Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sister Robinson School of Confidence

So yesterday obviously was not P-Day so we went out and worked a lot. We had a pretty great day though. One of my companions was having a pretty rough time so we met the Elders and she received a blessing, it was SO COOL because it led to us sitting down with her and finding ways that we could help her out. It was a lot of fun. We had the Sister Robinson school of confidence, Ellie knows all about that school haha. It consisted of me making Sister Gren Strut around a table telling us all the things she loved about herself. It was so great. Obviously i demonstrated for her. Then later that night we had a companionship inventory, which is pretty much us just sitting down and bring up any concerns or anything that is bugging you. So Sister Kunkel and I are just giving some ideas on what we can do differently and Sister Gren was being way too quiet, so we turned around and asked her to come up with a suggestion. Well Sister Gren sits there and sits there and sits there and is saying nothing so we just start asking questions like: what is something that Sister Robinson says that annoys you? or what is something that sister Kunkel does that irritates you? And she suddenly says, i got one! So we brace ourselves for what it is and she says, "I am always the last one out of the car!" Sister Kunkel and I just turned to each other and started laughing it was SO funny! I just said, "em sister Gren that sounds like a personal issue i am not sure what you want me to do about that one." By that time Sister Gren was laughing to. It was pretty great.

We then went out to work and did all that we could to find more people to teach. We had a great day of talking to EVERYBODY that we saw and asking everyone for referrals. It was a lot of fun. We talked to one lady who turned out to be the manager of the trailer park that we were in and we asked if there was anyone that she could think of that we could go serve. She told us to try trailer 29, so we did. It was so great. It was a Mother and her daughter who lived there and we got to talking to them. They let us in and we got to know them a little better. They just started going to a new church but the daughter said she doesn't feel comfortable there. She mainly said what she is looking for is great friends, so we invited her to the Super Saturday enrichment day, which is making Christmas Crafts. She LOVES making crafts. So we are hoping that we can introduce her to the beautiful, wonderful ladies of the Cheney 1st ward and see where it goes from there. She also said we could come back and do service so we are looking forward to helping her out with that!

Well after that we had a great lesson with Sister Nicks who is being baptized on November 30th!!! Super excited. Her non member mother is moving in with her and she also stayed for the lesson so we are going to see if Sister Nicks will invite her to the baptism. She is getting really excited for it now!

THEN THE BIG NEWS CAME... We got out of that lesson and we had a missed call from President Mullen! We all know what my experience has been with missed calls from President. Well this time was just like any other time, pure craziness. Sister Kunkel got emergency transferred to North Spokane! Say what? Oh yeah that is right another one of my companions gets transferred midway through a transfer. Sister Kunkel was the one who knew the area the best as she had been here for 3 months, almost 4 months. Sister Gren and I have only been here for about three weeks so it is almost like sweep training, but you know what i think that it is going to be great. Every time my mission gets hard i get to see miraculous miracles. Yeah that is more than your average everyday miracle! So i am excited to see what the Lord has in store for Sister Gren and I! We are sad to see Sister Kunkel leave but we will keep in touch with her for sure!

So that was pretty much my week! Moral of the stories... Make sure Sister Gren is not the last one out of the car, Sister Robinson's school of confidence works, talking to everyone brings miracles, Sister Nicks is boss!, and never answer the phone when President Mullen calls... haha jk answer it but know that your mission is about to get even crazier!

I love you all lots. Have a great week and write me a letter pretty please!

Sister Robinson

Monday, November 4, 2013

Food Poisoning

So i have had a cold since i arrived in Cheney and i was just getting over a cold when on Thursday both of my companions and i got food poisoning. I have never had food poisoning before but it is safe to say that i could have lived a lifetime without experiencing it. So we had a few sick days this week. Not fun. Other than that it was a pretty good week. We met with our investigators that are on date. I know that i have told you all about Tommy but i ma not sure if i was able to tell you about Sister Nicks. She is one of the most wonderful women i have ever met in my life. Her husband is a less active member that is starting to come back to church and that is how the sisters before i came into the ward found her. They put her on date the lesson before i came into the ward but i have been able to teach her about three of the lessons now. She is just so great. She always asks the best questions and she is so sincere. She is going to be baptized on November 30th. I am super excited for her. She has a 11 year old son that is not a member wither but as of right now he is not interested but i think once he sees his mother baptized that his interest will heighten too. I will send you pictures of those baptisms. 

I have been studying a lot about Kindness and how it is the application of Charity. It all starts with the thoughts we have. As we think positively of others and the things around us we are happier. We are able to see the good in the world and in the people around us. As i have applied this in my life i have been able to have love for people that i barely know. just seeing them as children of God makes it easier to share the gospel with them and also leaves me with an urgency to share the gospel as well. I want them to have the gospel because i am able to see Christ in them. I am not sure of what i wrote just made sense but it has helped me out of lot just studying about kindness and how it all starts with positive thinking!

Anyway i hope you have a wonderful week. Stay safe and warm! 

Love Sister Robinson