Friday, January 29, 2010

Letters from Elder Burns 01/17/2010


Dear dad

I love you so much and thank you for the last minute message. I had the opportunity to go to the temple today. It is always such an amazing experience to go into the house of the Lord. I actually put Jared’s name on the prayer roll and I also put Grandma Brown’s name on as well.

We have 2 [baptisms] that are going to happen this month - Matui and also Amol. Alf and Joan have been pushed to next month so that they can come to church more.

Thank you so much for the letter
I love you tons
Your son,

Dear MOM

I have baptized 1 so far and have a few incoming. The work is going awesome. The word on the street is that I might be training a new missionary next transfer, so that will be fun. I hope that I am up to it.

I have got all of the packages you sent and I love them so much you are such an amazing mother and thank you for everything that you do for me I love the jammies. Let Barbara know that I am thinking about her and I love her.


Dear Grambo

Thank you so much for the pajamas and the pillow cases you made for me. I love them. I want you to know how much I love you. You are so awesome and your letters are awesome. I’m so grateful to have you as my grandma and I love you for that.

The mission is going awesome and I love the work. The best thing is that I am doing the best that I can for once in my life.

I love you so much!

Dear crystal

I love you so much

I am doing wonderful and my teaching is going awesome. Ya, kangaroos are funny looking lol. I love pork roast, it’s the best!!!!

Thank you so much for your letter

I love you tons
Your bro
Elder burns


adhuntsman said...

Dear Elder Burns (Zach),

It's great to read your letters from Down Under! Your dad posts them on their blog and puts a link to them on Facebook so we can read them, too.

Glad to hear your'e doing well and loving the work! What's not to like, right?

My Aunt and Uncle served in Australia and have been home for probably aboout a year now. Sonds like a great place. I've always wanted to go there. Gabe says, "Be careful of the funnel spiders in Australia!" He's a pretty good authority when it comes to arachnids. Beware of the "dingos' too (that's a universally true principle in any mission!).

Glad to hear that you're loving it. You'll love training. It's great to be sort of the one in charge. It really brings it home that it is now up to you (and the Spirit, of course) to make good things happen. Prayer, of course, is key. But don't ever get to busy that you overlook the power of prayer -- and then pausing to hear the answers and inspiration.

Well, thanks to the excuse to sorta re-live my mission in a way. Great memories!

Take care! We're praying for you all the time!

Dane & Alisha Huntsman

PS - I was in Dominoes the other day, and it made me think of you (but you weren't there). Didin't seem quite right...then I read your letters and thought, "OK, now it feels just right," because you are exactly where you're supposed to be right now. Isn't that a great feeling to know that!