Thursday, July 3, 2014

June 30, 2014

Hi...

Yep P-day has arrived again. Yep :) sounds like alot of crazy/good things have happened this week. That pretty much was the same story here in the great California Long Beach Mission. This week was full of
exchanges, super good lessons and great opportunities to serve the members in our ward.

Things are going all right driving here in California. Definitely need to be twice as alert driving due to some crazy drivers who love the accelerator and the horn. But we have been having quite a bit of success having a car for this transfer. We can get from place to place faster, we can take members to more lessons who can't drive, and we aren't dying in the heat. So yeah definitely a tender mercy of the
Lord.

This week we have been focusing a lot on Manuel and Jenny Garcia. We taught them twice this week, the Plan of Salvation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They have been progressing super good. They are in 2
Nephi in the Book of Mormon and they love coming church. So we decided that they were prepared to be baptized, and they accepted to be baptized on the 13 of July! We were super excited until yesterday when
they told us they are getting kicked out of their apartment due to problems with their rent. Yesterday we were driving all around the zone looking for apartments that were renting that they could move into. We are going to teach them tonight and give them the list of apartments we found. We are praying that one of these apartments will work for them and they can continue progressing to be baptized. They are such and awesome family and definitely worth all the work.

Well time is just flying by as usual. June is basically done and July is now here. Sounds like you guys have some fun activities planned for the Bennett Reunion. Oh well, with the 4th of July this week I am sure
we will be at several mexican bbq's which should be fun. It is crazy because I can remember clearly what happened last 4th of July and it doesn't feel like it was that far away. I guess that is the theme of
the mission I guess, especially this last year ;)

This week is definitely going to be a super good one. We have several investigators that don't have baptism dates and we feel like they are ready to accept the invitation. We are going to be working hard to help them prepare to make that essential covenant with God and to receive the blessings that He has prepared for them. Elder Smyer really is helping me be a better missionary and helping me recognize the importance of working hard the Lord's work. As well as the importance of charity and love in this work. He is such a great
example to me and I am kinda bummed we only have 2 more weeks together. Tengo aprovechar el tiempo que tengo con el.

Thank you for all your support and love. Hope you all have a great week!

Love,
Elder Roberts

Oh haha I was going to tell ya about our weekend with the World Cup. As you know they finished group play and on Saturday they started the elimination round with Mexico playing on Sunday at 9 am, The same time that church started for us. We were super worried about who would be at church on Sunday; I am sure you have seen on facebook the picture with the Mexico coach with a "letter" saying Church was cancelled due to the World Cup. Well we had quite a few people come to sacrament meetings, but the numbers started to dwindle in the classes. Haha it was funny.

We didn't see the game but we heard that Mexico loss 2-1 in overtime. We also heard that the referees called a penalty when it shouldn't have been one which might cause them to replay the game.... When we
heard that we were kinda scared that some riots might break out in the streets ;) Thankfully they didn't. It will be interesting to see what happens with that right?
Haha sorry just thought I would throw in that small detail about
Sunday. Have a good week!

Elder Roberts