Thursday, January 29, 2015

November 24, 2014

My favorite quote: everything will be okay in the end, if it's not okay, it's not the end!

Well this week was good! It was a slower week... just getting over my sickness and our other investigators aren't progressing the way we want them we're trying to find more people to teach!!
Andrew is still good for this Saturday!! We're super excited for him!! He's really excited as well! He's awesome.
Other than that, nothing much has really happened. Me and Sister Orton have waaay too much fun with each other :) She's so great! I love her to death!
But seriously, that is all that happened this week. Oh, except we taught a lady that was a little tipsy!!! She was talking to the sun because she thought it was God. She was downing 2 bottles of liquor while we were trying to teach her. And she fed her cat expired, soggy cereal. And she grabbed our hands and we prayed with her and she was trying to recite a scripture from Psalms and Sis. Orton conveniently had the one she was trying to quote, on a picture in her scriptures. so we quoted it and she was just crying and we were trying SO hard not to burst out laughing. Oh dear, it was quite fun.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! We are going to 2 houses for Thanksgiving! haha We're going to die...but it's with the Johnson's and the RonQuillo's, my favorite families here! So we're excited! :)
I love and miss y'all so much!
Love always,
Sister Burr

November 17, 2014

Well we had a good week, except for the fact that Sis. Orton and I were sick...haha. Oh man, it's the first time I've been sick on my hasn't been fun :/ But I guess the Lord was telling us that we just needed to take it easy and so we did this weekend. But nothing else really happened. The only exciting things that happened were that we went back to see 2 potentials with return appointments (in the same day) and both of them had just set the Book of Mormon out on the front step, just sitting there waiting for us. And we were like....what?? No! and so we knock on the door. No answer. So we write them notes saying,  yeah we're not taking this back. We gave it to you. So read it and pray about it. Have a nice day. hahaha. Oh goodness. And then in the same day, we almost got attacked by a huuuuge pit bull!!! We were seeing another potential and the dog like slams into the door and almost breaks the glass, stares into our souls and then goes mad! and we were running for our lives. and it was soo scary. I've never been so scared of dog before...hahaha oh man! It was an adventure!
I got proposed to this week by a homeless man. It's nothing new. They always are hitting on us...but this was even more weird. Fred asked me when my mission was over, and I said in Feb. and he said, so when is our romance going to start? You need to marry a rich, smart, republican! and I said, well that ain't you! sorry! and he said sure I am! come on! you can marry me! hahahaha oh goodness. You gotta love people :)
I read a talk that changed my life this week. It is called Becoming Perfect in Christ by Elder Gerrit W. Gong. Sis. Orton showed it to me after I had been complaining about that we weren't doing enough or we needed to be doing more. After reading this talk, I realized that what I am doing right now is enough and that I am enough as myself, Sister Burr and I have a wonderful power about myself and what we are doing right now is enough. Perfection is not achievable in this life. We can't keep worrying about being perfect. Something I have been struggling with, and I didn't even know it. Sis. Orton has helped me out so much and helped me change into the person I need to be and helping me realize that I need to change my thinking about myself, and not putting myself down. It's been a struggle but a blessing at the same time! Blessings in disguise :) Being myself is the best thing I can do! and so I'm working on that :)
I love my mission and my companion! Even though we were sick, we had a good week :) Andrew is still good for Nov. 29! and we're excited for him! and Amanda is set for baptism on Dec. 20! so we're doing great things over here and I'm loving it :)

I love you and miss you so much! tell everyone I said Hi and i miss them and love them!
Love always,
Sister Burr

 Paul Lanctot made this wonderful dinner for us! he's the best :)

we bought matching shirts and gave blood :) so much fun!

 This is Don Mencl. he's so awesome! he was investigating the church but he's not interested right now. but he still comes to fast sunday because he likes hearing testimonies :) super awesome! I love Don!

 Sis. Crapo and I went on exchanges! sooo much fun :) i love her so much!

