Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas


     Woohoo! Merry Christmas!!!! It finally feels a bit like Christmas which is really nice. As a missionary it never really feels like holidays, but after yesterday at church it feels like Christmas. I finally got the package mum, so you can stop worrying. Everyone in the office was asking me about it haha.
         Yesterday at church I was almost in tears.  We didn't have anyone to go to for Christmas, we were going to have to walk an hour to the chapel to Skype home, which is kind of depressing to think about. But yesterday all of a sudden all the members wanted to have us over and were all talking to us loads. You don't know how much this means to me, we now have 3 members we are going to Christmas Day (hallelujah). But then at the end of relief society they asked for us to come up and they just said thank you for all we do then came out with a huge bag of presents for us from the ward. I was so close to bursting into tears, I am so grateful for all the love I have from so many people around me. I don't know what I did to be so fortunate, but I am so grateful. I feel bad for how many presents we have under our tree, especially when there are so many missionaries who don't have anything. I'm just overwhelmed with gratitude.

     This week was crazy. Seriously everyday I feel so dead. I usually rely on grace at the end of the day to have enough energy to make it through, but literally all day everyday now I am pleading and praying for Heavenly Father to give me strength to make it through. I am exhausted, but hey I guess that means I'm working hard :)
     London was so fun on pday! We got there around 12:30 and just walked around the south bank. We did the London eye (pictures to come), walked through the Christmas markets, saw Shakespeare globe (I was actually super excited about that after reading so much Shakespeare in high school), and saw the tower bridge. It was fun, I love London.

Millennial bridge, it's in Harry Potter 6

One of my favorite picture from the eye!

The globe. Romeo Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? 

Missionary life on the eye. We taught the lady that sold is the tickets for the eye...missionary work all day everyday!

We also saw mr. Bean. He took a Book of Mormon!
We ran into Brad and Angelina in London...sadly they didn't accept our
invitation to be baptised :(

     Tuesday we were able to go to the temple!!!! I love the temple so much and couldn't believe it had been 6 months since I went last! I was able to receive a lot of revelation on what I need to do the last 5 months of my mission and I have set a lot of goals for myself. I was also able to learn deep doctrine from President Gubler in the celestial stuff. After the temple we had a nice Christmas lunch with President Gubler. We sang some Christmas carols and bore some testimonies.

      The next day I was on exchange with Sister Perez from Spain. It was fun. Exchanges are always fun. But the problem is I go on so many exchanges I can't remember what happens now haha. I also went on exchange in Brighton again this week, it's fun being back there. 
         I don't really know what more to say. I am sending another email to the fam for Christmas, so you can read my testimony in that. I'm looking forward to this week, it is a crazy busy week, but I'm excited for it!
         I love you all so much and pray for you daily. I am so grateful that you are my amazing family :)

Sister Robison xxx

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