Veracruz Mexico Time

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Companion! Letter 7-12-10

Dear Family-

I miss all of you but I am so incredibly happy and honored to be a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to be carrying the name of "Jesus Christ" on my name tag. It is an amazing service with so many blessings. I love every minute of it!

I love the people of Mexico. They are also funny! It seems like everyone wants to take a picture with the big white guy- ha ha ha! My spanish is getting better. I can understand about 90% of it now. I can talk in conversations. We eat pollo a lot here with every meal. And did I mention every part of the pollo? Everything in Mexico is great and the people here are still hung up on soccer which is cool. I actually love playing it. And yes, it rains everyday on the mountains.

My new companion is Elder Meza! He is from Chihuahua (like the dog) and he is really awesome! He is from the Tampico Mission. He is a hard worker and loves the missionary work like I do. We have at least 3 baptisms this week (maybe 5-not sure yet). President Hansen told my new companion that I am a "milagro" and that I know how to baptize! My goal is to beat the gringo record of (101 baptisms)... just watch me! We are finding more people everyday that just want to hear about the gospel. I am really excited that we have zone conference this Thursday here in Teziutlan. It is always great and I love to see and talk with President & Sister Hansen.

Thanks dilla (Cassidy) for the pictures. They were awesome and you look so pretty. Hard to believe my sister is 16. Have fun at football frisbee! Love you sis.

ha ha Clayton! get me a juice box- funny kid! Where does he come up with this stuff? And grandpa's truck looks awesome! Love the color!

No way Lebron, Dwayne and Bosh! That's crazy! And I'm happy to hear Durant will be with the Thunder when I get back. How was the canoe trip? I bet mom was mad that you got sunburnt, huh?!? ha ha! She always says, "Make sure you re-apply the sunscreen" and somehow we always miss a spot. Yes, I do remember the testimony meeting last year. That was so awesome and really spiritual. I'll never forget it either! Love you guys.

I received a letter from Tyler Bean today. It was awesome to hear from him! I need President Bean's email so that I can email him back with all the answers to the questions he asked me about Mexico.

I have a question for everybody- how did you feel when you heard that Colton was called to Peru? I want to know because I wasn't there when he opened up his call. I still cannot believe that he guessed his mission. How did he know he was going to serve there?

I spoke with President Hansen about the package and Uncle Forres. He was bummed to hear about Uncle Forres. He said that the package would be in good hands only if I share it with him! ha ha!

I want to let my family, ward family and friends know that I chose to serve a mission for our Heavenly Father because it is my sacred calling as a worthy holder of the Priesthood. I hope that all young men are working daily and setting a goal to serve a mission as well. I have spoken many times in my letters home about this. Continue to keep all the commandments, pray before you read your scriptures and after, and always remember to be an example to others. Treat the Young Women with respect. I promise you, the heavens will be opened and you will be blessed beyond what you've ever imagined. I am working hard to be the best missionary and to continue to be an example to all of you. It is always a highlight of my day to hear from you. Letters are very important to missionaries. And although I might not be able to respond to all letters, I appreciate them so much. I love you all and thank you for your support that you continue to give me. I am just working hard & I enjoy being a missionary.

The church is true!
Con Mucho amor- Elder Robertson

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