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Monday, April 19, 2010

Letter 4/19/10

PhotobucketTacos al Pastor
Dear Family,

It has been raining everyday since I arrived here. I really love this area! We do a lot of walking and I have taken some beautiful pictures of Teziutlan. I actually like walking but we don't walk all the time... we also take buses and vans places. On Friday, we have la conferencia de zonas in Xalapa. I will be able to see Elder Tobler and Elder Carpenter so that will be fun. We are teaching a lot so my spanish is getting better and better. I am thankful for my companion, Elder Gil. He helps me a lot. I have enclosed a picture of him and I at the baptism a few weeks ago. I absolutely love the people here. They are very nice and humble. A lot of people stop and stare at me because I'm so tall! It's pretty funny! I am eating a lot of fruit. I have had fish, chicken, pork and steak habanero which isn't that hot and is very good. My favorite thing so far has been Tacos al Pastor. On P-Days we do our laundry, write home, play a sport and then at 6 keep working. I have not played soccer here yet. I've just played basketball. There are actually 2 wards here and we have Stake Conference next Sunday. I'm looking forward to that. Our baptism last Saturday went well.

I was pretty shocked that the 7-11 lady asked about me and how my mission was going. That's actually pretty cool! Just keep talking about the gospel to her and try to explain what I'm doing. I remember telling her about it on several occasions when I went in there. She likes our family. You never know... she might be waiting for someone to teach her the gospel.

I am doing great! I cannot express to my brothers and the young men enough to turn off the TV and study Preach My Gospel! Colton, are you doing that?!? I love you all. I am thankful for all you have taught me and most importantly your example. Please tell everyone (family, friends, ward family) hello for me and to write! Enjoy the pictures and know that I love you and this work that I am doing.

Elder Robertson

OK... after reading how much Elder Robertson loves these "Tacos al Pastor"... the search was on to find the recipe. I found one & can't wait to try it!


  1. Wow! You already look OLDER! Must be the food! Trevor said "It looks pretty good!" We are all very proud of you! What an amazing example you are to us! Even the 7-11 people we meet are important! That is amazing... you are right maybe she is waiting for someone to teach her here in the states. You never know who is watching you! Thanks for sharing your mission with us! We love you!! XO

  2. We read your blog last night as a family...well I tried to read it, all I could do was cry. I am so proud of you and your serving a mission. 1st baptism in the 1st week!?!?...AWESOME!!! We love you Elder Robertson!!!

  3. Can I just second what Cheryl Ann said!! While reading the blog, seeing the baptism picture, and hearing the spiritual music.....all I can do is cry and think of how proud I am of you Cody! You are right where you should be! We sure love you!

  4. Queridos Robertson,
    We just came home for zone conference and report to you that Elder Robertson is doing exceptionally well. His accent is almost perfect. He has grown his hair out long enough to part it, which is what we ask. He looks great. He and Elder Gil are baptizing like crazy. He has perma-smile. In short, he is great. What a fine missionary he is becoming!

    Con amor,
    Los Hansen

  5. President & Sister Hansen,

    It's so good to hear from you! We enjoy your blog so much. If you've noticed a rise in the "hits" you are receiving... we've mentioned it to family & friends (non-member & member). They too are enjoying your blog. The pictures are beautiful, the stories are amazing! So uplifting and at times humorous! We love the missionaries. We love missionary work and we are so thankful for the both of you. So great to hear that Elder Robertson is doing well. He loves Mexico and his companion. We are thankful for his example. Again, thank you for all you do.
    Christy & Family