Virginia Chesapeake Mission

Virginia Chesapeake Mission

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hello Everyone!

   This week was great! I'm starting to get used to being a missionary! Like I don't mind wearing church clothes all the time! This week was full of adventure! I had the opportunity to go on two exchanges, (Basically where you switch companions with another companionship for a day), tried my first Southern food, and one of the days, we biked somethin' like 15 miles!
   During my first exchange, with Elder Garcia, I got to drive the car! He's been on his mission for 3 months, but I guess he hasn't filled out the paperwork or something...either way, it was pretty fun to drive the car! It had rained a ton the day before, and we went to a trailer park with puddles which were quite large! We almost got stuck in one to the point where we would have had to call for help, but luckily, we didn't! (See pictures at the bottom) But don't worry, we took a few minutes and washed it later in the day! Elder Garcia is a Spanish speaking missionary, so we talked to a lot of people that I couldn't quite understand...but those two years of high school Spanish helped out a little! We did a lot of tracting, so that was good!
   On Wednesday, we didn't have the car to use, so we went biking. Our surroundings were so beautiful! I would've taken a picture, but I thought that would be a bad idea at the time!
   The work has been good here! All of our investigators are really nice, and they're progressing! Deanna talked about how she loved that The Book of Mormon is so clear and simple. So that was awesome when she said that! And it's true! The Book of Mormon testifies of Christ in such a simple and powerful way!
   In 1 Nephi 16:28 it teaches about the Liahona, and how it gave them direction "according to the faith and diligence and heed" which they gave it. This same principle can be applied to our lives. As we give God faith, and diligence, and listen to His words, He will guide us in our lives. When we live righteously, we qualify ourselves for direction and guidance from Him. I invite you to take a moment and think of the direction you have in your life. Where is it headed? Life can get busy, but I know that if we put God first, things will always work out. I know that as we pray for strength and direction, willing to do what God asks of us, He will direct our lives and we will be happier in this life and in the life to come.

With Love,
Elder Rogers

P.S. Here are some pictures of our district and my companion and I! Have a great week everyone!

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