Monday, September 30, 2013

Super Happy

We actually have 2 letters to post this week. We got an email today and also a letter today that was wrote last week and just got to us. Enjoy!

The weather has dried up quite a bit this week. We aren't really teaching anyone new, I sent a letter telling you more about our investigators. We did go to the temple this morning. It was awesome! I talked with President and Sister Batt for quite a while, along with Elder Bowman. This past week I went on exchanges with our DL Elder Rich and he is so awesome. Him and I get along way better than Elder Sobczak and I but its ok. I am starting to chisel away at him soon enough we will be having loads of fun!
Love you guys!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

Here is the letter that we received today:

Dear Fam,
     Since I was cut short on email time, I thought I would write you.
     It has been really weird down here weather-wise. There is a thunderstorm like once a day. And the rain is awesome! But it could be a completely clear day then about 3 o'clock rolls around and it starts again.
     I don't know if I've told you about the other Elders that we live with. Their names are Elder Rich and Elder Taylor. Elder Rich is really cool. He reminds me a lot of Jaxon. He is from Liberty, UT. he is the district leader and one of a few Spanish speaking Elders in this mission. Elder Taylor is from Missouri, but he has like no accent. he has been out for 8 months and Rich has been out 18.
     Elder Sobchak has been out 8 months. I am his 4th companion and his 2nd trainee. He has served here for 2 months and the rest of his time he has served in Blanding, UT. He speaks highly of Blanding and hopes I will serve there some time as well.
     As far as investigators go, you know quite a bit about the Pixlers. They are awesome, though the Adversary is working on them pretty hard right now. But they are holding strong. I told you about Tyler Willbanks today (who seems so golden I literally thought he was a member messing with us!). But I haven't told you about Steve Jenkins. Steve basically found us. We put on a little sacrament service at a nursing home, and as we were going to get people to come, Steve stopped us and said "You're Mormons, ain't ya?" We said yes and continued to talk to him and eventually convinced him to let us come visit him on the following Thursday. That Thursday we taught him the first lesson. And we could definitely feel the Spirit. He told us he liked what he heard and to come back, so we did on Sunday (yesterday) where we taught him the second lesson. he then opened up to us saying he was a Pentecostal minister, but he no longer believed that religion. So on Thursday, we are going to visit him again. Steve is early to mid 60's I'd say and he is completely mobile and fully functioning. he just checked himself in because he has a bad heart. But, lately he is doing fine.
    I just finished writing Becca back. But other than Becca I've only heard from Brittney Harman and Sariah Hunt. That's cool about Sariah's mission call! Bernie's uncle is actually the mission President over there! Which is really funny because he was just waiting for someone from Twin to get called over there!
    Tell Craig that Wyatt, Colton, Ryan, Grandpa, him and I could have filled all our tags within one herd of deer I saw on Tuesday and Saturday. And all of them were 4x4 or bigger! The deer are monsters down here and they are everywhere!
     Anyways, love y'all. Let me know what is going on up there!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

Monday, September 23, 2013

Busy Missionary!

We got a nice surprise this week in the form of a sweet sister in Cortez! We got a picture text on Monday night with some pictures of Elder Robinson and his companion. Not only that, but we got to learn a little more about the area and the people of Cortez (more than our one paragraph letters!).

Here is this week's letter:

The Cooks and Pixlers are great though we are going to have to push the baptism back a week now because they couldnt make it to church yesterday. You may just have to keep the elders there updated on me I'm running out of time and I dont have their emails on me. Everyone in the ward here is really catching the spirit of missionary work and that's what we are shooting for. The Cooks may have a new investigator for us which will be cool because we don't have to many most of the work we are doing is reactivation into the church. There are a ton of less/in-active people and we visit alot of them but it is great. We were tracting on Wednesday and found a guy who seems golden, he said that he has been hoping to run into missionaries and that his family came across with Brigham Young and he didnt know how they fell away. Anyways, can you send some Pickles seasoning down here that would be great. We have been getting a ton of rain down here and it is cold it has been hanging around 50 degrees the past couple of days but no complaints! I am having trouble sending pics but ill really try to figure it out next week.
Love Ya
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson
He desperately wants some letters! His apartment address is:
219 W Montezuma Ave, Apt. A
Cortez, CO  81321
or email address:
Please send packages to the mission office, not his apartment.
400 W Apache
Farmington, NM  87401

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

In The Field!

As you may have noticed, we have had a small hiatus from this blog. Elder Robinson returned home for two weeks for a unique set of circumstances. While home, he was released as a missionary, but knew that he would be returning to the mission field within 2 weeks. He continued to live by mission rules and returned to the field on September 9, 2013.

This is a picture of the Elders from his MTC district.

This a picture of Elder Sobczack (pronounced sobchack), his trainer, Elder Robinson, and the mission president, President Batt. Cade arrived without his luggage, but luckily it was on the plane behind him. We received his first emails yesterday, so here they are:
Yeah my luggage came about 7 that night. So far so good out here! I told Riss about the Pixlers, the Family that are getting baptized. so ask her. My companions name is pronounced sobcheck, he is from roseville cal. he is pretty "by-the-books" kind of guy which may drive me nuts, its so hard to keep a conversation going with him. he is pretty reserved i guess you can say, but so far so good out here, it is so beautiful and the member support is outstanding! The elders we share an apartment with are hilarious One of them is the district leader but he is way cool!
Love you guys!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

PS If you are wondering you can write letters to me any time of the week. and i can write back just send all the letters to the mission office and they will forward them to me.

This is his letter to Myrissa:
This week has been pretty stressful for me as well. getting into the swing of things. My comp is super spiritual, I think, he thinks that things have to go right the way books lay it out for us, but you know me and that is not quite the way i run. The family that is getting baptized is in a couple weeks. Their names are the pixlers. They are catching on to the gospel so fast! the dad was actually baptized when he was 8 but hasnt really been active since. Yesterday he recieved the aaronic preisthood, so he can baptize his wife and kids in a couple weeks. The dads name is eugene, his wifes name is shannon and they have a 14 y/o son named gary and a 12y/o daughter named cheyanne.
It is so beautiful where i am serving now and there is great member support. i had to go up in sacrament yesterday and bear my testimony and after that everyone was wanting to shake my hand. We have a few other investigators that we have some pretty high hopes for, but we will see.
Love you!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson
P.S. where are my letters? i havent got one in the mail and i have been here a whole week!
send it to the mission office in farmington i think its like 400 apache

So obviously, Elder Robinson is needing some emails and letters!! His email is and his mission office address is:

Elder Cade J. Robinson
New Mexico Farmington Mission
400 West Apache
Farmington, NM 87401