Friday, September 27, 2013


Family, hey how are you all doing? I hope everything is going really good for you all. Getting busy with spud harvest I am sure. Ha can't wait to see some pictures of all that. Ha the people here will really be amazed at how it all works. When they ask how we plant and harvest or plow the fields they thing by hand or that we use caribou. They all are amazed when I show them my little toy tractor that I have so it's pretty funny. As for us we have been busy as well. Trying to get some of our investigators to baptism. Most of our investigators are pretty new so it will still be awhile but so far they are doing pretty good. I'll tell you about my week. Monday was not p-day so it was a work day. We went and contacted a referral we received. Her name was Ruby. We had to teach very slow. She didn't understand much. She also had a hard time listening. She isn't a native tagalog speaker so it might be a little difficult to understand. After we went and tried to talk to some less actives that we haven't met yet. Kind of a slow day. Later that day I had a dentist check up. I thought I had a cavity but it was just a spot of something that didn't seal good or something. She said she fixed it but I am not sure. Ha don't tell Rachel that I did that but it only cost $5 so I figured why not. Tuesday that was our p-day. We went to the temple but all the sessions were full so we just did initiatories. So still haven't got to see the new movie so hopefully next time. After I tried to get back to email but everyone had something they needed to do so we didn't get back until way late so I was a little bummed so we only emailed for a short time. Wednesday we went out and tried to talk to the less actives. Not a single one of them let us in. One of them we saw hide from us and her daughter told us she wasn't there. Then later Elder Scanlan had baptismal interviews he needed to do so after that we went and taught the Romero family. They are doing alright. The father is kind of hard headed. He won't give up coffee. That's the one problem that he has. Hopefully they will all come through. Thursday we had a good day lots of appointments We taught Leni. She is interested but really busy with work. She was telling how she missed us because it had been awhile since we had been there so she is doing good. Then we taught Nini Tata. They are doing good as well. Brother really understand things and he is reading the Book of Mormon. They also told us how much happier they have been ever since we have began visiting them. I really hope they continue to want to learn and be baptized. Then we ate dinner with the Natividad family. They are really good to us. Brother don't want his kids to serve missions because he things they won't be taken care of. He said he loves them to much to send them out like that. Then he said do your parents not love you guys or imagine how they feel with you out here alone. We just laughed at him. Friday a good day. We have started to teach this kid Mark. He is special and his parents asked if he can be baptized so we are teaching him and if he understands enough then we will go through with it. He is a funny kid I like him a lot. Later that night we went to the Romero family. Only half would join us not sure why or what was up so we only taught half of them. Hopefully next time they will all join. Not sure what happened but I guess we'll see. Saturday we had priesthood session and the adult meeting for Stake Conference. It was good. Lots of people came and it was really good. That took up most of our day. Sunday we had Stake Conference it was good as well with lots of people showing up. So that was my week. We have been busy. it's been good though. Helps time go by faster. Once thing we need to be thankful for is the atonement. We need to use in in our lives everyday and always try to be better. It was put in place to be used so we need to take that opportunity and realize that forgiveness comes from Jesus Christ and because he loves us. Well have a great week. I love you all. Thanks for everything and all the support. Have a good harvest. Take lots of pictures. Thanks again. Love Elder Robison


Family, hey how is it all going. Hopefully things are good back home. Rap up grain harvest and then get ready for spud harvest. Things are starting to cool off I am sure. Lately it has been getting hotter here ha but it never really cools off here. There are two types of weather. Hot and rainy or hot and dry but always hot. I might freeze to death coming home in December. It will be a huge change. Football season is also in full swing. Hopefully Rigby has got something this year and they can pull out a good season. It's about time for one it's been awhile. Well I'll tell you all about my week. I was kind of bummed with our week. it was way slow for teaching. Scanlan had meetings one day, baptismal interviews another. Monday that was our p-day we went to the Pasig Palunke just to look around. It's huge but didn't find anything to great. So we just walked around after that we went straight to FHE with the Elisan family. They fed us and we had a lesson there. Tuesday we had district meeting. Ha we found out that some sisters apartment got broke into. He took all their money then the best part just to finish it off he crapped in the middle of their floor. He tried to cover it with their clothes then he wiped with their garments. It sucks for them but its pretty funny. We all laughed. Other than that we taught a few lessons it was an alright day. Wednesday we had a pretty good day. We met some new less actives. A guy with 5 daughters and the mom took off and left them all about t year ago so its pretty sad. So the father does everything. Thursday, Scanlan had a meeting in the city. they should have been back around like 2 but they got stuck in traffic and didn't get back until like 4. We went and taught Diane, Leni, Natividad again. Sister Leni seems so interested but is always busy so not sure yet where it will go with her. Brother Natividad was all mad because Sister forgot something on the jeep worth 6000 pesos. He was mad thats alot of money here. Its equivalent to $150 but its a lot more here to them so he was mad. Friday it was boring we had weekly planning in the morning until like 2. We went and taught Mark the American guy. He is funny and super talkative. I think because we know English is the main reason. Saturday really, really slow. Scanlan had to do baptismal interviews and they took forever because there was 3 of them. We went back to our area finally at like 3. There was a road show at the Stake Center so no one was home. All the members were gone. People were at work. Finally later that night Sister Natividad gave us another referral. We went and taught them. They were good it was a couple. They know a lot already and seem interested to learn more. They said come back whenever that we are always welcome. Hopefully that goes somewhere. We then taught Leni again after she got done with work. It went good to then the Natividad family fed us that was it though! Sunday um we went and taught Mark early in the morning then took them to church. There were 6 investigators at church and 12 less actives. Our attendance was way up again. Our ward seems to be doing really good. So thats my week. Have a good week thanks for everything y all do. Love you all. Love Elder Robison

