Thursday, September 24, 2009

More news from Elder Burns

To Dad:
The Spirit is amazing like none other.  Our lessons focus on missionary work specifically.  I am enjoying the scriptures.  I teach not through memorization but by the Spirit.  Nothing new about Australlia.  Well, I love ya lots.  I'm out of time.  You're awesome.  I love you so much.

To Mom:
St. John 10:16  "and other sheep have I which are not of this fold. Them also I must bring and they shall hear my voice and there should be one fold and one shepherd."  This is testifying in the bible of Joseph Smith as the shepherd.  The Book of mormon is the sheep that is not of this fold.  The fold is the bible.  This scripture is amazing.

D&C 42:12 "And again, the elders, priests and teachers of this church shall teach the principals of my gospel which are in the bible and in the Book of Mormon in which is the fullness of the gospel."  This is what I'm doing as an elder, as a missionary.  The Book of Mormon is the word of God.

Well, my mission companion :) He is so awesome.  5 Foot 3, 100 lbs and  and he is of Asian descent.  He is full of the spirit.  One of the coolest things about him is that he has a black belt in an ancient Chinese martial art so basically, he kicks my butt.

So we had our Tuesday night devotional which is the one that is the apostle devotional.  We got to have Jeffrey R. Holland speak to us.  Man is he powerful.  I think he will be the prophet one day.  He is amazing.

Well, I've g2g.  Love you lots.
your son

To Jared:
How are you doing?  I love you so much!  I love the MTC.  I am learning so much about how to teach the Gospel.  I'm so sorry to hear that all of your fish died.  Here are a bunch of the stars (picture hand-drawn stars here) that I am looking at now.  I just know that no matter what, we can both look up at the same night sky.

To Breanna:
The  MTC is a life-changing experience.  The Spirit is like none other on the entire Earth.  I miss you so much also, you are awesome.  Miss you so much.  Let me know how things are going at home.

To Crystal:
Crystal, you are so awesome!!!!  I love you so much you are always in my prayers.  I don't learn the accent until I am out in the mission field.  The MTC is amazing.  The Spirit is awesome.  My favorite part is the Spirit.  The food is awesome.  Just recently, I cut down my food intake because I was gaining weight.  Well, g2g.  Love you lots.

To Grambo:
Boy oh boy!!! The MTC is amazing there is no other place much like it in the world!!  I am enjoying everything about the MTC.  This last Tuesday we had an apostle come and speak to us.  It was Jeffrey R. Holland!! 

He is my favorite speaker.  He talked about missionary work.  He is so awesome.  I love you so much.  You are awesome.  You are always in my prayers.

To Sarah:
You are so awesome.  I am so happy to happy to have you as my sister.  You're such a great person.  I'm happy you got a fluffy purple dress it is awesome.  I haven't learned any new words.

Well I've g2g

Elder Burns