Sunday, November 10, 2013

4 November 2013 letter (received 9th Nov)

Hi Everyone! (and Mom & Dad)

It was fun reading about your trip to Cody, Wyoming Mom and Dad. Really jealous! Wish I could've been there with everyone and relaxed at the house . . . one day maybe. Thanks for the cute postcard. :)

Not a whole lot new to report on this last week. We had Halloween at the Edward's house and got to decorate a bunch of Halloween sugar cookies. It was nice to finally get to do something crafty. I miss making things a lot. All the missionaries in our mission had to stay in after 6pm on the 30th and 31st. Don't want missionaries put in bad situations on Halloween I guess.

Me and Sister Despain are still just trying to find less activities when they're at home so we can figure out how we can help them spiritually and find ways to serve them and fellowship them. Some, mostly a few, are a little receptive and others are just not interested and hate us. It's sad. Wish I could speak like Abinadi while I'm glowing and testify so strong that they're converted like Alma. ...lol, just kidding. But seriously, sometimes it feels like something big needs to happen to help them that's beyond what we can do for them. They'll figure it out someday.

The Branch had a Trunk-o-Treat on Wednesday and a bunch of less actives and our investigator, Stacy, showed up with all their kids. It was so happy and heartwarming to see them show up and have fun. They also had a Chili pot luck dinner before that was fun and Yumm.

We had a "medically less active" sister named Jeanette Trower pass away last Thursday at the Willow Care Center. She had been really sick and didn't make it. Our P-day was busier cause we had to help out with her funeral. It was nice. Great missionary opportunities since everyone there (almost) was non-members that really loved and admired Sister Trower. A bittersweet day.

Other than that, we did some finding (door-to-door) and met a few more people and ate at members houses. They spoil us with so much lasagna and pot roast that we are SO EXCITED when we get it for the twelfth time (or beyond)... lol  It's wonderful though and we appreciate all they do for us. When we call members, most of them assume we are calling them just to get them to make us dinner when we just want to visit with them. Kind of sad...like they feel pressured to feed missionaries.

In studying this week I focused a lot on the Plan of Salvation/Happiness. It's amazing the explanations and answers that the scriptures have. I have discovered the most interesting things in the Bible Dictionary. I've never been one to probe for answers in the scriptures, but I am loving my studies cause I'm learning how important it is to just search and study on specific topics.  I love using True to the Faith (book) and the Bible Dictionary a lot. Questions investigators have spark my curiosity to learn more about things. Scriptures might not have all the answers to life, but they'll surprise you every time you read them the rest of your life.

We are always changing and learning and so do the scriptures in a way. If you don't have a testimony READ. If something doesn't make sense, READ. The truth is "out there," it's right under your nose and the more you read, the more you'll know this gospel is true. Everything about it just makes sense and is so simple. Don't complicate things. God doesn't, Christ wouldn't. Read 2 Nephi 31:3

 For my soul delighteth in plainness; for after this manner doth the Lord God work among the children of men. For the Lord God giveth light unto the understanding; for he speaketh unto men according to their language, unto their understanding.

God is simple and extremely subtle in His ways. Seek Him out and you'll find Him there by your side where He's always been. The choice is always yours and yours alone. Have faith and get to work, then God can bless you cause He can trust you to ACT when He asks of you. If you're not willing to Act, then God won't and He can't give you the answers.

Love,

Sister Robertson (insert heart and smiley face)

P.S.  The Church is True!!! I KNOW.

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