Transfersssssss, and Zimbo Christmas!!!

Hey guys,

Man it was a hectic week for real. This week all of the new missionaries came in and everything went wrong. The missionaries flights were delayed, and the bus that was bringing in the trainers to pick the new missionaries up broke down, ugh. Nothing really went right, but I guess part of what being a leader about is proper planning, and decision making. You gotta kinda be quick on your feet sometimes and just make decisions so that meetings and stuff like that don’t get delayed.
Literally the day after all of those missionaries left is when we had to take off to Gweru for our Christmas Devotional. It was actually really fun! We had the respective zones prepare presentations and Choirs, we had a TON of food, and a white elephant gift exchange. You know missionaries, buying toilet paper and cologne and then wrapping it up in pamphlet boxes haha, oh well. That was my last Christmas devotional and thank goodness. That was sooo hectic.
After the devotional we made our way to Bulawayo. After arriving is when we found that there was no where for us to sleep! After the recent transfers the missionary houses were full! We managed to scramble two old mattresses from another flat and sleep on them in a house full of Elders with no fans! Have I ever told you how hot Bulawayo is? It’s blazing! It’s a scorching desert! Well the fun had to end and so we actually drove back to Harare today. We just had to take care of a few errands in the morning and then we were gond, about 6 hours to Harare.
Like I said in my last email Elder Gunther will be training this transfer and was just super excited. He’s a great missionary.
To end my email I’ll share with you a few things President shared with us at the Christmas Devotional. He really emphasized what we can do as missionaries to emphasize following the example of Jesus Christ. “Jesus Christ healed the sick, and so can you! Elders, you have the Priesthood! Jesus Christ would sometimes walk for days to preach the gospel, with out a car and so can you!” Everyone got kind of a crack out of that one. To end he shared with us a scripture. In 3 Nephi 27:21 The Savior says…

21 Verily, verily, I say unto you, this is my gospel; and ye know the things that ye must do in my church; for the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also do; for that which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do;

Well I guess I’ll be talking to ya soon, stay safe, and Happy Holidays!
Much love, 

Elder Robison

A very spiritual week

Hey guys,

Well you can tell by the title of the email that indeed, my week was full of spiritual experiences. One of them being the baptism of the Chitima family, and Brother Thomas! He was just so happy that day. Through hard work, and extreme perseverance he smoked his last cigarette and entered the waters of baptism! The testimony of both Brother Chitima and Brother Thomas were so sincere, and so heartwarming. Brother Thomas’ wife was crying the whole time, she was just so overwhelmed with joy. People always say “we haven’t had this many baptisms in years!” We had huge support from the Ward the whole time, and the whole experience was just so special to me.
Today is also another crazy day, so my email is going to be a bit short but as I’m writing to you guess who entered the room? Elder Hamilton from the Area Presidency! This weekend the Harare Stake is splitting in to two and two new Stake Presidents will be called! The interviews were being done here at the office earlier today for the new Stake Presidents, so as I’m just writing here comes this man with a big grin on his face and says “Hello Elders! Good to see you!” It totally caught me off guard.
Well today is kind of a weird P-day. We had to take some people to the hospital, more missionaries were involved in car accidents. All of this happening at the same time as we’re trying to finalize the transfer sheet and the logistics before we send it out today! I’ll be able to see Elder Gunther for the first time in like forever. He’s been down in Bulawayo this whole time. He’s going to come to Harare to receive instruction on how to become a trainer!
Well things are really kicking in with the Christmas initiative and it’s getting lively down here. Our missionaries have gotten really excited about it and are passing those cards out everyday trying to share the Saviors light. It was even announced on the radio repeatedly what were trying to do, the members got really excited about that. What’s happening in Zimbabwe actually reminds me of an actual candle. That candle lighting other candles creating a chain reaction in lighting the whole world. I’ve gotten really excited about it.
Well that’s it for this week. By the way bond notes have finally come out. The lines at the banks haven’t gotten any shorter, and life for Zimbabweans hasn’t gotten any easier. I wanted to send you a picture of what they look like but I ended up spending them as soon as I got them, because they’re inflating already :/. I bet you could just look them up on the internet.
Anyways have a great week, see you on Christmas! Don’t forget to share your light!
Much love,
Elder Robison

Zimbabwe Harare Mission
65 Enterprise Rd
Zimbabwe, Harare
PS I always forget to tell you, did you know my companion knows Derrick Harris?! He served in my companion’s ward in Kenya, Athi River Ward hahah
PPS I have pictures of the baptism but they’re on another camera! I’ll see if I can send them tomorrow.

