Monday, July 25, 2011

Pioneer day, meltdown avoided, baptisms?, ZLC, temple yet again, dang it just get married.‏

Well happy pioneer day everyone and happy fireworking, bbqing, and all of that other fun stuff. This week in our missionary testimony meeting Elder and Sister Watts were saying goodbye and they spoke about how 100 years from now their will be people thanking us for the sacrifice we made and for their ancestors being pioneers to the gospel in their families. It was powerful stuff. It kinda came back to how you never know how successful you were as a missionary until you see how it changes you and if your converts stay converted. so we just need to do the right things.

The zone meltdown is taken care of and everyone just agreed it was stupid to fight and well yeah haha we didn't have to do much they just all needed to talk and really realize why they are here.

So updates on our investigators... we'll get two baptisms this sunday.

Sister Joyce John: she is awesome I felt she didn't quite comprehend the restoration and what it meant so we went back to the basics and she realized everything and found an overwhelming peace about being baptized. before it just seemed like excuse after excuse. but now all is well. she's on fire.

Jason McKenzie had been probably the investigator I've seen the biggest change in. It all began with teaching him and him virtually understanding nothing. as we began to talk more about the book of mormon and living the commandments he just went for it. and there always seemed to be something holding him back. a fear of messing up. But after testimony after testimony and powerful lesson. we went yesterday and he said I'm going for it sunday. I need to be baptized. now his only fear is giving a talk in church haha.

I guess my sweetest experience this week was all kinda in connection with the meetings we had at ZLC.

we talked about how as missionaries we are an extension of the quorum of the 12 apostles. that night I was kinda flipping through some notes I had taken in the past and came accrossed my notes from Elder Holland.

"If you want your investigators to pray more sincerely, you need to pray more sincerely."
"Never forget PMG was created to convert you"

As I read this I thought kinda back on Jason and how we asked him to do a lot this last week so I did everything we asked him to do. I prayed about the BOM, I went to church and took notes, I prayed about Christ, and well... its true.

Jason figured it out and everything worked out. Elder Holland = the man

So Elder Bricknell of the 70 spoke in sacrament meeting and he talked about how he used to emmulate his grandfather and do everything that he did. he then related it to how we should love the savior and emmulate the savior like we emmualate a hero of ours. it was powerful and I guess that's all you need to do. do what is right and see the blessings that come.

But we are struggling with getting two families married. one especially.

We took the Leopeng family to the temple saturday but there had been a huge disagreement between the two of them and of course there was always the concern of keeping the traditions of culture alive in their marriage so things are quite heated. so Matsie and Neo came to the temple and Kgomutso stayed in the car. She opened up a lot about things and just wants to please God and work things out. But everything seems to be going wrong. We've studied and planned for them tuesday and we're kinda planning on like a sitdown and just putting everything on the table and we hope it doesn't go all terribly wrong. But yeah haha we need a miracle to work all this out.

So the work continues haha. Some things go great. others... not so great. But we stay positive, obedient, and work hard and things always work out.

But in other news we have a ton of cleaning to do today haha. the problem with killing missionaries is there are so many more important things to do than clean before they die. and since florida is a dying area I have reason to believe the flat hasn't been cleaned other than dishes and sweeping and counters in around 6 months haha. but that'll change today haha.

Everything is kinda weird right now I'm not gonna lie. Like things are going sweet in our area but the zone hasn't been doing the hottest. things are gonna be a ton better this month but its weird being a zone leader like you're a missionary just like everyone else but its different haha I feel a little distatched from our area. I don't know what it is. But I love our investigators and we're seeing a lot of success. maybe its just because I haven't tracted in like 8 weeks haha.

Well yeah that's what's happening...

Oh wait funny story we were at this guys birthday party because they invited us for food and this lady was drunk and like kept saying how her horoscope said we were compatible haha... yeah life of a missionary is awesome

well sala kahle mina butis.

Elder Robinson

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