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Sister Burr
Taiwan Taichung Mission
#498-11 Wuquan Road, North District
Taichung City, 40446, Taiwan
Republic of China

amanda.burr@myldsmail.net
taiwantaichungmission.blogspot.tw

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Somber Goodbye


Departing Missionaries at the Taipei Temple
Dinner at the Mission Home
Bus ride to the airport



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Til We Meet

Dearest Family,

This is it! It doesn't feel like it though. Lumos got baptized :)
It was a BEAUTIFUL service. I'll just tell you about it next week.
I love you all
xoxoxo
複製

Monday, August 4, 2014

Move Call of Miracles

Dear Family,

This past week was so good! It started off with some really good exchanges with the sisters and then on Thursday we got to spend the day in Taizhong again with Mission Leadership Council. I love being able to hear the advice and council that President Blickenstaff gives. Every time we have meetings I feel so lifted and inspired to do better. We are working on a "No companionship left behind" week where we want to get 3 new investigators for everyone. I hope it lifts the unity of the zones. We are over two zones, seven companionship. So we have lots of traveling to do. Sister Johnson and I had a gooood fun week. Oh Thursday we had to wake up at 4:00 am to catch the only train that would take us to Taizhong on time. We were so sleepy and slept through the alarm and automatically woke up at 6:30 and realized what happened. We scrambled and got out the door in 7 minutes and then got to the train station. There was no train to take us to the meeting. We were dooomed, but then the train man looked at us and said "have you thought of the gao tie"? It's a super expensive fast train that can go from Gaoxiong to Taizhont in 40 minutes. Super fast. Look it up. We had no choice! We got on it and it was so expensive but we made it to the meeting on time. It was so classy. It was like an airplane and airport.

We have seen so many big miracles. Lin JM got baptized this last Saturday and Lumos is preparing for hers this next Saturday. IT's AMAZING. Her faith is so strong. She couldn't come to church because of work, but we have been fasting and praying with her and so has the ward and this last Sunday she came for all three hours and now she is good to go. Her faith was so strong from the start. In the Asian Area you need to go to church three times, twice for 3 hours in your own ward than you can be baptized. We thought about asking president if she could skip that requirement but decided against it because this was a chance where she could strengthen her faith and God could give her a miracle. And it happened!  Never take the shortcut or you might be skipping out on your chance for God to give you a miracle. I love you all and thanks for all the support!

xoxoxoxo
Sister Burr
Lin JM
So pricey ...

Monday, July 28, 2014

\(^o^)/

Dearest Family,
This week was so good! A lot of good things happened and a lot of good things were seen. First off I love doing exchanges. We got a chance to do two of them this week. I feel like I learn so much from these sisters. There is always something to be learned from the people you are around. The first one went well except that she is trunkier than me and she counted down the days for me. I haven't even come near to doing that, but oh well it's just the next step. We got to do missionary work in the pouring rain of a typhoon. Yes. The first typhoon finally hit, but it wasn't bad. There was just pouring rain and so much beautiful lightning and thunder. The next exchange was with a trainee who is just so cool. She stands on horses and does rodeos.

I was so sore this past week because last p-day Sister Johnson and I went to do Taekwondo for 3 hours with high schoolers. It was so fun! We met a Taekwondo teacher and he invited us to his gym. It was so fantastic but he was so crazy. This p-day I was able to see 2 of my old companions Sister Lai and Sister Rohlfing along with some people from Daya. It was so nice to see how Penelope has grown. She got her patriarchal blessing, is going to institute, and sharing the gospel with friends. I'm so amazed each time I see her. One perk of being on your last move call is you get to call all of your RCs whenever so I've been able to keep in contact with them a lot recently.

