Veracruz Mexico Time

Monday, November 8, 2010

November 8, 2010 Chuatemoc, Chihuahua

Elder Diaz & Elder Robertson- Chuatemoc, Chihuahua

Dear Mom & Dad- I am now serving in Chuatemoc, Chihuahua and my companion is Elder Diaz from Hildago. I traveled to Chihuahua by myself first to Mexico City and then to Chihuahua. Two missionaries along with President and Sister Angulo picked me up. They are awesome. He has only been Mission President for 5 months or so. My new area is really big and it's a lot colder here. I will be fine here. I know you worry about me. I'm in a good area with a great companion. Right now I'm working hard to find investigators. I want to be the best example. This has been an amazing experience.

President Hansen told me that I am also representing the Veracruz Mission as well as my name and Jesus Christ. And he said it in almost tears. Well, I know I had tears. And mom, he said to continue to comment on the blog and that my picture will show up from time to time. Hermana Hansen told me to keep in touch and they will keep up with how I'm doing through the my blog. The other missionaries just told me to keep it up and to be the best missionary in Chihuahua. The secretaries, assistants and President & Hermana Hansen took me to the airport. I love them and will miss them. But, I am now focused on being the best missionary & example in Chihuahua.

So glad to hear that Colton is in the MTC and loving life! He is going to be an amazing missionary. Please send me any pictures of Colton before he left. Also, I need a CTR ring please. (we think he gave his other CTR ring away)

Love to all my family, ward family, stake family & friends-
Elder Robertson

Monday, November 1, 2010

November 1, 2010- "A Mission Call Anywhere is to Teach"

Colonia Juarez Chihuahua LDS Temple

Hola Elder Robertson-

Grandpa says, "Go forth... teach... for a mission call anywhere is to teach!"

You are blessed to be in Chihuahua. This is a region rich in the gospel of Jesus Christ, where stalwart saints of God lived by faith and prayers in organizing the Church in Mexico. They were sent by a Prophet of God. Nana's mother and father raised their 14 children there in Colonia Juarez, Colonia Dublan, Colonia Garcia and Casas Grande...etc. All are located in the State of Chihuahua. Maybe you will see the swinging bridge that she tells of crossing to go to school daily. Maybe you will visit the Academy de Juarez where they went to school and graduated. So many of your relatives are buried in the Colonia Juarez Cemetery! And the Colonia Juarez Temple! I saw that hillside when it was only apple trees! So beautiful!

You have a rich heritage in Chihuahua Mexico. Your great-great-grandfather rode with the Mormon men against Pancho Villa to regain their land and property which was taken from them during his time of plundering, robbing and destroying. Families were torn apart and he put your great-great-grandmother and children on a train to El Paso while he rode against Pancho Villa to take back what was theirs!

You will be a great missionary there! You are very blessed! The people of Chihuahua are blessed to have you there also. Be strong and enjoy these next 15 months that are quickly passing you. No one will be able to resist your beautiful smile and your love for them and the Gospel.

We can't wait to hear from you~! We pray for your success and strength in serving there. We send our love to you.
Forever, Grandma & Grandpa