Thanksgiving all the way in ‘babwe

Hey guys,

Yes it’s Thanksgiving in Zimbabwe, sorta. No one here really celebrates it, but to make us feel good some members whipped up something for us! Yes one of the members here in Highlands just got so excited to do something for us, she was preparing all week! Unfortunately she couldn’t find a turkey, but we ate potatoes, corn, rolls, stuffing, gravy, even pumpkin pie! Wow that was so special. She’s like “I just typed in what you eat at Thanksgiving on Google!” haha she did her best. Definitely something to be remembered. It was a little piece of America in Zimbabwe. After the feast as tradition we all said what we are grateful for. When the turn was passed to me, I looked around the room just thinking of things I’m grateful for. Then it just hit me, I said “I’m grateful for my Heavenly Fathers love for all of us, I’ve been given so many blessings that I don’t deserve. I’m grateful for His Son Jesus Christ, and am especially grateful to be a part of such a marvelous work.” Yessss no more missing thanksgiving!!! Scratch that off of the list!!!  Yeah it’s definitely one of my favorites. It’s hard because the Holiday really is all about family, and I’m so far away.
Anyways while all of that was going on a few other things took place this week. A couple of car wrecks from missionaries and more road trips. Actually yesterday I drove President to Marondera to take care of a few things. The reason he asked me to drive is because he had other things to take care of while I would be driving. I always feel weird when I drive him around because I feel like if I go to slow nothing will be done, but if I go too fast then he’ll tell me to slow down. Well as you know the roads here are very narrow and if you want to get any where in a hurry you have to do some overtaking. As we were sitting behind what I thought were an eternity of semi trucks I glanced down the road, looked at President, then gave it a shot. I won’t tell you what happened next haha but we made it to Marondera okay!
Lately I’ve been studying this whole “LIGHTtheWORLD” initiative. It’s got some really great things for us to take part in during this festive season. President actually wants us to go through it as a mission and Light Zimbabwe with the Saviors light. It’s easier as a missionary, but sometimes we forget that just being a member of this church means that your light shines as well, and just as Jesus Christ says “Yea are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.” So this Christmas season don’t forget to let your light shine too, and you’ll always find that same joy and satisfaction that comes with serving others, as He served others.
Enjoy your week!
Elder Robison

Mururu Anofamba Na Jesu

Hey guys,

So it’s been a whole week without President being around, so things were pretty relaxing actually. He was in Johannesburg all week for a Mission President Seminar so he took Sis Mkhabela with him as well. He said he was leaving the affairs of the mission in to our hands. This also meant we had to take his daughter to school every morning and pick her up in the afternoon every day though. I think it’s his way of making sure that we don’t take any trips to vic falls or something haha. While he was gone we did have to make a few trips though.
We told the area office in South Africa that all of the cars in this mission are absolutely toast, so they transferred one of Physical Facilities old trucks to us. We had to drive it all the way to Mutare and bring their old car back all in the same day. This obviously meant that I and my companion had to drive in separate cars so things got a little bit sketchy. On the way there it was okay, but on the way back my companion was driving probably one of the worst cars in the mission haha. We had to make it back in time to pick up President’s daughter from school so we raced back to Harare as fast as we could. It’s a single lane road all the way so we had to do some pretty crazy overtaking. All of that craziness, all while it was raining haha. My companion explained that the car he was in had some problems with keeping water out so the whole time it rained he was getting soaked haha. Water kept getting in next to his feet so every time he shifted gears he felt like he was stepping in a swampy puddle. To add to that he said the windshield wipers were so bad he had to narrow all of his focus on my brake lights while he was could just barely keep up with me (because remember, we were in a hurry). And we got back safe and sound! The whole experience was kind of a hassle, but we managed to get back in time to pick up his daughter from school. It’s funny sometimes how the Lord protects his servants. I and my companion were talking about all of the bad accidents that have happened in the mission where it was totally possible that a missionary could have died, but didn’t. Sorry I didn’t mean to scare ya, I promise I’m a responsible driver haha;).
The next day we had to take another car to Bindura, but it’s not as far so we drove carefully. We even had enough time to take some stops. Remember those orange tree orchards I was talking about a while ago? So mom, you’ll be happy because I took some pictures this time haha. Sorry these trips are normally strictly business, so I don’t have a lot of time for pictures normally haha.
This week we had again another awesome lesson with the Chitima family. We taught them about tithing, and after the lesson Bro Chitima brought us next door. It was so awesome, he just knocked on his neighbor’s door and said “Hey! These are the Elders from my church, we’re here to invite you to church this Sunday!” It turns out it’s a really good friend of his so he really wants him to take lessons with us. Bro Chitima is just such a good guy. As soon as we invited him to be baptized, he alerted the whole neighborhood and invited them all to his families baptism. It’s really just such a joy to watch the wonders of God unfold in such a humble home. This Gospel has been such a pillar of strength to his family and just wants to share this glorious message to everyone. In every lesson we always try to link it with families, he loves it. With investigators like these, sometimes missionaries get so excited to the point that they want to do everything themselves. They want to teach all of the lessons as soon as possible so that they can be baptized. What I’ve done is I’ve kind of just sat back and watched God work with this family as they progress and strengthen one another. This family even does scripture study and family home evening together. In my opinion this is what brings lasting conversion. This family doesn’t even need missionaries, we just brought them a simple message and they’ve learned everything else just by going to church, studying the scriptures and praying every day.