I've been reading in the New Testament lately and am in Paul's ministry. I read the part that talks of the people worshiping Zeus and Athena and all the Greek Gods. I love Greek mythology. Absolutely love it along with the history of Egypt and their beliefs but reading and studying about them never made me want to start believing in these religious ways. I was talking about it with my companion because she is the same way. A lot of people see religion as a culture thing or something interesting so they study and learn about it and just want to better understand what it is people believe and why exactly they believe it. That’s a big reason why a lot of people here will meet with us, but unlike Greek mythology and Egyptian culture when people learn about the Gospel they are able to feel the spirit (like Alex said!) and they realize

that this is something different. It's not just some western culture thing that teaches about Christ but rather it is God's teachings. Teaching the gospel has such a powerful effect on people it is such a blessing to be sharing it!

Lumos: Our darling Lumos had a miracle happen and she was able to come to church Sister Lin: getting baptized next week. She overcame her concerns about the restoration through sincere prayer and BoM reading. That's the trick every time.

Love you all,
Have a good good week
Love Sister Burr xoxo
This is Micky and Penelope from Daya. We went out to eat at this yummy pasta place today. They look like little cute girls! Micky will be coming to BYU in a year so that will be exciting to see her again.
We made Cinnamon rolls with these ladies. They kept saying "oh it's too sweet" but just gobbled them up.

Monday, July 21, 2014

New and exciting

Dear dear family,

Wow. Taiwan has been home for 15 months and it really feels like it. I love it still. San min is such a wonderful place. It's strong. It's a stake and it has families and a chapel and strong leaders. It's amazing. It feels so different from the branch I was in before and I atone that to priesthood power. I mean it! Places are just lighter and just have a glow about them when there are more worthy Melchizedek. It's somewhere in the bible I think but my Mission President once said, every time a worthy priesthood holder gets the Melchizedek priesthood and uses it worthily, Satan influence and power is that much less. It is such a contrast from my last place and I'm excited to see what can be done here.

Let me just tell you about my dear companion for a second.  She is amazing. Absolutely amazing. A pure angel in the literal sense. I feel like we have had some powerful lessons together. It's like I'm just sitting under a tree in the shade and just soaking in the influence of her spiritual power. She is such a powerful, real, concise teacher. The way she explains the gospel is so real and makes sense. She is just so amazing. I feel like she is teaching me in lessons. I'm so excited that I can learn so much from her. We were in the MTC together. I've been around trainees and 3rd move call missionaries since my trainer I forget what it is like to teach with older missionaries and do the work with them. It's just super powerful. It'll be a good last movecall. And it's already starting that way. We have some wonderful investigators that we are working with. One is named Lumos (yes off of harry potter) and has been prepared by good for the past 7 years or so. She brought a friend to church with her this Sunday! Also this 11-year old Tiffany who doesn't have a mom and is so mature for her age but seems pretty lonely too. She cried when we prayed with her because she was partly scared by the Spirit. It was really neat.

I feel like I've learned a lot about visions and goals this week. I was thinking a lot about expectations because everyone asks you what you expect from your mission and what you expect of this and that.  I learned that in order to have expectations we first need to have action. In order to expect miracles we need to be looking for the Lord in the work. In order to expect baptisms we need to find and teach. In order to expect answers we need to ask. In order to expect success we need goals. I love that because it shows that we don't blindly expect these things. We use the faith to get them and work.

Family. I love you lots.
xoxo
Sister Burr


1. We have sombreros in our apartment. This is our duanchuan. She is a 16-year old who did missionary work with us for a week and lived with us. Sooo tiring. Wow. But also I learned a lot from her and it reminded me what it feels like not being a full time missionary and sharing the gospel. I feel like it's easier in a way with a tag that everyone can see because when people see that they expect it from you. It's harder when we are just in our everyday lives, but it is doable or the Lord wouldn't have commanded that of us.

2. My dear dear companion and Zhong (he helped Penelope out when she was investigating). Sister Johnson permed her hair last p-day. The prettiest long hair.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Last move call

MOVE Call. It's the last one. I'm in San Min going out strong as a
sister training leader. I'm so pumped. It was sad to leave our
investigators and Jia Yi as always but there's new stuff ahead!

Lvoe you all
xoxox
4th of July eating  burgers
This is the Zhang family. They are fantastic and have helped us so
much with the work.