Monday, December 28, 2015

Wan Switi Chris Niti!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and that Christ was at the center of it because he is the real meaning of Christmas. Oh yeah and the title means Merry Christmas in Taki taki. I'm learning a bit ;)

So the highlight of the week for sure was Skypeing my family! Man it was awesome to be able to talk to them and just to see them again. I sure do love my family a lot and it was just so fun talking with them and catching up a bit! Great stuff. 

On Wednesday, I went on an exchange with Elder Cooper (who lives with us) and we went to his area in Commewjne (I think that is how it's spelled). And to get there, you need to bike over to bridge which is the tallest structure in Suriname! From the bike ride across California a few years ago, I was greatly prepared to do it. No span. (No problem) That was a fun day though and we contacted lots of sweet people there!

We some great spiritual lessons this week and we did a really good job of teaching people, not lessons and teaching based on their needs. Talking about the delivering power of the Atonement really makes a difference for people and it's been amazing to see the change in people when they understand Christ a little bit better. 

Elder Hood and I have been working super hard this week and have just experienced a lot of success lately which has just been awesome. Not only is he helping me a ton in the language, but he's helping me understand more on how to be a better missionary and the importance of exact obedience combined with hard work. We've worked super hard lately and it's really been paying off. The Lord is great!

We had an AMAZING Sunday yesterday. We had 99 people at church and 5 investigators there. Also in the teaching that day, we committed 4 people to baptismal dates! Super awesome day just filled with the Spirit and we had tons of success. I'm excited to see what happens with all of them!! It's been amazing to find those elect people that are ready for the gospel and we've been able to find a lot of people. Man having 99 people at church was just super fun! They usually get around 75 so it was a big boost. The members here are wonderful and fellowship each other so well and just are so unified and it's been awesome to see! The branch President and his family were sick otherwise we would've hit 100 for sure. Next week though!

I hope you all had wonderful Christmas's and that Christ was at the center of them. Through Christ, we can be free from all guilt and sins and He is the true thing that helps us to change ourselves to become better people. I know that Christ lives and that when we turn to Him, he has his arms outstretched to us. All we need to do is turn to Him.

I hope you all have a great New Years! Love you all! Tot Ziens!

~Elder Burr
White Elephant Gift Exchange with all of the Suriname South missionaries.

 Sweet temple thing
 Crooked window
 Commewijne Bridge


 Plan of Salvation chalk drawing outside of the church on Christmas.
 Christmas Party
Elder Hood and Elder Burr
Skyping with Parker on Christmas Day

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