October 20, 2013 Blog Post

Hello everyone!  It is really good to hear that everyone is doing well and that Tumwater Football is continuing to kick the crud out of everyone.  This week flew by!  I’m struggling mostly with the language, but I know there’s nothing I can do but practice, practice, practice.  I’ve got that NGUNNGU mentality (Never Give Up, Never, Never Give Up)and I’m keeping it!

I’m starting to grow accustomed to things here!  Things that got under my skin at first are starting to seem normal to me so that’s pretty cool.  I don’t have much time today, as we had zone p-day an hour away.  I’ll send pictures next week of the things we did for our zone activity.  It really is beautiful here!

I had a good experience teaching the other night.  We’ve been extending baptismal invitations left and right and everyone seems to be saying “yes”!  The problem here is that our investigators need to keep those commitments, especially coming to church 4 weeks in a row, which is difficult for most.  Anyway every time I invite someone to be baptized, I get a confirmation that this church is true – which is what happened the other night.  It was a very special feeling and I’m holding on to it as my cool experience for the week!

I love all of you and I want you to know that you aren’t alone, even if you feel like you are.  Go to Mormon.org and check it out – there are some great stories and experiences on there!  I love all of you and appreciate your thoughts and prayers for me at this time on my mission!

Elder Tyler Burbidge

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