Monday, November 30, 2015

"47 in Church!!!"

Why yes, did we have 47 in the church yesterday? WE SURE DID. That is a newwwwww recorrddddddd! :) Well, for Santa Juana. It was really cool. I couldn't believe it. I play the little electric piano and so I have to count every week the number of people and I couldn't believe. Miracles still exist :) It was great!

And we just had a great week. Nothing TOO exciting but we did finally get some people to church. YAY! We got Maribel and Andres. A couple. Andres is a less active and Maribel is not a member. It was soooo good to get them to church after many years and see that they are progressing a lot. They started doing their prayers together and reading the Book of Mormon together. It's awesome :) 

We found Katherin again. She is going through a lot of hard things that I can't really write here, but I am really happy that finally things have calmed down a bit for her and that we are teaching her again :) 

Besides that, it's SUPER HOT IN SANTA JUANA! I feel like I am in Phoenix in the dead of summer. It's getting hot. The nights are even hot and it's hard to sleep. But hey, I will be fine. 

I just wanted to say that you are all so great. Thanks for always keeping me in your prayers and supporting me. I don't know what I would be doing without the support from back home. I continue seeing blessings and miracles every day out here and I know the mission will never truly end. It's our responsibility to always share the gospel. 

I love you all! Have a great week and I will be writing you all only ONE MORE TIME. Weird.

Hermana Burnham

Monday, November 23, 2015

"Little Miracles"

I just want to say that I am so grateful to be ending my mission with Hermana CastaƱeda. She is one of my sweetest companions and she is also ending the mission with me. It makes things kind of nice for us because I don't have to worry about making another hermana home sick :) Hahaha! 
Anyway, so we had some cool stuff happen this week. It's still hard to get people to come to church, but we are still trying our hardest to work hard and not like a bunch of dead old Hermana grandmas. We did a thing we call "calle inspirada" or inspired street. I pick 5 random streets and so does Hermana CastaƱeda, then we see if we have a street in common. The one we have in common, we go to and knock the doors. So we did that and had the street Bio Bio in common. We went there and prayed REALLY hard before to find someone. After knocking about 5 to 7 doors, we got into a house. Karen and she is just an adorable 7 month pregnant lady that wants to have more of Heavenly Father in her life. It was great and we told her that we had prayed to find her. In other words, we all ended up crying. Hahaha! Then her husband Alonso came home and he just turns out to know EVERYTHING about the church and have a bunch of member friends. And went to lessons with the elders before! Like, what??? Hahaha it was so good to meet them :) 
We have also been teaching Maribel and Andres. Andres is a less active and Maribel is his girlfriend that has been taking the lessons FOREVER. But about a month ago, she opened up and said that she knows the church is true now and wants to be baptized. It was so cute and I know it is going to happen :) 
Santa Juana is lookin' up :) Hahaha! But that's just really it. I love this life and I love my compy. Things are going good and I am just denying the fact that I am going home. I will let that settle in later. 
Have a great week!!!
Hermana Burnham


Monday, November 16, 2015

"One Month"

I am so sorry people. I AM SO LAZY AT THIS! I promise to be faithful this last month. Beause I will be HOME in one month...... Weird. 

Anyways, today are transfers. And yes, I am staying in little Santa Juana. Not gonna lie, it kind of killed me. It's so small and ya I already have 4 months here, but I will be okay. I guess the Lord just needs me here. So I am sure there has GOT to be someone out there in this country town :) 
The work has been kind of hard here. We get some awesome investigators, but then none of them come to church. It's SUPER hard to get them to come to church. So if you have any advice, that would be great! 
No, but it really is such a good sector. Santa Juana is super blessed with great leaders. We had an activity and watched Meet the Mormons. It was so fun and outside with a projector. 
Well, I hope all is well and that you all are doing great. Thanks for the prayers and love and support and just EVERYTHING! I love you all so much!

Hermana Burnham


"This is why I hate dogs.......9 DOGS JUST RIGHT THERE!"

"A dead rat right in the street." YUM!!

"We got to help our Stake with a mini trek activity......we were the angels!!!!!"

"This is how we do weekly planning with Hermana Castaneda dressed this!"

"Another dead baby bird."

Monday, November 9, 2015

"I Love You All. Enjoy the Pictures!"

I love you all!!!! :) Enjoy the pictures!

"Navajo Tacos!"

"No Smoking!"

"That moment when your comps bed falls on top of you. Yes. That did happen!"

"A dead rotting dog that can be smelled in all of Santa Juana!" :(

"Las Hermanas de Santa Juana"