Monday, April 29, 2013

Email 04/29/13

Family, We had a great uplifting weekend. We worked hard during the week to find more people to teach and help the members talk to their friends. Then we had a special missionary conference with ELder Quentin L Cook, Donald L Hallstrom from the presidency of 70, Dean Davies from the presiding bishopric, and Elder Achoa from the 70. It was a great meeting. We got to shake everyone's hand which was great. Elder Cook was the executive director over missionary work when preach my gospel came out so he had great insights about that. Overall it was a great meeting with everyone. Then, on Sunday we had a special stake conference with Elder Hallstrom presiding. That went really well also. So it was a great week of meetings and meeting apostle and other general authorities. I learned a lot about how to help members and be more concerned with helping build the ward than baptisms. I saw that when I was able to go back to Marshall and see the great improvement over the coarse of a year or so. So we had a great week. Thanks for everything. Love Elder Roe

Monday, April 22, 2013

Email 04/22/13

Family, We had a tougher, but great, end to our week. One of the recent coverts we baptized a couple weeks ago received the priesthood yesterday so that was sweet. Good things going on here. We had a couple baptisms so now we are, like, out of people to teach and in the finding stage of things. It is going okay and members are starting to help us more. We have a new ward mission leader so that will be cool to work with someone new. We had a couple people come to church that we didn't expect which was great. It was a great sacrament meeting and perfect for some of the people that came. Great how the spirit works like that. We are hoping to start teaching this girl who is living with a member-friend soon. This coming week should be exciting bc we have a special stake conference with Elder Quentin L Cook and several other top general authorities. There will also be a special meeting with the apostle and missionaries. He had some extra time so he asked to meet with some missionaries. At first our stake wasn't going to be included in the meeting with the apostle bc we were too far away but I asked again and pleaded to go bc we aren't too far and we get to go now! So that will be exciting to meet an apostle and hear him. Exciting stuff. Thanks for everything! Love Elder Roe

Monday, April 15, 2013

Email 04/15/13

Family, We had a pretty good week. We had a baptism for Vaughn. He is 18 and graduating high school soon. He is a way cool guy. He was found after his really good friend, who is a member, invited him to church. He came and wanted to learn more and was just baptized this past Friday. I was able to confirm him yesterday. It was a great experience. The past 2 baptisms here have been a result of members talking to their friends and inviting them to church and learn more. As a result someone gets baptized and both are enriched. I was happy with the emphasis of members at general conference bc we can't do it without them. We are seeing the fruits of members doing their part to talk to their friends and it has been a great boost for the ward. Thanks for everything! Love Elder Roe

Monday, April 8, 2013

Email 04/08/13

Family, We had a great week this past week. We worked hard and invited lots of people to General Conference. We also set up different sessions to watch with members and this guy, we are going to have baptized this Friday. He is really cool guy and excited for his baptism. He is 18 and has lots of friends in our ward and the other ward that go to high school with him. So, he has a great fellowship and we watched a couple sessions of General Conference with him. I really liked the focus of missionary work at conference. With the surge of missionaries I thought it was great for the general authorities explaining how members can help and keep the wave going. We are working with that here in the ward so I'm excited to see things moving forward. Things are going great here though. Thanks for all you do. Love Elder Roe

Monday, April 1, 2013

Email 04/01/13

Family, We had a baptism this past weekend. The elders in the other ward met this guy who was dating a member and came to church with her. He wanted to learn more so the other elders started to teach him and then realized that he was actually in our ward. So, we taught him everything and worked with the other elders and the 2 wards, to get him baptized on Saturday. It went great and he was really excited. He is an awesome guy. We are also working with a couple other people that should be progressing more and more. We had a great Easter yesterday too. We had the confirmation for Jeremy that went smoothly. Then we had a great dinner with this family and like 5 other families. It was great. Then we played some games with them and walked to enjoy outside before the kids had an easter egg hunt that we helped put together. It was a great time to spend with the families. Lots of fun. We also had zone conference this past week. Our mission is growing lots and lots of good stuff going on. We found out the new mission boundaries and that missionaries going home around the mission split (like me) will stay in the Missouri Independence mission to end in the mission we started in. So I am excited for that. Lot of good stuff going on. Thanks for everything. Love, Elder Roe