Veracruz Mexico Time

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February 24, 2010

MTC-District at Temple
Provo Temple-District

Dear Family,
Thats so cool that you got to hear Elder Bednar. I bet that was a great experience for everyone. I have had the opportunity to hear several speakers from The Quorum Of The Seventy. They were all really amazing.

The Mormal was at the hotel right? How cool they got to go and that Tanner had a good time dancing with the hunnys-lol. That's cool that Ryan's papers are in let me know where he is going. Give him my address and have him write me on

My companion is cool. In the MTC we all talk about what we have learned throughout the week and how we can do better as a district. I know that Heavenly Father loves us and has a plan for us and I'm excited to serve in Veracruz!!
The Crains are such wonderful people and it made me happy when you said that they talked about me in sacrament and that Devin bore his testimony about me and how excited he was to serve his mission someday.

Could you please send me my glasses, contacts, Texas shirt and some homemade cookies? LOL! Please!

Mi Testimonio:
Yo Se Que José Smith es un profeta y Thomas S. Monson es un profeta moderno yo se que Jose Smith restaurado el evangelio. Yo se que Jesucristo y dios vive yo se que familias es muy importante. Yo se que mi compeneros hablos el evangelio y orar por mi. Yo se que oracions es muy importante y orar frequently. En el nombre de Jesucristo amen.
I love you all and I pray for you frequently. I cant wait to talk to you about my mission and love to hear from you.

Con mucho amor,
Elder Robertson

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The First Two Weeks in the MTC

** I've combined his first 2 emails into one letter. **

Hi Family,

The MTC is great! Colton will love it here. My companion is Elder Elrey from Tucson, Arizona. He is cool. We have a great district. 7 others are going to Veracruz and 2 are going to Trujillo, Peru... pretty sweet. My other roommates are cool. They are from Utah and going to Argentina. The first day we just found out where everything was and how everything went. I only get to email once a week, every Wednesday. I have 30 minutes to write. I'll be sending letters also. The first week up until Sunday was long but after Sunday things have just been flying by. The teachers here are really cool! They give us books on spanish that help us with making appointments and the lessons. So basically the basics. But you pick up on things. My spanish is the coming along. I know that the Spirit helps us learn the language. I have learned to pray, bear my testimony and to contact people in spanish. I am learning so much about the gospel and can't wait to share it with the people of Mexico. It is such a wonderful experience, especially when the General Authorities come and give devotionals.

The food here is pretty good most days but some days it is horrible lol. I am loving the green chili packets Aunt Eileen sent with me. I just pour it on the food to make it taste better.

Yeah, I know I forgot my Texas shirt... what a bummer!

We are going to the Temple today so I will think of all of you.

You guys can write me everyday/often on Lindsey has written me twice so stop slacking! jk

Tu Amor,
Elder Robertson

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

MTC Day!

We met Grandma & Grandpa Yoss at Village Inn for breakfast. Because he was a missionary... our waitress gave everyone a free piece of pie! After breakfast, we went to American Fork to pay respect to Cody's Great-Grandfather who is buried there. We then went to Mt. Timpanogos Temple to admire the beauty of the Temple and spend a few more minutes together as a family. A few more pictures were taken and then good-bye's to Grandma & Grandpa Yoss.
Time to head to Provo... and the MTC drop-off. We were able to park in the lot above the MTC and walk across the street to take a few pictures and watch the "drop-off" process which is literally over in minutes. We then walked back to the parking lot and witnessed Cody's good-bye's to the siblings. Very emotional... especially for Colton who will be submitting his papers to serve his mission the end of April. Colton hugged his brother, told him he was proud of him and his example & he'd let him know where he would be called. Colton then looked him in the eye and said, "I'll see you in 2 1/2 years." As the mother of these boys, I couldn't hold back the tears.
We drove down into the MTC drop off zone...where we were greeted by Elder Talle (Czech Republic Mission) who helped Elder Robertson with his luggage. One last hug and off he went with the biggest smile on his face. He had been ready for weeks & was ready for the best 2 years of his life!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Salt Lake City Temple Day

We had an incredible morning in the Salt Lake City Temple with Grandma & Grandpa Yoss, Uncle Eric & Aunt Raquel and Uncle Scott & Aunt Evelyn (Tim's ex-missionary companion from Korea Taejon Mission). Aunt Cheryl, Uncle Mike & Sarah traveled up from Las Vegas, Nevada to tour Temple Square with Colton, Tyler, Cassidy & Tanner while we were doing a session in the Temple. For lunch, we all met at Cafe Rio... a definite "must" eat at place while in Utah! After lunch, we toured the beautiful Joseph Smith Building(Saw L. Tom Perry) and watched the Joseph Smith movie... tear jerker. What an awesome & spiritual way to spend the day as a family.