Thursday, February 25, 2010


WK# 5

Buenas Mi Familia!

Goll I have soo much to tell you all! Ok I’m going to try and keep it short though because I want to download pics on to my flash drive so I can send it home! We had emergency transfers this week, another sister went home early and Sister Checketts left for another area! So its just sister Vasquez and I! I LOVE IT!

Hermana Robbins' Top 5 de la semana~

#5 So I tracted into a F-LDS Man. He went off about how he was a member of the church and has been his whole life. But a month ago a branch from the church broke off and he has joined the “Mormon life Church" It was hilarious. He was a big man, and at first he wanted us to come in and talk to him, but we couldn’t so we sat outside. He just blabbed about a bunch of nothing until I was like well sir we can send the Elders over but other than that have a great day. He was like can you leave with a prayer and I said ya. So he puts his hands out and said hold my hands lets pray. I was like uhh we don’t pray like that! haha Then he was like ok then you tell me how to pray... we explained how and got out of there!

#4- We had our baptism this week on Saturday of Steven Mendoza, the little boy. It was so good. We sang a musical number and I gave a talk on Baptism. Sometimes talking in Spanish is a little scary but I was perfectly fine and just talked, my Spanish is getting better! It was awesome I’ll send ya pictures asap!

#3 We had a lesson with Claudia and Noe. It was fantastic. I basically took over the lesson and just put my whole heart and soul in it and she is going to be baptized in March. We watched the Last 15 minutes of the Movie the Testaments and then we talked about Lesson 3 (the principles of the gospel) it was super spiritual and amazing. I love that lady so much! I hope I can see them get sealed!

#2 So I got my package from Auntie Robin, It was awesome and my Zone just loved that the Heart Candies were in Spanish. She sent me a whole valentine’s package! I have gotten more for Valentines in the mission than any time in my life, I’m always going to be a missionary now!

#1 Ok so don’t judge my retardedness! So we were contacting and I found a guy getting out of his car. There was another person in the distance, with a big fluffy marshmallow jacket. (I couldn’t tell if it was a boy or girl) So I’m talking to the man about the Restoration and telling him my testimony of the prophet and what not. The man was from Cambodia, with a thick accent! I could hardly understand him but the conversation went like this:

Me: So this is the message we share about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

(Person in jacket walks up)....

Me: Oh sir is that your wife?
Man with accent: No that’s my Uncle
Me: Oh it’s your Mom.
Hna Vasquez: Fool that’s his UNCLE!
Me: OH MY....

I turn around and just start crying, I was laughing so hard I was crying. You know how I get when something is toooo funny and I just laugh to the point I cry. Well then Sister Vasquez tried to end the contact while I was walking away, then she starts laughing and we both run to the other side of the street... PATHETIC! IT WAS SOO NOT COOL I KNOW~ hahah

So ya that was my week! Mom, I can’t believe you’re packing up my room, mean! haha No don’t worry about sending me anything! You’re wrong it snowed again Monday! It’s very cold! Oh and thanks for sending me the update on Janae! I haven’t heard from him since I got in the mission so it worries me! I am glad that the family had fun at the Birthday party! How is the D&C Challenge? Are you all reading? I hope so, I’m almost done with it all. I love you all and keep up the good work, spread the gospel and share your testimony!

-Hna. Whitney Dawn Robbins

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Well Goll Hey Yall!

WK# 4

Well Goll Hey Yall!

Mom I know how you hate that but I have already started to love it hahaha, jk! But really I'm trying not to say it but I can't make any promises! I am so grateful for the package you sent me! Thanks sooooo much! I got both of them. I have been wearing the thermals all day every day. We ended up getting a foot and a half of snow! I twas insane! So I just died laughing at the pictures of the animals in the frame you sent me. Mala looks so mad it was funny!

But gosh so this week was crazy. So Aleksandra my other baptism got postponed but we are still on for the baptism of Steven this Saturday. I have been working like crazy this week. We had exchanges for 2 days and so Sister Savage from the North came down and stayed with me and Sister Vasquez. We had the best time ever!