15 And now, O all ye that have imagined up unto yourselves a god who can do no miracles, I would ask of you, have all these things passed, of which I have spoken? Has the end come yet? Behold I say unto you, Nay; and God has not ceased to be a God of miracles.

16 Behold, are not the things that God hath wrought marvelous in our eyes? Yea, and who can comprehend the marvelous works of God?

I love this work, it is glorious, and it is beautiful. I’m so grateful to be a part of it.
Have a good week!
Much love,
Elder Robison

Same old, same old…

Hey guys,

“Your geyser is broken? Okay let me make some phone calls”. “What? you said your sink is leaking? Okay I’ll send someone right over”. “What you said you don’t have a fan? Well let me send one for you”. Yeah that’s my life in a nutshell. It’s just one phone call after another ranking from “we don’t have water” to “Our roof is leaking and our rooms have been flooded!” It’s hectic and it’s tiresome, but I guess I’m managing. Even this morning (after taking a cold shower because even our geyser suddenly stopped working) we get a phone call saying someone is stuck in the rain with a flat tire and no spare! Goodness so we had to go to the office and pick up another spare for them and drive all the way to Zimre to drop it off. It’s just a lot of things to handle at once. I’m actually really grateful for it because it’s helping me understand not only how to work with people, or how the world operates, but become a greater and matured individual. Lately it’s become a little routine for me to be running around all of the time, and you know me, I don’t smile much. So people are always wondering what’s wrong, but I just tell them “I’m good!” Just pushing. But I don’t know how much longer this steam engine is gonna last, it’s running outta juice! It’s putting a lot of wear and tear on me, so I’m kind of praying that I don’t have to be here much longer. After this transfer I’ll have spent literally half of my mission in here. That’s 5 transfers out, and 5 transfers in, it’s crazy. Zvaka Penga! Pakaipa Mdara!
So my companion is from Kenya where they speak Swahili, but he knows a lot of Shona! So he’s teaching me how to say a few things. He told me next time someone hands me a quotation that’s an absurd amount of money I have to say “Uri kufunga Ndiri benzi” It means “do you think I’m an idiot!” haha nah it’s kinda rude to say, but it’s a funny one to remember.
Well we don’t have a lot of investigators in out teaching pool, but right now we’re teaching a family called the Chitima’s. Just a sweet humble family, and a lucky find, living in Highlands. We have had such good crazy lessons with them. After teaching the Word of Wisdom, the father turns to his wife and says “You see? We’re eating too much meat!” We just chuckled and laughed. After every lesson Brother Chitima asks “So what’s the reading assignment for today?” This family was seriously so prepared by the Lord, they were so ready to receive this Gospel. We’re planning to baptize all 4 of them on the 27th.
Well that’s about it for the week. Just same old, same old. Old is good though.
Much love,
Elder Robison

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“I’m on the Road Again”

