Hello and happy start of the week to my working people in Brisbane :)
Hoping this email finds you all in good health and spirits.
This week has been one of the funniest weekends for me!
As you all know I'm working with my new companion from Sydney, funniest girl. Anyways at the beginning of the week we had to run so many errands for our baptisms on Saturday.
We're almost at the mission office and all of a sudden these lil kids run up and start singing my son the NaeNae song. So of course I just jump straight into it (TRUST ME IM A PRO AT IT) haha
Anyways my companion Sis Ausage was just watching me (didn't even attempt to jump in) so the kids finish the song and I tell em we're leaving now.
As we leave the kid shouts out in marshallese 'see yous again soon'. Ausage just got here and didnt really hear her so she asks me, 'what did she say?' and I go oh she said cause you didnt NaeNae with me you hafto do it by yourself now.
Ausage goes all red and is like finnnnnne. I jump straight into clapping my hands and sing 'now watch me whip, what me naenae' the most fa'ali'iest NaeNae i've ever seen ANYONE do - companion attempts to do hahahaha nekminit the car behind watching her drives straight into the car in front of it...
She had caused a car accident because she did not have full spirit NaeNae with her. Everyone in the car accident was fine but I stitched laughed all the way to the mission office to tell everyone. looooool
My companions new name is now Sister NaeNae & I will never let her forget the day her dancing distracted a driver and bumped into another car. Hahahahahaha
I loooooooooooooove my companion she is soo funny! haha
This week we had 3 Baptisms, John Jacob, Kito Ramesis and Solomon Ataia.
Because John was under 18 years old we had to get one of his parents to sign his baptism form. I had spoken to his Father who gave me all the information for his form but when i asked him to sign he refused. Me and my companion were abit confused but he didn't tell us that he didn't want his son to get baptized he just refused to sign and told us that we needed to get his mothers signature and she lived in Town.
Me and my companion were struggling with what we should do so we decided to go ahead and find his mother. We got the directions that John gave and went, determined to locate his mother. Me and my soa walked around for what felt like awhile. I was really tired and confused. My companion looked at me and said Sister Burgess lets just stop for a second. We both paused and then she turned to me and said I think we should pray. A thought that didn't even cross my mind in my desire to locate John's mind. As soon as she said the words I felt instant peace and agreed. As I was praying for the spirit to guide our footsteps to this lady, I felt my whole body just pushing me in the left direction. As soon as we finish the prayer I tell my companion that I felt this strong sense to turn left across the road. As soon as cross I see 3 ladies sitting there. We ask them if they know where Mertina lives and they point and direct us to exactly where she lived. She was so beautiful. She was so willing to sign her sons paper and would even accept being referred to the Elders who looked after that area.
Me and my soa felt so much love, happiness and gained a stronger testimony of prayer.
In times of struggle, pain, suffering our thoughts and actions can pull us away and make us forget to do the most simplest of things. We know that we can only be truly guided if we but seek for help.
I was so grateful for my companion in reminding me this.
I TESTIFY with you all that there is POWER in prayer.
and our Father answers all our prayers. May not always be when we want it, but he knows and sees when we need it most
I love this Gospel. I love being a labourer in the Lords Vineyard & I know that just because we missionaries wear the badge of our Savior every day. We all wear his name in our hearts.
Thank you for all your love and your emails, sorry if at times I'm slack with replying but you are all in my prayers and I cannot wait for the reunion.
Thinking of you all on a daily basis and sending my alofaga's to all my Brisbaniannnnnns!!!
IJ IAKWE KOMIAN AOLEP!
jen Sister Burgess xoxoxo