Monday, June 24, 2013

Email 06/24/13

Family, We have had a busy week of planning visiting with people. We have a baptism this weekend of a young lady who is getting married to a member that lives in Colorado. She had a desire to be baptized with the support of her mom who is learning from us, before her wedding so we are having the baptismal service this weekend. Exciting for them both. It was truly a miracle to find them so I was really happy to be here to see it all. I was also happy to hear that a spanish guy I taught for some time in Marshall, MO and baptized/reactivated his family finally made the choice to be baptized and was baptized this past Saturday in Utah. Very exciting time. We had an amazing missionary broadcast yesterday. Very awesome, historical announcements. Kinda sad that I finish my mission relatively soon and won't get to see some of the announcements take place in our mission but exciting nonetheless. I loved the broadcast. I looked but didn't notice Sister Ryder in the audience. Exciting time to be a missionary now. I appreciate all the love and support I have had so far on my mission. Thanks for all you do. Love, ELder Roe

Monday, June 17, 2013

Email 06/17/13

Family, We had a great week of miracles. All because we are working hard and trying to help the area more. We were at dinner Wednesday night when we got a phone call from a sister working at the family history center that night and said 2 ladies walked in, live in our area, want to have missionary discussions and 1 of them wants to be baptized. It was a great miracle. We are now teaching them and helping them progress well. Then we were out with a guy in the ward for a teaching appointment, already running a couple mins late when he stops and is like "You elders want to go to sonic and get a shake?" We cant pass that up so we are in the drive thru when this worker takes trash out stares and asks, "Are you Mormon elders?" We said yes and he responds, "I've been looking for you guys!" He was baptized a member in 2008 and hadn't been to church since and recently moved to Leavenworth and has a renewed desire to come back to church but didn't know where to find it. So it was a great blessing. He came to church with us yesterday for the first time in years. He told us that he wasn't even supposed to take out the trash but did anyway, just as we weren't really expecting to be at sonic, already late for an appt. God's hand was in all that happened that night. Great to see those inspirations help others. We are doing great here and enjoying my time here. Thanks for all you do! Love, Elder Roe

Monday, June 10, 2013

Email 06/10/13

Family, We are doing pretty good here. We had a pretty productive week and got to teach quite a few people. We have a couple people that are doing good but mostly a lot of people that are struggling to commit to things. It's been a tough one to get people to read the scriptures but the times they do it, is always rewarding for them. I'm pretty excited about the coming weeks. We are looking to find more people to teach and Elder Andrus is learning the area pretty fast. We will have a zone conference sometime soon which I am excited about. Good stuff coming soon. I am finishing strong and that makes me feel pretty good. Mission has been great so far. Thanks for all you do. Love, Elder Roe

Monday, June 3, 2013

Email 06/03/13

Family We had transfers this past week. My companion left and I am now serving with Elder Andrus from Anchorage, Alaska. It is pretty funny because he knows my MTC comp. So funny to serve with someone from Alaska again. We are doing good stuff though. I am enjoying my mission. We are working and focusing on the ward to build it up. When Elder Quentin L Cook came to the mission, he had told us that we are having a successful mission if the ward is doing better and leave it better than when we got here. So as I come to the latter part of my mission, I am trying hard to help the ward as much as possible. Really exciting time. Thanks for all you do. Love, Elder Roe