Monday, June 29, 2015

Complaints‏

Wassup!? This week went in slow motion but its already over. Not sure how that works but this week felt super slow.... Anyways this week we didn't do to many crazy things. We found some new people... some of them very interested and some of them very not interested. We taught quite a few lessons and we even had 3 investigators come to church which is close to the most that i've had since i've been in the states. We have one boy, TR, who comes every week. He's converted but is waiting for his mom to be converted before he joins the church. The two others that came to chruch this week is Erin Edwards and her mother Peggy Ramsey. We have been doing some family history with them and teaching them a little bit of the gospel on the side. They were once Christian but have no settled on being budhists (they're just confused by how many christian denominations there are) but they love to learn about religions and were very interested in coming to church so they came. Hopefully we'll be able to help them realize what they're getting themselves into! Saturday morning we got to go to a homeless shelter community and help as volunteers for a children's day there. The kids there were so sick! All these little 3-7 year old thugs runnin around and having a good time swimming and having water fights. That was fun and it was something different that we don't get to do all the time. 
Now for what i've studied this week. It's a branch of what i studied last week, which was excuses if you can't remember. I studied about complaints... only briefly though because its not that big of a topic but i heard a talk and it had some things in it about how to fight against complaints and take responsibility to change them. I'll explain the steps and then i'll give an example. The steps are: 1-Recognize the complaint, 2-identify what you want, 3-take responsibility to change it. Example: "This sacrament meeting is so boring." (we've all had that one before). So recognize that that is a complaint now identify what you want: I want to learn something and be uplifted from this meeting. Now take responsibility to make a change: I can take notes from what they are saying and that will help me come away with something. Also to go with this subject is an experience. A man once asked President Kimball, "What do you do when you find yourself in a boring sacrament meeting?" His reply was, "Well, I don't know. I've never been in one." President Kimball's response shows that we can ALWAYS get something out of sacrament meeting. The same goes in any situation where a complaint is used. They outcome can always be changed so this weeks invitation is to take this 3 step process and use it. Notice your complaints, identify what you want, and take responsibility to change the outcome! Have a great week!
-Elder Rogers


























Surprise Happy Father's Day text to Ryan.

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