Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February 13, 2018

Okay, that's incredibly cheesy, but still true. 

I'll keep this short. 

If you're getting this email, you have made my mission the best two years of my life. I want to thank you for that. You've played a huge role in my mission, whether you realize it or not. 

Quick scripture. 

Doctrine and Covenants 128:19 and 22

Now, what do we hear in the gospel which we have received? A voice of gladnessvoice of mercy from heaven; and voicof truth out of the earth; glad tidings for the dead; voice of gladness for the living and the dead; glad tidings of great joyHow beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that bring glad tidings of good things, and that say unto Zion: Behold, thy God reigneth! ...

Brethren, shall we not go on iso great cause? Go forward and not backward. Couragebrethren; and on, on to the victory! Let your hearts rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. Let the earth break forth into singingLet the [spiritually] deaspeak forth anthems of eternal praise to the King Immanuelwho hath ordained, before thworld was, that which would enable us to redeem them out otheir prisonfor the prisoners shall go free.

One of the many things I've learned on my mission is this:

Serve God with all of your heart, might, mind, and strength, and He will never forget you. You will also never be happier. 

I love you all. You missionaries, feel free to throw me on your weekly emails if you want. 

Thank you all so much for everything you have done for me. Keep in touch!

The Book of Mormon is the word of God. Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He loves you. You are a child of God. You can always repent, no matter what you've done.

With all of the appropriate love in the world,

Elder Robert Jonas Bush

Colorado Fort Collins Mission
2/17/16 - 2/17/18

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February 6, 2018

(Email to Mom)

Man that is some wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited for Leslie and the Kim family. I will say, I was very surprised when the missionaries didn't set the Kim family with a date a couple of weeks ago when the Kims brought it up! Hahaha

I am excited to be able to meet them.

I can't believe Leslie will be leaving so soon after I get back!! We will all have to spend as much time together as possible before she leaves.

And I think we will talk about my phone situation and stuff when I get back. I know dad mentioned it in his email. 

I love you Mom! sorry the emails have been scrubby lately. We will get to talk pretty soon hahaha

i love being a missionary.

Elder Bush


This milk expires after I do...


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The end of the iPad

SOOOOO I broke my iPad. 

I accidentally dropped it on a rock when we were coming back from Zone conference this week. Which means we now have to email from the library. I will send you guys pictures. 

So I won't be bringing my iPad home. So if anyone asks about device fees or something, then don't worry about it, becuase I won't be bringing it back. Luckily, I backed everything up on the icloud beforehand. 

So yeah, not much time to email, but I do love you guys a whole lot! I'm excited to see you again, but I'm also working as hard as I can. I won't leave my mission with regrets. 

I have been reading a lot in the Book of Mormon. It really is helping me come to know the Savior and have a greater desire to repent and serve Him. That is one of the greatest reasons that I know that this book is from God. Every time I read it, my desire to do better and be better increases. It's simply amazing. 

Before you freak out about this video, I want you to know that my iPad was already completely unusable. I couldn't do anything on it. I could pull up my scriptures, but couldn't read anything. The screen was wrecked but it would sometimes respond when I touched it. So I definitely just gave up on it and decided to destroy it completely because I couldn't use it anyways. Hahah

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018

Email to mom:

I would love to sing in the choir! I will be singing tenor though... I can't sing bass anymore hahaha 

Like I said to Dad, I am working super hard and I love the work. We are trying so hard to find people to teach. But at the same time, I have realized that I have 2 Sundays left on my mission!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't know if I'm ready to come home. Maybe you will hate me for this, but last night I actually prayed that there could be some way for me to stay on my mission just a little bit longer. 

I definitely miss you guys, but I don't know if I can just leave the nametag... Being a missionary is literally the most amazing thing ever.

Also, I will do better with my money haha I have bought too much stuff for other missionaries when we went out to eat. Sorry haha

Love you Mom! thanks for trying to figure all this stuff with the apartment out! 

Elder Bush

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018

Busy week... so busy that Elder Bush sent me the shortest email to let me know he was alive...
and some pictures to prove the hard work they're doing!



(I'm sure Elder Bush sleeps too, 
he just takes fun pictures of his companions 
when they sleep!)