Monday, March 5, 2012

Gladys Knight is coming

Wow! Let me just tell you Mom that you are the best. If you want, can you plan every semester for me? It interesting to think how much planning is involved in mission work. And to think that is one planning event I don't have to do. I am so happy about that, and excited to hear about your phone call with Jenni and Buddy. It makes me smile!

So the Gladys Knight Fireside will be the biggest missionary move here in our mission. All members who are attending have someone coming with them that is not a member. We have three who are taking us. We have a total of four investigator coming to this. We wish we had more. We might have a chance to get maybe one more investigator to come. You always can fit one more person.

SO this is what I was told. We are going to hear Sister Knight's testimony and conversion story. We are going to hear her direct the choir that travels with her. They are mostly white. But I hope that it sounds like full on soul music. I am so happy that we have her coming. She did go to Oakland CA to perform. I know that because our stake president was mission president in Oakland at that time. They will be performing in the church building. 1000 seats will be set up or more I think each performance. We have to be there an hour early. I am going Sunday at 7:00. It is going to be something I have never heard or seen before. Missionaries have to come with an investigator. They don't go with out one.
New commandment=Thou shalt not come to the Gladys Knight Fireside with out an investigator. :) 60% music and 40% testimony.

I did get the package! And it is awesome! Lot's of snack food. We need those while we drive from one appt to another. It was perfect. She sent me enough to last my mission. :( So sad and weird to think that March is my second to last month here. But I am not the same person I was when I left. I am more determined to set goals and reach them. I have less fear and more faith. I know my purpose and have God on my side! And I have wonderful parents and siblings that are so supportive. And I do miss you very much!

And also we had Stake conference this weekend. We have an awesome week full of investigators again being fellow shipped and working more with members. I just have to make the phone calls. YEAH!

We had two investigators come to church. We are working with an investigator that is 15 who really likes the air force and is being fellow shipped by a family of 8 kids. There oldest son is 17 and daughter is 15. Perfect!

So this is what I need to work one this week. REFERRALS AND BAPTISM INVITES!
I am so bad at asking for referrals it is sick! UGH! Anyways I am really going to desire and pray every day that I can start being a missionary who finds new investigators through members because I asked them. If its the last thing I do! Okay now that I committed to you I need to commit to God and I will be fine.

Finish Strong!
Sister Burnham

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