Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I love Thailand! Happy Thai New Year everyone!


This week has been insane! So Tuesday morning we got back from Bangkok, then Wednesday I went on an exchange in Ubon. Got back Thursday morning, and then prepared for conference on Saturday and Sunday.
Then Monday was Thai New Year! 
Then Tuesday we left for Bangkok! 
That is why I am emailing today instead of Monday.
All the internet runs were closed because of สงกรานต์.
We are having transfer tomorrow and I am so excited to see who my new companion is!! Sister Adams has been amazing. She is finishing her mission tomorrow! She has been the perfect companion and I am going to miss her for sure.
I feel like I never have time to write emails anymore. Sorry about that. I have been traveling so much lately, I swear I never actually am in Sisaket! 555
But this next transfer should be different. I am so happy to be staying in Sisaket! 
I love Thailand! Happy Thai New Year everyone! 

Here's a quote that I love from Maxwell: (I left my conference journal in Sisaket so I will write about that next p-day)

"There is a difference between loving God and merely believing that we ought to love him."

We need to make sure we are keeping the commandments for the right reasons. I LOVED Elder Utchdorf's talk from conference!! LOVE LOVE LOVED IT.

Also, we got to finally watch the Temple Announcement even though we have already known for this whole last week. It still felt just as unreal. I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS REAL LIFE. Thailand is actually going to get a temple! I feel so blessed to be serving here at this time. The work is seriously going to just explode. We have already seen miracles in Sisaket from this. It is just going to increase. I feel so incredibly blessed! AND a temple in HAITI too!! Who would've ever imagined this? Both Dad and I will have temples in our missions. It's going to be such a blessing to these people. I love Elder Anderson's talk from conference about all three areas that are going to receive temples. It just reminded me of how significant and sacred the blessings of the temple are. I just feel so happy! 

I love you all! Have a great week! 

-Sister Burbank

Blooming Thai tree

Ubon chapel

Last Sunday dinner in Thailand for my companion - she goes home

Thai New year - water fight tradition