Monday, June 27, 2016

5 WEEKS!!!

So last week I said nothing about my new companion. Sister Park is awesome! She has little over a year on the mission and is from Utah. She is almost exactly like my MTC companion Sister Capener. So that is so much fun, ending how I started. She is a hard worker, which is super nice! She is crazy, full of energy, all the time.

This week was crazy! I said goodbye to some great missionaries. It is weird, to think I am next. Then we welcomed in some newbies who have so much fire to work! Makes me want to take all this information and knowledge I have and start over on my mission.

This week we did not have a normal day teaching. We taught in a trio, a lot due to all the sisters coming and going.

Do not have a crazy story for the week, just found a TON of new people to teach. I hope that they will continue to progress. One thing I learned this week, if you look for families you will find families. We are pretty much only teaching families. I wish I would have known that at the begging of my mission so I would have found more families but it is never too late to start. Families are a lot of fun to teach, once you see that they understand that families can be together forever a new light comes into their eyes. Families are so important. The gospel is better learned in families and there is more joy in families. Families are forever! What a great thing to know!!

Love you all,

Sister Burke

Monday, June 20, 2016



It is the beginning of lasts...

Transfer number 12...

I will be staying in Tira Chapeu but I will be getting a new companion. Her name is Sister Park!! I do not know a lot about her yet. Next week I will be able tell you all about her. Since I am staying in Tira Chapeu, it means I am staying the Sister Trainer Leader. I am so excited to stay. Lots of small miracles happened this week and next month should be a great month for more miracles! I am so excited!!

This week...

Well, I was so proud that I have never fall or tripped yet in the mission BUT this week I fall and it was EPIC!!! We were on our way home and going down a hill, my companion was in front of me. I stepped on a piece of plastic that I did not see and down I went. My companion turned around so fast to take care of me but what happened was I started laughing. My companion looked at me like I was crazy. Normal people start saying where it hurts, nope I laugh. She then starts laughing as well. She told me she was not going to laugh because that is rude but since I laughed first it is okay. She then told me my fall looked like I slipped on a banana peel kind of fall. Really that is what it felt like. My knee hurt really bad. We then went home and I iced it. The next day I just had a nice bruise. I am all good. It was super funny fall.

I love you all!

Sister Burke

Monday, June 13, 2016

7 weeks!!!

Story of the week…

I know we are protected by God. There is a part of our area which is scary at night, so we plan only to go there once or twice a week. We plan it well so we just go to the members and investigators houses then return to the save zones fast. Really, it is not that bad but everyone talks about how bad it is. This week we saw a cash/body or in other words 3 men robbed a family. Let me back up, we just finished a family night and were playing games, my companion had the thought just one more game. I thought, okay why not. We then left and were almost to the safe zone when we saw the 3 men run past us and rob a family about 30 feet away. When the men ran past us they were about 10 feet away. My companion and I stopped turned around and ran to a member’s house. If we did not play that one more game it would have been us. We then made it home safely. I know that God is protecting us. This just proves to me that this is the Church of God because He is watching over us. Thank you for all your prayers and support.

Much love,

Sister Burke

Monday, June 6, 2016

8 Weeks!!!

Testimony builder!

After telling all your investigators that if they go to church God will blessing them. I have never seen miracles like this. We told this very poor mom that if she goes she will receive blessings. She then came to church. A few days’ later she went for a walk and sat on a bench at a park. While sitting there a women came up to her and out of the blue offered her things she needed. We then visited with her the next day. She told us this wonderful story. Wow! It was amazing. She realized that when we keep the commandments we will receive what we need.

It was a huge testimony builder! God really does know us and will bless us in his timing.

Lots of love,

Sister Burke