Monday, June 24, 2013

Keep in touch!!

Elder Ryan Michael Robinson
Oregon Portland Mission 
1400 NW Compton Dr Ste 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
United States



I just had your son to dinner. He is doing great! This picture is actually from a few weeks ago,  but I couldn't find your email address so I asked him for it again tonight..  My son and his wife were in town and we were on our way to 5 guys for dinner.  I heard you got a phone call from Sister Gibb this week. She is my mom. ha ha! Have a happy day!

Sister Gibb
The care packages the Elders helped put together to give to the homeless

Balut is a developing DUCK EMBRYO that is boiled 
and eaten in the shelland is often sold as 
street food in the Philippines. Brother 
Salas made the Elders try this.

EXACT quote from Elder Robinson: "Theres three guns in Oregon who knew! haha jk thats a members in our wards gun its sweet!"

And another quote: "and I still got HOPS :)"
Some things NEVER change!!! Love him!

This is a family that Elder Davis and Elder Robinson were teaching.. The lady on the right is 92 years old! Elder Robinson and his new companion, Elder Carlson, are still teaching her and her family!!! 

Brother Gibbs

June 24, 2013..the first week as a TRAINER!

We had a pretty good week last week I don't know who was in worse shock tho me or elder carlson haha jk it wasnt to bad! The broadcast thing yesterday was really cool! we watched it at brother Ruby's house hes our ward mission leader hes a really cool guy so that was kind of fun we got to talk to him more about what we want to be doing in moving the work forward here because its pretty dead so far. We are teaching a few investigators and the guy we were teaching that really wants to get baptized is wanting to meet with us again so hopefully hes a lot more humble this time about it, were also going to treat it a lot more different then we did before I think so he doesnt freak out this time, but im not going to be the one to tell God at the judgement day that we just wanted a baptism real bad so we just let some stuff slide and thats why this guy didnt know what he was doing was wrong! Im glad i get to stay here in portland areaish ha we dont really have a lot of portland stakes in our mission anymore which was kinda weird to me but oh well probably why im not in charge :) We had to give a talk in sacrament meeting on Elder Cooks conference talk on personal peace, it was actually really fun to get to do! it was just me and Elder Carlson and a youth speaker who was supposed to talke 5-10 minutes but ended up taking maybe 2 we were pretty stressed out! it was cool tho we ended up going over 5 minutes!I got meg's package the other day it was sweet! lost of candy and stuff which was great:) can you get me Austin Guymons address or his email which ever will work :) thanks for everything you guys do i sure do miss ya a lot this week i love you guys! 

Pranking the New Greeny!

This is an email from Sister Gage! Her and her husband AJ have been taking care of Elder Robinson!! 

Haven't sent you some pictures for a while!! Thought I should write you and check in. :)

Transfers came and we were SO glad that Elder Robinson was staying!!  He was so nervous to be a trainer, but AJ gave him some good advice and we think he's going to do great.  The first thing he said when he found out he was getting a greeny, was - "So what prank are we going to do!?"  We got him pretty good, so we started thinking of the next one.  I'm sure Elder Robinson told you all about it, but pretty much our friend Kyle showed up as a 'drunk investigator'.  It was pretty hilarious.  We video taped the whole thing, but the video is pretty long.  Aj is going to shrink it so we can send it to you guys to see.  The best part in the prank is Kyle gives a sip of his 'beer' to one of my 'kids' (really my little brothers visiting) when I'm not looking.  The new Elder, Elder Carlson has the best look on his face.  And when I walk back into the room, he looks so troubled.  It was pretty funny.  

The Elders were also SO sweet, on Mother's Day they bought me flowers since they couldn't get their real mom flowers, and they wore their matching ties I got them for Easter.  Such sweet boys!  We will miss Elder Davis, but are so glad that Elder Robinson gets to stay.  Did you guys get to watch the Hastening the Work conference?  We watched it, and loved it.  AJ is the Elders Quorum President, and right after the conference we got a text from the Elders asking AJ what they could do to help bring inactive members back into activity.  Ryan is SUCH a hard worker, and we really appreciate that about him.  

Here are some pictures from mothers day and our prank!

Elder Robinson, Elder Davis (his trainer), and the Gage's

Elder Davis and Elder Robinson on Mother's Day 

Showing off the matching ties Sister Gage gave them for Easter

Kyle (the drunk investigator), Elder Carlson, & Elder Robinson

Sunday, June 9, 2013


It's been forever since I have posted anything!! My bad! Elder Robinson is doing fantastic! :) Here's an email he sent me May 28th. He has been sending pictures to my mom so I will have to steal them from here to post! We are so proud of him!! I will try to update more and post more soon!! :) 

May 28, 2013
Hey sounds like you guys are having fun! I love that talk we have that ensign article and i read that talk at least once a week its ridiculously good :) I heard Parowan didnt do so hot in track that sucks way bad hopefully it gets better while bubba gets older! we went to the Nike employee store yesterday it was way cool probably spent to much tho o well it happens i got you and eric some Oregon shirts so you dont have to wear that nasty Texas stuff anymore ;) haha jk but the shirts were cool so i thought you guys should have some and since im in Oregon i figured itd be cool i guess ha i hope you guys are having fun! dont party to hard in Gusher! I love you guys alot who would ever thought id get home sick for Parowan? haha o well 22 months isnt to long and im loving being a missionary!! its amazing how cool this stuff is!