Thursday, December 18, 2014

October 27, 2017

Well this week was just amazing!
We had transfers this week and I was really sad to see Sis. Merrell go! :( I miss her so much. She's so great and she is in Chattanooga now and she is loving it!

I got Sis. Orton! She is so awesome! She is actually from the Colorado Springs Mission! She got transferred here to our mission because we were short on sisters and she was willing to move to a different mission! It's very rare for that to happen! But she's here and I love her! We are honestly like the same person. It's crazy. We like EVERYTHING the same! She's so great :) and we had a great week this week!

We had a ward Halloween party and we had Paul Lanctot and his wife Terry come and he hasn't been to church over 30 years! And he is coming back strong! And I just love him :) We're teaching his wife Terry! She's so great :) I love both of them! They came to the party and he came to church yesterday :) and it was amazing to see him there and see his progress and his love for the gospel!

I know the Lord is expecting much of me at this time, trying to find people and helping those to progress toward baptism and I know that I need to step up to the plate and work diligently until the end! because I only have so much time left! The Lord is definitely aware of us in our challenges! He loves us, and that is an honest blessing.
I love this work and it's very hard, but it's so worth it.

Love always, 
Sister Burr

Oct 20, 2014

Well, this week was great! Debbie got baptized!!!! I just love her. She has had to make many changes in her life!! 
 We are SO proud of her :) I love her!

Sister Merrell is getting transferred and I'm so super sad :( I'm going to miss her so much. She's so awesome. I have enjoyed every second being with her. She's such a great example to me and has taught me soooooooooo much!! don't know what I would do without her! She's amazing!

I'm excited for this new transfer ahead of me! it's gonna be fun! But yeah I'm staying in Bristol. I'll probably stay for 1 more transfer and then go somewhere for my last 2 transfers....that is really scary to say!!! haha. oh my goodness.. time is just going by so fast!!

But nothing else has really happened!! Just a little bit of everything!

So we go to the RonQuillos every Sunday for dinner and they are my favorite family here. They remind me of my own family so I just love being there! They are the best :) But i just am loving life right now! 

I miss you and love you so much!! I hope you had a great week. 

Love always,
Sister Burr

We are kewl!

Me and Sis Merrell

Debbie and Bro. Wood (her son-in-law)

the whole family! so great :) so happy for them!

we drank water out of wine glasses #nbd

This is Dan RonQuillo. he's like my favorite person :) he's so great!
he has a tattoo on his arm that says love a nurse, so Sis. Merrell drew it on my arm so we matched. haha

Me and Sis. Merrell :) 
these people gave us Moxie! It's an old drink, like older than Pepsi and it tasted like bottle caps! haha.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

October 6 and 14, 2014

Oct 14

It’s going by so fast! I’ve been out 14 months today! 14 on 14! Crazy...I can't even believe it....ahhhh.

It's beginning to be Fall for sure! I love it sooooooooo much!! It’s my favorite time of year!! And the trees are SOOO pretty here! I can't get over it!!! It’s unreal!! :)
My week was good! We just went biking on the creeper trail yesterday and it was definitely an adventure :) haha. My tire popped and then I tried to yell out to the other missionaries but they didn't hear me...I didn't know what to do, but then seconds later, this guys says “Hey sister! Do you need some help?” And it was a member from the Knoxville Stake and there were tons of Mormons to help me out :) hahaha. It was a blessing for sure! And then my tire popped twice so Sis. Weight took it and was riding on the rim...and it was a long, frustrating day BUT it was fun and we laugh about it now that we look back on it :) haha.
Debbie is getting baptized this next week!! And we're soo excited for her!! She’s a trooper and wants to get baptized! So we are soo excited :)
Other than that, we have just been finding more people to teach!

I hope you guys have a wonderful week! I miss you and love you soooooo much!!

Love always,
Sister Burr

Oct 6
Well….It’s been a great week! We were able to see Debbie, who has a baptismal date for Oct. 18 and she is doing great :) We're excited for her!
We were able to find more people to teach this week! But always striving for even more :) We are going to increase our finding efforts this week! It will be a good goal and I feel great about it!
Sister Merrell and I are doing great! I just love her. I'm grateful to be with her! She has taught me so much and is such a wonderful example to me!
General Conference was an amazing time for me to know what I need to do. I received so much personal revelation and feel invincible :) It all comes down to faith, which I need more of! So I am going to exercise my faith!
I loved Elder Christofferson's talk! and when he said "freedom doesn't come from resisting, but applying the commandments"
I loved Elder Uchtdorf's talk!! SO GOOD!. Probably my 3rd favorite talk. When he talked about light and how we need to do the will of the Lord and that it takes TIME! It’s a gradual process and that it doesn't matter about the depth or the height of our testimony and this church is for imperfect people and it's a quest of a lifetime.
My 2nd favorite talk was Jorg Kebingat from the 70. He talked about spiritual confidence. I needed to hear that soo bad. It was an answer to a prayer. I definitely need more confidence in my life! And so it was a wonderful talk, how we just need to DO IT. Just do it. Nike! I loved it so much. How we need to take responsibility, embrace obedience, be really good at repenting and forgiving and most of all accept our trials! We need to acknowledge our weaknesses but not let them enable us! I loved that.
Oh, then Elder Holland was a POWERHOUSE! He always is :) haha. Love, love, loved it!
I loved Sister McConkie's talk! It was really good! And President Eyring is just a favorite for me :) He's probably my favorite apostle.
President Thomas S. Monson’s was my favorite talk. I loved how he said decisions determine destiny. I loved that! It's soo true! His entire talk was amazing. Definitely what I needed to hear. We need to walk AS Jesus walked, not where he walked. And how he is there for us FOREVER AND ALWAYS! We can find happiness, it won't be easy, but it will be completely worth it!
I loved Elder Scott's talk and Carlos A. Godoy's talk! So good! This conference was just the best :) I loved it so much!
And of course, Elder Bednar blew it out of the water. :) My favorite part was when he said, “it may be awkward!” because he just justified my entire life :) So moral of the story: it's okay to be awkward. Thank you Elder Bednar!
Conference is amazing. I had such a great week! I love Conference SO much! It was the best :)

I just love and miss you so much! I can't believe I only have like 5 months's so insane to me! I can't even believe it...
I love you and miss you so much!!
Love always,
Sister Burr