Monday, September 28, 2015

"Changing Lives"

This week was so great.

We had 7 people committed to come to church and how many went. Zero. ZERO people went! Well, out of the investigators. Hahaha but it was awful. When I can't go to church because of pink eye, all the investigators go. When I don't have pink eye, no one goes. Maybe I should just get sick again..... 

No but the people we are teaching are changing their lives completely. It's really a miracle some of these changes and it just helpes me to see that the Lord does things in His own time. All of my people can and want to be baptized, but there are some very big changes that they are doing in order to be baptized. But the Lord has a plan for every one of them and things will work out. I know it will. 

This week we found some amazing people. First we found Miguel. He is 18 and is from Bolivia. We actually contacted him clear back in July, but finally decided to pass by his house. He only has only been in Chile 4 months and lives with his sister and brother in law. Right before he came to Chile, his mom passed away from Cancer. It was sad when he told us but he said that he feels like his mom is still with him. That is for sure Miguel! I could literally feel her presence when we taught him that day the Plan of Salvation. It is amazing. He is so good and has such a desire to learn the gospel. 

We also found Lily and her boyfriend Sergio. Hermana Anuncicaco contacted them clear back in June and we finally got in with them this week. They have 2 cute kids that come to my English class all the time. And they are SUPER FUNNY! I love teaching them and they really want to join the right church and raise their kids in the gospel. They are great too and want to change for the better. 
We really have some awesome people, but people that need to change some things first. And lots of them are doing it! Katherin for example, left her boyfriend of 5 years so that she can join the church. That leaves her in a hard situation but she loves the decision she has made. It really is a miracle. LOVE THIS WORK! Love being a missionary and love planting seeds :) 
Hermana Burnham

"Yes! There is a bat just chillin' outside our church in Santa Juana!"

"Lunch with Hermana Jocelyn. She is the branch President's wife."

"Eating nalca with Hermano Jorge! It's like a weird tree thing that you eat with salt. You can't wash it because it takes away the flavor. It's pretty good."

"Hermana Matias! Love this girl!"

"Hermana Jakob from Canada"

"Three zone activity"

"My zone from San Pedro! WOOOO!!!!!"

"Hermana Mendoza"

"Elder Snyder. We are parasite friends!"


Monday, September 21, 2015


Well, long story short. I have conjunctivitis, or in other words, pink eye. Yes! PINK EYE! I sure got super annoyed on Saturday and thought, gosh. Why do I always have to be sick in my mission? I think it's just a way for Satan to stop the work. But he won't get to me!

So we couldn't go to church yesterday because of my pink eye, but we did have Moira who went! She is a new investigator that is awesome! She is 19 and lives alone with her little daughter. Moira is super funny and awesome!  I loved teaching her! I can see that she is going to be a member in the church! :) 

Katherin didn't go to church yesterday and I think it's because we weren't there, so we are going to work with her more on that this week. She is too good, but has given up a lot in her life to join the church. The sacfrices other people make for the gospel still amazes me. 

I sure love being a missionary, even when I am super sick and super tired. I love it! Hahaha and I know that the mission goes by way too fast, so I gotta enjoy it! ) Thanks for all the love and support! 

Hermana Burnham

"Hanging out with Julieta" :)

"Where we write on P-day"

"Happy Birthday Hannah....sorry I am late!"

"ICE CREAM!!!!!"

"Doing a disco grill. Super good."

"Coco wanted my food."

"Hermano Jorge as a youngin'!"

"Oh hey....let me just park my oxen out front!!" :)

"CHORILLANA! The best Chileno dish ever!"

"Family Home Evening got crazy with drawing on faces!"

"18 other words, Meat! Meat! Meat!"

"Dancing the Queca"

"Taking in the beautiful scenery of Santa Juana"

"Walking to the lake with Katherin" :) :) :)

"The reason we all get fat the week of September 18th. ALFAJORES!"