Monday, April 13, 2015


Wassup wassup!? SO MUCH HAPPENED THIS WEEK! I can't email it all but i'll hit the highlights of the week. Tuesday we had our zone training which Elder Browning and i taught. It went extremely well and it was a lot of fun. Following our zone training we had a zone activity and that's where all the missionaries in our zone (so 40 of us) get together and have an activity...  this transfers activity: DODGEBALL! We split up into districts and battled each other out in a double elimination tournament! And of course our district (Monroeville District) dominated! We didn't lose once throughout the whole tournament... it was a blast. Later Tuesday night (Tuesday was super eventful as you can tell) Elder Browning and i had a meeting with the Mobile Stake President, President Jergins. This guy is super awesome! He calls it how he sees it and something that i love about him is he is no respecter of persons.... he doesn't care if you were the richest man in the world... he'll still tell you what he doesn't like about you. Great guy with a HUGE desire to make things change in Mobile and help the missionary work hasten out here and anyone who wants that to happen is our best friend! We had a meeting with him to coordinate the work in the Stake between members and missionaries and then he took us out to Applebees for dinner. When we sat down the hostess said "Sorry we're a little busy tonight but you're waitress is Erin and she'll be here shortly... and she's cute." Don't know why she threw that on at the end but that's not what we wanted to hear  but you could see the lights brighten in his eyes when he heard that and we knew that this was gonna be a little uncomfortable for us.... long story short Erin was cute and it wasn't that bad but at one point when we were sharing a card with her she hopped up in the chair next to me to hear better or something, not sure the motive, but holy crap i bout had a heart attack..... i haven't sat so close to a girl in 18 months.... i had absolutely no idea how to react... but mission accomplished she took the card and we got her number (also something i couldn't do unless i had a missionary purpose). My face was red fo sho and President Jergins new exactly how i felt cuz he got a pretty good laugh out of it..... It was one of the funnest nights of my mission though! Saturday we went to a birthday party for one of our members. His name is Patrick and he has muscular distrophy. He wasn't supposed to live past 12 but he had his 34th birthday party. Every year they have a skeet shoot tournament for his party and this time we got to be the guys that pulled the traps to shoot the skeet's up for the shooters.... cuz we can't shoot the guns and man was it tearin us apart to not shoot those guns! Anyways that's all for the week!
-Elder Rogers

Nothing beats a quick game of football in the rain after dinner.

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