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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

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