Monday, December 23, 2013


Alright so this week was pretty cool. There was a lot of snow on the ground and we looked like Snowmen a couple of times but it was great!

So earlier this week i was on exchanges with Sister Walton and we went to Sprague and we saw miracles! So i guess i should preface this story a little. Last week Sister Dantas and I were visiting a 15 year old Less Active named Matt. His non-member step-mom and Dad were home but they didn't want to hear a message so we went in another room and we taught Matt. Well as we were leaving he asked us what we were doing next Thursday (this past Thursday) at 4. My companion and I looked at each other and then responded that we had nothing planned and he invited us back to meet with him and his wife. We were a little nervous to find out what the meeting was about but we were hoping it was a really good thing. Well back to Sister Walton and I. We were in Sprague on the Wednesday before we were scheduled to meet and we saw Sister Vercoe (the step-mom) outside carrying boxes in so we asked if we could help but she said she had it all under control. So we then said if she needed anything then we would love to help her out and she went inside. We walked back to the car and before we got in she ran back out her house and called after us. She said that she was making cupcakes for the football team and she could do with some help, so... we scheduled a time to come back and make cupcakes.

So we were about to leave and go to another appointment before we came back to help her make the cupcakes and we felt that we should ask her what the meeting was about the following day so we asked her what she was expecting from our meeting and she said... She wanted to find out about the church and look into joining! Yeah we were pretty excited. Then she said you can even start teaching me when you come to make cupcakes! So that is exactly what we did! We taught the restoration to her that day and the Spirit was so strong. We invited her to be baptized in January and she said Yes! So we are super super excited.

So this week we had a sacrament meeting in Sprague for Christmas and it was so great. There were 72 people there! Including Sister Vercoe! It was amazing. A lot of LA came out and 9 non members were there and there was an amazing spirit there too. I even sang, "it came upon a midnight clear". Yeah i worked up the courage to sing a solo and it wasn't half bad if you can believe that. It was such a great day. They had a little munch and mingle afterwards and everyone did such a great job of fellowshiping. It was amazing. Best Christmas gift ever!

So yeah it has been a really great week for us. Beverly another one of our investigators also came to church yesterday so that was super exciting too! Honestly it was just great. We went caroling with all the missionaries in our district yesterday and that was really great too!    So much fun. Probably too much fun but we are working hard so it gets to be this fun!

If i have learned one thing lately it is that if we work are very hardest even though we are not perfect and we can't do everything the Lord will make up the rest! We try our best and then in his strength we will succeed! In the Strength of the Lord you can do all things!

Ok an done last thought!

To catch the real meaning of the spirit of Christmas, individuals need only drop the last syllable of the word, and it becomes the Spirit of Christ.
“May we give as the Savior gave…To give of oneself is a holy gift. We give as a remembrance of all the Savior has given. May we also give gifts that have eternal value, along with our gifts that eventually break or are forgotten. How much better the world would be if we all gave gifts of understanding and compassion, of service and friendship, of kindness and gentleness.” (President Monson)

Christmas is such a special time and when we remember Christ we can feel three real meaning of Christmas. I love you all

Sister Robinson.

Monday, December 16, 2013

12 days of Christmas

Alright So this week has been a pretty great week. Full of lots of appointments and fun. So my new comanion is Sister Dantas and she is from Brazil. We have a lot of cultural conversations. And she loves talking about different languages. I am learning some Portugues but hvae decided that French seems easier to me!

Well this week a few funny things happened. We stopped by one ladies house and we were visting with her when she started playing the harmonica. As soon as she started her dogs started howling. Personally i think they were howling becasue it hurt their ears but she turned to us and started telling us how much they loved to sing... Then she procedded to gather her dogs and told us that they would sing Jingle Bells. So off she goes singing jingle bells and her dogs start howling. It was hilarious, bless her soul! She was so into it.

Another thing that happend this week is that is snowed! It was funny becasue Sister Dantas hasn't experinced much snow before so she had fun kicking it around! Later that day we were walking across town and she started laughing. She said that it was going to be funny when she writes home and tells her parents that it finally got warm enough to snow! Warm enough! I was laughing pretty hard too. It is pretty funny when you pray that it will get warm enough to snow.

Oh quick side note, Sister Dantas dislikes other people's dogs more than i do! It is pretty funny to see her reaction to big dogs. She acts as if every big dog is on the verge of biting her. Best facial expressions ever!

Sister Dantas and I also had the privilage of attending the High Preist Group Christmas Dinner. We had amazing food. One of the Men in the ward cooked really good pulled pork and put this amazing vingery sauce on it. It was divine! There was also a white Elephant at the party and Sister Dantas hadn't done one before. Sister Tulett, One of our amazing members, had brought an extra gift so that we could take part! We sat there anticipating our turn because there was this really cute WHITE ELEPHANT and box of chocolates. Well of course i wanted the White Elephant.. How cool is that to say oh yeah i got this white elephant at the Cheney 2nd ward White Elephant party on my mission. Well as you could probably guess from my excitment we got the White Elephant. We both got to play and so we also were able to get a puzzle that we could do on P-Day! Something SIster Dantas has really wanted. So we both came away really happy!

So in Sprague we eat at this little dinner type place called the Viking. It is the only place to eat in a 25 mile radius so we go there once a week when we are in Sprague. It is the local burger place and the food isn't bad at all. We always find out really interesting things there though. Like this week we found out that Jinny is the Bus Driver and owns a farm and that Malissa used to work there. We found this all out because Malissa's father and jinny were there and they were talking really loud! It is almost like they want us to know everything about everyone in Sprague. I love it, such a cute small town.

So that was pretty much the interesting things from this week. We have also been teaching a lot of lessons this week and they have been going well! In Tommy's lesson his non memeber step sister was there and we taught the Plan of Salvation. They had a lot of questions about all the things that would be in Heaven. Like their pets or their favorite blankets. Tara had the most questions os about the 10th time she put up her hand i asked, "do you really like whatever the thing is that you are about to ask about?" And she said yes. I then informed her then it will proabably be in Heaven. Haha They are such cute kids but sometimes it is like 101 questions.

Well I hope you have a great week adn keep up all the great work that is happening! Don't forgret to send out your Christmas cards!

Love Sister Robinson