Monday, October 22, 2012


Hey there family. I haven't received the package yet, but I am saying thank you now ahead of time. You may have already noticed, but I did already find a suit last week and it looks really good. I am sure you have already seen the purchase. Anyway, it sounds like yall had a good week besides the cold and the knowledge that this was your last primary program. It is kind of weird how fast the gospel seems to be spreading in some parts of the world, but in fun little Modesto it seems to be kind of slow. Once that one elder writes his mom again I am sure things will pick up. Are those elders in the ward leadership at all or just two Spanish elders they sent over there. I am also curious to see how Pres. Gelwix does things compared to my presidents. 
Well this week was kind of a rough one. When it comes to numbers we weren't the most successful, but both Elder Goodwin and I feel like we worked really hard and are satisfied with our efforts. We didn't teach a whole lot of new people, but we were able to contact and spend some time with some long lost inactive members. This week coming up is going to be pretty busy. We have starting implementing something new in our companionship which I feel has been a huge help in our efforts to reach out to these less actives. It is called seeking out the higher law questions. Basically we do our best to be as observant as possible and with the spirit/gift of discernment, we are able to ask these people specific things we can help them with. For example we will be talking to an angry man who hates us "Mormons" and when we take the time to realize that he has a tree that is fallen and instead of asking if there is anything we can do to help him and just jump into specifically trying to set up a time to help him out by serving him we find that it softens hearts a whole lot quicker. It is nothing too amazing, but by living the higher law we are going to get in more doors and help more people come to Christ. 
Well that has pretty much been our week. Oh also since the ward here isn't too fond on singing and since they are starting a choir for the first time in years, all four of us have volunteered to support the ward we serve in and be the only tenors in the choir. Good for me, right? Member trust is what it is all about! :) 
Well family I love you all very much  and am thankful for everything. 
Con Amor,
Elder Burnham

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