Well it took a while, but after 6 long transfers, and 9 long months, the time has finally come. I’m leaving the office. I have served my purpose, and I did it with all of my heart. I’ll be leaving Harare to go to a town called Kadoma about 2 hours from here, and my new companion will be Elder Blignaut. Well since I’ve been here I’ve learned a lot, and I’m grateful for being given the opportunity to serve in such marvelous capacities. It was hard at times, but I’m glad I saw it through and persevered. I’ll be re-assuming my position as zone leader in charge of a zone that just got 8 new additional sister missionaries… eish. Haha I’m sure I’ll be fine. President explained to me his decision making in to why he needs me there. Suffice it for me to say it was just my time, and President needs my leadership elsewhere. It’s a zone that has been struggling of late, my job is to give it a boost and to hopefully turn all of these mission branches where I’m serving in to a District! My zone is kind of spread, it’s between three cities (you can look them up if you want), Chegutu, Kadoma, and Kwekwe. I hope I can live up to the expectations that President has of me.
So my week has been pretty good. The Carrells came, so they’ll be taking over office duties from now on. The Assistants are back to a lot more proselyting time which is good. I really am going to miss this ward though. All of the Mexican food, and sweet, humble people that have made my missionary experience here so enjoyable. I’m going to miss the Chitima’s, and the Thomas’. Really these two families are what made my stay here such a delight. It’s a shame that I won’t be able to see them progress, but this is missionary work, no room for complaints.
One awesome experience happened last week at church. So it was fast a testimony Sunday and people were all taking turns bearing their testimony. Presiding at the meeting was Elder Dube from the Seventy! The only Zimbabwean area seventy! (And my new zone covers his hometown). Anyways at the meeting Brother Thomas got up in his new suit. He just boldly walked up their in his tennis shoes and sat in the back waiting for his turn. As he began to speak I immediately began to feel the Holy Ghost. He testified of the reality of Jesus Christ and the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon; and of how much the book, and this church has blessed his life immensely. When he closed he explained he was still learning, but he will continue learning until the day he dies. Then he closed by saying “that is my first testimony… in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen”. Everyone was just so stunned and amazed. When he took his seat Elder Dube got up to finish the meeting with his closing testimony. He called Brother Thomas and told him “I’ve been in the church for 31 years, and I’m still learning. So don’t worry Brother Thomas, we’re in this together”. Brother Thomas’ testimony was so profound, so sweet. I’ll never forget the time that I spent here.
WELL I guess you’ll have to start writing to me on Sundays again, I’m a normal missionary now haha. Not that I wasn’t a missionary before, it was just different. I can’t wait too see what the Lord has in store for me, I’ve still got some time so don’t expect any slack from me!
Much Love, Elder Robison