Monthly Archives: May 2015

Hot, Hot, Hot in Bauan

Hey there!  This week was another one of high heat!  That’s alright though, can’t do anything about it, so i’ll just keep meltin’ for the next couple months.  What did I learn this week?  I learned that people are generally good!  People love the feeling of being friendly.  It feels like garbage when you’re mean to someone.  Maybe good in the moment, but afterwards, you’ll eventually feel like “garb” (shoutout to Mark Pike).

I also learned this week to focus on people. Building relationships is the best way to show pure Christ-like love.  Christ took time to teach His disciples in groups and individually.  We can do the same thing.  We just have to be consistent with who we are!  Once we do that, we can treat a big group and an individual exactly the same and they feel your love through your words and actions.  

We found some new people to teach this week!  They are, as I said earlier, friendly!  We’ll get back to them this Tuesday and see how they’re doing.  We’ve got a big vision for this place!  We’ve got goals and plans and we’re working hard.  I’ve realized the importance of agency here.  

Lehi’s dream is awesome still.  I’ve been testified to that Prophets and Apostles walk the earth today.  I’ve felt it as I’ve read their words.  The plan is grand!  I’m excited to keep up the hard work until the end!  I know it’s 2 months, but that doesn’t feel real.  For some reason it feels like a long time, but in reality it’s not.  22 out of 24 months out of the way? that’s 11/12. Which is like 5.5/6 which is like 2.25/3.  So anyway, I know it’s close.  I’m not counting days or anything, and I don’t plan to do so. NGUNNGU.  I love you all!  Have a great week!

Love,

Elder Tyler Burbidge

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Headed Back out to the Field – Transferred to Bauan!

A Map of the City of Bauan in Batangas Province

A Map of the City of Bauan in Batangas Province

After almost six months in the mission office serving as an Assistant to the President, Elder Burbidge has been transferred out into the mission field to the City of Bauan.  He is approximately 60 miles south of his brother, the “Other Elder Burbidge”!  The transfer was an experience that consisted of catching a Jeepney, then transferring to a bus, then back to another Jeepney before arriving in his new town.  His companion is Elder Samuel Leon, a new missionary from Sidney, Australia so Elder Burbidge will have the chance to train him up before he leaves in July!

Main Cathedral in Bauan

Main Cathedral in Bauan

Elder Burbidge was able to Skype with his family on Mother’s Day, and is excited to finish his mission strong over the next couple of months before returning home to Washington State!

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