Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Letter Home- March 10th, 2014

We don't have dinner appointments too often in this ward. It's definitely not like my last ward where we had the next month completely filled out before I left! It's getting better though. I really just like having a good home cooked meal. I've been living off cereal lately since we just don't have time to make lunch and dinner. Too much to do here in Lakewood! 

We were able to be a part of two baptisms this weekend. J__ and P__ are two UBCs (separate families) that we have been working with for a while. I had the opportunity to confirm J__ (kind of spur of the moment type of thing - his dad got really nervous and asked me to do it), so that was cool. 

For p-day today we are planning on playing sports at the stake center like usual. We aren't allowed to be together with the sisters except for twice a transfer (safety thing) so it's just gonna be us elders today. 

That's ok though, we have great guys in the zone. Oh, I'll be sending home a box of some stuff I just haven't used in a while so be looking for that.


Elder Burton

Letter Home- March 3rd, 2014

We've had some good miracles this week :) We have two people on date for this weekend, and the zone all together has 5 people that are to be baptized on Saturday. It's gonna be a crazy day with only one font! It's way exciting though.

I've been thinking a lot about the future lately and how I can keep progressing. I realized that my mission ends when the Prophet says so, but I don't have to stop being a missionary. This truly is a lifestyle and I know that the world will overtake a few things, but I don't want it to control every aspect of my life. I don't know what to do about college. I think it would be best for me to go straight to school, but then I'd have to come home early. I'll talk to Pres Weaver soon and see if I can shorten my mission just a bit... I think I'll need to be around all of those RMs to help me stay sane...

You're right, time is flying by way to fast. I can't believe I've already been out 18 months.... It's so scary, but I know there are so many people that will be there for me when I get home. I've already decided to leave a lasting impression in the Wa-Tac... still thinking on how though...

Let's get this college stuff going just in case :)


Elder Burton

Letter Home- February 24th, 2014

I'm glad y'all had fun in OK! I wish I could have been there. Man, Monika went all out on Lukas' birthday! 

Ok, I'll confess, all I remember is the fact that she got Rudy's. Mmm....

Lukas sounds so smart! I'm sure he's gonna be a completely different person than who I remember when I meet him again. So excited!

Ha, I still haven't tried the jerky. I'm sure it's good, I've just been a little hesitant! I'll overcome my fears though! I love you and I hope you have a great week :)


Elder Burton

Letter Home-February 3rd, 2014

Transfer Buzz!!! So, I'm gonna be going to Lakewood as the ZL over there and I'll have three companions (a zone leader comp and then two "boys") - just like B-Town! I'm way excited because Elder Bowen is gonna be my district leader. He and I requested to serve together, but at least we're in the same zone :)

I'm way sad to leave Olympia, but Lakewood is such a good area. There are so many people just waiting to hear the gospel there, so it'll be fun. Olympia 2nd has been my favorite area so far. The people here are so good and the members just get the whole vision of hastening the work. I have to say goodbye to a lot of people today.... not my favorite thing to do. BUT, my ward mission leader is taking us to get sushi for dinner tonight. Ha, totally worth it.


Elder Burton

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