Monday, March 21, 2016

Week 16: One of the Greatest Gifts of All- He Lives So We Can Too!


So I actually wrote Week 14 on last week when it was 13 so I am sorry about that! I soooo lose track of time on my mission! (**note from Momma:  or it could be that her Mom is losing track of time cuz she's the one who addresses her emails with the weeks, too!  Sorry!)  But this week was awesome!:D Probably one of the hardest weeks of my mission but I witnessed so many cool, tender mercies that just showed me how much Heavenly Father is in the details of our lives! Here are Mom's "questions of the week":

1.) What was your favorite part about Rick's baptism?

He literally couldn't stop smiling and he was glowing! It was so awesome to see! And his fiancee was in tears the whole time and that was so precious to me! She was so excited! She was telling us before the baptism that she didn't think she could love him anymore, but in a few hours, "I think I will." <3 They can get married in the temple October of 2017 because they are getting married this October and I guess they have to wait a year from when they get married civilly. I didn't know that! But I hope I can come back for that!:)

2.) How is your trio going with Sister Child?

It is going good! She is the sweetest! It is still hard figuring out how to teach and door knock with three of us, but we are getting better!:) But it is also way more fun to be in a trio! There is always something funny being said or happening!:)

3.) What's something you feel very "accomplished" about so far? What feels very natural to you as a missionary?

I think I just feel accomplished in the sense of fulfilling my missionary purpose of "Inviting others to come unto Christ", even if that doesn't always mean every person I invite gets baptized, they are that much closer to knowing the truth!:) And I think the schedule just feels very natural. 6:30 am-10:30 pm days are the norm now! Hahaha!:) That doesn't mean I am not tired though. I think all missionaries are tired, all the time! But that's how you know you are working hard! "Earn your pillow, EVERY NIGHT." (As said by an elder in my mission.)

4.) There seems to be some crazy MSU fans. Do you guys hear about it a lot?

YES! THERE ARE LITERALLY HOUSES THAT ARE PAINTED GREEN AND WHITE HERE! IT IS RIDICULOUS! BAHAHA!:D But seriously......we were door knocking the other day and sadly a man opened the door and said, "Don't bother door knocking today. Michigan State just lost so everyone is just going to be angry." We walked away laughing. Hahaha! And crazy enough me and Sister Nelson got pics with two of the MSU basketball players!!!! We saw them at the mall on Monday and we flipped out and had to gets pics! Sadly though, they lost........:(

5.) What's a favorite scripture of your's this week?

I forgot to write the reference but it is in the Book of Mormon and I love the part of the scripture that says, "We had hope in our deliverance by him...." This Easter season, I have been thinking a lot about how comforting it is to know our Savior lives so we all can live again too! Death is only a step into immortality and eternal life. I have always had a hard time saying good bye to people, whether that be family, friends,my high school ballroom team, my missionary friends that get transferred, people I meet once on my mission and never get to see again, etc. But because Christ lives there are no such thing as "Good-byes" only "See You Laters"! We went to a stake relief society fireside last night and it was on "Happy Landings" based on Dieter F. Utchdorf's last message in the February Ensign. Something one of the speakers said is, "We all said, "Bring it on!" to Heavenly Father in the pre-mortal life." We knew it would be hard, but also that it would be worth it. And because of our Savior we can overcome any challenges, struggles, or heartaches we have, had, or will have. I know he lives. He loves me. He loves you. And he wants us to come unto him so we can live with him again. He has already gone through what you are going through. So trust him and let him help you. As you come closer to Christ, I can promise you as a representative of Jesus Christ that you will feel how much he loves and cares about you. 

I hope you all have a very happy Easter, eat lots of candy, and most importantly, remember who and what we are really celebrating. THAT HE LIVES.

Remember the church is true and I love you!
<3Sister Rogers<3
Michigan Lansing Mission

He totally touched my back and the Elders in my district were laughing at me because they said I turned bright red! Did not!;)

Michigan sunsets can be just as pretty as AZ ones, I have figured out!:)

Rick's baptism!!!!!:)

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