Thursday, November 28, 2013

New Companion!

Elder Robinson got a new companion last week, Elder Kay, a fellow Idahoan from Swan Lake. We wish Elder Sobczak the best in Farmington!
     First item of business, tell the Craig Larson Family I just did get their letter today. I think it might be because I have been using the wrong zip code. The correct one is 81321. Tell them I am not ignoring them! But, they didn't put a return address so I don't know how to write them back.
    I actually got sick last Tuesday and Wednesday. The lesson at the Vreeken's went really well, but we haven't been able to meet with the guy since. He seemed really interested though! I think I remember Aub talking about that! But if I remember right from your email the lady didn't come? That is a bummer about Calvin. It's also a bummber about the football team. What exactly happened to Joey's leg?
     I am betting since I am staying here through Christmas I will be able to Skype y'all.
     Anyways, I love you!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson
Thank heavens for Sister Cook and her pictures that she sends! These are a few shots of Elders Robinson and Kay.

Email from 11/25
Elder Kay is So awesome we get along so great! It was kind of sad to see Elder S. leave but i like change And this change is good! Both of the elders that we live with stayed and i might end up killng one of them he gets on my nerves so much!!! That is so cool about that investigator! We havent had an investigator to church in like a month since Shannon is no longer an investigator. We are actually going over to the Mexican's house for thanksgiving, They were less-active and now he is the ward mission leader and she is a ward missionary. I will write a letter later today to be a little more in depth.
Love Ya!
Happy Anniversary! And Early Thanksgiving!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lots of reading and pondering!

With the mail not running last Monday for the holiday, it ended up that we actually got two letters last week as well as tonights email! Lots of reading!

     I am locked up in the apartment today, again. Elder Sobczak is sick again. So I get to write you! I am watching Joseph Smith, the Prophet of the Restoration. The work here is going great! If Elder S. gets feeling better, we are going to eat at the Vreekan's house then teach one of the non-member friends. Bro. Vreeken is actually Sister Cook's brother. Then after that, we are going to the Pixler's house to start re-teaching Garry with the Cooks.
    The missionary spirit is really starting to pick up here! I really love it! We just recently had one of the less-actives we were teaching become reactivated and called as the assistant to the ward mission leader. He is pretty young (like 21 or 22) and he got married and was baptized about a year ago. Him and his wife are Navajo. They are so nice and fun! Their last name is Mexican, haha! But they come teaching with us about once a week, now. It's pretty cool.
     There ar only like 3 native families in our ward. But they are all pretty cool to be around. I hope to be able to spend some time on the Rez. Is sounds so fun from what I've heard! I hope that Elder S. doesn't get transferred. I know how much the people like him.
     Well, it sounds like everthing back home is going pretty well. Tell Ris to enjoy her dates while she can because as soon as I am back, I may not wear a pink bro-tank anymore, but I am not above cleaning my gun on the dining room table. Tell Aub the same. And tell Sam I will probably just steal his girlfriend from him. No, that doesn't sound right. His girlfriend will leave him because she wants me so bad.
     Well, on that note....
Love y'all. Keep up the good work!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson
P.S. Tell Addy thanks for the butterflies!

Dear Family,
     This week was pretty good. We taught 13 lessons over all. Which is pretty decent. I feel like it was a really productive week though! I feel like Elder Sobczak's and my mission here is Cortez 4th ward is to help the members trust missionaries again/more. We have really seen a difference for sure in that area! People are starting to introduce us to their non-member friends more now.
     I just heard something from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland that has really got my mind spinning rounds right now. I probably do it no justice, but in sense he was explaining how during the great apostasy, no one received revelation or inspiration. And I can't quite wrap my mind around a world in such darkness (for lack of a better word). We just got done with a lesson tonight with a less-active who has a very limited knowledge of the gospel and evertime we go over he is amazed at how we show up at at just the right time and how we can teach him exactly what he needs to hear. And I tell him every time that he is entitled to that same inspiration and all other gifts of the spirit according to his obedience to commandments. Tonight, I think we really were able to prick his heart though. He has so much sympathy and curiosity about other's salvation. And tonight, I bore my testimony that he would be such a wonderful Priesthoos holder if he would allow himself to become worthy. Because the Priesthood is the authority to serve others. But first, he had to help us help him. I then told him, he had to start helping himself before he could help others.
     Anyways, I have been thinking all day and I can't think of what I would want or need for Christmas. I will keep thinking and try to get you a list by next Monday.
     Well, it is 10:20 PM. I am going to head to bed.
Love y'all.
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson
PS We were called as family history consultants today so we have to do that for 2 hours every Wednesday.