Hey guys,

Wow what a week! It started just like any other week, but it ended very suddenly and in an unanticipated way. On Wednesday one of the Elders who had visa issues finally arrived in Zimbabwe! But guess what? His flight was delayed to 2 O’clock in the morning! Yay! He was supposed to come around 9:30 but when we got there it turned out it had been delayed. President was ready to greet him at the airport and everything. When we found out that it was delayed he just looked at us, then smiled and said “This is why I have assistants!” Yeah he loved using us I guess. So we slept for a few hours in the truck awaiting his arrival. We were thanked for our efforts with a very delicious breakfast at President’s house as kind of a “Welcome to Zimbabwe” kind of thing for the new missionary. After that we took him straight to Marondera (about an hour away).
That all happened Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning. Just when we thought all was done we received news that another Elder was coming on Friday! Another visa waiter! And you’ll never guess where he’ll be serving, Masvingo! Yup we actually took him all the way down there today! We got up at 5 in the morning so that we could get an early start so it wouldn’t take up our whole pday. When we got there it was good to reminisce about the good old days. We didn’t have to have the Elders meet us in town to show us where they stayed, I told my companion “I got this”. It was actually exactly a year ago the last time I was there, it’s still just as hot as I left it. Man it is blazing.
Actually Friday was a very eventful day. It was around 4:00 and we had to go purchase some mattresses in town and drop them off in Mbare before we went to pick up the new missionary at the airport at 5:30, sounds easy right? Wrong, we get a call from the Zone Leaders telling us that their car broke down on the way to the office so we had to push it for half a mile… I was watching! I had to coast behind them with our truck so I didn’t get much action, in the picture all you’ll see is my companion’s behind haha.
Before Elder Mtetwa left, he wrote some few small thins in my journal that really touched me. We had both acknowledged that we had been leaders in the field for a long time now, and it’s easy to get tired. He turned me to a very rallying scripture found in 2 Timothy 4:7. It says… “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” He told me to look to Paul as an example as I try to set an example for the mission and not get “tired”. And he also reminded me of course to always look towards the Savior who is our Master, whether for guidance or for strength.
Always looking forward, and of course still looking forward to finishing more milestones.
KEEP THE FAITH!!!
Much love,

Elder Robison

Month 13‏

Hey guys,

Another week of waking up early and going to bed late. The life of an assistant… not an easy one. It starts on Monday, and as soon as all of the trainers and trainees are all gone Thursday morning we can just take a deep breath, psych! One of the missionaries who had visa problems came unexpectedly on Friday and we have no where to put him. He’s with us all of today and tomorrow until President can find a companion for him. I don’t think I’ll ever find a breather, but at least the craziness is over with. Wait psych again, we had to move houses. It kind of seems silly to me that I sent you pictures of where I stay last week, but now I moved haha. I actually moved to my old house when I was working in Domboshava. Because of the temple, it has become the new transfer house, and due to the amount of areas being opened we had to move in. Washer and dryer though!
So yes my new companion this transfer is Elder Mwetu. He’s a really sweet guy who really loves the work. He’s also from Kenya so he’s teaching me words in Swahili. Did you know that “Simba” means lion? He’s only a transfer ahead of me so we’re both relatively new, and we were called to be Zone Leaders together. We were both very young at the time, and eager for the new experience of leading the zone. We are now the patriarchs of a meeting called MLC. Once a month all of the zone leaders come in for that meeting, and now I and Elder Mwetu have been in there the longest. We keep telling each other “we’ve seen it all” haha. Everyone knew from the beginning actually that some day we would become companions and I guess the day finally came, I hope we can live up to the expectations people have in us.
Last week, unexpectedly, was actually really hard for me. People we’re calling me like crazy for flats errands all while we had to take care of the new missionaries for a few days. Things just didn’t go right for me, and to add to that, the senior couples did house inspections and found more things for me to do that aren’t up to standard… yay. Things keep piling up, so I guess I’ll just have to do all I can while I still have the time so that I don’t burden the next flats manager with all of these tasks.
One of the new missionaries finally beat my record for height in the mission. He’s 6’8″! He’s just so towering it’s baffling, he’s also from Denmark. I had a little fun with him reminiscing my days in Europe.
Okay, my companion and I have so much in common! Even down to our favorite food, drinks and sports teams. It’s almost like it was meant to be! I think we’re going to have a good time in this office. I think my time is ticking here, but who knows. I’ll just do whatever’s required of me.
That’s all for now. Don’t have any pictures this time, but I’m going to send those pictures for the Christmas card tomorrow because I’ll be in my nice new dry cleaned suit! I wanna look fresh! BTW maybe you won’t recognize me because now I weigh 230 lbs!!! Office Pakaipa!!!
Much love,
Elder Robison

