Thursday, October 22, 2015

Week 20 - Transfer News!!

                                                                                                                            June 15, 2015

Transfer News! Are you ready? I don't think so! 

Both Sister Gillins and I will be staying in the Etobicoke North Area! This means I will be Sister Gillins' final companion!  We are excited to work together for another 6 weeks, and do some amazing things in this area! (Also means that my address is still the same. Yay for the Rabbit hole! :P) 

This week, there were a lot of firsts, and a lot of interesting things that happened! We had an interesting experience as we taught a Pastor! His name is Imran. He is Indian. His family just moved here from Pakistan. Needless to say, I'm confused as to why an Indian person was in Pakistan trying to convert people to Christianity... We will see how things with him and his family go... haha, I love teaching in the melting pot! 

This past week, with the rest of our Monday, we finally went to Downtown Toronto! Kinda.. We went to the Ripley's Aquarium! They had some pretty neat things, and it was fun to adventure out of our area for a few hours! Pictures will follow! 

This week, I also ate Pho, Vietnamese soup, for the first time. It was quite interesting. I'm still not sure if I like it or not, but a good experience none the less! 

The neatest thing, and most spiritual thing, that happened this week was when Sister Gillins and I went to visit a LA with our Relief Society President. Prior to this visit, our RS president, Sister Jensen, had sent out a letter to every less active or in active sister in the ward. Out of all the letters, this LA, Patty, was the only one to respond. Patty had left the church because of her husband and his opinions of the church. She, however, is ready to start coming back. She is just the neatest lady! Since she has left the church, she has gone through so many hard things with her kids and her health! Due to Lupus, and infections, she has lost one of her legs. She is just an amazing women, and we loved being able to get to know her! I feel like mom would really love her :)  Despite everything Patty has been through, she has relayed to us that she continues to pray morning and evening, and she reads the scriptures every day. She has read through the Book of Mormon 6 times, and is currently reading in the Doctrine and Covenants. She has such a love for the gospel. The visit was an experience I don't think I will forget. The spirit was so strong. Sister Jensen and Patty spent most of the time crying out of gratitude for each other, as well as for joy because of the spirit and the gospel. We will be visiting with Patty once a week to help her remember the plain and precious truths of the gospel, and we are so grateful and excited for that! 

Earlier this week, I got the confirmation that I would be staying in this area for another transfer. At first, I was honestly struggling with that a little. But, I can honestly say that I am so excited for this next transfer. I am excited to stay in a bus area. I am excited for the Pan Am games. I am excited to continue to work with this ward. I am excited to help Sister Gillins Run to her finish line. I am excited to be a servant of the Lord! 

I love you all so much! Have fun and stay safe.

 I am so grateful for this wonderful opportunity that I have to serve. Have faith in Jesus Christ. Through Him, all things are possible. 

Sister Robison

CN Tower from the Base.
At the Toronto Aquarium
Picture of us getting eaten by a shark.

Eating Pho with the Elders!   Hmmmm...It was actually pretty good..Yum!

Sister Gillins by the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Sign

1 comment:

  1. Sister Gillin's Letter

    Monday, June 15, 2015
    Fishy Fishy!
    So I went to the Aquarium.. You can all be jealous because it was pretty dang cool!! :D Lots of fishies and sharks!! DUN DUN DUN! My favorite part was the jelly fishes though! They are just so majestic and cute! :D There were lots of weird things too! I got to touch something... I don't remember the name of it though. It was hard and weird. But we got in for free! There is a member in the Mid Singles ward who hooked us up with some free tickets! So we are so grateful for that! It was an adventure to go down town too! Lots and lots of people and fun things to look at! :) We got to see the CN Tower! Maybe this transfer Sister Robison and I will go inside and see it! But we really want to go to China Town and Little Italy.

    Oh!! By the way Sister Robison and I are both staying here in Etobicoke North!! :D So happy! We have lots of work we still need to do here! :)

    We had this amazing experience with a less-active this week. Our Relief Society President sent out letters to all of the less active sisters in our ward. Some were sent back, so now we know those sisters have moved and most of them we haven't heard a reply until last Monday. A sister who has been on a do not contact list called the Relief Society President and told her how grateful she felt for getting a letter and that the church still remembers her. The president called us up and told us that she had set up a time to visit with her and would like us to go along! It was a beautiful experience! As we talked she opened up about everything. Her husband is very against Mormons and that is why she has been on a do not contact list. She has had a very hard life with having Lupus and having her leg amputated.. but yet she still knows God is looking out for her. She reads the scriptures everyday and prays. She asked us if we could reteach her the lessons and help her come back. It is amazing the results that come from working with the auxiliary leaders! I will cherish this moment for the rest of my life!!

    We also were able to teach a family! A missionary talked to this family a few weeks back on the Subway. We called and set up a time to meet with them. They just moved here from Pakistan. They are very Christian. All of their kids are named after prophets! The father is a pastor.. so we were really nervous to see what he would say or if the whole appointment would be him trying to convert us. But he and his family listened to what we had to say. They weren’t sure about a prophet, but said they will read the Book of Mormon and pray about it!! Pray that their hearts will open!!

    It’s been a great week and it will only get better!! Love you all!!

    -Sister Gillins