Hey everyone – sorry it has been a while since I have written a blog post! So much happens from one week to the next that when I finally get a chance to sit down and write about it, it all seems like a blur!
This week was insane! We found 21 new investigators and FINALLY had some actually come to church and commit to baptism! I was sitting in Sacrament Meeting and while pondering my own life, I tried pondering on the lives of our investigators and I thought about my gratitude to Heavenly Father for delivering them to church. Two of the teenage girls WALKED for almost one hour to get to church! I was surprised as all get out to see them there and I felt the love of the Lord in my heart.
Also, we received and contacted a person who is a referral from a member of the local ward that we attend. He has been searching for the truth for a looonnnggg time. He is a world history teacher and they just finished studying ancient american civilizations…… WHAT??? (hahaha) So we taught him the Book of Mormon in the context of history! It was awesome.. that is my favorite subject to learn about so it felt amazing to draw connections with him. Within the first week of him being an investigator he WENT TO CHURCH! He has a baptismal date on October 11th so I am just feeling blessed. Please keep him in your prayers that he can make the commitments he needs to in order to be baptized.
I’m thankful for all of you and the support and encouragement you give me. I miss home and am excited to hear about the 2014 T-Bird’s season! But I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else right now and know that I am doing what I should be doing right now in my life. I pray for you often!Love,
Elder Hunter Burbidge
such a GREAT ATTITUDE!!