Transfer week… Again!‏

Hey guys,

Does it seem like every other email is named transfer week? Time is seriously flying. This is going to be my 10th transfer out of 17 total in a mission. I’m finishing off yet another companion of mine and I’ll be getting a new one. His name is Elder Mwetu. Great Elder, hard worker. I’ll be training a new missionary on how things work around here… again! They just keep comin’ in. The members here are like “So like how old are you on your mission? Why do you keep bringing all these guys?” Ugh it’s frustrating, but I’m up for it. Elder Mwetu came only a transfer before me so we’re both relatively young. I guess that means the next up and comer will be coming to replace me. Sad I know, but there are more lives to save! Honestly how many pictures have I sent you of baptisms since I’ve been here, not very many. I try, but honestly it’s tough to get some solid lessons in, especially when transfers are going on. That’s a whole week of; getting up early, buying everyone breakfast, setting up tables and meetings, transporting missionaries, and all this be done with a guy who hardly knows anything.
I, my companion, and President were all in the office until about 10:30 last night working on transfers. Honestly it is becoming such a pain to deal with this every six weeks. After President left the office I jokingly laid on the floor and told Elder Mtetwa “I don’t wanna do this any more!” We got a good kick out of it, but I know that I’ve got at least another 12 weeks of doing this. Then it’s off to places like Njedza again! The glory days! Thanks for the picture mom that’s really cool. Actually last week a member from there stopped by at the office. When I was serving there, there was a time when we couldn’t work with this member all week because he was planting peas. A little while ago he thought of me and brought a huge basket of them to me, it really made my day.
Update on the money crisis, things are getting REALLY bad. Missionaries can’t withdraw money from anywhere. In the church we use Bank of America, so the banks aren’t letting you withdraw anything that was given to us by foreign banks. Ugh, life is getting harder and harder in Zim!
By the way mom you’ll be proud of me, I sang for church last Sunday. Yup they loved it, I just knew that you would like to hear something like that.
To end my email as usual I’ll share a quick scripture and thought. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my mission as a whole and everything that I have accomplished. Then I was also looking ahead at what’s to come. My goal is to be a missionary who can look back on his mission without any regrets. I’m reminded of a scripture in Mathew 25:21 it says… “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
At the end of this life, I want to hear those words. Well done, you have been a good and faithful servant, enter now in to thy rest. It’s a good motivational scripture every time I’m tempted to do something I’m not supposed to do. All I desire is to please my father, and if my offering is sufficient then I will be happy.
Much love,
Elder Robison

Zimbabwe Harare Mission
65 Enterprise Rd
Zimbabwe, Harare
Just as you requested I attached some pictures of where I stay. It’s on the second floor of an apartment complex right across the state house. It’s not the best house, nor is it the cleanest…, haha but the hot shower is nice!

Harare Huchi!‏

Hey guys,

Well it’s been a little bit of a crazy week for sure. Hence why i’m writing to you at around 8:30 at night. The reason I’m writing to you so late is because we are coming straight from a trip to Kadoma. We went for a few business items to take care and also to play some soccer! My companion was way excited when he heard there was going to be a soccer match in Kadoma. He used to serve there so he got to see all of those members again. When we got there it started too late so we took care of a few other things then just left.
When we got back we headed straight to the Nyamhuri’s for dinner! Recognize the name? Elder Nyamhuri? My companion? Yup, he invited us for dinner and it was sweet! Such a good family, all are very strong and active in the church. Brother Nyamhuri actually has a calling in the stake now, it’s crazy. His house is pretty close to the mission office so it’s pretty cool to see him sometimes.
I’m just enjoying my last few moments with my companion Elder Mtetwa before he leaves his mission to start his next one. He goes home on the 25th of this month. It was quite a drive so we just spent the entire time talking. It’s kind of strange to think about it, but my companion is actually 6 years older than me. How I’m relating with him, I have no idea. I’m super young in this mission so sometimes I feel like the goofball haha. That’s slowly settled though when I just stand there, I think I inherited the “Wade Robison” glare. People just take me for a man of business and seriousness, they have no idea haha.
Well things just keep getting tougher and tougher here in ZImbabwe. The office is desperately in need of cash and the bank just isn’t giving it to us. Our finance manager, Elder Peterson, and a Bank of America executive had a conference call last week with this bank that we’re working with in Zimbabwe. We tried to explain to them why we need the money, but the outcome of that conference from the sound of things didn’t go very well. What’s happening (apparently) is the government is sucking in all of the US$ so that when the new bond notes come out people will be forced to accept them. The lines at the banks start at 6am and they stretch a mile long. These people just endure so much, it makes me feel so sad. I don’t know how someone could ever find peace in such a world wiith conditions such as these. Then… I remembered one of my all time favorite scriptures. In John 16:33 it says… “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world’. Isn’t that just a beautiful scripture or what? To find true peace in this world is only possible when you look to the Savior. His grace IS sufficient, and His love and mercy is endless. He knows what we’re going through, “but be of good cheer” He has overcome the world.
Another interesting thing that happened this week is a man who lived in this neighborhood made a visit to the office. He received a notice that there’s going to be a “temple” built on this street. He was just curious and also excited that something so beautiful is going to be next to his home. He says he can’t wait to see it and would want to learn more.
So the temple is coming, soon. Ground breaking is in January! I know that my redeemer lives and his bowls of mercy are extended to all ends of the earth. It is our sacred duty and privilege to at the helm such a marvelous work. I’m loving the work, and still pressing forward everyday.
Much Love,

