Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Elder Rob 5.21.08

OK so maybe this is a "duhhh" but being new to the blogger thing it just occurred to me that I ought to use this great medium to update people on how Elder Rob is doing. 

Today we go the most wonderful email from him. Here is an excerpt:

E aí minha otimo familia!? 
(what's up my awesome family!?)

     I'm doing awesome! Things are the same; wake up at 6:15 shower, study, eat breakfast, class with Irmão(brother) Olivera, eat lunch, class with Irmã Ericka, eat dinner, MDST (Missionary directed study time), plan and sleep. That is my typical day. Pretty intense, tell me about it. But Sunday's and Wendnesday's are awesome here! The weeks have really been flying by lately! 
   Last week we were planning our lessons for the plan of salvation and I was really intrigued by the relationship between opposition and agency. It has been on my mind a lot lately and I would like to give you my little spiel:
    After Adam and Eve partook of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil; God gave them, for their profit and learning, opposition. To give them opposition the eath needed to contain good with the bad. I was struggling with the concept of why, if we are doing everything we can to serve the Lord, we need to struggle. Then I was put in my place. In a Large Group meeting the instructor explained to us that the atonement was never easy. The savior was innocent and because of us he suffered all of our oppositions and transgressions. He took upon himself the total opposition of all the world and he was perfect. I was given a feeling of guilt for being so nieve that I thought it should be easy for me when it was never easy for our savior, Jesus Crist. I discussed this alittle with my old companion, Elder Cusworth and we decided that this makes sense. Everything in this world that is worth anything, is not something that is just given to you. Your going to have to work for it! I am working harder than I have ever worked in my life and I know it is the most difficult thing I have ever done, but it is also the most rewarding. But it really think the defenition of irony is opposition. That through the roughest of times we can have the best of times. So I am very greatful for opposition in my life. But, don't get my wronge, I wouldn't recomend anyone to pray for opposition. Just be thankfull that you have the knowledge that it is only through that opposition that we can grow. 

He also had a wonderful experience with Elder Bednar who was there this week. What a great blessing missions are. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers in his behalf. The prayers are definitely being answered!

We are also pleased that he is writing in English with translations for his Portuguese.

1 comment:

celisamz said...

That was an awesome letter! Robbie is such a good guy and you can tell that he is already becoming an awesome missionary too. I like the new template by the way!