Thursday, February 19, 2015

Week #30 2-16-15

He was so happy to get to go back and visit Melba!

Nice Valentine!

Wood chopper!!

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a good week, because I know I did! SO Tuesday, we went on splits that night and it was super fun! I was with our ward mission leader, Bro. Haws, and he is super awesome! So the night started out and it really sucked because no one was letting us in, so Brother Haws took me to get Ice cream! It was awesome! Then on Thursday, Elder Roberts hit his year mark so he got to go to the temple and I was put with a temporary companion! I was supposed to stay in Nampa, but I asked the assistants if I could go with the Elders in Melba and they said yes, so I got to go to Melba for the day! It was awesome! Then on Friday we had district meeting and that was really fun.

Awkward moment: I went and bought some new pedals for my bike because the other ones were really cheap and falling apart! Haha SO I went to this guys house to get the pedal off because he works on cars so he has like every tool there is! So we tried doing it with just a wrench and this pedal would not come off! SO we then broke out a cheater bar (ask Dad) and still could not get this thing loosened! SO we thought go big or go home and whipped out a blow torch and heated it up because metal expands and it would loosen up a bit! SO about and hour and a half later, we were about to give up. So walked over and tried the other side and it popped right off! After that we realized that we have been going the wrong way! Hahaha I am so dumb! SO after an hour and a half of tightening the pedal that we were trying to get off, we tried going the other way and it came right off! We stripped the threads so I had to get a new crank, but I am just mad that we wasted and hour and a half! Haha well that was my week! Hope you guys had a good one and keep reading the pearl of Great Price! It is good for ya! Love ya

-Elder Rogers!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Week #29 2-9-2015

Hey everyone how's it going?? SO this week was really good, but kinda slow! HAha I don't even know why it was good because we had like three people who were supposed to be getting baptized all drop us. It sucked! But that is okay because Matt is joining the covenant on the 21st and I am super excited! Elder Roberts was sick this week on Saturday and Sunday so they were pretty slow days. I was able to study from the Book of Mormon and receive wonderful insights from my learning. I basically read the whole book of Mosiah because I had nothing better to do! Haha And because I was just trying to figure out the story line because it gets kinda whack with Zeniff! But I think I got it all figured out now! Also my Stake had Priesthood night and it was really good! The Stake President gave a talk about working hard and missionaries! I really enjoyed it and i realized something I miss the most is being able to work with my hands! Also I just want to give a shout to my Daddy and a Mike Larsen/ Bill Butler for teaching me how to work! It has definitely helped since I have been out here and I know it will help me for the rest of my life! SO anyone who is getting ready for a mission, I advise you to learn how to work hard and give it your all! Well that is all I got for this week! Thanks everyone for the letters and emails! Love you guys! Take care! Talk to you next week!

Week #28 2-2-2015

Hey everyone how is everything going?? I am loving life over here! So at the beginning of this transfer we got an email from President Cannon and in this email he told us that we were going to get a surprise this transfer at some point! So of course we all thought it was Ipads, but he quickly shot that idea down! So then on Monday we got a call from the Assistants about some meeting that Elder Roberts had to go to, but I was talking To Elder Brimhall (Assistant from Showlow)  and he said that I was going to find out soon as to what the surprise was going to be! So basically I didn't get any sleep that night because I was freaking out as to what this surprise was going to be! So the next day, we have zone meeting and I love zone meeting because I get to see a bunch of missionaries and talk with them and they are super awesome! But that's not the point so we were told what this surprise is going to be and I peed a little bit after I found out! So the surprise is, are you sitting down? Elder L. Tom Perry is going to be speaking to the mission along with some other Presidency members! I am so freaking pumped! This is going to be one of the coolest experiences of my life! I'm super stoked! 

Other then that I really only had only one experience worth sharing. So there is this recent convert in our who is super awesome and has been preparing to get the Melchizedek Priesthood these past couple of weeks, but we got some bad news this week. He had some setbacks and made some bad choices.   So I know that it was definitely his fault and he probably deserved what happen, but I felt so bad for him. I was talking with him and he is truly repentant for what he did and I really hope everything works out for him. But I realized that I am starting to love the people of Idaho and Heavenly father is really helping me with that! 

Well I love you guys but I have to go now! Love you! Don't give up on Jesus and he wont give up on you!!