Tuesday, December 29, 2015



December 28, 2015

Hello everybody,

Well this week was really crazy. So for Christmas Eve we were able to stay up until 12:20 and watch the fireworks. So while we were waiting for the fireworks, we cooked sausages, ate ice cream and we also played Uno for a long time.

On Christmas we went to the house of member and they cooked a big lunch for us and we talked a lot.  Here a lot of times they throw water on people as a prank for Christmas. So as we were leaving their house they threw a bunch of water on us and we got soaking wet. Then we played some soccer in their backyard and that finished Christmas.

The other day we did service for a family and we helped pour a concrete patio. That was pretty tough because we had to make all of the cement by hand. The next day I was so sore, haha.

I had a really great Christmas, but most important of all I read a lot about the birth of the Savior and I was able to share it with people as well. I could really see the importance of sharing the birth of Christ and the true meaning behind Christmas.

I hope you all had a really great Christmas and I hope you all have a great New Years Eve.

Love you guys,

Elder Rogers



Christmas Conference


December 21, 2015

Hello Everybody,

This week there has been a lot of preparation for Christmas, we had our ward Christmas party which was really good. We were able to get to know some people that haven`t been to church in a while, so we talked to them and they even went to church yesterday, so that was really amazing to see that.

We had the Christmas conference this week and it was so great. Every zone sang a Christmas song. We sang “Jesus Once of Humble Birth” with “The First Noel” and it went pretty well. But it was really great to be able to hear all of the zones sing their songs and feel the spirit. Something else that was really great was to be able to talk to the missionaries that I haven`t seen for a long time. Something crazy is that the sister missionaries that I arrived with on the mission are going home this change. I cannot believe that they are already going home. It doesn`t seem like it has almost been a year and a half.

        I hope you all have an amazing Christmas love ya’ll,

Elder Rogers




Sunday, December 20, 2015

Preparing For Christmas Conference


 December 14, 2015

Well this week was pretty crazy.  On Saturday we did a big service project for the Silva family; it was really great. We did a lot of construction work.  It reminded me of pouring concrete and digging holes for my work before the mission. Before we worked, we had an American breakfast.  We even made maple syrup, pancakes and everything. We helped make the food and the family said that they really like the way that the Americans eat their breakfast because in Uruguay they mainly just eat bread for breakfast.

In our mission around Christmas time we have a Christmas conference and for the Christmas conference all of the zones sing a Christmas song. In our zone (Las Piedras) we are going to sing “The First Noel” with “Jesus Once of Humble Birth,” but there is a twist to it. The Latinos are going to sing “The First Noel” and the people from the states are going to sing “Jesus Once of Humble Birth” in English and it is going to be awesome! So to prepare us for the conference, we have been practicing a lot. Hopefully all will go well. Hope you all have a great week.

Love ya’ll,

Elder Rogers


Monday, December 7, 2015

A Christmas Message

December 7, 2015

Hello Everybody, 

      How are you all doing this week? I am doing great.  This week we went to Villa Maria (small town) and we found a family that wants to listen to us. When we got there she said we could teach her family right now and her friend was over as well. Her friend left and brought her kids to listen to the lesson.  It was amazing we had like 7 people listening to our message. The only problem is it is kind of far away so it is hard for them to go to church. 

       We have been focusing on sharing the video "A Savior is Born", we have a ton of hand out cards and we have been giving them to everybody. I really like the video it is about kids that testify about the birth of Jesus Christ. There is also another video that talks about how the world would be without the Savior and how sad it would be and how we could not repent from our sins we could not be happy. But, Christ was born.  He was born so we can repent and overcome our problems that we have. He can bring us home to where we came from and be able to live with God.

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

Elder Rogers

Saturday, December 5, 2015


December 1, 2015
Hello everybody!!!
How are you all doing? I`m doing really good.  This week we had a lot of conferences. First we had a zone conference with the President of the mission and it was really great.  We talked a lot about becoming missionary and not going on a mission. It is so important that we progress in our lives and keep on progressing and learn more about the gospel. Then we had stake conference this week and they talked a lot about ward council meetings and the importance of having meetings that talk about how we can help the members in our ward.
Well recently in our area it has been kind of hard to find investigators to teach so we found out that in our area we have like 4 or 5 little towns .  So yesterday we went and visited these towns and we found a good amount of people that said we could return and share more of our message. We are going to go back there Friday to visit them all, so we are really excited about that.
Thanksgiving was actually pretty good we met up with some other elders and had a Thanksgiving dinner. We had barbecue chicken, mashed potatoes, and juice. We even sat around the table and said the things that we are grateful for so that was pretty cool to be able to do that. In the morning we woke up early and played basketball and soccer.
Hope you all have a wonderful week,
Love Y’all,
Elder Rogers

P.S. I forgot to say that this week is changes and I am staying in the same area with the same companion. Wow.