So this email might be pretty short due to 1. Me and sister Robinson are actually going to not be so lazy on P-day and go hiking 2. This was a slow/rough week.
This week was rough because EVERY SINGLE PERSON cancelled on us! So when we were cancelled on, we would go tracting which really isn’t super effective here in Berthoud. People are always very kind to us, but everyone is very set in their ways and not willing to listen. Makes for a pretty slow week. But guess what was this week?….. BERTHOUD DAYS! Which is just a super small festival with a parade and a 5K in the morning. (Exactly like Wellsville Founders Day) Our whole zone was able to come to Berthoud and help with the race! Our mission is super strict on socializing with other missionaries (probs because an Elder and a Sister got engaged on our ward mission leader’s trampoline. Long story lol.) So it was super fun to have the whole zone together for the first time!
The Berthoud Ward sets up a booth every year and puts the missionaries in charge. I’m super grateful we got to be here this year with the new temple being built in Fort Collins because we had a giant picture of the temple (may or may not have stole it from the stake center.😂 Don’t worry, we returned it.) and it was really easy to start conversations with people because they are curious about what the “castle” is and if they can go inside! We gave over 85 temple card invites and a few Books of Mormon so that was a huge blessing! Some of the youth brought their friends to us so we could tell them about the gospel and temples and then they were at church today! So that made us super excited and we are going to try visiting them this week. The booth was extremely tiring! It was like tracting x 100 in the sun for 10 hours. Hahaha since sister Robinson is English and Irish… She is burnt to a crisp. I just have a real nice missionary tan line going on😂. But it was definitely worth it! It was without a doubt the highlight of the week.
Missionary work is not always rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes it’s getting cancelled on, being chewed out on the door step and being told you aren’t a Christian, getting emails telling you you’re visa hasn’t been granted yet, standing in the sun for 10 hours, being avoided like you’re some kind of evil creature, and being tired 24/7. BUT ITS SO WORTH IT! This week was humbling and I grew closer to my Savior because of it. The only way to get through opposition is by utilizing the Atonement. Trials are something to be grateful for. They give you experience and knowledge but most importantly, if you trust Heavenly Father, they bring you closer to Him.
That’s all I have for this week! I love you all! Make good choices. Feed some missionaries.