Monday, April 27, 2015

God Loves Us!

I am doing really good here in Obregon, every day I am so grateful and realizing more and more the beauty of being a missionary. It is so hard but so beautiful. 

I also cannot believe that my Nana is 75! PARTY! Haha. I am so so so happy about that club that she has. I am so grateful to Heavenly Father, too. Don´t worry Mom, when you are older we will find you a club too! hahahahahaha jokes, jokes, we won´t even talk about that. 

This week went really well, we ate stomach again with some of our investigators! I really like it. We are having success with the people. The old hermana E, she hits me all the time and tells me I am really stubborn. Haha. I cant imagine why. But she is a crack up. And then we brought her to church again and when she wasn´t asleep she was pinching me. I love being a missionary. The Hermana S continues to be a great missionary as a recent convert! She is sharing the gospel with all her friends and family, so we hope to have success there in the near future. I am so grateful for all the support that I receive here in the mission. I am so grateful to have people that have my back. I feel so blessed by the Lord, although I am imperfect, the Lord loves me perfectly. He loves us all. Take a moment, all y'all and remember the love that the Lord has for you. If you doubt, pray about it. You will feel it! There is a quote that I love from Elder Holland that CHANGED MY LIFE this week. ¨the thing God enjoys most about being God is the thrill of being merciful, especially to those who don´t expect it and often feel they don´t deserve it.¨ God is good. God loves us! And I get to share His word every day. 

Hermana Burton

Monday, April 20, 2015


Well I have literally no time, I received so many emails. I am so thankful for all of the support!!!

I am so proud to be halfway done serving the Lord. we had so much success this week and I thank you for your righteous example siempre. My heart is so happy and my testimony so strong of this true and everlasting work, of my Savior Jesus Christ. He lives! And He loves us! 

Keep praying for me! I need it! 

1. We had a ¨day in the mission¨ and N went with us to our citas! she will be a powerful missionary. 
2. Hermana S! She was so ready and so prepared to be able to baptized. She will make a great member, we have seriously seen the miracles of God in her life! 
3. I don´t think you can read it but it says Hermana Princesa... its funny because the elders were walking in their area (which is close to ours) and this really drunk guy contacted them and said Are you from the same church as the princess? and the elders were like what princess? and he was like the white girl that always walks around in a skirt with the mexican girl! i think she is a princess! she had blondeish hair and like blue eyes! hahaha the elders won´t let me live it down! the whole district now knows me as Sister Princess. Thank you everyone, thank you drunk guy! 

This work is great and I love the Lord! HAPPY NINE MONTHS TO ME! WHOOOOOO! 
nine month old hermana B

Monday, April 13, 2015

More than Happy

La Hna E - ugly Spongebob sucker - YAKIMA APPLES!
I really felt your prayers this week! I know that you love me and have great faith in me. 

I don´t think I will change my major. I will have more job opportunities now that I speak Spanish, but I really have my heart set on OT. The more time I spend with old people here on the mish, and the excitement that I get every time that I see someone that has special needs testifies to me that it´s where the Lord wants me to be. 

It was kinda rainy this week, but by all means it was a really successful week. I was super happy. We also are going to have a baptism this weekend! Hna S is going to be baptized. She has been through a lot but her testimony is so strong. I am so proud of her. Miracles happen when we work with faith! 

I was more than happy to hear that this work is continuing at home. Tell Brother Richardson that I send my congratulations! This work is so good. 

I have been feeling really good this week. I am doing really good. Sometimes it´s hard recognizing my many mistakes, but I really learn everyday more about the GRACE of Jesus Christ. He is a perfect Savior that helps us through our time of need.

Hermana Burton 

Monday, April 6, 2015

I Believe in Christ

I seriously think about you all the time and so I am glad to hear that you think of me too! I am so grateful to Heavenly Father that I was raised in Pasco, (and Chiawana and all that jazz) because I truly feel that the Lord prepared me to serve this mission. And I get to go home and speak Spanish! How wonderful, right? 

 General Conference was awesome. I could watch some of the sessions in English, but didn´t catch all of it.  It kept freezing and then also I was helping with investigadores´ children. Haha! But I enjoyed hearing about all advice on the family.  Maybe everything isn´t exactly perfect, but things are good! actually the more time I spend here in mexico things are GREAT! We don´t have to worry about money, we have a family, we are blessed, we have so many resources. All of us, whatever country we may live in, are incredibly blessed as children of God. 

They didn´t celebrate Easter here. I guess it´s not really a thing. So that was a little sad, because I love Easter! But I really could study about my Savior and strengthen my testimony. I like the Ensign from this month that says being weak is not a sin! (the article)  It really helped me understand, finally, what GRACE is. I am so grateful for the Savior´s atoning sacrifice, and the forgiveness that He gives us to overcome sin and the GRACE He gives us to overcome weakness. It´s an infinite, perfect power, that we are mere mortal beings have access to! 

I am so thankful I am a missionary! I am living my dream. Sometimes I get too caught up in the mission life and forget what I am actually doing. But it´s a beautiful moment when I remember that I LONGED to be a missionary my whole life, and now, I am here. Helping REAL sons of daughters of God, watching them become who they need to be. 

I am really working hard to change myself here for the better on the mission. Some think I will come home the same, just older and wiser, but what I am aiming for is an Elder Holland life changing, ETERNITY changing experience. And it´s work! It´s noticing and admitting weaknesses and working to overcome them. 

But VALE LA PENA. I know I can´t do it without our Savior, either. It´s my eternal goal! Speaking of that, when the Choir sang I Believe in Christ I was amazed! It´s been about 9 months since I have heard that song and now that I speak two languages, when I hear things in English I really think about the words. My heart rejoiced and echoed the 4th verse. 

 I believe in Christ; he stands supreme!
From him I'll gain my fondest dream;
And while I strive through grief and pain,
His voice is heard: "Ye shall obtain."
I believe in Christ; so come what may,
With him I'll stand in that great day
When on this earth he comes again
To rule among the sons of men.

I know the Church is true! I know I am doing what´s right. You have my prayers and my love, continually. 

Love, love, love, love you 
Hermana Burton
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