Who would've thought I would be blogging for 2 whole years. I am such an on again off again blogger. I want to thank Chrys for helping me with his. Now you may get a blog every now and again because I just don't know what to say most of the time. I am so excited to see all my kids! I think there is going to be one big group hug! I am so grateful to have been a Missionary Mom for the second time. There is nothing like it. It's the hardest most wonderful thing ever! Then to know that Heavenly Father was brought into the lives of other families is the best part! I have time to prepare for James now. I don't think my eyes and heart could take him going right away! So I guess all there is to say is "Welcome Home Elder Robinson!!!"
Those pictures made me so happy. I love the Wilkinsons. Thanks mom. I'm excited for Brandon! He's going to do so well! I'm glad to hear that dad is enjoying work, 5:30am sounds like a blast! Ha ha.
Well, with all sorts of emotions running through me right now. Let's report the week.
Going on exchanges and biking a few miles, knocking on doors and talking to people, we found TJ! He is sweet. I was with Elder Clay who usually does Spanish work. We were going to contact a member that no one had seen in a while and it turned out that they had moved out and he had moved in the Saturday before with his girlfriend. The missionaries had been teaching his mom a couple months back and so he already knew who we were and let us right in. We will be hopefully teaching his girlfriend soon. They are pretty sweet.
On I think Thursday we got a call from a member living in Idaho who told us about his friend from Ghana that lives in our area that wanted to come to church. So he gave us his number and we called him and talked with him for a bit and gave him the address to the church and the time of our service, and he actually showed up! He is a super awesome guy. He has dreds all the way down past his shoulders and said the first time we met him "I've been to the church a lot in Ghana and was never baptized, but i would like to be." Hooah! We can do that! Ha ha. He even is set on coming to church every week to "worship the Lord" as he said. Missionary work is too cool. I love it.
Elder Bruce D. Porter was way sweet! It was kind of a short meeting, but it was just so good. He gave us SO much doctrine and info to study it was insane. Well at least he did for me. He talked mainly on the Doctrine of Christ and the Atonement and he opened my mind to quite a bit of things. I love it when General Authorities come, they are so fun and i learn so much.
P is getting more solid. She is still so involved in the gospel and is reading a whole bunch. Last night we went on exchanges for the last time and went over to talk to her. She is so great. She will be coming to church this week and will hopefully really progress to her baptism. K is still progressing to his baptism in April. He is so cool! I'm excited for him to get there!
Oh and we found out yesterday that the church does have C records, so we are now reactivating him! Ha ha. He came to church on Sunday and really enjoyed it. The ward really loves him! After church all I've been hearing is how much they love him. I'm grateful we were able to find him. He's such a stud.
I love these people. These past few days have been so hard. I was called up at the last of sacrament to give my testimony and i just got up and blubbered and cried ha ha. It was horrible. And now i have to do that on Thursday too at transfer meeting. I have loved more than anything serving as a missionary. My heart is here with these people. I hate to have to leave, i wish it wouldn't end. But i guess each missionary has his or her time then it's time to move on. I am so grateful for these past 2 years. I can't put into words how much it has meant to me, and i can't imagine what my life would be like if i wouldn't have come here. I have come to know my Savior as my Redeemer and have felt the power of the Atonement in my life. I know with out a doubt that God lives and loves His children. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that we are led by a prophet today. I hope to always be able to be given opportunities to share the gospel, because i love doing it so much. It's been the best 2 years!