

We also had the awesome opportunity to volunteer at the NCAA Cross Country Finals this weekend which was a hiiiiiighlight!! It was such a fun event and we even saw/met with the BYU team! It was so awesome to see familiar faces from good ol Utah!!!! That night, we went to a fireside with the team and I was so touched by their testimonies and reliance on the Lord for help and strength. And, bonus, they did fantastic at finals!! Go BYU :) 

"A"s Lesson was amazing this week. When we started talking to him, the spirit prompted me that we needed to teach something different than what we had planned. It was just what he needed and It was such a testimony to me that Heavenly Father knows us best. The Spirit was super strong in the lesson, and at one point he stopped and shared a thought of something he needed to do. We were able to help him see that it was a prompting from the Holy Ghost and that it was important to follow it. So cool to see him progress each week and see him learn how to rely on the spirit and recognize promptings.
"H" is also doing wonderful. This week we asked him what the three parts to the Atonement were (Gethsemane, on the Cross, and being Resurrected) and he quickly responded, "Celestial, Terrestrial, and Telestial" haha we got a good laugh from it, but I'm super impressed with his memory. He's 9!!!! Nice job "H" you're doing good buddy! haha
A great week that was great because of the promptings of the spirit! I know it is not only important, but totally vital that we seek the spirit, recognize the promptings that come, then quickly act on them. If we do, miracles come! So grateful to have that guidance, comfort, discernment, and confirmation that comes from the spirit. It's truly called the GIFT of the Holy Ghost for a reason. That's a gift from Heavenly Father that I know I take for granted too often. Seek the spirit this week, I know you will feel a difference and notice an impact all around you. 

"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." ~D&C 84:88

Love you! xoxo Have a Happy Thanksgiving week! (and a action-packed black Friday. lol)
Love, Sister Burgon*


oh the things you see on campus , , 

 h💙m e
 the last district pic
crossing the train tracks

 NCAA cross country service

Good Bye my sweet Sister Ben!!!

Monday, November 14, 2016


Hello everyone!! 
OK. First of all, thank you so very very much for all the sweet birthday wishes! 
I seriously felt the love today and it means more than I can say! 
THANK YOU! I LOVE YOU! I am so blessed to have the best friends and family!

This week was fantastic!! We had zone conference and it was amazing. There's nothing like going to those conferences and being surrounded by the spirit. I loved the trainings that were given and I felt like we were really able to receive some guidance and inspiration for what we could do better on and how to help our investigators more. Grateful for that! It's always fun to see my sweet missionary friends as well!

Right after zone conferences, we had exchanges with the STL's which was amazing. We definitely saw miracles. It's amazing to me that we can be in the right place at the right time to meet someone who truly needs the message of the restoration. HOW HUMBLING. I've said it a lot before, but I just know that this is not our work! I know that Heavenly Father LOVES His children so much. 

We were just able to teach a lot of cool people this week. It's fun to see some of our investigators progressing now too! Good things happening here in Terredise! Feeling very blessed! And another wonderful thing happened on Sunday...'A' blessed the sacrament!! It was the coolest moment and he did so good. There was a super powerful spirit in the meeting and I am just amazed at how wonderful this gospel is. 

This week's scripture is from Mr. 'A' himself. He sent it to us and I just love it. D&C 98:1-3 
"Verily I say unto you my friends, fear not, let your hearts be comforted; yea, rejoice evermore, and in everything give thanks; Waiting patiently on the Lord, for your prayers have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, and are recorded with this seal and testament—the Lord hath sworn and decreed that they shall be granted. Therefore, he giveth this promise unto you, with an immutable covenant that they shall be fulfilled; and all things wherewith you have been afflicted shall work together for your good, and to my name’s glory, saith the Lord."
Never forget that we are in the Lord's hands. It's so reassuring, he promises us that it will all work out, no matter what! 

LOVE YOU! Thanks again for the sweet emails!

Love, Sister Burgon*

Pix: We went to a beautiful state park called Turkey Run for pday and did some Hiking and it was amazing!

Birthday Partay!!!!! Thanks to Mama B for my Birthday Dinner and the Molten Lava Chocolate Cakes!!!!
So long teen years!!!!
See y'all in 7 days!!!!

Monday, November 7, 2016


Hola mi amigos :) 
It was a quick week, hope it was a good one for ya! 
Happy November!!!!

We had some awesome experiences this week...the kind that you walk away from and say, "Did that seriously just happen?" These are some experiences that I will remember forever. We shall start with "J".  "J" is about 21 and she has a 5 year old son. She has conquered all the criticizing comments everyone has thrown at her saying that "She'll never make it" she's in college and doing great things! We met with her this week and she told us about her friend, "E", that is really struggling with her faith, so guess what "J" does...she whips out the restoration pamphlet and teaches her. haha it was so awesome, we were freaking out as she was telling us about it. Well then half way through our lesson with "J", she gets up and says, "One sec, 'E' is here" and comes back a few mins later with 'E'! We talked for a little bit and she really wants to meet up now! YAY. 

Then another night, we had just finished teaching 'J2', our last appointment of the day. As we were getting ready to leave, we see a guy named 'S' that we have talked to maybe once on campus before. He got asking us questions about our future and was really upset that we took time out of our lives and put our education on hold to be here now. haha he got pretty upset....then the conversation took a turn and he was basically telling us about everything wrong in the world and in his life. He even considered himself to be almost an atheist. He said he's prayed and prayed and waited and talked and prayed and waited etc etc etc, and has gotten nothing. We testified to him that God is there and that He is aware of him, and suggested that maybe all these places weren't giving him the answers he needed because they didn't have the answers themselves. We taught the restoration and he questioned it in depth, but it was the coolest lesson ever because he just kept saying, "...oh...that DOES make sense." By the end of it, he wanted to know more, asked to meet again, and said he was seriously going to consider this. AMAZING!! I know that this church is Christ's, that's why it makes complete and perfect sense. It will give us the direction and the answers we are seeking, because it has the fullness. Christ is at the head of it, and His power is here on the earth today. Who knew you could get an adrenaline rush from a lesson haha :)

On the other hand, here is a funny story for ya....not all lessons are that exciting ;) We taught a cute girl who was apostolic. She loved the restoration and thanked us for meeting with her and wanted to keep meeting week to week. At the end, she flipped over the pamphlet and saw the picture of the Book of Mormon. She asked if we were Mormon and then facetimed her mom right there, who asked us many questions. It was fun :) haha We are happy that she had an opportunity to learn about the restoration, and I can't wait for her to receive another opportunity to learn.  

ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT....'A' got the Priesthood on Sunday! AH So exciting, good things coming his way! We are so proud of him, it is the coolest experience watching his testimony grow! SO GRATEFUL.

Last one, on Sunday, our day cleared up so we were trying to decide what to do, and I felt really prompted to visit a less active in our ward. We went to her house and her house-mate came out and said that he was JUST praying for some help in strengthening his faith. We had an awesome conversation and we get to see him again this week! So grateful for the spirit to tell us what we should do and where to go. 

AH so sorry, this is a novel this week! Grateful for this amazing time of life that I get to be a missionary. Never forget....John 17:33. 
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
Have a great week! God loves you!

Love, Sister Burgon*

Good times.... 

We love Helena!!!
And the Sisters!!!
The Elder's totally caught us PCing!!! 
The Missionaries and the Bishop
The Cutest Pup...AND his name is SCOOTER!!!! Be still my heart