Monday, 22 February 2016

YES VISA! NO STORM.....Week 8 in Charlottetown PEI

     On Tuesday we travelled to Moncton, NB for a zone training. President Pratt was going to be there so on the Saturday before he sent a text out saying what the 5 minute talks will be on. He assigns a topic and we all have to be prepared to speak for 5 minutes and he picks who he wants at the last minute.  I wrote my talk like a good missionary does and prayed they would not call me to speak. They do not tell you that you will be speaking - well its time to speak! So you better have a talk ready. When they were calling the two speakers they called the first one Elder....... phew, not me! Then of course I hear Elder Rodgers will be next! No pressure - your just speaking in front of your whole zone and President and I've only been out for like a month and a half. After all was said and done I gave a great talk and president said it was great. 

     On Thursday we went to the mall to a lesson. We talked to a guy and after about 10 minutes we brought up the Book of Mormon and he was like ohhh sorry guys, my pastor has told me not to meet with you guys. We asked why but he didn't speak good English so we invited him to read but he chose not to. It's sad that he didn't want to try it out for himself  but all we can do as missionaries is invite and that's what we did. That  night we went to bishops home for dinner and I shared the spiritual thought with the jelly beans I received in the mail a while back. They are the ones that look the same but some have different nasty tastes! I must say that was the best spiritual message. The bishops wife loved it. We used the jelly beans and related them to sin and how looks can be deceiving. His son ate one of the nasty ones, it was priceless.

     On Friday we planned for like four hours and before my mission I never planned my week out, so sitting for that long at first was hard but I have come to love to plan. We went to the soup kitchen and Mackenna wasn't there! Oh my the world must have been ending! We helped and it was a still great. Later that night we went by to teach a member and she had a friend over and her friend had a crazy week and a crazy past few months. We taught her the first half of the plan of salvation and asked if she would like to be baptized and she said YES! We put her on date for baptism for March 26, two days before I leave to Detroit. I'm so exited because have have met with her once already since then and again tonight. So we have a new investigator with a baptism date! I hope this goes somewhere great!

     On Sunday for dinner we had some ribs at a members home and I thought I had died and went to heaven. 

     Such a great week and I do not want to leave here but I do want to......so I will finish my transfer here and then off to Detroit!

Lots of Love
Elder Rodgers



Elder Rodgers with Elder Smith. One of the ones he met in the Calgary airport

can't resist playing in the snow

Our study room

My desk

my mew ties, I love ties!

3 comments:

  1. Good news! Good luck in Detroit!

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  2. New things to learn in Detroit!

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  3. You have done well in PEI and will do even better in Detroit. There are people waiting for Elder Rodgers.

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