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


The Romano family

Elder Howards birthday cake at McDonalds

Mission tour

Elder Smith and I at mission tour

Our ward mission leader and us on the boat

Sister Rochell and our ward mission leader

Bishop at Ward FHE

Elder Scanlan cleaning the bathroom

farewell party

The pig head we ate

Sister Joy and Nanay

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Family, hey how are you all doing again. Hopefully things are all good. Just getting ready for spud harvest. It's crazy that it's that time again but its good. Everyone is really busy I am sure. School, sports, harvest just everything. We have been busy here as well. Trying to get some people ready for baptism. I finally had to eat balut the other day. Not good at all but I can say that I did it now. They claim I will now receive the gift of tongues so hopefully thats true. I also ate chicken head. That wasn't very good either. The brain popped in my mouth. It was nasty. It helped with our BRT with the new family we are teaching. They are the Romano family. They have 10 kids. They all still live at home. Some are members 4 of them aren't so we are teaching them. So I'll tell you about my week. Monday was P-day so we had a zone activity everyone just got together and played games and ate lunch. It was a really nice day way hot though. later that night we had a family home evening with the Elison family. Tuesday we had work day started out really slow. All of our appointments were gone and wouldn't be back until later that night. Finally when they came home we taught we ended up running out of time and not getting to teach everyone. Wednesday we taught the Romano family. They are really interested so its good. They are the ones that gave me balut. They are all really nice so hopefully things go well for the. Thursday same kind of day as Tuesday. People didn't get home until later so it was alright. The the Natividad family fed us dinner. Friday we had to go to Quezon City for Scanlan to renew his temple recommend because of traffic we didn't get back to the house until 7:30 that night so it completely messed up our teaching schedule. Saturday the other elders had some baptisms so we went to those at 3. It didn't end up starting until like 4. That is how everything is here though they say 3 but really means 4ish. So it didn't get over until late. We had a dinner appointment after so it was good. Sunday we had to go out and teach Mark again early in the morning. We then took them to church with us. I think he will get baptized in the future. They need to get married first and I think he would be good to go. They are very good about reading and keeping commitments so they are doing good. Lots of people still coming to church so that was my week. The work is moving forward. This week I have learned to just be patient with people. That when they are ready they will com around. We shouldn't drag people to do something then they won't be truly committed to whatever it is that they are doing. Well hopefully all things are going well back home. Thanks for everything you all do. Have a great week. Remember you can all be missionaries as well. Love you all thanks again. Love Elder Robison