So a crazy story: We were at church for a baptism of the Zone Leaders and they were baptizing a young girl. Her family was super unsupportive and didn't show up. She was crying her eyes out in the bathroom and said she doesn't want to get baptized. This was a shock to the Elder's, so they ran and found me and had me go talk to her. I gave her a big hug and we had a long talk along with a prayer. I shared how both of my parents are converts and they haven't had the best support about joining the church and being married in the temple, but how it is the right thing to do and the most important thing the Lord wants from us in this life so that we can be an eternal family. She calmed down and she said she wanted to get baptized again. We let the Elders know and she was then baptized, and it was fantastic!

So we had our Valentine's party for the ward this week and we got to go and serve food. It was so much fun. It was actually a surprise to all of us when the bishop got the microphone and said I'm going to marry someone right now...We were like uhh, wait, what! So he married a girl in the ward, it was crazy! Mostly because she's a member who was living with her boyfriend and she wanted to go to the temple, so they got married civilly first since they are living together. You can imagine how awesome that was!

So today we went bowling as a Zone, it was sooo much fun! I'm so glad you're going to take into consideration the things I said in the letter. It's great to strengthen the family. I want you and dad to feel the same love for the gospel as you did in the mission and with these daily things I know our home will be such a spiritual power house!

Thanks mom for putting money on my card! I was wondering how much was on there. It's hard to have such little money and stuff is so expensive here! I have budgeted my money very well and I still have a decent amount for the month. Gosh, can you believe I'll have 5 months in the mission this week! So crazy! Mom and Dad, happy anniversary! So I can drive now in the mission which is nice. Tell Grandma Robbins I love her and Happy Birthday!

Thanks for everything! I love you all! I love this mission and the work, it's really making me a better person every day. I know that Jesus Christ is our savior and suffered every pain and affliction for us. In Mosiah 3:7 it gives a great description of the pain that he had to suffer for us. The amazing thing is through that we can be clean and return to our Father in Heaven who loves us so much! I hope you all have a fantastic week!

Love, Hna Robbins

Ft Worth Spanish 7th District
Missionaries get to eat free at this member owned restaurant

The Science History Museum 2/4/10

Monday, February 15, 2010

It snows in Texas! HOLY HANNAH!

WK# 3

Buenas Mi Familia!

Awesomeness! I love being in this Mission, well in the mission in general! Things went well this week with Claudia. Well we taught her and Noe and it was so spiritual. The whole atmosphere of the house was great, the kids were calm and the spirit was there testifying. We talked about the plan of salvation and we told Noe to prepare to baptize his wife. So next week we are setting a date with her! So I woke up to 5+ inches of snow this morning! I can't believe it! I am freezing! My knees are having a hard time with the cold actually and I had to get a blessing at district meeting yesterday. But the Lord will help me and I have faith!

So here is my TOP FIVE for the week!

5. I wore sweat pants under my skirt this week and I looked like a doofus but it was hilarious! I can pull anything off that looks ridiculous haha that was proof!

4. We were tracting and a little boy answered the door and yelled "STRANGER DANGER" and slammed the door. Then the next house was a Gay man who was super flamin and he was absolutely not interested, let's just say door knocking was funny this week.

3. This guy who was 100% high on weed was standing in the street and sister Checkett goes to talk to him. She was super into the contact and I'm just dying. He smelt and his eyes were red and he was just out there. Well he stops looking at her and steps towards me and turns his head and was like "hey, you're alright, and you're cute" .... I was trying not to laugh just imagine me just dying. I just said; alright and walked away. haha

2. We got a flat tire and guess who changed it? ME! haha Thanks dad for teaching me how to change a tire at 16!

1. I have a second Baptism for the month! Yaay! So this lady from Brazil was being taught by the elders, but her husband hated it so we were sent to teach in English to her. To make a long story short, she has been investigation for 3 years and her husband gave her permission. I challenged her to baptism and she has a date set for the 21st! OH YA

So this week was fantastic as you can tell the Lord loves his missionaries! Sister Vasquez had surgery this week on her back so we have to stay inside our apartment. Elder Rank says hi, I'm with him right now. He is our District leader and knows Elder Saena, such a small world. I'm working on writing individual letters to the family so you should get one of your own this week.

