Monday, December 14, 2015

Weekly Update 14/12/2015


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
She got baptized Saturday gone and was confirmed a member and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost yesterday, when she found out we were leaving, she text'd me and my companion the longest text message of appreciation. She doesn't have any older siblings and Grace is one of the most shyest persons we've ever met. Very soft spoken but is sooo beautiful.

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


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

No weekly update :(

I was too busy to email her during the day, so I sent her an email the night before... She responed which is almost as good as a weekly update... LOL I'll post it below... BUT BEFORE THAT... 

Tonight I met with Brother and Sister Salanoa at the Plaza who were so excited to share they received a photo from their missionary with our missionary... this is too exciting not to share as it's rare she ever sends pictures.  So right here is a picture of MMIM's new AP - Elder Salanoa and Ajeltake's longest serving missionary of 10 months bahaha Sister Burgess

from:Neon Burgess
to:Alice Burgess <>
date:Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 10:01 AM
subject:Re: Good Morning

HELLO USO  hope you got my other memes about congratulating you though I MISS AND LOVE YOU TO THE MOON N BACK MY GIRL! WOW to the babies how about they all look EXACTLY THE SAME WTFREAAAAAK please please send my love to Joyce, Alex and the monkey kids hahahaha its amazing! 

Ezri (top left), Eden (top right), Levi (bottm left) & new born Baby Noah (bottom right)

And is that baby Lennox? sooooo adorable my boy - who blessed him? Fai? so beautiful i miss the family!   

Baby Lennox Aiomanu Seve

XMAS is among us my dear!  which means spreading the love about CHRIST :)  usually we go hard celebrating this dance that happens every xmas where every ward performs dances n songs and yesterday at fasting Sunday our 1st counsellor stands up and talks about we should go visiting and helping our less actives come again unto Christ!  It was sooo beautiful!  Me and my daughter ended up bearing out testimonies and even our elders kendall and siale!    

I told them how its been like almost 10 months spent in their ward and they were gone laughing I think I am the longest running person! but YOLO just means i'm needed huh   

WOW to Lena please please please send my baby sister my HEART !  I miss and love her and i'm so so so proud of her :) EXCITING NEWS all around!   

Pualena and Mum @ her graduation today

Ok so as for my xmas present I would like the following things  

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. An AUSTRALIAN shirt that has Aussie or Brisbane on it (dont ask lol)
  5. ***
  6. Oh and if you guys has my pea's please send them 
  7. I already asked Teria for makeup & photos of you guys (bahaha she's going to kill me for not *** this one LOL)
We're having secret santa here so im just gonna get something cheap n easy hahahaha!   Anyways the work is good i'm excited to hear how your work day was so as soon as you finish work EMAIL me I'll read it next week hahahaha? THANKS GEE!!!!!!!!!   Anyways again works good I MISS YOU... I got scratched by a cat **seriously, we had pizza on Tuesday night courtesy of our Tuvaluan mama SAULENGA shes the BESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST!   What are you guys doing for xmas usoooo?