Virginia Chesapeake Mission

Virginia Chesapeake Mission

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Hello Everyone!

This week was absolutely miraculous!! The biggest miracle happened near the end of the week. I believe it was two Thursdays ago that Elder Davis and I set a goal to have a baptism on April 23rd. Last week we began teaching a 9 year old son of a recent convert. He is so smart! I haven't taught young kids too many times, but some of the answers they give are better than most of the people we teach! But anyway, this last Saturday we were going to set a baptismal date of April 30th because we thought that would be about as soon as it could happen. That didn't work for the dad, so we thought that we could do it sometime in May, but the father suggested that we do it on the 23rd! It's quick, but the ward pulled together and the baptism is practically already planned! It has been absolutely miraculous!

Yesterday we went to visit a less-active member we had never met before. She let us teach her and her teenage son. We taught and testified of the Restoration. It was apparent that they had once been very strong in the church. She said the closing prayer and it was so powerful. One of the most sincere prayers I've ever heard, and she expressed a desire to come back to the church. The Spirit was quite present, and we left feeling so good.

This week we were blessed so much by the Lord. There were many hard days, but as we pressed forward, we saw miracles. Moroni said it well in Ether 12:6. "And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith." I know that life can get difficult, but as we press forward with faith in Christ, miracles will come to pass. He knows us perfectly and wants what is best for us. With Christ, we can always have hope.

With Love,
Elder Rogers

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