Monday, March 10, 2014

10 March 2014 letter

A lunch that me and Sister Woodbury made the other day. Every day we cook stuff together. It's a lot of fun.
Burlington this past week has been cold and snowy on and off.  Lots of snow melt, mud and slush everywhere too.  I hope spring comes soon.  It has already started warming up to 40-50 degrees the last two days and we have been able to go walking a lot more without being frozen while doing it. 

We got to teach a new family this last Friday.  over 20 years ago LDS missionaries had taught them in southern Texas, but they were never baptized.  We found them knocking doors not far from the Rackham's house, where we live, a few weeks ago.  It is one of the first functional families that I have ever seen that aren't members of the church here in Burlington.  They are wonderful and bright and have a 19 year old daughter and a 12 year old son.  They don't go to church but believe in God and Jesus Christ.  We were suppose to just meet with the daughter but when we showed up, to our surprise, the entire family was there with their front door open, warmly welcomed us in and we taught the restoration to all of them.  The little boy said to us, "i think this is true."  It was super cute.  We'll be teaching them again this week.

Heavenly Father has prepared people to receive the Gospel at this point in time and the missionaries just have to stay busy wandering around until the right ones are thrown into our path.  Pray and tell God where we are going to be today and he'll put someone there.  It's a cool concept and it's true. 

We visited a sweet girl who is a member of the ward out on her ranch on Saturday.  She is only 24, but already has a cute little baby girl and she is starting a farm.  wow.  Lots of people i meet are younger than me but way ahead in life already.  She showed us her 2 week old baby cow, so cute!  She had pigmy goats and huge old barn she is fixing up.  Me and Sister Woodbury were jaw-drop jealous... just a little bit.  We had a lot of fun and got to make a new friend too which was the best part. 

It's bald eagle season here too, and you can see them in trees and flying over the roads occasionally.  We even saw one diving for food over the river yesterday.  so cool! 
We've been seeing lots of cool blessings here.  Everyday brings such cool surprises where we have no idea what we're doing and where we're going and then we end up in the right place at the right time and we can't believe it happened.  Life is like that a lot too, but the clouds always clear up... even a few years down the road the sun starts to shine again.  

Had a yummy desert fed to us a few days ago that was super yummy and easy to make.  You take a box mix of angel food cake and a can of crushed pineapple.  poor the mix with the pineapple can (juices and all) and bake it in the oven in a 9X13 pan and eat it with vanilla ice cream after it's done.  so delicious.

Sister Robertson

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