Saturday, November 28, 2015

I’m a Different Person Than When I Started My Mission

November 23, 2015

We had a conference this week for all of the missionaries who just recently started their mission and the trainers. So we went down to Montevideo and had the conference and it was really great. I was able to learn a lot.  They talked a lot about focusing on using the pamphlets that we have in our mission to help the investigators increase their testimonies of the gospel. At the end of the conference we talked about the experiences we have had being trainers. It was really great to be able to hear all of the experiences that everybody has had.

In Uruguay one of the bus stations had a strike the day of the conference, so we weren't able to go back to our area right after the conference ended. We just worked in the areas that are close to where we had the conference. So when I was in the offices, my area was close to where we had the conference. I was able to visit my old area and I talked to Nilda (whom we baptized about 4 months ago). She is doing really great it was a miracle that I was able to see her. So I am so glad that they had a strike here because I was able to visit her.  She told me that she is probably going to visit San Jose (my area right now) soon and if she does visit we could totally visit her.

Elder Lopez is doing really great, even though he has to get used to walking all day in church shoes. I kind of forgot all of the things that a missionary has to learn in their mission. It is really great I am able to see my personal progression that I have had in my mission and I know I am a different person now than when I started the mission.

Hope you all have a great week.  Love y’all.

Elder Rogers


Monday, November 16, 2015

Member References and a Dog Bite


November 16, 2015

This week was kind was pretty interesting.  We have decided that this next week we are going to focus on asking for references from the members. We are going to have as many lessons as we can and focus on the missionary work here in the ward. The ward here in San Jose has been starting to focus on the less-active members of the church and helping them come back. 

Well something crazy happened this week for the first time in my mission. I got bit by a dog. We were talking to some guy in front of his house. We set up another time to visit with him and as we were leaving his dog ran up and bit me on the arm. It is nothing serious; I just have some little teeth marks in my arm that`s all. So that was probably the most exciting thing that has happened to me this week.

These next coming weeks are going to be crazy because we have a lot of conferences coming up so I will write more the next time.

Love you all and hope you all have a great week,

Elder Rogers

Exchanges with Elder Poulson

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


November 9, 2015

Hello everybody!!!

This week was a really great week and it went by so fast, I can hardly believe it. Yesterday was really great.  We were able to talk to our branch president about goals for the ward and we set goals for baptisms for the month and also for attendance in church. 

In our stake we are going to have a stake conference at the end of this month. The stake wants as many people as possible to go to the conference. So we have decided what we are going to do is give an invitation to every member in the stake and we are going to go out with the members and give out the invitations. 

Friday I had exchanges and I worked with Elder Bess from Brigham City.  He is a really cool guy. He recently arrived in Uruguay; he has been here for about 3 weeks. We had a really great day. We talked to a lot of people and were able to get to know each other better.

Love you guys.  Hope you all have an amazing week,

Elder Rogers


The Best Mission


Monday, November 2, 2015

Hello everybody, 

This week was an amazing week, we started out the week with talking to everybody we could. Then later in the week we were able to see the fruits of our efforts.  As we passed by the people we talked to in the streets, we were able to find a couple of them and share the message of the gospel to them.

Elder Lopez has been working really hard lately.  We have been focusing on teaching about the restoration of the gospel. He is beginning to be able to teach the restoration really well. I love talking about the restoration of the gospel and explaining Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon and the role it has played in my life. 

Today we had a zone activity and everybody is supposed to bring food to the activity. So the elders that I live with and I decided to make pizza for the zone.  We made like 6 or 7 pizzas it was so crazy. 

Hope you all have an amazing week,

Elder Rogers