Elder Robison

Zimbabwe Harare Mission
65 Enterprise Rd
Zimbabwe, Harare
PS I left my camera in these Elders car by accident for a few days so they thought they would mock me by taking a similar picture haha. JOKERS!

Start of Year 2‏

Hey guys,

So like I said in my last email, I’ve now begun my descent! I hope you enjoy the gifts that I sent! They were just some things that I’ve picked up here and there on my travels. Yes I love Sister Nield. She really is a professional golf coach, and she goes to my ward here in Highlands. The first time I met her was actually when my entire zone was invited to go golfing for free at her golf course. When we met I told her that I was from Alpine and she was like “I know exactly where that is! I’m there all of the time!” Yeah she’s really sweet.
As for my week it was pretty regular. We didn’t get a lot of teaching appointments in, but we were able to go see some more members and listen to the rest of conference. I didn’t fall asleep this time! Aren’t ya proud of me? Every single session I was awake and alert. What was your favorite talk? Mine was the one given by President Uchtdorf about “finding your own Amulek”. His examples really opened my mind and made me look at those scriptures at another point of view. When I came here my previous companion liked to do a lot of things by himself, he didn’t really want any help. When I received my new companion, we lifted each others burdens as well as getting better at delegation. We all need our own Amuleks in life, the come in many different shapes and forms and they’re all there to help.
Last week we were teaching a recent convert, just as every regular visit we had some chit chat then we started with a prayer. I felt very prompted to just teach simply about the Book of Mormon, and the power that it brings in to our lives. I testified of it’s truthfulness as I read from it’s pages and bore witness of an apostasy that occurred for the need of this book. The whole lesson she was looking kind of bored and by the end she was like “I already know that stuff! Teach me some new stuff!” “Well, there isn’t much more for me to testify and teach about other than the Savior and the Book of Mormon which testifies him” I said. Sometimes when we go to conference we look forward to new topics or even more revelations concerning the doctrines and the commandments that we have. We expect new light to shed on different scriptures, but is that really necessary? Sometimes conference is repetitive, but that’s a good thing! It’s what we need to hear isn’t it. Sometimes we aren’t satisfied with what we have, but we haven’t even given it much study or thought. We esteem it as naught because we lack true understanding. The Prophet Nephi once said…
Wherefore, hearken, O my people, which are of the house of Israel, and give ear unto my words; for because the words of Isaiah are not plain unto you, nevertheless they are plain unto all those that are filled with the spirit of prophecy. But I give unto you a prophecy, according to the spirit which is in me; wherefore I shall prophesy according to the plainness which hath been with me from the time that I came out from Jerusalem with my father; for behold, my soul delighteth in plainnessunto my people, that they may learn.
Just like Nephi, my soul also delights in plainness. I don’t need to indulge myself in to things that I do not understand, or things that don’t even matter.
The Prophet Jacob warned us against what’s called “Looking beyond the mark”. If we’re not careful we’ll fall in to that same trap.
 But behold, the Jews were a stiffnecked people; and they despised the words of plainness, and killed the prophets, and sought for things that they could not understand. Wherefore, because of their blindness, which blindness came by looking beyond the mark, they must needs fall; for God hath taken away his plainness from them, and delivered unto them many things which they cannot understand, because they desired it. And because they desired it God hath done it, that they may stumble.
Sorry I just shared a lot of scriptures this time, nothing that interesting really happened. I’m glad every one is okay and I hope you enjoy the rest of the week!
Elder Robison

Zimbabwe Harare Mission
65 Enterprise Rd
Zimbabwe, Harare
These are what you call Jacaranda tree’s. They only bloom during this time of the year, that purple really is pretty.