Hello hello family and friends! Dear ones and strangers! I hope you all had a lovely Easter and are looking forward to a wonderful Conference weekend! I sure am! Make sure you have at least one question in mind as you listen to the wonderful leaders of the church!
This week has been good! I believe we've both been more tired than ever before... But that's because of how hard we are working! We've been finding more than I ever have in the mission which is SO cool because we're in one of the smallest branches in the mission! God has a plan for each of His areas and everything is possible as we turn to Him in faith and follow the promptings of the spirit! :)
Sister Thomas and I think it was funny that the family chose this week to be in Costa Rica since we had some pretty nasty weather here! Freezing rain and snow and slush and so on. So, when we would come out of a lesson and scrape off the ice on our vehicle, we would just turn to each other and mention Costa Rica and laugh. It was cool fun! :)
We had a really cool experience this week! I've been striving to let Sister Thomas lead a little more in some of the planning situations and so forth to help her feel and recognize and act upon the promptings of the spirit. We had a day where the plans went a little crazy. But we ended up dropping by and having a quick visit with one of our returning members in the hospital. While we were on our way to our next planned activity, we drove by some guy on the side of the street. I honestly thought little to nothing about it. But, as we got a few blocks away, Sister Thomas turned to me and let me know that we needed to go back there and talk to him! So, we made a box, found him, parked a few streets up and walked down to meet him. Woah! He is so prepared! Sister Thomas right away asked him if he knew of Jesus Christ, wanted to learn more of him, and if he wanted to join us for Church and he readily agreed to all of it! We talked to him a little longer and found out he had met missionaries a few years ago through his buddy. He didn't care for them much at that time. But since then, he's been to jail and back and is in need of filling the hole in his life. He wants to be happy! We were able to meet with him yesterday and He is just so ready to learn and to be a better person. He even talked about being a missionary some day and sharing what he's learned with others. SO neat! Miracles! He will actually be moving to Belleville (our District Leader's area) by the end of the week which will be really good. He can learn through Elders, and he will be in a branch with a lot of people that will be more relatable. We are so excited for him and to track his progress! It was great. Great for Sister Thomas and then just great all the way around! I love the spirit! :)
We had a fun time meeting with Mike and Tiffany this week! It's so fun to hear their stories. God answers every single one of their prayers! Mike prayed for the longest time that he would get a new boss. His new boss started working with them this past week. Tiffany prayed she would have a good day at work and she did. The only prayer they haven't had answered yet is getting a million dollars. :D
I love the Lord's work! Love it! We are working on getting members more involved. We have a lot of awesome investigators we are working with, and a lot who are just shy of progressing. Members are the key. It's going to be good!
I am doing well! I have been exhausted, but it is all for a good cause! Good things are coming. I've been praying about it and I know that it's time for the Napanee branch to grow. I am excited for what the Lord has in store for Napanee.
Keep being awesome! Keep your chins up! God answers prayers! He loves you and will answer you! I promise! :)
Much love! Sister Robison
Ponderize: Matt 11: 28-30