Sunday, September 8, 2013

We received 2 letters and pictures

Family, hey how is everything going back at home. I hope the harvest went good. I can't wait to see some pictures of everything. It's crazy that grain harvest will be over so quick. It probably don't seem quick to you guys but for me it seems like you all just started and by the time this letter gets there it will be over. I think. Well we have had a busy week here with transfers and everything. So as you probably already know I got a new companion. Elder Scanlan. He is from Alaska. A really nice dude. He is Samoan so he is a big boy. Ha he likes to eat so hopefully I don't get fat. He is just really chill and laid back. The Elder that replaced Elder Fisher is Elder Latu from Australia. He is Tongan and really likes to eat as well so we will probably be eating a lot. But they are both really cool guys. so yeah I'll just start with Monday. It wasn't our p-day so we went out but mostly it turned into a goodbye day for Elder Millora. We ended up teaching only 2 lessons but we visited tons of families so he could say goodbye. Then Tuesday it was our p-day. We just went and ate them emailed just kinda a down day. After that everyone wanted to go pack and get ready to leave and everything. Since I am staying I just sat around and didn't do much. Not the best p-day I have ever had. Wednesday we had to be to the chapel at 8 for people that transferred and to get our new companions so we went there. Since everyone was late and takes forever because of traffic we didn't leave the chapel until 5 later that day. We just sat waiting for everyone to get there because people can't be alone. During that time we ate twice, Scanlan was hungry. After that we came to the apartment and moved everyone in. It took a while so we didn't get to go out that day either. Thursday we went out and introduced Scanlan to everyone. It was good. We found a new investigator and an old Nunay shopped us and asked if we would come and teach her and her husband. It was good we got to teach a few lessons. Friday was a slow day. It was really hot. We only got in one lesson. We got punted all day but later that night we had a ward family home evening. Tons of people showed up, lots of food. People brought friends that want to be taught. It turned out really good for us. Everyone had a really good time. We played games and had a lesson then ate some food so hopefully we can help these people we met want to be baptized and get them coming to church. Saturday we woke up and it was raining so that meant a slow day. We went out, not many people were out and about but we went to teach a recent convert. She wasn't there but her cousin was. She let us teach her. they also had a brother we hadn't met yet that was there but the girl seemed interested. She ended up not living in our area so we won't be able to continue teaching her but she said she will be moving here in January but we won't be here by then. After that we taught Natividad. Then we taught Diane. I don't know why she won't get baptized. Her dad I guess don't want her to. One thing that has helped me this week is prayer when your feeling down about anything praying always helps make it better. Prayer is so important for everyone to do. It helps keep us close to our Heavenly Father so that has been my week. I hope harvest is good. Thanks for everything. Love you all. Love Elder Robison

  Letter Aug 18-24, 2013
Family hey everyone how is life back home. How is the farming going. Hopefully harvest went good. Just spud harvest next and then dad will relax again and start to enjoy life. Everything should start to slow down and then it will start to snow. Then the best time of year winter. They say it is nice here from December to March. It cools down a little then the hot summer comes again. I made it through one summer here so just one more. How is Rigby football looking with the new coach. Anything good going to happen or another bad season. Let me know how they do. Landon is a senior now right is he playing. Just let me know. So my week shouldn't be hard to explain. Monday p-day we emailed and it rained all day. Tuesday still raining and now flooded. President said no work so we went to McDonalds for breakfast. While we were there he text us all and said stay inside don't leave your houses. I guess a missionary got electrocuted somewhere in the floods so the area Presidency said for everyone to stay inside for the flood. So we sat at home Wednesday still raining, and still flooding so we again had to sit inside all day long. Really boring so we just played card games. Thursday still raining the flood is going down. It finally stopped raining so Elder Scanlan and I went to the church to help out. There are 50 families staying there because their houses were all under water so we gave out food and relief goods to everyone. Met lots of new people got to hang out with the members. We played some ping-pong with the youth. Still not much work to do because everything is under water. Friday it started to rain again but stopped later so we went to the Natividad family. We finally got Brother Natividad to let us teach him. We want to get him through the temple with his family. they are all really good. He just has a few problems. We made some deals with him. He has to pray every night with his family. If not we get to share another lesson. he has to go to church with his family. If not he gives us a 1.5 liter of coke from his store. He agreed to do it so we will see. Saturday started out really nice and sunny so we went out for the most part the streets aren't flooded. We got to teach some people. We taught Vodel the girl we met last week. She listens but I am not sure how interested she is. It started to rain again but not to bad. We followed up with Brother Natividad on his praying and he did it. He prayed with them.. Then Sister Natividad gave us a referral so we went and talked to her she is really talkative and very interested so its good. Her name is Sister Leni so we will start to go there regularly. It turned out to be a really good day for us we got a new investigator. Sunday, we went out early to teach Mark the new investigator we met two weeks ago. We taught early then went with them to church. He accepted to be baptized on September 22nd so that good. We get there and sitting on the front row was Brother Natividad with his family and lots of less actives 15 of them. We have been working hard with the less actives so it was a good Sunday. That night we ate dinner at our Bishops house. It was good played games and ate so that my week. It started out with waste deep water outside but it ended good. The members are good here. We have a big goal for brother Natividad. He just needs to realize the importance of family and going to the temple. We are blessed to be able to be together forever. We all need to strive to be worthy to do so. Make every decision in the light of Eternity. Thanks for everything. I love you all have a good harvest and fall. Love Elder Robison

Good thing for waterproof cameras

Elder Scanlan

I thought I could miss it but nope it was all over

walking in the floods

Scanlan posing

The flood in our apartment (our roof leaks)


Starting to flood on P-day

Taking a picture


Members paddling their way to church

We went and got them