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

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