Wednesday, May 1, 2013

March 25, 2013
Hola familia y amigos!
This week was CRAZY full of highs and lows! But most of the lows are also highs. If that makes sense.
Last Monday (p-day) we went to the desert with a part member family named the Fe.........s', who are such a nice family.  He is Catholic and she is LDS.  We got to see a dinosaur footprint, ancient Indian writings, and an alligator fossil thing.  It involved a lot of climbing over big rocks.  It was just so nice to be outdoors! 
Wednesday, we had a lesson with K......, and her friend K...d....... came as well.  K...d....... was raised LDS, but she has taken a really hard path in life that has involved lots of drugs and alcohol, which has led to various mental, physical, and emotional problems.  Some people in her ward have reached out to her lately, so she has been wanting to meet with us.  Anyways, as we walked into K.....'s trailer, T...., and K...d.......'s brother were just leaving, so we just got to exchange a few words before they left.  We taught K..... and K...d...... about the second half of the Plan of Salvation, and answered all of their questions about death, the Spirit World, and the Three Kingdoms of Glory.  It was a really neat experience--I think they were both very uplifted and had enlightened understanding about what happens after this life.
The next morning, we got a call from K..... who told us that K...d......'s brother had overdosed during the night and passed away.  Sister Kim and I found a neat picture of Christ in the Ensign to frame with construction paper and mound on a little piece of cardboard to take over to K...d.......
We also shared a scripture about how Christ can help us each day because He has already overcome the world.  It is amazing how much God loves us so much--even those of us who have taken the wrong paths and are living in sin.  It wasn't a coincidence that we answered all of her qestions about the Plan of Salvation earlier that night.
I will probably be transferred this next week, which is so sad!  I really do not want to go.  I just hope that both Sister Kim and I stay in this area.
I found some neat scriptures this week! One is Alma 37:44, and the other one is 2 Nephi 25:13 (we are using that a lot this week when we share messages about Easter with people).
I love you all so much!  Thank you for all of your support!
--Hermana Burner

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