Monday, February 16, 2015

A New Companion From Italy

February 16, 2015

            We had changes last week and I stayed in my area and my companion left. My new companion is Elder Mendoza and he is from Italy. His parents are from Dominican Republic but he was born in Italy and lived there his whole entire life. He can speak 3 languages: English, Spanish and Italian. He is a super awesome guy and is also super funny. I am excited to be getting to know him better for the next 6 weeks or more.

            This week me and Elder Mendoza are going to search and search for people. We have a goal to contact 20 people every day. That may not sound like a lot, but in a little town it is, haha. We are super excited to work in the area together and try to find as many people as we can.
            So I gave a talk for the second week in a row, haha, I guess that is one of the blessings of living in a smaller town is you get better at giving talks. I talked about the atonement and the sacrament and how they are so important.  I spoke about how we can choose to use the atonement in our lives or we can choose to ignore it.

            Well something crazy happened a couple days ago.  My Trainer went home it was so weird to see him go home and something else that is pretty crazy is that I found a guinea pig. A less-active lady had one outside so I had to take a picture of it.

Elder Rogers

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


February 9, 2015

            Hey how is everybody doing this week? I am doing awesome.  This week was changes and this change went by crazy fast. I cannot believe it. But anyways my companion leaves and I am staying, I have heard that my new comp is from Italy, so that is pretty cool.

            There have been so many things happening in the ward lately and the Lord’s work is definitely growing here. But I am excited for this next change and ready for whatever is coming haha. I know we can help more people and keep on looking for the people that are ready to hear the gospel.

            This week I gave a talk about charity and there are so many things about charity that I have never thought about. I thought about how if we have charity we don`t talk bad about other people and we care for the salvation of other souls and also how it is a gift from God. We can receive this gift by doing good works and also by praying for this gift.

Love you all!

Elder Rogers



Monday, February 2, 2015

A Hard Week

Our District
February 2, 2015

            This week has been kind of hard, we have been talking to a ton of people but we haven`t been finding a lot of people lately. But it does make us work harder and I know we will find more people if we just keep working hard and keep listening to the spirit.

            So we have a recent convert that has been out of town for about 2 weeks, and we finally had a lesson with her and she is really excited to go back to church and read the scriptures. We are super excited for her.  She is super firm0member; she always wants to learn more. 

            Lately we have been talking to a lot of people that have had some very sad things happen in their life like loved ones that have died. It is something very sad, but we know through the atonement that we can all feel better and receive peace. One thing that is very amazing to me is that God gave his son, Jesus Christ, and it must have been really hard for him to watch him suffer, especially because he has so much power and he could have helped him. But he knew that it is part of the plan and Jesus had to die and suffer for our sins.

            Hope you all have a great week.  This is a photo of me and my area.  The area isn`t actually that bad.  There are around 4000 people that live here. We just took the picture close to some fields.

Elder Rogers

My new area