Transfer Time! Headed to Las Pinas.

Heloooooo everybody!  Hey guess what?  I’m getting transferred to a place called Las Pinas and I’m going to be a Zone Leader (ZL).  So today is busy for a P-Day because all of the missionaries in my current zone are getting together to go to the church and we’re going to watch a movie.

As a ZL I will have the opportunity to attend Mission Leader Conferences (MLC’s) and work with other companionships and perform training and assistance to the District Leaders who are serving in my area.  My new companion is named Elder Perkins and I have met him before and he seems pretty nice so that will be cool.  He’ll be going home in December so I’ll get to train a new Zone Leader for Christmas!

I heard that Tyler was made AP of his mission – haha that is so awesome for him!  He’s going to be so great.  I wish he was my AP haha!  

So Las Pinas is definitely a large city (over 500,000 people) and it is more of a suburb of Metro Manila.  So it will be very urban and crowded – but it might have a CHILIS restaurant in my area! OH YEAH!!! haha.

So even though I am excited to get to a new area, I am a little sad to leave my current location.  I loved this area.  I just hope I can make some things work in Las Pinas and learn even more.  It seems like in every new area there is kind of a theme that you find that comes up out of nowhere that you need to learn and it lasts the whole time you’re there. So i’m excited to know what will happen.

Well that is about it.  I love you guys so much – thanks for all of the support and prayers!

Love,

Elder Hunter Burbidge

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Happy Birthday Elder Burbidge!

Hello Hello from G.M.A. Cavite! 

The elders in Elder Burbidge's apartment celebrating his 21st birthday!

The elders in Elder Burbidge’s apartment celebrating his 21st birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Elder Burbidge, We love you!

Sorry it has been a few weeks where I haven’t written a good blog post, but I’m finally getting around to it! I’ve been trying to read the Book of Mormon again and I’m now in to Mosiah. From previous times in reading the Book of Mormon I always remember that each time I read Mosiah, I learn SO MUCH. For those who aren’t familiar with the Book of Mormon, ASK THE MISSIONARIES OR A MEMBER OF THE LDS CHURCH.  Its really changed my life and how I view things. This morning actually I was reading in the Book of Mosiah and I came across a few verses that I thought were crucial for us to understand in this life. I’ll share one of them with you here. 

“But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage.” (Mosiah 7:33)

I just want to comment on the first thing that we learn here, “turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart”.  If we give ALL of ourselves to Him, we won’t feel stressed, or like we aren’t doing enough. We’ll feel the eternal peace that we are promised when we are “delivered…out of bondage.” 

Also, The Book of Mormon isn’t just for missionaries or members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its for EVERYBODY. Please think or ponder about how your everyday life feels… Busy? Exhausted? Lazy? Do you feel progression? Or is it the same thing every day? I know that we can find the right way by reading the Book of Mormon and turning our actions to ways that the Lord wants for us. Please read it, even if you think its weird or like it won’t apply to you. Take my word for it. I thought that before, now I rely on it so much to help me. if you don’t want to ask somebody for a copy, take your mouse and click on the url at the top of your browser, enter in WWW.LDS.ORG, and on the top right hand side there is a link called “Scriptures” where you can find a link to the Book of Mormon online version. Please, at least go try it. I know its true! I love you all. Choose the Right, and you will be happy and FEEL happy. Stay safe!

Love,

Elder Hunter Burbidge

A Few Recent Photos from Elder Hunter Burbidge

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Elder Burbidge and some of his friends from the Missionary Training Center days. They met up during a mission conference with Elder Dallin H. Oakes of the Quorum of the Twelve!

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Posing with fellow elders outside the mission conference

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Striking a more relaxed pose during some down time! Go Hawks!!!

Hey everyone – just a quick update from the Cavite Mission.  We had an awesome visit from Elder Dallin H. Oakes who is a member of the Quorum of 12 Apostles that lead the LDS church.  All of us missionaries came together for a conference and he got up and just started talking about just being happy.  How we need to be happy wherever we are assigned – every minute of it!  This was a perfect message for me.  It was really helpful to hear this coming from an apostle of the Lord and to be in his presence. A fringe benefit of the conference was that I was able to see some of my “batch-mates” from the MTC and joke around with them. 

In other events, I have a new companion now and he is one of the coolest guys I have ever met -It feels like we’re brothers already.  His name is Elder Toledo and he is super diligent and good at teaching.  I’m going to learn a lot from him. 

Well – that’s about it!  Enjoy the photos and I’ll send more next time!

Love,

Elder Hunter Burbidge