Monday, June 29, 2015

Week 102 - Last email, see you Friday!

13 had many things to write, but will not with ink and pen write unto thee:

14 But trust shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. 
Greet the friends by name.

(3 John 1:13-14)

Areas:  Mexico MTC - Osceola - Muscatine - Perry - Iowa City - Muscatine (#2) - Iowa City (#2) - Des Moines

Companions:  Marstaller, Blauer, Jackson, Miranda, Steele, Akaka, Johnson, Gregor, Jackson (#2) Peterson, Hunter, Porter, Broadbent, Marting, Edmunds, Peterson, Akaka (#2)

From this week's branch activity:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Week 101 - The best kind of week, busy & fun!

Today we have some awesome lessons lined up! After P-day we are having dinner with a member family and then we are teach JG! Elder Akaka and I met him a couple of weeks ago. He has completely changed his life and will be getting baptized this Saturday!!! After his confirmation on Sunday I will probably be checked out, but I am grateful that I have had the responsibility to help him into the waters of baptism. It has helped me a lot to stay focused.

Tomorrow I will be going on the departing temple trip in Nauvoo....

Wednesday we have exchanges planned.

Thursday will be a day full of meetings.

Friday we be spent planning and teaching.

Saturday Jose's baptism.

Sunday Jose's confirmation.

So this week will be very busy for us as well and FUN!!

I am feeling great!  I don't need anything in particular, just prayers throughout the week.

See you next week :)
Elder Roberts

Monday, June 15, 2015

Week 100 - So many highlights this week!

This week has been a wonderful week!!

Some of the highlights...
-Helping Jose prepare for his baptism that is coming up!
-Participating in an inspirational zone conference (gave my departing testimony....)
-Helping Edwin quit smoking (so he can enter into the temple)
-Giving a blessing to a baby who was afflicted and whose mother was in distress
-Being surprised with a visit by an old companion and being able to talk about the good times we had serving together (Elder Gregor)
-Having the opportunity to be taught by Elder David S. Baxter; who presided at stake conference and being able to meet and talk with him
-I also had my departing interview with President Jensen on Sunday (due to the number of missionaries who are going home with me)
and last but not least...
-Being able to participate in Stake Coordination and to be able to learn hands on about leadership in the church.

Stake Coordination is a meeting in which leaders from the mission meet with the leaders from the stake they are serving in to discuss the Work of Salvation.

It is truly amazing to see the Lord use the men of the Priesthood as his instruments here on the earth!

I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is led by men chosen by God. 
 D&C 65:2
   2 The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth, and from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ends of the earth, as the stone which is cut out of the mountain without hands shall roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth.

In this life we must prepare to return to our Father in Heaven. To return to our Father we must....
  Moroni 10:32-33
     32    , come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.
 33 And again, if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy, without spot.
We must act in this life, it is essential! "As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also"(James 2:26).

Thank you for all of the love and support
Elder Roberts

Why I haven't lost weight this  transfer:

We came home on Thursday and this is the new ticket on our mail box
Morman Elders.... Really....

Monday, June 8, 2015

Week 99 - Big week

SO this week was great!
We had a couple "close calls" :)  Mom, they sure were "close" 
and that is as much as I should tell you now!

We have gained some amazing memories this past week.
And we saw COUNTLESS blessings!!

Right now we are working with a lot of people that Heavenly Father has prepared!
There were 10 non-members at church this Sunday in la rama quinta and we are helping
multiple people reach the baptismal dates that have been set with them.

Everything is great in Des Moines!
We are working hard!
my jaw continues to drop day to day
from the miracles Heavenly Father blesses us with.

Elder Roberts

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Week 98 - Lots of success, crazy month

June is going to be a crazy month but Elder Akaka and I are very excited!!

Elder Akaka and I are doing great we saw a lot of success this week and the area is on FIRE!

We are in the same apartment that I've been in for the last 2 transfers.  Elder A is the dream companion that missionaries want to finish their mission serving with!

And I am doing great right now as I have been able to stay focused on the work and helping Father in Heaven's children find the iron rod.

Elder Roberts