Tuesday, 12 November 2013

4 NOV BYU Package

So looking back at the packages Elder Robertson has received so far from home, I can see that I like colour coordinated packages ....

To celebrate his acceptance into BYU, I sent him a ..... that's right!  .... a blue and white package!

Here's some of the bits for the BYU package!! 

This time he was surprised to receive an 'iron' through the post! haha I use any box I can find! He didn't come forward with lots of gratitude and thanks, so I wasn't sure if he had received it yet.  I asked "Has the 'package fairy' paid a visit?"  He answered ... 'might have, but who would send an iron?' =)

"Thanks mum, that was a pretty cool surprise actually. though I feel as though I'm collecting toothbrushes."

Should I take that as a hint he doesn't need toothbrushes sending in every package?  I think it was a nice surprise seeing as though he's only just had his orange package ... now what colour for Christmas?  ummm .....

Here's a few words from him.

This week has bee a good one. Not too productive on the immediate missionary work front but good all round. We have had three!!!! member appointments this week and the work is moving on. Interviews were good. Besides that, things have been happening. An investigator from another ward had moved into our area and was out of contact. We finally got back in contact with her after she sent us an SMS stating that she had been using the wrong number. We also had an investigator call the bishop (from years ago) and say that he wants to become a member and so we will meet with him on Wednesday!
My jumpers are not yet here. I have until Wednesday at the latest, and then customs may be meddling with time things due to the swiss/eu differences.
My stuff through church has been received by the warehouse: I've had contact from Mike De Molder who is sending it back my way and is sorting it out.
Pres Miles was over the moon (about my BYU acceptance) and so was Sister Miles when I showed them the email that you'd send to me.
I will have to use the time I have today to reply to letters from Katie and others. I got one from Carys too. I did get the primary package. It was very thoughtful of them.
Brother 'K' has not had his answer yet, but we did have a good class with him yesterday as we got some of the other convert members to come and bear their testimonies and just share their conversions. 
And there's no photos. I don't take photos much here.

But yeah, all fun and hard work going on here!! I get so tired because of all the travelling we have to do in this area.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Service 28 Oct 2013

Sorry, I have missed updating the blog the last couple of weeks.  It must be the starvation of photos that is to blame!! haha

Here's some of what he's shared with us.

Firstly I told him of Thomas' reaction to an artist who was selling artwork door to door.  This was his reaction to that! 

That story of Thomas made me and Elder Fahl laugh our heads off. He really is a character. My week has been a good one. We had a couple of instances of service, helping out various members, some throwing away furniture because of their move and others moving furniture that they had taken from the move.   I'm good and I have had a good week.

Unfortunately our baptismal dates have fallen through.  We have interviews this week with Pres. Miles.  'C'  is still making progress. He is still waiting for his answer.  

Enclosed is my sheer excitement at receiving an nintendo wii.  

I sent him his 'orange you glad you're a missionary' package in this box.  You can read about that here.   

Moral of the story is ... 'don't judge a package by the box it arrives in'!'


Inside ...

I think he enjoyed it!! 

As of yet I have not informed President Miles concerning BYU. I thought I'd leave that to Thursday.  

The sisters in our ward are SIster Wüst and Sister Le Feuvre. The former was actually a convert but was in my MTC group and also my EFY group from 2011. They get on well, they are always giggling amongst one another. They are doing well though, they've settled in well and hopefully we can begin to see an improvement soon enough. As always me and Elder Fahl are doing well. We had a good laugh this morning over this emergency plan that's provided for missionaries should natural distasters affect the area. I hadn't read it yet.

I believe that I am nice in the fact that I'm sending you very long emails every week now. I don't think you have too much to complain about :P I do need to take more photos. 

Still, I love you and the family and I miss you all loads (though thankfully I don't fell too homesick).