Virginia Chesapeake Mission

Virginia Chesapeake Mission

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Yes, It's called the "Virginia" Chesapeake Mission

This week was exciting! I'm getting transferred to Virginia on Wednesday! This will be my very first time serving in Virginia. I have absolutely loved serving in North Carolina, but I am also excited to serve in Virginia. We got transfer calls on Saturday. Elder Talbot is staying in Mt. Olive, and his new companion will be Elder Weber, who has been out for about 6 months. My new area is the Bennett's Creek ward in Suffolk, VA. My companion's name is Elder Davis and I will be serving as a Zone Leader again.

On Tuesday we experienced a miracle! We were in a town we don't go to very often because it's far away and we were headed back to Mt. Olive. I saw a sign for an apartment complex and felt prompted to try to go find it. We ended up at four homes that looked like there were people home, so we decided to knock on their doors. The last one was a man from Haiti and he invited us in to teach him. We began to teach the Restoration and about halfway through he told us that his son was a member! He called his son out of his room and when I saw him, I realized that I had seen him at church before! So now we're teaching the father. We'll see where it goes!

On Wednesday we had some crazy weather! We ended up staying at a Less-Active members home for about 3 hours because we had to stay inside due to the tornadoes! Luckily we were safe and the next day there wasn't much storming.

I have been "ponderizing" a verse of scripture each week for a few weeks now. This week I chose Ether 6:12. It is when the Jaredites land upon the promised land. Part of it reads, " [they] did humble themselves before the Lord, and did shed tears of joy before the Lord, because of the multitude of his tender mercies over them." Our Father in Heaven is so merciful! Whenever I personally thank Him in prayer I feel His Spirit in great abundance. We have so much to be grateful for! Think about how He has blessed you in your life. And then thank Him. I know that He loves us. As we express our gratitude for His tender mercies, we will realize more and more of them in our lives.

I love each of you! Have a grateful week!

With Love,
Elder Rogers

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