Bindura Baller’s!

Hey guys,

So according to the headlines a lot of ballin’ has been happening.
Last Monday we went to a nearby University and played a pick up game
with some students and an old China man! After the game we invited him
to church and he said he’d come! So sick! I’m so bad at basketball
now! The next Saturday we were invited to play against some guys in
our DL’s area. They invited investigators to come play and it was
quite the turnout! I was still pretty bad, but it was a lot of fun! We
were then invited to play today against Bindura high school in a
scrimmage, we’re going to get destroyed! I mean, I hope not. We’ve
actually been winning our games haha. After every game we always just
talk to them and casually invite them to church or have discussions
with the missionaries, it’s a really great experience.

Trojan is still kind of an issue. People just aren’t comin’ out to
church! Members and non members alike. We’re really pushing it now! A
blessings to our patience we’ve been invited to attend the nearby
farm’s shed meeting. It’s where the whole community discusses issues
and we’ve been given some space to introduce ourselves in two weeks!
It’ll be so cool, and I think it’ll really help with the situation
that’s going on right now. People will have the chance to meet us and
know what we’re really about. It actually came as a blessing of
service. Last Saturday we offered to help one of our members in his
farm to collect his chibage. We loaded some bags in to the back of a
cart pulled by two big cows! On the way back we rode the cart and it
was just sweet! After helping him out is when we discovered he is
actually a village chief and wants us at the next shed meeting. Yes!
It’s unplanned service opportunities like these that can really build
trust and confidence with the members.

Well we don’t really have a lot of interesting things happening with
our investigators at the moment Things are kind of slow. I’ll let you
know when we have some upcoming baptisms! I know that despite the
disappointments we’re facing right now, we’re laying a foundation for
a brighter future with this branch. Because this area is probably my
last, I’m doing my best that I leave it all on the floor and have no
regrets.

Stay blessed and remember to keep pressing forward!

Much love,
Elder Robison

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Trojan and stuff like that.

Hey guys,

Sorry for the dumb headline, it’s kind of an inside joke haha.

Well I guess it was a pretty cool week. The weather is nice, still
finding new investigators. I really can’t complain. We are now
starting to meet in the community center in Trojan instead of Bindura
town now which is a blessing. Except for the fact that the community
center looks like it was built in the 50’s! Haha it’s pretty run down.
It’s got lot’s of rooms so we’re not the only church who uses that
place. During our meeting you’ll hear people praying, speaking in
tongues, singing and clapping hands and stuff haha. It’s not terribly
loud but it’s definitely a nuisance. There were only about 30 members
in attendance and we started an hour late sooo I think some changes
are in order. I also had to teach the young men which was funny. I
totally wasn’t expecting it. I just taught them about faith. Just
opened the scriptures and stuff. Do you know how hard it is to talk
about faith for 45 minutes? Haha, it’s okay it all worked out. I think
there was a little bit of miscommunication about the changes so next
week will be better.

I’ve tried to show members how much of a miracle it is that we’re now
meeting in Trojan again. We even got approval to build a chapel there!
Then members are just like “ok”. I’m just like “okay? Okay?! Yeah this
is great news! Why aren’t you excited?” It’s irritating but I’m trying
to teach a certain principle here. In D&C 130:20-21 it says ” There is
a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this
world, upon which all blessingsare predicated— And when we obtain any
blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is
predicated.”

God is a God of miracles. I have seen those miracles in my life
everyday. I’m here to testify that when we are obedient to God’s
commandments blessings will follow. God has been side by side with us
in this great work in Trojan. He knows it’s struggles, and He knows
the hearts of all the members. I know that as we continue to press
forward with all diligence, we can do even greater miracles here.

I realized I haven’t sent anything spiritual for a while so there ya
go. I’m still pressing forward, I don’t doubt this is God’s work.

Much love,
Elder Robison

Bindurrr!!!

Hey guys,

So it’s been a heck of a weak! I’ll start off with one miracle that
happened on Saturday. There was a woman we contacted a while ago named
Mai Tino. We didn’t know how interested she was, but something kept
telling us to look for her. She lives in the depths of a village
called Manhenga like 45 minutes drive away from church. It’s a dollar
for a transport there, then a dollar back. Let me just tell you this
woman is my hero! We finally were able to meet with her. She lives in
a tiny room with two of her little sons. Her story is that she
actually has 6 children, and her husband ran away for her her to just
fend for herself. After the lesson she promised to come to church
before we could even invite her. She was so prepared! No one from that
side even comes to church because it is just so dang far! On Sunday
she was right on time! She is my hero!

More miracles! Trojan branch has been a struggle because Trojan is far
from town and that is where we meet for services. The branch is dead
haha. We had about 20 come to church last Sunday. It’s been like this
for some months, but that very day one humble soul decided to give the
sacrifice that other’s couldn’t, so Trojan is now going to meet in
Trojan again! It’s a miracle. And soon they’re going to start work on
a chapel! Yes! Prayers have been answered, and dreams fulfilled. No
excuses now haha. Everyone’s gotta come back to church!

A little bit of the fun side is we went fishing this morning haha.
Sooo siiick. The water was infested with crocs, and we had an old man
show us how it’s done! Bucket list Check!

Have Miracles ceased?! Moroni thinks otherwise!

Don’t doubt! Only believe!

Much love,
Elder Robison