Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Alicia is Baptized! Elder Bednar is Coming to the Mission!

February 22, 2016

Hey everybody,

          How are you all doing? So this week is changes and I am staying in my area and Elder Pierce is leaving. My new companion is Elder Cabrera and he is from Paraguay. He is going to be my first companion from Paraguay. 

          Alicia got baptized it was really nice to have the support of the members especially from the young men and the young women that are the same age as her. Alicia`s grandma and sister both went to the baptism, so that was really cool, we are going to see if we can do a family home evening with their family.

          Elder Bednar is going to be coming to our mission Friday and we are going to have a multi-mission conference with him. I am super excited! I think that there are few missionaries that get to see two apostles live in their mission. I have been reading some of Elder Bednar`s talks and he talks a lot about learning by faith and not just receiving answers.  It made me think a lot about the importance of asking God to be able to understand his doctrine.

Until next week,

Elder Rogers


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Rosario Gets Baptized!

The Mission Conference
February 8, 2016

Hey Everybody,

          This week was amazing! Rosario got baptized this Saturday, Woohoo!  It was so amazing to see the change that she has made.  She is really excited to follow the gospel. Something else awesome happened as well.  Her daughter went to church and she really liked it so we are going to see if she wants to hear the lessons.

          We also had some other investigators in church, Loreley and Alicia.  They are mother and daughter. Alicia (the daughter) was visiting her friend in another city a couple hours away and her friend invited her to church and she liked it, so she decided to go to church and showed up with her mom. They are really great people and have a lot of faith in Christ.  They have heard from a lot of different religions so they are a little confused, but the Lord will help them figure things out.

         We had a really fun zone activity today.  We played volleyball and ate watermelon.  Well, I hope you all have a great week.

Love you guys,

Elder Rogers

The Miracle of Repentance

February 1, 2016

Hey Everybody,

          How are you guys doing? I am doing good.  We have been seeing some big miracles here in Bella Italia. The first miracle we saw was with Rosario; she is so awesome. She went to church this week and she is going to get baptized this Saturday!!!  She is really excited to get baptized. We have been talking a lot about repentance she is working really hard to truly repent. The last lesson we had with her she told us that she was thinking a lot about repentance and decided to ask for forgiveness to the people that she had offended from years ago. Now I can understand the scripture D&C 18:15-16 a little bit better, but the most important thing is that she can feel the joy of truly repenting. 
          The other miracle we saw this week was we had 2 investigators come to church and they are really interested in hearing more about the gospel. They are a mother and a daughter and we are really excited to teach them more.

          I had a really good week this week I hope you guys have a great week as well,


Elder Rogers