I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have been called to serve in the Sacramento California Mission! This is my blog where you can follow my adventures for the next 18 months (January, 2013-June, 2014)
Did you know that Sacramento was the original place of the California Gold Rush? I'm so excited! See ya'll in 18 months, I'm going for spiritual Gold!

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sacramento - Week 43

Due to the new security measures requested by the Mission leaders, the names of all investigators and people that Sarah comes into contact with will be replaced with the name of a well-known character from a children’s movie. This will keep the identities of people safe as well as make it easier to keep everyone straight. The name given is in NO WAY intended to reflect the personality, looks, or circumstances of the individual(s).

“They Don’t Lock Up Their Bikes Here”
November 18, 2013

It's true! In Folsom, nobody locks up their bikes. It's THAT family friendly. Big culture shock coming from La Sierra, where if you didn't lock up your bike, you never saw your bike again. I still lock up my bike. I told Sister Ward that if I were a thief, I would come to Folsom, steal everyone's bikes and go home. It would be so easy. It's just mind-boggling. It's like Mayberry. 

And on that note, Hello everyone! 
It has been another amazing week here in the shadow of the hills. So busy that I have zero time so this will be one of those lame short letters. Sorry! Here's the reader's digest version:
Frankenstein’s - They are doing so well! They were all at church again and we taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ - Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. The girls were so excited to take the next step (baptism) and it was so neat to see their parents remember the covenants they have made and realize that no matter where they are at now, they CAN jump back on the path and keep going forward. We can only change the future. We are going on a temple tour with them on Saturday and they are going to come and see a baptism for another little girl in the ward so they know how theirs will be. I can literally see the whole family "lighting up". It's in their eyes! And it's beautiful. 
Maleficent - She wants to come to church with us on Sunday! We are so stoked! As y'all know, getting people to church here is the BIGGEST struggle, so when someone volunteers, you want to jump for joy and you hear the angels singing from above. 
Sister Ward and I are doing great. Our ward mission leader is fantastic and the work is really progressing.  We have Zone Conference this week and Elder Baxter from the First Quorum of the Seventy is coming. We are excited to hear what he has to say to all of us. 
Hope everything is well for all of you. It is the season of gratitude, and I am SO grateful for this gospel in my life. They say that everything grows in value if you share it, so go out and share this great news with everyone! Christ lives and His church is again on the earth today. We have modern day prophets to lead and guide us. Families can be forever and true peace and happiness is available to all of God's children. 
Make it a great week! 


Sister Burchett

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