Monday, July 20, 2015


Hola familia! This week... and the last 6 weeks have gone so fast! Another transfer down. Elder Jorgensen is being transferred so he'll be leaving on Wednesday and i'll find out who my new comp is then. Whoever this next guy is will most likely be my last companion! Time is a crazy thing.... well this week was awesome as well as fast! We taught some lessons to some people who are interested in the gospel! One of them is Yolanda Cowley! She's about 40, black, and super awesome. We had talked to her previously but she wasn't interested when we talked to her on the street but two weeks ago we were teaching her son and she keep listening in and then she asked a question and we invited her to come listen and we ended up teaching her about the book of Mormon and ever since then she's progressed! This week we were going over to her house to teach her about the gospel of Jesus Christ which includes baptism and we wanted to talk to her specifically about baptism and when we got there she asked us "Do i need to be baptized?" uhhhhh...... yes:) Then she went on about how she was "saved" but she wasn't sure if that was the right way to be saved and she wanted to know if there was a right way out of all the different ways that people claim to be saved! It was sick! The only problems we'll run into with her (that we can openly see) is she smokes a lot... which can change, and she doesn't have a car which makes it hard to come to church... but we have a member that lives in the same complex and gets to church somehow so we're gonna involve them and see what happens. 
President Smith's birthday was yesterday so "the pound" (the six of us missionaries that live together) made ties for each of us and then we made one for him and they're all matching. Then we went over to his house for dinner last night and gave his to him. It was really fun to have dinner with President and Sister Smith! They're good people and its so easy to feel the spirit in their home, there is such a peaceful, happy feeling in their home. 

This weeks "Sermon from the Keyboard" comes from something that i read on a Minute Maid carton this week. On the side of the carton it says "Put Good In. Get Good Out." Further down the carton underneath that slogan it was "All because when it comes to life, we believe what you believe. The effort you put in is equal to the good you get out." That has got to be one of the best things that i've seen on a carton.... ever. Some times that's not how life goes but its true that the more effort that you put in, you are more likely to get good results out. This can be applied to anything. School, work, missionary work, exercise, relationships, and many other things can be changed to something better by the amount of effort we put in. Its extremely easy to see the perfect parallel into missionary work. The missionaries who work hardest most often have more people to teach than the missionaries who don't give an honest effort. My invitation to everyone this week is if you find that you aren't getting out what you want from something then ask yourself "Where can i give more effort?" There is always more effort to give and areas of improvement. I as well will be looking for ways to give more effort to missionary work! That's all i got this week! Love you!
-Elder Rogers

My newest tie.

Check this picture out:) Elder Singley and i went to Crawfordville
to do a baptismal interview and found this on the side of the highway:)
Elder Singley said,
a wise man once said that if missionaries stand in front of a billboard that says "We love you Jesus",
it is the essence of 'Pimpin aint easy'."

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