Tuesday, December 17, 2013

16 Dec 2013 letter

Merry Christmas!
I am doing well.  It just dumped snow here in Hannibal.  It sure made it a lot prettier than it originally was.  I love the snow. 
That's really cool that the family history center was on TV.  Wow, so cool!  Mom, are Aaron and Jaime coming to austin for christmas this year?  I was just wondering so i could send my present for them straight to home address or their cody address instead.   I will be skyping you all sometime Christmas day, but we haven't verified with members an exact time and place yet, but i will let you know next monday when it's closer to Christmas.  It will be fun to see everyone at home.  Will everyone be there?
This past week was really great.  We knocked on a door and a 13 year old girl named Carlee came out and was extremely enthusiastic about being taught and wants to be baptized.  We found out later that she could have been baptized already, but the elders who had found her before lost her information and didn't tell us about her so we could go teach her in October.  It is amazing that the Lord has prepared her and still led us to her door so she wouldn't miss out on hearing the Gospel and having the opportunity to be baptized.  She came to the Christmas Activity saturday night and made instant friends with all the young women and some of them even knew her at the Middle School!  She's going to the Youth dance with them in Quincy this Wednesday and she loved Church and was soaking up everything we told her.  We taught her on sunday with the 11 year old class about Temples and temple marriage and she said "I want to get married in that temple cause i know that i won't be happy unless i do!"  Wow, she is a bundle of miracles and she smiles all the time. Love this girl.
Last week we had a Nauvoo Missionary Conference all day at the Nauvoo stake center.  It was really good and they fed us a Thanksgiving-like fancy Lunch.  We all performed funny missionary skits and we made fun of the District for ours.  People laughed so hard!  Then our Mission President surprised us and let all of us watch Ephraim's Rescue in the Gym on a big screen!  Such a good movie.  Then they gave us all little christmas presents to take home.  We also found out that Sister Harkness finally got her Visa to Argentina after 7 or 8 months and Sister Deleu is headed back to Temple Square.  They're my favorite sisters ever and we will miss them so much.  So glad i got to meet such wonderful new friends.  I think that meeting people and forming friendships is the best part about serving a mission other than having such a strong testimony of the Gospel and getting fed really yummy food of course.
Me and Sister Despain sang 2 short songs at the Branch Christmas party and i had to give a talk on sunday.  it has been a busy past week, but the time seems to fly by.  I feel like every day is the next monday again and i can't hardly remember what i just did all week long.  Hope all of you are enjoying the Christmas season and having fun watching Elf without me!
I miss that movie so much!  and the Grinch.
Talk to you next week!
Sister Robertson

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