Sunday, February 26, 2017

The End of the Beginning

This last week has been a little crazy. Last Thursday we started this new missionary schedule and got out really early in the day! It turned out super well! We contacted tons of people at bus stops and door to door and lots seemed interested in our message! 

Friday was alright but we only really got to teach 1 lesson. Later the Sister Training Leaders and Zone Leaders invited just Elder Conger and I to one of their meetings. The whole time we felt like it was some sort of trap haha. Turns out they assigned us to give a zone training on Tuesday which was a little terrifying! 

Saturday we had our first exchange! I stayed in the Ducos area with an Elder from Vanuatu, Elder Nulak, and Elder Conger went else where. Elder Nulak does not really speak English nor French very well. He has been in New Cal for a transfer less than I have! I had to do most of the talking because it was difficult just to communicate with my companion and he was brand new to the area! Probably the most terrifying thing I've done on my mission so far....up until the zone training on Tuesday haha. We scraped by. I think I surprised myself a little with my ability to speak French though!

Sunday we got to go to a fireside about all the New Cal Saints that recently got to go to the temple in New Zealand! Once a year a huge group goes down to New Zealand to do temple work! I think there is a video on about that here...

Monday we unfortunately lost one of our investigators. They are a super catholic family that says they love reading the Book of Mormon with us and they even said they like it because it's exactly like the Bible just more clear and powerful but they still don't think its true haha. They said one day maybe they'll look more into it. A little sad but the work goes on.

Tuesday was zone training day. The whole time I was just thinking I couldn't speak French and how cruel the zone leaders were for making some white kid who hasn't even finished his training give a training in French for the whole zone haha. With all that said though it turned out ok! There is always room to improve but it was good!

So this week is probably my last week with Elder Conger :( We find out transfer details on Saturday which officially makes an end to my training! I'll let you know what happens next week!

Avec amour,
-Elder Burbank

Pics: Christmas Skype, our "Kung Fu" themed zone training and this weird Dragon Fruit we ate.


  1. Good work! Speaking with the gift of tongues is amazing.
    Love you. Grandma

  2. Aimez-vous les tonnes Elder Burbank! Continuez votre bon travail!