Happy Easter this coming Sunday! :) It's in March...strange, eh? It's another Monday and our boy has spoken!
This week has been alright. There's been some rough moments and some sad moments. People have cancelled and rejected us... But, it's not the end. We've also had some success. We taught a lot of lessons this past week and we were able to finally meet with a few people we've been trying to meet now for weeks!
We also had Zone Conference. Zone Conference was wonderful. I learned a lot and having so many Missionaries around was spectacular! We discussed a talk called "Lock Your Hearts" by President Spencer W. Kimball. Technically he was still just Elder then though. It was given on a Mission Tour back in 1967! But the message is still applicable and not just to missionaries. It really got me thinking about whether or not our hearts are locked on the Lord. It can apply to all of us.
We also had a great chance to meet with Brother Lucas, the pastor. Our meeting with him was extremely powerful! I feel we may just have broken some new ground with him.
Lastly I would like to share something I learned. Do you have real intent? Well, do you? In Moroni 7:9 it says,
"And likewise also is it counted evil unto a man, if he shall pray and not with real intent of heart; yea, and it profiteth him nothing, for God receiveth none such."
This scripture got me thinking. At times in our lives we ask Heavenly Father but we don't see his hand in our life. How many times did this happen because we didn't have real intent? Food for thought.
Well thank you all for the love you have shown to me and the support you send my way, it means a lot.
- Elder Burgess
Here's the Hippo Crossing sign that so many of you were asking to see.