Thursday, July 11, 2013

Final email from Elder Roe, as a missionary 07/08/13

Family, We had a pretty good past week. Rather slow with the holiday but went well. We went to the temple to do baptisms this past Friday with a recent convert and it was an amazing experience for him and us. We got to be apart of it all. He had a couple ward friends there with him so it was a great time for everyone. We also went to our Mission President's Devotional at the Independence Visitor's Center last night with a different convert. It was pretty sweet. Time sure has been flying by. As this is my last email before I get home, I would like to write my last testimony as a set apart representative of Christ: I bear testimony that this church is true. I know that Jesus Christ restored this church through Joseph Smith and that we have a prophet today, Thomas S Monson, to lead and guide us. I know that Christ has suffered for us all and that through His atonement people can change. I have seen many times on my mission changes people have made. My mission has been the best experience for me and I have learned a lot and I have let my mission change me. It has been a long, tough 2 years but I am eternally grateful for it. I love the people of Kansas and Missouri. I know how important missionary work is and I am grateful for the choice to serve because it was a huge learning experience for me that I can not get anywhere else. I am grateful for all the love and support my family and others have shown for my mission. Thanks for everything. I encourage everyone to go on a mission and see the change it can have with you is my prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, Amen. Elder Roe

Monday, July 1, 2013

Email 07/01/13

Family, We had an awesome week. On Wednesday we got to go to the temple as a whole mission for zone conference. It was a sweet experience. It was great to be there as a whole mission. The new Missouri Independence mission as our mission was split and the just created the Kansas Wichita mission last week. Great stuff. Then on Saturday we had a baptism. It went great. She is 20 and getting married this weekend to a member that lives in Colorado. Her parents came to the baptism and we hope to teach the parents when they get back from the trip. Elder Andrus baptized her and I got to confirm her. It was a great experience and awesome miracle to find, teach, baptize, and confirm her. Her mom was with her the whole time and has a great spirit so we hope to teach her more and that she would continue to come to church even though her daughter will have moved to Colorado here soon. Good stuff going on here. Thanks for all the prayers and support. Love, Elder Roe