Rob is serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the West Indies. This blog will contain his letters home. He is doing a great work, and would love to hear from you!

Monday, February 27, 2017


Wow. Can’t believe Rob will be home in just a few days. Here is his LAST EMAIL from the Barbados Bridgetown Mission: “Last email!? Crazy right??? Doesn't even feel real. Haha. It has finally come to a close. Haha! And no I really didn't think this day would ever come ;) The week has been good! The kids however did not get baptized due to the fact that their grandfather refused to fund their education if they went through with it. -____- Too bad, but I'm sure their testimony will increase through the next few years and they will be able to take the dunk when the time is right :) I just hope I can be there!!!! It'll be way cool to see those guys again in a few days too. I'm excited! Of course, not as excited as I am to see everyone back home again though! So I want to grab a few souvenirs for people back home today in town after emailing, then tomorrow we have district meeting, after that there is a good chance that we'll go and say goodbyes to some of the investigators we have, along with Jonathan’s family and Christina’s family. Then Wednesday I'm off to Barbados. I'm gonna go have dinner at Bubba's sports bar in Barbados (they have awesome burgers) and hopefully get to go see some of my investigators that I left in Barbados, like Angela and the kids or Jillian. And then I am going to come HOMEEEEEEE! Haha. Can you tell I'm excited??? O! Can I have carne asada fries from Cotija’s on Thursday when I get home??? :D Would be much appreciated. You mentioned in your email that even though I think I haven’t changed in two years, I may have changed more than I think.  As far as better understanding goes, I sure do hope so! I feel blessed to be able to have my mind opened up a bit to the Lord and the Atonement and what it means to everyone including myself. I also know that trials are meant to strengthen us. I think I'm kind of on your side about not being too grateful for all the trials that happen though. Haha. BUT luckily for me lately the trials have been very few. :) I have felt incredibly blessed this last week to be serving the Lord and to be a part of His work. It truly is an honor to be following in His footsteps and trying to become more like Him. As excited as I am to come home I will deeply miss the people here, everyone that I have been teaching and getting to know I have truly come to love them, it's been a really cool experience! You also asked what the best part of being a missionary is. I would say the best thing about being a missionary is probably seeing people have the "aha!" moment. I love when everything starts to click for people and they can see that they are not only understanding but ready to embrace and submit to the will of the Father. Through that comes the real spiritual experiences! I don't have a whole lot to say considering I'll see you guys in a few days but just know I love you and I pray for you guys daily! I am so excited to come home and see you guys and of course to see BAXTER! O Bax, what a good boy! Cya in a few days!”


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    1. Dear Elder Platt......We have LOVED following you on your mission and can't even begin to tell you how very very PROUD we are of YOU! You have been a wonderful missionary and know this truly has changed your life in ways that will be invaluable to you for the rest of your life!!! THANK YOU for your dedicated service! Can't wait to see you and give you a big hug!! Love you......Diane Riding