Wednesday, February 5, 2014

January 13-19, 2014

Family hey how is everything going back home. Hopefully it is nice and cold for you all. Its actually been really nice here right now. I wish it would stay cool like this all year here. Only for about a month or two then it will get really hot. Things have been going alright here. We had an okay week. I haven't heard yet if you all have been riding snowmobiles. I sure hope so. Tell me if there is a lot of snow or not. Well I think mom and dad are in Hawaii as I am writing this so you should be enjoying your time. Your not to far away from me right now. Only like a 7 hour flight. Well while you have all been on vacation. I have just been working here so on Monday was p-day. We emailed and what not then just finished up some stuff we needed to get done. Tuesday we were going to have zone interviews but they got cancelled at the last minute. President had some emergencies to go to so we had a zone training instead. After we went and ate with the district at an American burger joint. It was really good. Then just back to work. Normal day nothing to crazy just regular we had some good lessons. We are trying to get Sister Timmy and her husband married so she can be baptized. She is really ready just waiting for the government here. Her husband is an RM and has been less active for a long time but now he is coming back and is really good. So it is good. Hopefully soon. Wednesday regular day as well kind of slow but it was alright. We teach this little 9 year old girl she is so smart she speaks English and has all the lessons figured out. Thursday, we had a good day. We are trying to get John Michael BocBoc ready for his baptism that is next week. He is a little punk but a good kid only 10 years old. Friday we had our zone interviews it was good but I still didn't get an interview yet. President ran out of time and had to leave because his kid has been in the hospital.We rescheduled tell Monday. Saturday we had an activity at the church for a girl in the ward that is home from her mission. Kinda crazy that will be me in less than a year. Then that night we had an area broadcast so we attended that and it was good. I had to go give a sister a blessing afterwards because she is sick and that took forever. Their house is really far. Sunday ha what a day. We went to church but John Michael didn't show up so we have to reschedule his baptism for February. Everyone else came so that was good but my comp was really struggling that day. Having lots of feelings and just being really weird. It was a long day. I was ready to get home that is for sure. So that was my week. Nothing to crazy other than we found out Sunday night that the interviews won't be until Thursday now. Its all good. Hopefully you had a good time on your trip and that your enjoying the new little babies. Keep me up to date on things like whats going on. Thanks again for everything. Have a good week. Love you all Love Elder Robison

December 29-January 4, 2014

Family hey how is it going. I hope your all doing good and that them babies got out of the hospital. I am sure they will be the focus for the next little while. I can't even imagine how spoiled they are all going to be. Poor little Renlee isn't going to be the only one. She is going to have to share the things with two more. Ha I am sure its pretty freezing cold there right now and hopefully snowing a lot so you all can get some good use out of the snowmobiles. If your not all getting to old to do so. They say that this is the cool season here right now but I haven't felt nothing cool yet. I personally don't feel the change. I finally got your Christmas package only 1 week after Christmas. Thanks a ton it means a lot. We really enjoyed opening the gifts. I have been reading over all the letters and tell everyone thanks. Ha New Years here is a lot bigger party than we have. It is so loud so sleeping is no good. Well I'll tell you about my week. Monday was p-day just normal. We emailed and did all of that stuff. Later that night I finally got to go and get my packages. So that was nice to finally get. Tuesday was just a regular day of work but we had to be in the house by 6 because it was New Years and things get crazy here. For us it just sucks because it is loud but we can't go outside. We just tried to go to bed. Wednesday was New Years day. Again just a regular day. We were working and then we got a text to go teach someone but my comp got a "prompting" that we shouldn't. He just insisted that we go to this other place. I am getting really tired of him with this prompting thing. It happens everyday. Later that night we had a dinner which was really good. Thursday we had splits so I got to work with Elder Crosby. Nice kid. It was nice we actually got some work done and the other zone leader worked with Elder Schenk. They talked to him about it. Hopefully it fixes the problem. We will see. So Friday we had weekly planning and the zone leaders asked me to talk to him so we talked forever. I don't know if it helps but he has an interview with President on Monday. Later that night we got punted at every appointment Saturday the day was going good and we were teaching people and then H just stopped walking and I was like lets go. He was like I cant I feel something bad will happen. He wouldn't move. I was really getting frustrated so again we stopped and talked about it. He then claimed he needed to go home and figure it out. I really don't know what is making him go crazy but it needs to stop soon. Sunday just regular day at church and worked after. We had to go give a blessing to a nanay at the hospital. We shared with them and she was really emotional and the spirit was really strong. That was it for Sunday but hopefully we can get this crap figured out soon or I don't know what to do. That was my week. I am frustrated with it but its fine. Must be preparing me for something later in life. So well have a good week. Thanks for the gifts and letters. Love you all. Thanks again. Sorry the letters took forever. The post office has been closed for a few weeks. Love you all thanks Love Elder Robison

December 15-22, 2013

Family hey how is everything going. I hope your all doing good and that the babies are now good and running around the house just kidding. I was glad to see the pictures they are really really small but if they can eat like Kendall they will get bigger in no time. I hope things are still going good with them. It probably is getting pretty cold and hopefully a lot of snow. Well I am now in my 3rd area, Cainta. The people have been really nice and are so giving. The members have so far been pretty good. We have gotten fed like crazy. Dinner and lunch and snacks. Probably after Christmas it will slow way down but as for now it will be good. So far I am just trying to get to know everyone and my area but I will tell you about my week. So Monday I was in Taguig but it turned more into a goodbye day for me. I went and said goodbye to everyone. They all gave me gifts and remembrances. The Badua family bought me pizza. We had a FHE with the Natividads some of them teared up when I left. They were hard to say bye to. I really liked them so that was Monday, Tuesday I just got all packed after email and cleaned our house then just relaxed. Wednesday was transfer day so we got up early and went to the transfer point. A rich American family had their driver take us to our new area so that was really nice. It saved me a lot of money. We went out later that night but nothing happened. Thursday first full day. We taught a few lessons but I don't remember their names yet. We also got punted a lot but its alright this area is kinda struggling. Friday we went and get a little work in but we had a practice for the Christmas party. We are in a skit. I met a guy named Aris. He is a sweet dude and is our Elders quorum president but works with us a lot. I have never seen a 29 year old so dedicated to the church. I hope we can all have that same drive he does. I think I can learn a lot from him. The best part he is normal and really cool. Saturday we got out and taught then later that night we had our Christmas party. Lots of members showed up with lots of food, games and skits. It was really good. . Sunday we went to church. I introduced myself and then later they gave me an envelope and I am the concluding speaker next week. Not very thrilled. After that we went caroling and delivered goods to some less actives. So that was my week. It was alright. I hope it goes well and we can turn the area around. I hope you all had a good Christmas it will be nice to talk to you all on Christmas. Thanks for everything you o I love you all. Love Elder Robison