Virginia Chesapeake Mission

Virginia Chesapeake Mission

Monday, November 10, 2014

Still Painting!

Hello everyone-

This week was great! We had the opportunity to help out a  lady paint her bathroom! One of the members is a painting contractor, so he
showed us the ropes and we got to painting! We helped her out three
days this week and we're getting close to being finished! I never
realized how much time it took to paint a room! But it's been good! In
the end, her bathroom will be painted, we'll have given some service
and also gained some painting skills! Everyone's happy!
  So this Friday we went on exchanges with the Zone Leaders and we
had quite a funny experience!  We had a wonderful Zone Meeting in the
morning and over the course of the day we had a few great lessons!
Eventually it was time to go to bed and we both began our nightly
prayers. I finished and climbed into bed. He was still praying for
quite some time, and I thought that he was just really spiritual or
that he had a lot of things on his mind, but that misconception I had
was gone when I heard him start snoring! He had fallen asleep! Anyway,
I woke him up and we both laughed about it! He is a wonderful
missionary, and I learned a lot from him!
  The work is going well! There is one family that we have been
working with for a while that recently showed some more interest. Most
of the time, their kids, ages 2 and 4 have been running around
throwing things and being quite loud, but this week, they weren't!
Tthe mother was able to listen a lot more and she really showed desire
to know if these things were really true! And she said they'd come to
church this next Sunday! So that was all exciting!
  This week, I realized what brings the most joy in missionary work,
at least for me. And that thing is testifying of Jesus Christ.
Whenever I do that, I feel the Spirit so strongly and my testimony of
Him and His role deepens. Jesus Christ is our Savior! He lived and
died for us. He knows and has felt everything we are going through and
ever will go through and He can lift our burdens. This one piece of
knowledge brings such peace to my soul.  I love all of you and hope
that we will all be able to remember Christ in all things. Have a
miraculous week!

With Love,

Elder Rogers

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