Monday, April 18, 2016

"Miracle Week"

         So first off, yes my back is feeling a lot better, I don't know what was wrong with it, but I am better now :) so thank you for the prayers!
         This week we have seen the Lords hand so much in our work. We were able to find 5 new investigators to teach! Which is huge for us cause we usually only have like 1, and that's on a good week. So we are very happy and know the Lord is blessing us for our diligence. This week I decided that what I needed to work on is to just be more focused.
There is a lot at the end of a mission that comes up that can distract you, but this week I just took a step back from all of it and focused on the work, and it was great!

         On Monday we went down to Brighton, which is always a party! We drove down with the Zone Leaders and met up with some of the Elders serving down there. We ended up going to Sea Life which is the worlds oldest was cool...but I still don't like fish haha. I will send some pics from that. We have been trying really hard to just have fun on pdays this transfer, and so far it's worked! Today a member is taking us to a castle :)

I Still Love Brighton
I still don't like fish!!!  But isn't that a huge crab!
Diet Coke + Brighton Pier= Happy Sister Robison
We bought these African trousers on the Brighton Pier!
     Tuesday we travelled down to Haywards Heath to go on exchange with Sister Rosenkilde and Sister Beardsworth. I am very blessed to be serving in the same zone as sister Rose and Sister Bills still cause I am able to go on exchange with both of them this transfer. I had an awesome day with Sister Rose contacting. The sun was out and it was the first day I didn't have to wear a coat #hallelujah. Miracles. That night we went up to the temple to have dinner with the VC directors, the Locks, they are hilarious. I've said it my whole mission, I swear I was supposed to be called as a VC sister! It was sad to see the exchange end though, cause it was the last exchange I will go on with Sister Rose. I have been on 3 exchanges with her and been comps for a transfer and she is one of my best friends. I will miss her so much!  It is getting really hard now cause I am having to see a lot of my "lasts" on my mission and I don't like it.

Last exchange with Sister Rosenkilde
     Wednesday morning we went to district meeting with the VC sisters and their district. We had a "picnic district meeting" on the temple grounds which was really cool! The spirit was there so strong as we were sitting right outside the temple and teaching each other the doctrine of the kingdom!  I will always love the London temple.

     Wednesday when we got back to our area we were able to teach a couple who had been taught a few years ago named Betty and Kingston. They are from Zimbabwe and are great!  They know the BoM is true and they are looking at a date to be baptised! Yay! Then we met with a referral named Eva from Slovenia. Her friend referred her to us and now we are teaching her and helping her gain a relationship with Heavenly Father. It is always interesting teaching people who have no belief at all in God and who have no experience with Him, I love seeing that change in people though.
         Thursday was another beautiful day here in Sutton! The sun was shining and it was really warm, so we decided to treat ourselves and buy subway for lunch and eat in the park. It was nice :) then we went to do service for an investigator named Celia. She wanted us to do some gardening for her and put some flowers into pots. Well, we weren't fully prepared with service clothes for I ended up gardening in a pencil skirt and it started pouring down rain as we were doing it. That is a memory I will never forget! Haha. I love missions. That night we were asked to speak at a stake YW activity in Crawley. The stake YW president is in our ward and they are doing the 100 day BoM challenge, so she wanted us to go speak about how the BoM has helped us and how reading it through our youth helped us get where we are today. It was a really neat experience to sit and reflect back on all I did in yw and how it has helped me in my life. If there is one thing I would say I have learned from my experience in yw, it is to trust my leaders and do what they say I need to even if I don't understand. One day I will look back and be grateful and recognise why they told me to do what they did. That is what I have learned on my mission.
The Kruger girls, my sisters on my mission
Subway in the park on a beautiful day in England!
      Friday we weekly planned...always a joyful experience. Then went on exchange with the Brighton sisters. I was with Sister Chirwa again which was great! Before they got here Sister Moyes and I went and taught another former named Christine who I had taught once when I first got here but then we couldn't schedule a time to see her again. Well we saw her and she had 10 minutes. So we taught a quick restoration, invited her to be baptised, and she said yes and that she needs to read the BoM! She is preparing for May 7 now! See a miracle week!
         Saturday we finished up exchange and then contacted formers all day. Nothing too exciting happened...but we made it through the day. That was our miracle that day!
         Then Sunday. I just love Sunday's. I love the sacrament and want to do all I can to take the sacrament every week. It is just good :) church was good. We got a new ward mission leader, which is always sad to see one go...then we went out finding and found 2 super nice prepared people who we will teach this week! The Lord is good!
         And that's a wrap. Sorry if it sounds like a travel log...but hey, at least you know what I've been up to! I love this country and the people here so much. I have come to learn how to truly love everyone (or at least try to) and see them as heavenly father does. It will be so hard to leave this land I love and the people I love in just a few short weeks, but I know that as I continue to rely on my Saviour that
I will be okay. It hit me for the first time the other night that I was actually going to have to leave all of this, and I just straight up bawled myself to sleep. I don't know how I will be able to do it, but I guess I'll deal with that when the time comes. As for now, I love England and my heart is 110% here.
         I love you all and I hope you have a fantastic week! Remember to always smile and choose the right! The world needs you to be faithful:)

Love the one and only,
Sister Robison


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