So get this our 5th Sunday lesson 2 weeks ago was hilarious I forgot to tell ya. So we are in there and the Bishop is teaching. There are 7 missionaries. The topic is how to have a better relationship with your spouse. We were like uhh, but sat down anyways. The bishop says I don't know why you are here but okay, so we just stayed. He starts talking about how it's important to do stuff for each other then starts talking about sexual stuff and we were all like OMG! We all stood up and walked out and everyone in the room just died laughing! Mom they have Hobby Lobby here! I want to go in so bad! haha I'd be too tempted to spend money though haha! Well, I want to challenge the family, I want you all to read D & C and the Pearl of Great Price and highlight repentance, faith and anything to do with the atonement. I want you to do it by my Birthday! You will gain a stronger testimony for the gospel and I promise if you do the family will receive blessings. I love you all have a fantastic week!

Hermana Robbins

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

7th South Spanish District

Whit's two comps; Hermana Checketts from AK
and Hermana Vasquez from AZWhit at THE famous "Braums" Texas' #1 dinerWhit and her two compsWhit and Sister HintonRobbins, Vasquez, Checketts, Dulye, Rank, Savage, Hinton

Thursday, February 4, 2010


WK# 2

Hey Family!

Well sorry I didn't answer all the questions you had last week mom, I was totally spacing it and I had 18 emails in my inbox so I had no idea we couldn't email other people accept one a week to my parents so I just spaced out. But I'll try hard to answer the questions.

So guess who is in my mission... Dr. Theurer's son.... He is in LV ward, next Sunday look at his plaque on the other side! We just died when we found out that we were from the same home town haha! Also there is an Elder Doss from Kanab, I think we are related, I forgot the name he said but we are related somehow. So I can't believe Brooke is sick, feel better, the power of the priesthood is so real and you can always receive a blessing! So this is the top for the week.

#5 It snowed! haha It was in the 20s and freezing!

#4 I got kissed on the hand by this old man who we are teaching then he tried to hold my hand....AWKWARD

#3 We got to go to a Rodeo today!

#2 We got to teach Claudia, and her husband Noe. It was AMAZING the spirit was sooo strong. We taught about the atonement and I got to testify so much and it was so amazing. We talked about how the Lord gives us challenges that are heavy on us and it's not because we did something wrong but because he loves us. I got to share about my knees and how it wasn't a sin or something I deserved but what the Lord wanted. It was exactly what they needed and now Noe is preparing to baptize his wife. It's a miracle.

#1 ZONE CONFERENCE! We had the best time ever! The spirit was so strong and I enjoyed listening to all the talks. It was so good to meet all the other people as well.

So sister Hinton said that you talked to her mom on the missionary moms site, hilarious we are serving in the same ward and talk all the time! Kira is awesome, I'll write her, I know who she is! Uhhh I can't believe you found Debbie, poor cat! I love her! And Dad, Molly is not dumb! I love her, she is my cat and I miss her! Mom can you send me pics of Mala and Sophie!

The Spanish is definatly different here, it's a lot of Mexican Spanish and I'm not used to it, all the slang and other country accents, but it's okay, I'm learning fast. The Lord really does work miracles and I get to see it daily. We are a Baptizing mission; the mission motto is "We are the BMW" (BEST MISSION in the WORLD!) I do live it in Sycamore Trace right off of Seminary haha mom you're so funny ha, I live in Fort Worth, that's the town.

My comps are awesome and we are doing great, we are trying to set good goals. Our district is working together and trying for a baptism a month at least and so far we got it! I teach a lot actually, I got to eat a tortilla and make them in a lady's house and it reminded me of Guatemala. I started to cry! I miss Guate! Steven is going to be 9 on his baptism! yaay!

My contacts are in my dresser on the left side the second from the bottom...I think. I would like some Thermal garments; the tops 28 tall and the bottom 28 as well, it's cold here in the 20s and I am freezing. If you can find some dark brown or black leather gloves send them my way, and scarves! I went to Burlington and got a suit coat and a heavy jacket, I put it on my credit card, it wasn't too expensive for both is was like $125... So look for that statement in the mail.

Uh well I love you all and the church is true, I am proud of your talks and the amazing progress you are all making, please make sure you have family prayer every night, and FHE! It's really the key of keeping a family together and the spirit in the home! I love you all!

Hermana Robbins!