Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Not all Spanish is the Same

President Cook with Elder Lopez & Me

October 26, 2015

Hello everybody,

This week has been pretty crazy.  We had to travel a lot. But, this next week we don`t have to travel a lot, so that will be pretty nice. 

My new companion is Elder Lopez from Peru, and he just recently arrived in the mission. I never realized how many things there are to learn in the mission.  There is so many things. Elder Lopez is an amazing person and he wants to be the best missionary he can possible be.

So recently a lot of the investigators that we have have been really hard to find, so right now we are focusing on finding those investigators and also finding more new investigators. In Uruguay we do a lot of street contacts and also knocking doors, but the majority are from street contacts. 

So something that is pretty funny has been happening lately.  Well, my companion is from Peru.  In Peru they speak very differently than the Uruguayans and they have a lot of words that do not exist in Uruguay. So when we have conversations he says a bunch of words that I have never heard of. So I have to ask what does that mean and then I`m like, “Oh this is how you say this word in Uruguay. “

Love you guys,

Elder Rogers

Thursday, October 22, 2015


October 19, 2015

So.... this week is changes, I am staying in my area in San Jose and I`m going to be training a new Elder! 

So the scripture that I have been ponderizing this week was  3 Nephi 18:24:

Therefore, hold up your light that it may shine unto the world. Behold I am the light which ye shall hold up—that which ye have seen me do. Behold ye see that I have prayed unto the Father, and ye all have witnessed.

I love this scriptures and how it talks about how we need to be representative of Jesus Christ and hold up our light to the world.

This week we did service for a sister Alguilar.  We did a bunch of landscaping in her garden. First we dug up all of the weeds and some dirt and put some nylon on the bottom so that the weeds won’t grow back and then we put rocks on top. My campanion Elder LeaƱo and I are quite the landscaping crew haha.


Elder Rogers

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Ponderize Joshua 1:9

October 12, 2015
Hello everybody!
Well this week I do not have a ton of time to write because I sent a bunch of photos and that took up a lot of time. But, I do want to share something with you guys from General Conference. I don`t know if you guys remember, but in conference one of the members of the quorum of the seventy talked about how he ponders about a new scripture every week and he memorizes it and thinks about the scripture during the day. The scripture that I am going to ponderize is Joshua 1:9.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
 I have been pondering about this scripture a lot and thinking about how I should now be afraid  because God will be with me wherever I go.
Just wanted to share that scripture with you guys and I hope you all have a wonderful week,
Elder Rogers







Monday, October 5, 2015

General Conference Was Great!

October 5, 2015

Hello everybody!!!

Well I`m doing really well.  This week was really good. I cannot believe that we are already in October. So anyways, general conference was really good. I can`t believe that general conference is already over now I have to wait 6 more months to listen to it again.

General Conference was really great I received a lot of revelation for our investigator Humberto in the conference. In conference they talked a lot about why we are in the gospel and the blessings that we receive by living ALL of the commandments. I noticed how they are talking a lot about how the world is changing and how it is going to keep on changing. But, how we need to keep reading the scriptures, praying and going to church and just focus on the basic principles of the gospel. 

We are teaching our investigator about the word of wisdom. It is just really hard for him to quit smoking because he has been smoking since he was 12 years old. But I know that through God everything is possible and he will be able to help him stop smoking. I love how in one of the talks in General Conference they talked about self-control and how it is like a muscle; the more we use it the stronger it gets. 

Hope you all have an amazing week,

Love y’all,

Elder Rogers


Friday, October 2, 2015

First Things First

September 28, 2015

      Hello everybody? How are you all doing? I`m doing pretty great.  This week was a really great week. We had a multiple zone conference and our president talked to us about using our time wisely. I really liked it a lot and now my companion and I are trying to apply that the best we can, especially with prioritizing and doing the things that are the most important first and then doing everything else.

      We have seen some miracles this week just being able to find people and visit them. We are starting to find a lot more people here in San Jose.  They haven´t baptized anybody in my area for a while now, but we have some people that we are teaching that could get baptized possibly this month.

      Well, right now the weather is changing here some days it is really cold and the next day it is really hot. It reminds me a lot of Utah in that way. Well I hope you all have a spectacular week.

Elder Rogers