Monday, December 26, 2016


Hope you guys had an amaaaazing Christmas! 
Christmas as a missionary is one of the most amazing things ever. 
Nothing like serving Christ in the season OF Christ! 
And skyping home is the greatest thing in the world. 
Families are forever....isn't that the best?

This week was great. It's so different being off campus, but so fun! I got to go tract again so that was cool, throwing things back a bit...and we had some super cool experiences. Since all of our investigators went home for Christmas break, they are all over Indiana! Sooooo we found out that there was going to be a baptismal service in we drove down with one of our investigators and a few of our other investigators met us there too! "A" actually brought a friend too! The baptism was great and it was super cool for them to experience what its like and feel the spirit that is there every time. After it got done, "A" texted us and said how much she loved it and how she can't wait to make a "two way promise with God by the proper authority and to get the Holy Ghost!" :) We love her, she's wonderful! And her friend is now wanting to be taught by missionaries too!!

Wednesday we had the mission-wide Christmas party which was soooooo fun!! We also got to perform a new song called "Mary Holds Him" and that was the coolest thing to be able to perform again. I love seeing all these wonderful missionaries. 

We also got to visit a man who recently had a terrriiibblleee accident. He was hunting and fell out of an 18-foot tree. He came out with many injuries and has to be bed-ridden for 6 months. He was sitting in his chair as we talked with him and he sat back and said, "I'm so grateful. I'm so grateful for my injuries. It could have been so much worse." I was so touched from his positive attitude. What a great example that we have so much to be grateful for, even when things are going tough. "It doesn't have to be going right to be going good" Its all in the attitude and perspective. I'm so grateful for the gospel and for my Savior to help have that positive attitude and eternal perspective. 

Also, cool experience...this week we tried something new. We have an investigator who is struggling with gaining an understanding and testimony of Joseph Smith. So in the middle of our lesson, we set aside about 15 minutes for each of us to go find a quiet place in the building, pray, and open the scriptures to see what Heavenly Father was telling us. He opened to an amazing Scripture that he shared with us. I know that scriptures are the way that Heavenly Father can answer us best. They are such a blessing to have so easily in our lives today. Scriiiiipture powerrrrr!!!

So grateful for this gospel, this work, and for YOU!! {Alma 26:37} 
"Now my brethren, we see that God is mindful of every people, whatsoever land they may be in; yea, he numbereth his people, and his bowels of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy, and my great thanksgiving; yea, and I will give thanks unto my God forever. Amen."
Love you so much! Have a great week! Until next time! 

Love, Sister Burgon*

Pix: merryyy Christmas, the performing crew, makin Christmas coooookies, Christmas eve, Christmas morning, THE FAM

Until next time.....*