Cannot believe it's almost CHRISTMAS my beautiful people!
Everyone must be getting excited! jealous I will miss out the festive season in my hood brisPAIN lol but you know I will be thinking of each and everyone of you!!
Last week Friday as me and my daughter were finishing off our rescue efforts in my area Ajeltake we receive a call from Assistants of the President advising that we will be moving to another area THAT DAY due to new senior missionaries coming in and other things...
So I have officially been relocated am and now working in my BIRTH PLACE in this mission LONG ISLAND hahahahahaha this is hilarious to me but I am thankful for the blessings that I have and know that this is the will of our Father.
I didn't know how much I was going to miss my area of 10 months. lol it's been AMAZING and we cried saying good bye to everyone. My hardest break was saying goodbye to our investigator Grace.
|Grace on her baptism day|
Imagine our surprise at her message explaining how much we've changed her life and that she's grateful for the opportunity she had to have older sisters which is what she's wanted her whole life.
She is one of the most purest souls I have ever met. Saturday gone as she bore her testimony she explained that when she was living in America she blamed our Heavenly Father for taking away her Grandmother. She then explained that it wasn't until after the sister's shared with her the plan of Salvation and the fact that she will one day be reunited with her grandmother again did she open her heart and mind to the restored gospel.
We were all crying with her our last baptism in Ajeltake.
It was beautiful and something that I will never forget.
Grace reminded me that, though sometimes we may blame our Father for things that happen in this life. We must always remember that we may only see things for the 'NOW' but HE always sees the whole picture, he has the whole plan. He knows everything! and gives us these things so that we can gain strength. That we may be able to develop and share LOVE, CHARITY, HUMILITY etc.
I'm so grateful for this gospel and I cannot wait to see, meet & witness the blessings in this my new area in Long Island :)
I hope that this Christmas season we may always remember the TRUE meaning of CHRISTMAS!
and that we may continue to share and follow in the footsteps of our Saviour!!!
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life" John 3:16
I LOVE YOU ALL with all my faku
From the Marshall Islands, Majuro mission
Sister Burgess xox