My title speaks for itself—ya’ll are the best. Nobody else get any big ideas! Only Patrick and Hannah are allowed to show up at my house from now on [mostly because of Maeve ;)].
This week was so amazing! We are having so many amazing miracles here in the Woodlands—just one after the other. This week we were walking down the street and a woman just yells "Quieras coka?" I reply: "Claro!" We walk to her birthday party and greet her family of like 20 people. [She says:] "Cual quieras mi vida? y cuando va a regresar para ensenarme?" [When are you coming back to teach me?] Whenever you want, ma’am! Stuff like that has just been happening like crazy and it has been so miraculous.
I also got a free Coke (I never drank coke before my mission. . . . If you eat spicy food, you must have a coke to go with it. That is just a way of life. If chicken, rice, beans and chile are presented, a coke, as well, must be presented. Rule #3674 of life.)
Onto a different note: There is a woman I know who did some things she shouldn’t have done and had to go through the repentance process(who she is and what she did aren’t important.) She has lived the last 2 years of her life in complete dedication to the Lord and His church. She has been completely faithful and active. She has also lived the last 2 years of her life without the sacrament and without being able to participate in any way at church. She feeds us every single week even though she is a single mother with 4 children and limited funds. I love and admire her.
This week she participated in the sacrament for the first time in 2 years and gave the closing prayer in Sacrament meeting. My eyes filled with tears as I thought of the power of the Atonement and the role that Jesus Christ plays in our daily lives--the power to cleanse, to make one clean, the heal and to perfect. She came down from the podium and we hugged. I whispered: "You did it. Congratulations." She whispered back: "Thank you. Thank you."
The Lord lives. Because He lives we can be made whole. We can change. We can be better. There is no greater message that I share with the world every day than that of our Savior.
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30
That promise is real. I can testify of it because I have experienced it. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Love, Sister Alivia Burnham
|We found kittens!|
|Hno Morales. |
This man changed my life. The qualities for my future husband changed from "those listed in the Book of Mormon about Moroni" to "Hno Morales". I met him this week on exchanges in Oakcrest. I adore him.
|I just learned that my camera has great editing features!|
|Hermana Burnham y Hermana McOmber|