Monday, October 26, 2015

With Another Gringa

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GB THIS WEEK! I SERIOUSLY cannot believe that she is 17.. that is insane! I was 17 like yesterday, wasn´t I? I love my beautiful sister! 

The hurricane didn't come anywhere near, so we are good. It makes me feel good to know that people were concerned for me. 

Well. We had cambios and I am with another gringa... hahaha. Hna B de Pleasant Grove, UT. She is sweet. I have known her pretty much the whole mission, not well but have known of her. We literally have had the same areas the whole mission, Huatabampo, Constitucion, Reforma, so it's fun to talk about the areas and the people and she told me something that made me so happy! S, from Barrio Consti went to the TEMPLE! Ah  seriously it still makes me get super giddy like a little girl! She went to the temple and is super strong in the church! It makes me so so happy. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

This Message Really Changes Lives

Mexico is great! I am so grateful I am serving a mission. It rocks! even in the hard weeks. This week was a lot better. A LOT! I LOVE MY COMPANION! She makes me laugh everyday and when I started looking to love and to kill with kindness, we both (the peruana and I) came out WINNERS! I am so glad to hear about DillPickle and know that he is a RM! And my Jesse too! They are such great people. It´s so weird that now it´s MY Generation that is doing the whole come home from a mission thing. I am a young adult! What the kwan! 

This week we were able to find an hermana inactiva that stopped going to church at 12 years old! She recognized us when we knocked on her door (we were guided by the spirit to her house) and we have had such amazing lessons with her this week where i have seen how much this message really changes lives. She came to church with us this Sunday and we have an appt with her tonight! God is real and cares for each one of His children! Also they asked me to play the piano for the PRIMARY PROGRAM! How exciting! Cambios this Sunday as well. Only 2 more left! CRAZY! I love you! 

Hermana Burton

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Key to Know God

I love from the Liahona this month the article of Robert D Hales, The Plan of Salvation. It is a good reminder to me to have a eternal perspective. That is crucial. As a mother, as a sister, as a missionary, as a member of the church, as a human here on earth. 

One of the mottos that I have here on the mission goes like this... 
The key to know God is to struggle. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

I am in love with Conference!

I am in love with Conference! It is perfect.

I loved Conference. I think for me it was just what I needed to keep going when it´s getting tough. After hearing Jesse´s email this week, I don´t imagine it gets any easier going home. I have now entered adult life, I guess. I can really appreciate these last months here and try to edify and purify myself.  I rejoiced to hear the Prophet recite MY SCRIPTURE of Matthew, but my heart broke as I watch this man that I love so much suffer. He is strong, however and the Lord sustains him. God healed my worried heart as we began to sing, and testified to me that He was in charge and taking care of Tommy Monson. Imagine my joy when I imagined God Himself singing to His beloved prophet,

Fear not, I am with thee, oh be not dismayed
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid.
I´ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand
upheld by my righteous omnipotent hand.

Wow! God is a perfect loving God, and He sustains the prophets for they are HIS! What do you think of the new apostles? I am so excited to know them. They will be great instruments for the Lord.