Monday, May 1, 2017


hiiiillloooooo family and friends :) 
happy MAY! 
crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy...whhheerrreee iiisss tthhheeee ttiimmmmeeeee gggooiiinnnggggg...okay, i'm done:) 

This week was a super big "Fan Tastic" and it all started out with a liiiittllee bit of a sketchy my dear companion's words, "college housing is sketch. drugs are gross. we wont be teaching that investigator again....." haha but the Lord protects and heals scaring images in our brain. SO that was a fun experience...we coped with Chic Fil it was extra fun. 😎

We ended our exchanges for this transfer with one last fantastic one with Sister Crook and Sister Forseth. I got to bring Sister Crook to campus and we had an awesome time. We were blessed with lots and lots of finding we were outside alllll dayyy long...and I. got. fried. Hello summer, please stick around:) Nothing like a good ol farmers tan :) i'm quite proud. But it was an awesome exchange. We found one girl who is reeallllyyy searching for a church. We shared the Restoration with her and asked her what it would mean to her to find out it was true. She replied, "It would answer every question I've ever had". Amen sis

We finished out the night, after exchanges, by teaching dear A___...she's so cute! All week she has been sneakily listening to General Conference talks at work, and reading her Book of Mormon at any moment possible. Her faith has completely sky-rocketed. She is truly teaching US. And there's nothing more powerful than reading the Book of Mormon together. 

We taught M_____ about the Law of Chastity...and it was probably the best LoC lesson ever...and he is E X C I T E D to be baptized this Saturday. He passed his baptismal interview and is on fire!!

SO, story time...we showed up to teach Z___ and J___ about the 10 commandments and the Word of Wisdom...well by the end of the lesson, we had taught the 10 commandments, Sabbath day, not swearing, and the Word of Wisdom. How? Because they are just that prepared! Adam, our super stellar YSA fellow-shipper/helper/friend/etc, shared a really cool experience of the blessings that have come as we keep the Sabbath Day holy by not doing homework on that day. Well then later that night at institute, we noticed that J___ wasn't there. We sent him a text and he responded, "No I won't be able to make it this time. I went home to do my homework so that I won't have to do it on Sunday" .... we won't mention the little freak out moment we had in the middle of institute following that text....😊

And one of the greatest highlights of the week was getting permission to Skype my brother, Eric, as he GOT HIS MISSION CALL!!! CALLED TO SERVE!!!! WOHOOO So proud of ya buddy!! Yay for technology, Yay for my awesome mission president giving me permission, Yay for Eric, Yay for missions ❤ You are going to change lives Elder Burgon! WUV YAHHH!!!!! 
Elder Burgon...Assigned to labor in the California Los Angeles Mission!!!!
ps. We'll have 2 weeks together when I get home before he leaves!!!! 

Last night we had the coolest experience to be able to teach Z___, J___, and M____ AND E____ all together. We prepared and planned for their baptism and took them to the Temple. It was amazing to hear each of them share how the Gospel has helped and changed them...and to hear of the changes they've seen in each other along the way. They're doing it! They're ready!! This is the most humbling experience to be a part of. I cannot even say how grateful I am.  Saturday is going to be onneee greattt day. 

I've been really feeling strongly that the message that Heavenly Father is sending me is to: Focus on Jesus. As Elder Sabin and Elder Bragg said from conference, 

"We are children of God. Receiving light, continuing in God and receiving more light are what we are created to do. From the beginning, we followed the light; we followed our Heavenly Father and His plan. Seeking the light is in our spiritual DNA"…"It is time to stand up and defend His plan again."

I want to invite you to spend a little bit more time this week focusing on Jesus, in your own way...It's between you and Him. Blessings beyond your belief come when you do.

Love, Sister Burgon*

PIX: they day i got fried..., the skyping crew....i heart emmmiiillyyy, snow cone tongues