Sis. Crapo, me, Sis. Little (my MTC companion) and Sis. Orton! crazy! they have all been my companions :)

 We're adorable :)

November 10, 2014


What a week! It was one of the best weeks I've had on my mission :)

I'll just tell some of the highlights! I gave blood this week :) It was soo fun!!! I love giving blood!! hahaha. Pretty great stuff! We had zone meeting this week and it was a powerful meeting. President Griffin got up and asked if anyone had any last questions because he had to get to another meeting. One missionary got up and asked, "How can I better see people through Christ's eyes?" and we all talked about it as missionaries and then President gets up and refers to Moroni 7:44-47. He talked about charity and how we must love them. It says in verse 44 that if he bear witness of Jesus Christ, it must needs be that he have charity. Then he said, "You know I have noticed one thing about your generation and it's not good. Your generation seems to beat themselves up more than any other generation.  You don't love yourselves. If you want to love other people, you have to look in the mirror and love that person more than anyone else. If you want to love other people, you must first have to love yourself. Love is the answer! And if you want to see people as Christ does, you must know who Christ is. So get to know him. It was a great meeting!

Then I had the opportunity to go on exchanges with my old companion, Sis. Crapo!!!! We had WAAY too much fun :) It was the best! We were able to find 4 new people to teach and have another baptismal date with Amanda Clay! She is so sweet and awesome!

This week hasn't been amazing just because the success we've been able to see, but the real success has been me getting over some trials and seeing myself grow and become a better, more Christ-like person! I've seen how much the Lord really loves me! He loves all of us so much!

I have the best companion in the world! Sister Orton. We are honestly the same person! She is so kind, hilarious, loving, an AMAZING teacher and missionary! I just love her sooo much!! We are like instant best friends! She's amazing!

I honestly just love my life right now! I am so blessed and the Lord has blessed us so much! He truly cares about us individually!

I also had to give a talk in sacrament meeting! On Rescue In Unity from General Conference! and it was a great talk actually! I was nervous as heck! But man we had an amazing week!

I miss you and love you so much!!!!!!! I can't wait until I come home :) I miss you so much!
I hope everything was great this week!
You're the best mom in the entire world!
I love you so much!
Love always,
Sister Burr

Nov 3, 2014

Read the Book of Mormon y'all :)


Well it snowed this weekend and it is freezing!!! But I’m doing great :) 
My Halloween  was good...except we had to be in at 4pm!!! crazy! So, we just hung out at the church with other missionaries! It was fun :) haha.

It snowed! It was soo cold on Saturday! We found a dead possum on the side of the road and took a picture with big deal. haha. We had such a bad day that we just ended up getting cookie dough at the store...haha.

But all is well :) Things are going great over here! We have baptismal date with our investigator Andrew for Nov. 29! So that should be great! This is the 3rd time with him! But it should be good. He seems more committed. We laid down the law with him! We're like okay… if you're serious about this, we'll help you, but you have to be committed! 

We went tracting a lot this past week....haha it's interesting. Not the most enjoyable thing...but hey! I’m awkward anyways. And so the best story was this: it was my first time tracting in a looong time and same with Sis. Orton. We go to the door and she opens the door and I say, "Hey!........what's up?" and that is all I say....and she's like.....”We're Lutheran”. and we're like okay bye!....and she slams the door. hahahaha We couldn't help but die laughing...because I’m just too awkward for words :) haha. Good times.

But we found lots of awesome people but they end up dropping us at the end of the week...another reason why we went and got cookie dough :) No big deal.

All and all it was a great week! Paul L. came to church yesterday :) and Rick, Bobby, Sis. Stanton, and Debbie are all doing great :) Those are all the recent converts since July and they are doing wonderfully :) I love them all so much! they are so dear to me!

I've learned the wonderful principle of being diligent...haha oh man. when we do what the Lord tells us...He blesses us. He provides a way for us to do it!  I’ve seen Him help me through this week and strengthen me. The best tool we have is prayer...and let me tell you. I’ve never prayed so much in my life than I have in the past 3 months. Satan really knows how to get us...but the Lord is stronger. He is our strength. Prayer is the most powerful thing we have in this world. Our personal interview with our Heavenly Father. He loves us, so much! I am so grateful for that. 

I miss you and love you so much! 
Love always,
Sister Burr
This is Rick. He's so funny. This is a fish he caught many years ago haha.
Me, Sister Shurtleff and Sister Hunstman!  I love them so much! it was sooo great to see Sis. Shurtleff before she went home! I miss her and love her!
Hermana Collier and I :) I love her!

Me and Sis. Merrell's last picture!

Bristol Sign :)

It snowed! It's so cold! but I mean, my last name is Burr after all!

Sis. Orton and I :) she's amazing!

I love this because I went to school in Cedar City :)

Sis. Orton is from Cedar City! so we know so many people and it's great :)

I love her :)

dead possum

cookie dough!