Tuesday, February 9, 2016

There's a Second Time For Everything!

Hey everyone! This week was full of miracles and I'm running out of time so I'll do my best to get them all! First of all, shout out to Uncle BJ and Uncle Jordan! They had their birthday's this week so happy birthday!! You guys are the best!

We had such a great week! We got a referrals from Sister Ashcraft and Sister Parker and she is the branch president's mom from a branch in Koeresan! She is amazing and we committed her to read from the Book of Mormon and she apologized and said that she didn't read very much so we asked how far she was. She responded with page 33. WHAT?! That's so many pages! She's awesome and has such a desire to change and be baptized!! She's looking for other work so that she doesn't have to work on Sunday's and is just super prepared!

For the title of the email, yeah I crashed again. Lame! It was absolutely pouring rain on Tuesday as we were biking to an appointment and I thought that I saw where we needed to turn! But it turns out that it was a gutter and then a curb so yeah is didn't make it over it and fell into the street and it was kinda like a slip n slide since it was so wet. So that was fun but also stunk because my pants ripped by my ankle. That stunk! But don't worry I'm fine!

Edmund is getting baptized on Saturday! We gave him a practice interview and he is going to absolutely kill in on Friday for the actual email. So inspiring every time that we go see him! Just leaves you feeling so happy and the Spirit is always so strong!

We had district conference this last week and man was that awesome! The district president, President Verwey is only like 26 and he is AMAZING. Such a great guy and an amazing teacher and he's still in missionary mode! So so cool! All the speakers did amazing and the branch president's daughter in my branch (Sister Abdoelhamid) absolutely killed it! So good! President Egbert did amazing and it was just all great from what I could understand.

We had zone conference on Friday on the Atonement and man... Mind blown! The Atonement is so amazing and Christ's suffering is just incomprehensible. Such love for us that I can't even imagine.

President Egbert came teaching with us last night and that was awesome! We have an investigator named Astrid who is doing well but her husband wasn't really listening to us and man the lesson on the Plan of Salvation yesterday changed that! He just said how he felt super good in his heart and that he really wants to listen. What a miracle! We found some more cool people this week and are just experiencing so many miracles it's crazy!

One, that Elder Hood and I have really been trying to do is to always rely on Christ with all that we do. Inspired lessons, pray before and after every lesson, pray for our investigators and always remain humble and thank the Lord for everything. The Lord truly has been blessing us and we are just having the time of our lives! I love Suriname and I love Paramaribo South! 

I hope everyone has a great week and turns to the Lord with all that you do! I love you all!
~Elder Burr

 Parker and Elder Hood
 Another ripped pair of pants ... or maybe just a picture of him soaking wet!
(He didn't label this one)
 Elder Hood in a Pnagi
 Elder Hood and Elder Burr in the rain
 Elder Burr, President Egbert and Elder Hodd

 Elders Quorum President baptizing a child of record. So cool!
In Sranen - means "God is our leader!"
Missionaries enjoying the rain!
Elder Hood, Elder Lewis, Elder Hardy, Elder Burr, Sister Walsh?, Sister Jorgensen, Sister Ashcraft?, Sister Parker

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