Today's email:
Well I am staying, But Elder S. isnt, He is going to Farmington To be a District Leader, Which is fitting. I am super excited to meet my new comp though His name is Elder Kay, I dont know too much about him other than i know eldr taylor loves him and i love elder taylor so i have some pretty high hopes! Elder Kay is actually from Swan Lake Idaho. I am way nervous to take on this area though, and everyone in the ward was heartbroken to hear that he is leaving. Bro. Riffey (the high priest group leader) was in literal tears yesterday it almost made me cry! Oh well i guess all ican do is my best And the Lord will have to pick up the rest.
Well I will write a letter to you later today. Even though i didnt get one from you! (We really did write one! Hope it got there today!) I did get grandpas and i Sent one back on saturday so you can let him know that is coming.
Love Ya!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

Sam wanted his email posted too, so here it is (he asked Cade lots of questions):

I didnt get Transferred, But my Companion did.
I do drive a truck it is a 2013 Nissan Frontier.
I dont think i need a hair cut, I just got it cut super short 2 weeks ago.
The most amazing thing that happened to me this week is that we got a guy to come to church for the first time in 17 years yesterday and he is getting ready to get the aaronic priesthood.
Love You Sam
Sorry this isnt too long
Elder Bro. Robinson

Monday, November 11, 2013

Vague emails

No letter this week and just a pretty vague email. Yay! ;) Luckily, we got some pretty cute pictures from Sister Cook.

Dear Mom,
So Transfer news comes about 9 pm the saturday before transfers Via phone call from the District Leader so i have at least one more week here. I just got done telling Riss i have no idea what i want for Christmas. I havent even thought it was anywhere remotely close. Your guess is as good as mine as to what i want. I couldnt even tell sister cook what my favorite food was yesterday... I have forgotten EVERYTHING! Oh well. I will think about it and write you a letter later today to send it tomorrow. This week was pretty busy just to let you know. We had quite a few lessons so that is always good! Anyways all is good here!
Love Ya
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

Terry, Elder Robinson, Bro Cook, Elder Sobczak

They look so happy!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

First Baptism!!

Letter dated 10/29/13:
Dear Family,
     Shannon Pixler is on date to be baptized on Saturday. The 2 kids weren't quite ready. But I believe strongly that someday they will be! Shannon's husband Eugene will be baptizing her but I don't know who will be confirming her. Eugene just did receive the Aaronic Priesthood. They both seem so ready to get this done. It is awesome!
    The entire ward is so stoked to have a convert baptism! The last one they had was in March and she's kind of a dud. She is living with her boyfriend with her 4 kids. Oh and she is only 22. The whole time I've been here she has only come to church once. And she is always asking everyone for money. She even called us up for money.
    Speaking of baptisms, who is Calvin? My buddy Calvin got baptized like a week before I left the first time. I am confused as to who this Calvin is.
    Can you believe I have been out for almost 3 months now? It is crazy how fast is has gone already! But looking back the gravity of the whole thing makes me think that I have been out way longer!
    It sounds like Colton is doing pretty good. But I still haven't heard from anyone else! HaHa! How is everybody?! It is kind of weird that neither of us have gotten those letters yet from Jen. It makes me wonder where they are.
    Well, keep in touch! Let me know what is going on there!
Love y'all!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

Elder Duck Dynasty!!

                                               Elder Taylor from Missouri

At the Pixler's teaching a lesson and reviewing baptism.
                                                                  Suit arrived today!

The baptism was amazing!! Elder Sobczak Confirmed her yesterday! She said she didnt get why everyone was so happy around her afterwards and that everyone said she had a glow about her. we told her it was true and that that was the gift of the Holy Ghost. It was so Awesome!!!! Garry is back on date to be baptized 12/21 so we are pretty excited about that we havent even seen cheyenne in like 2 months. Hopefully the influence the rest of the family has on her will make a difference!
I did get my suit today i am actually wearing it right now!
All is good here!
Love You!!!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson

                                   Elder Sobczak, Shannon and Eugene Pixler, Elder Robinson
Sleeping Ute Mountain
Now the best and most hilarious email! Darren wrote Cade telling him of his new church calling as High Councilor and being ordained as a High Priest. This is his response:
That is so cool Dad!!! I read your letter you sent me Right after the baptism on saturday! ( i was actually on the pot) When i Screamed "No way"!!!!! I was then asked if i was a brownie at that point. Which in context means you are a greenie untill you poop your pants once. i said no then explained everyone thought that was so cool! Love you dad, Keep up the good work!!!
Elder Cade Joseph Robinson