Monday, November 24, 2014

"Happy Thanksgiving"


So this week was so good, and yet we didn't even have the greatest of numbers. But that is okay, because it was still super good. We had our 12 week interviews with Presidente Bluth and Hermana Bluth. And I just stinkin' love their guts! They are seriously so amazing. And Hermana Bluth made homemade chocolate chip cookies, so how can you go wrong with that!?!? It was eating home. I miss my mom's cookin' and just every other food from America!

Anyway, the interviews were super good. I chose to do my interview with Presidente Bluth in Spanish and it was super fun! He has a super thick Mexican accent though and it was fun to hear the difference in our accents. He told me at the end mine was a little Chilean. Not a lot, but a little. That was so cool to hear because that is my goal! To sound like a Chilean!!! :) But it was good. We talked about my investigators and then with Hermana Bluth all about how we don't have warm showers and my fleas. That is always fun! Who knew that rubbing dryer sheets on your mattress would get rid of fleas? Whatever works man. Whatever works. 

So this week we had some awesome lessons. But NONE of our investigators came to stinkin' church. What is the problem? We teach and they commit and they read and pray, but don't come to church. We even have a member that they know to be their friend in church. But honestly, in the end. They have their agency. If we do all of our part, then we didn't do anything bad. I am sad about them not coming, but then we did all that we could. And we will still keep doing it until they come! I know they will come. It is just patience that we need. Hahahahaha! 

But I really learned that numbers are not of value. Presidente Bluth told us that ya, that's how we keep record, but that these numbers are souls. Sons and daughters of God and that we need to remember that. Ya I REALLY want a baptism, but I also need to remember that maybe, its just not some peoples time yet. And that is OKAY. As long as I do my part, the Lord will help and they will do their part. I really do love my investigators. They are the best. Katya is just super cute and has been prepared from missionaries 30 years ago in her life. You just never know what seed you are planting. It is so incredible to see those seeds grow. 

Well, everyone. another week just flew by and I still can't believe Christmas is right around the corner. And my 5 month mark. CRAZY! It's almost here. I love the mission! It is the I wouldn't want to be anywhere else! Have a great week!

Con amor,
Hermana Burnham

"Just yelling over the Andes to Charly"

"When it rains the snails come out"

"Chasing a turkey!"

"Happy Thanksgiving from Hermana Rimmasch and Hermana Burnham"


Monday, November 17, 2014

"Climbing Volcanos and a New Companion"

Ya folks. I climbed a stinkin´ volcano today!!!! It was sooo cool. It was our activity for our zone and it was at Mount Lonquimay. So fun. It was hot, but we had snow and also one hermana had never seen snow. So yay! It was super fun. Oh Chile. You are awesome. 

So I have a new companion!!!! Sorry I didn't write last week, but my new companion is awesome! Hermana Rimmasch from Sandy Utah! It is crazy because we were in the CCM together, but we didn't remember each other so that was cool. She is super sweet and awesome. She can understand the Chilenos like none other so that is nice. I was super scarred to get an American companion but she is doing just fine. 

We have been doing pretty good! We have one awesome investigator, Judith. Man that woman is hilarious. She asked if we could date the elders and if we lived with them. Hahahahaha! We were trying so hard not to just bust up laughing. But she is so sweet. She is 25 and has 2 kids and her boyfriend. She is always so correct when answering our questions and is reading The Book of Mormon faithfully. It is super cool. I love it. We taught her about keeping the sabbath day holy and she fully understood why we don't shop and why we need to go to church. She really wants to go, but her boyfriend is not a big fan of us. We have never met him  but he told her she can visit with us but can't go to church. So we continue to pray for her and that her boyfriend will soften his heart more. She is the best and super funny. 

Also, we have Ramon. Poory guy :( He is having a rough time right now. He hasn't really been progressing ever since we had out law of tithing lesson with him. He said he is struggling for money right now, but that he really wants to be baptized. But also that he doesn't want to be baptized and then not be able to pay tithing. So he has some really good intentions, just scared of what might happen. He is super sweet though and I sure love him. He is super chill and always reads everything we give him and then studies it. He is super awesome. LOVE HIM.

Besides that things have been just the same. Having a new companion is super cool, but I still miss my mom Hermana Lozano. She was the best mom ever. But it's good to get a change and also have Hermana Rimmasch. She is super funny. And she loves the office so where can I go wrong? :) We quote it all the time in the street. Hahahaha! And all my zone leaders and the other elders love Nacho Libre, Napolian Dynamite, and Hot Rod. So we always have a good time quoting movies in meetings and such :) 

OH! We totally had the best experience yesterday! Well, on Thursday we were contacting and found this one lady in the street, Katia. She was with her son who had just broken his arm and had a cast. We talked and she told us that she went to a Mormon church once a long time ago when she was a kid and that she really liked it. So we got her address and then had a lesson with her yesterday. SHE IS SO AWESOME!!!!!! We showed her the picture of José Smith during the lesson and she was like hey! I have seen that picture! And I have heard his name before. He was a prophet, right? YES! HE WAS! It was so cool. She accepted a baptism for 20 de Diciembre and so that was just awesome. She also has a daugher, Ignacia who was there but she was kind of quiet throughout the lesson. But how cool! Then she told us at the end, it wasn't an accident that we ran into each other in the street. That we met for a reason. AHHHH!!!! :) 

So ya. Thats it for now folks, Oh we also had branch council this week so a bunch of members from Victoria came and gave the best talks ever One quote I liked was one that I'll post down below. But thanks for everything!!! Chile is super hot and I get sunburned everyday, even with sunscreen. But I love it!! Have a great week :) 

Con amor,
Hermana Burnham

We dont go to church to please other people. We go to church to renew our covenants and to please the Lord. 

"Saying goodbye at the bus station with Elder Ruiz"


"Goodbye Hermana Lozano"

"Our goal in this comabio"

"Guess who has fleas.....again?!"

"Preaching the good word to all animals"

"Mari....she is the cutest girl ever!"

"My favorite store in all of Curacautin!"

"The dog that bit me!"

"Hermana Rimmasch's birthday"

"Office quote that her family cool!"

"Hermana Rimmasch"

"Making sopapillas"

"Bastian and Hermana Bertides.....LOVE THEM!"

"Flying kites with Roberto, Carlos, & Bastian"

"Branch Counsel food after church"

"Mount Lonquimay"


"I love volcanos!!"