Monday, June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

Buenas Tardes,

Man sounds like this past week a lot happened. You have to love those crazy packed weeks right? Just means that the week will pass by even faster and faster to P-day to send/read emails right? Haha it is good
to know mom is more "Trunky" than I am. Haha Trunky is a word we use for missionaries who are super excited, and counting the days until they return home. Honestly I don't have a specific countdown like Mom
has :) But ya that milestone will come this Thursday. Yes I will be burning a shirt on Thursday but don't worry I will not be burning it in our apartment. There are about 4 or 5 of us who will be completing
1 year in the mission. So we will be doing it right after our zone meeting on Thursday at the Church. Haha one Elder said we should be sure no one is is watching so they don't think we are doing sacrifices
as in the Bible. Haha I thought that was funny. But ya that will be a good day.

So like I said in my call home, on Saturday Elder Ballard visited our mission. He was accompanied by Elder Schwitzer of the 70 and Elder Acosta our Area 70. It was such a great experience and such a great
opportunity to be taught by an Apostle of the Lord. Than on Sunday Elder Schwitzer visited our Stake so we had a special Stake Conference for that. Elder Schwitzer gave some simple suggestions about teaching
the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our homes. He gave 3 great places to do so: 1) The refrigerator. Putting up scriptures, quotes, and other items to help focus our thoughts on Christ. 2) The dinner table. When
the family eats dinner together, it is a great time to mingle together and strengthen family relations. To be honest this is something I do miss while being on the mission. 3) the walls of our homes. Kinda the
same concept with the refrigerator, we are more likely to remember things when we see them visually. Then he gave some great ideas about teaching simply so all can understand. It was such a great conference and overall a super spiritually packed weekend.

This week was pretty good. It has gotten hot again which makes it difficult to stay focused on the work. But overall it was super good. We had some good solid lessons with Manuel, Jenny and Nick and Manuel
and Jenny came to church on Sunday and loved it. We tried committing them to baptism but they expressed desire to continue reading and learning more about the church. I know that they have true desire to
learn more about the Church and the blessings it has for us as children of God.

Well to be completely honest that is most of our week. This transfer is starting to wrap up which means it is crunch time to finish strong. This is going to be a good week with all the activities we have planned to do. So expect a little bigger email next week.

Love ya,

Elder Roberts