Monday, August 31, 2015

"Read, Pray, Attend"

This week I was thinking really hard about the things I have seen in my mission. Being a missionary isn't easy, but I love it. Sometimes things happen not only here, but in my home. That make me sad or happy. This time in my life is FULL of different emotions and I was thinking really hard today about why sometimes we let go of the iron rod. Here in our mission, we teach our investigators. These are the 3 things.


Read every single day from the scriptures. I can't even begin to explain the huge difference this will make in your life. Your eyes open up to so much more and the spirit will speak to us more clearly. 

Pray every morning and every night. This is a huge one. Can you imagine being a parent and your kid never talked to you? Just left voice mails every night? We shouldn't do that with our Heavenly Father. He wants to hear from us. Every morning and every night, and more. 

Attend church every Sunday for the 3 hours. Not just 1 or 2. But 3. There is something we need to hear or learn in every class on Sunday. And the sacrament is SO IMPORTANT that we need and must take it every Sunday. If we don't, we are not repenting. Repentance is not complete without the sacrament. 

I hope and pray for you guys every day. I sure love you all and want you to be doing these little things every day. If not, Satan drives us away and then we let go of the iron rod. It's not worth it folks. Not worth it at all. Who cares what those people think in the great and spacious building? What matters is that we do what God wants us to do. I know that doing these 3 things will change our lives for the better and that we will hold firm to the iron rod. I know it because I have seen it in my own life. Love you all!

Hermana Burnham

"Our investigators little boy, Eduardo, fell asleep during the lesson! Hahahaha :)

"Teaching the gospel to our friendly neighbors.......VACAS!"

"These are called camarones. They are like lobsters but from the ground, not the ocean. Our investigator gave us a huge bag full the other night. They are super delicious!!"


Monday, August 24, 2015


This week was so good and we have transfers.... I am staying with HERMANA ANUNCIACAO! I love my little Brasil girl and so I am alllllll good with this transfer :)

This week we found some awesome YSA guys that are soooo awesome. I don't know what happened to Diego but he is kind of off the face of the planet right now :( Which makes me sad, but we will never leave him alone. Mwahahaha! And we also met Carlos who is 22 and Miguel who is 20. They are both so cool. Carlos before was a bit gangster but now he is totally normal and he said he has changed so much. That he wants to find the true church and wants to still be a better person. He is so cool. He lives super close to us and said he'll tell his old gangster friends to protect us and our house. So that will be good :) No but Carlos is super awesome. I had an intercambio with Hermana Stevenson last week and we saw two guys playing soccer and just said hi to them. One of them was Carlos. Then the day after, me and Hermana Anunciacao decided to knock a street and the first door, CARLOS. It was so cool and he even said that when he saw us in the street, felt that we would come to his house but not so soon. That was so amazing. 

Miguel is super cool too. He is 20 and studies in Concepcion and goes to Los Alamos for the weekends to see his family. But he is so interested in the message we have and we actually have to teach him inside the church. He can't take the lessons in the house where he is living. It was such a good first lesson with him that we had with him. I love all the YSA people we are finding. 

So our reading the Book of Mormon with the branch is going soooo good. A few people are behind but all the talks yesterday were about the Book of Mormon and kind of a bit strong. But really. this book is amazing. Never in my life have I treasured this book so much and I regret not seeing it as something very important in my life. I know that when I read from its pages everyday, it helps. I see the difference and I love it. 

Oh and Katharin is doing awesome. She just can never come to church with this stinkin' weather. It's making her little girl so sick :( But one day. We need SPRING! 

Con amor,
Hermana Burnham

"Chocolate Cake from Brazil for Family Home Evening" :)

"Last district meeting for this transfer."

"Cleaning a house"

"Hermana Lozano went home today. I shall go to Mexico when I get home!"

"My Crazy Zone" :)

Monday, August 17, 2015

"Judge Not"

Sorry everyone. I have been a bit lazy lately with writing and I feel bad. So no need to tell me, ya? Hahaha! 

Well, things are going pretty good here in Santa Juana with my little Brazil girl. It's such a little town that it's a bit hard to contact people because in about 2 weeks, we know everyone. Hahaha but we have been finding miracles here in Santa Juana. 

First, is Katharin. Ohhh she is so good. We had so many spiritual lessons with her this week and the last that I can't even begin to describe how cool she is. She has a bit of a rough life and really wants the gospel. She was so excited to go to church too and then her little girl got super sick again in her lungs. It's so hard here with the weather in Spring. Super, super cold in the mornings and nights, but during the day, HOT. So it's hard to not get sick here. But Katharin is progressing a lot. 

Then we met our other miracle, Diego. He is only 21 years old and is studying construction. He has soooo much desire to find the truth and has so many good questions. We gave him a Book of Mormon the first lesson and before the second time we visited, a friend of his told him some really awful things about the "mormons". She said that we make sacrifices in our temples and that the Book of Mormon is a book written by crazy people, and much more. But Diego totally defended us! Hahaha he told his friend that it's not that nice to talk about other people that way and that she doesn't know because she never tested Moroni's promise. Wow. He is so good! Diego really does inspire me because he is so happy all the time. I love it! 

Me and my comp had a really weird experience today and we have been talking about it a lot. We were on a crazy micro (the small buses) to go to Concepcion today. There was a young Father and his little girl. The little girl was throwing up the entire way to Concepcion and I felt so bad for him. He had a lot of backpacks to carry, his little girl, and also this bag of vomit. We got to his stop where the micro stops at 50 mph and barely makes time for people to leave the micro because they have to complete their route. He couldn't have his little girl in his hands because of the other things. So he had his daughter walk behind him and he waited at the bottom of the micro stairs for her to step down. The driver started yelling at him that he need to take his daughter in his hands. Because if he didn't, she would fall and the driver would have to pay a huge fee. He yelled so hard at this young dad and the little girl. Then drove off all upset and yelled and said bad words. Then started talking with the passengers and all were so mad at this young dad. I felt so sick to my stomach that someone could be so mean to someone else. A lot of the time, we judge people so quickly when we don't even know the situation. I am so guilty of that, but I am trying to get better and not judge. Especially when I don't know the full story. 

Well, folks. Sorry again for being off the face of the planet, but I live! Hahahaha! Don't forget to be like Jesus. Don't judge and always remember to help those around you! 

Hermana Burnham

"Brownies with Hermano Jorge."

"The truck for gas. It's a bit creepy."

"This wall says 'Hey Chubby. I love you!!!"

"Someone decided to break a window at the church."

"Our Branch activity. The Elder's Quorum cooked for all the women." :)

"Lunch with the Branch Presidente"

"Happy Birthday Ella!" :) :) :) :) :)

"Happy Birthday Mama!" :) :) :) :) :)

"Rainbows and crazy nights." :)

"Chocolate from Juan Antonio! Our eternal investigator" :)

"Crazy times in lunch with Hermano Jorge"

"We got to work in Concepcion and the graffiti there is the best!"

"Celebrating Hermana Anunciacaos' birthday! My cute little Brazil girl reached 20 years!!!!!!"

"The funniest dog. Hahahahaha!