Saturday, July 21, 2012

Missionary Mom Surprises Elder! Rogers!

Shout out to Betty Pearson 
for the creating the missionary Mom's groups 
Shout out to Kary Young 
for joining the group that was for her home town in Virginia!
Sunday is Elder Rogers birthday (21) and I wanted to do something special. We chatted and Kary set me up with a list of local restaurant in Richmond that are close her house and to the Mission Office.  I chose a BBQ Place.  I called them and ordered my missionary a wonderful BIG rack of BBQ ribs, BBQ pork, chicken, and brisket, some mac and cheese, potato salad, cole slaw, biscuits, and hush puppies.  (enough food for a feast and a couple of lunches this week) I gave them my credit card info and they made sure the food was ready for someone to pick it up.  Kary went out of her way--picked up the food and took it to the mission home for delivery.  Along with delivering the meal, she stopped by the bakery and picked up beautiful BDay cake!  Thanks so much Kary.....!!! You da bombdiggitiest!  But the best part of all was the text message she sent me telling me the food was delivered which happened to include A COUPLE OF PICTURES of two of the most handsome missionaries in Virginia! Be still my heart! I was smiling though tears! Can't thank you enough Kary! Sure made this mom's dream come true.  Plus, I have you to thank for my missionary having a surprise and a wonderful BDay!  Thats what this group is all about isn't it!   Awesome Awesome Awesome! 
Still getting a little teary eyed seeing these pictures....

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


   Well i had forgotten it was my birthday until i was reminded by a card the Perry's sent. Yep can you believe it I could legally go by a beer in 6 days. Good thing i have high standards!
   Well the trip to the ranch looks like it was a BLAST!!! I wish i was there. I remember Klete always complaining because dad and i got to do fun stuff. But now look, the tables have turned! Wish i could have been there. But i am glad to be here!
   Well those 2 investigators i said we might have last Sunday are set for baptism. They are brothers. So they are looking forward to the 18th of August!!!! Things are going great as far as the mission is concerned. We have more baptisms set for this month than ever! We are pumped. We are stepping forth with faith and seeing the blessings that come from it!
   Just as i read the emails about the debit card and signed on to Chase to take care of it. they came in the mail. My card was expiring and i didn't realize it. One of the cards was for you (mom and dad) to keep so you could access my account. I am not going to go through the hassle of shipping it back. So i will just cut it up. It through me for a loop worrying about all that worldly stuff. Thanks for the help. 
   Well, transfers is all done... Glad to be able to focus again. At least for another 5 weeks until then next one starts. I can't believe it. Time is shooting by faster and faster! There was one missionary that came out from Gilbert. He only lives 5 miles away. But he is a few years younger than me and he went to a different high school so i didn't know him before.  It was fun to pick up the new missionaries. We had one that is 5 feet tall (he is the biggest stud, he has been battling children's arthritis his whole life!) There was another one that was 6 foot 6. It was fun to see such a difference in height. Sad to see some of the missionaries leave. Elder Hopkins had a big influence on my mission. It was sad to see him go. But the transfer was big. DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE and then we got to teach. I wish there was more time to be out on the streets. We get what we can when we can. Hopefully we will have a few more set soon.!
   Well if the package gets here on Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm it should be o.k. There should be someone here. Thanks in advance because i won't be able to thank you on the day it gets here. I made it another year... You 2 did a pretty good job raising me up. I am grateful everyday for the things that i learned within the walls of our home. I am reminded constantly of the things i have been blessed with. And it all comes back to you. THANK YOU MON AND DAD!!!!
   I have seen some pictures of the temples in Gilbert and PHX they are close to being done! Wonder when the dedication dates are???
   The gospel is true! God is our father of our spirits. Jesus is the Christ. He is the way and the truth. The gospel has been restored. It happened after God visited a you man. The Book of Mormon is the word of God! Everyone should read it! 
Love y'all! ♥♥♥  Stay cool in those high AZ temps.
Funny joke i heard form a guy on the street! He said, "Jokes about German sausage are the wurst" 
P.S. could you get Rosson and Kyler's addresses for me?

Monday, July 9, 2012


   We have the Transfer board all updated and we made all the calls last night.Glad that that is over and now we just have all the driving and airport visits and driving and training and driving to do and transfers will be over. Well over until we start on the next one.
   This preparation day will be more of a relaxing one. We are going to go out to eat with the Senior missionaries in the office and get some stuff done that we have been falling behind on.
   So i guess i haven't told you yet but my departure date is December 18th. I worry telling you this early because i will be on the calendar and there will be a count down and what not. So i guess I am the 18th Elder Green is the 19th and elder Skinner is the 20th. just do me a favor and not remind me each week. 
  Things are looking good in the area. We finally have some things rolling so we are excited to see it all through now. Hopefully we will have 2 new investigators tonight! 
   Well we had Mr. B come to church this week for all 3 hours. he has never done that before. We are praying. We have a few promising investigators so we are pumped!
   I forgot you and Candice had birthdays so close to each other. Sounds like you had a good time. I bet the Circ-de-solei show was good. We actually got invited to go out with the Perry's to watch Fireworks! It was soooo fun. They didn't even shoot any off in southern VA last year because of all the rain. We had sandwiches on a blanket and watched the show.
   I remember the museum at the DC trip. It was different than the one here. Elder Farr has already been to all the places up here from the beginning of his mission so we haven't gone anywhere else so far. I have some fun things on my list though. I will jump on it as soon as i can.
   I bet it will be a fun trip to the ranch no matter what the temperature is. Last week we hit 104*F 2 times. We broke 3 records. It has been HOT! the humidity was from the 60's-the 80's!!!!! UGGGGGG The poor biking elders are the ones that have it bad. We are lucky driving the truck!
   Tell GrPa he doesn't need to do anything else to his ears! He already has a hard time hearing without putting bugs in there!  Hope he is ok! Tell him i still worry about him even though he said not to.
   We have a bunch more missionaries coming out here form Mesa! We get a few more every transfer. One of the ones coming out is from Klete's Stake He is just down the way from him. His name is Elder Burbank. He comes out in October.
Love Y'all and miss you too!     
P.S.I put my SD card in the mail.... Or so i thought. It was sitting under some papers so i will ship it off in a special envelope. It will be safe. Don't worry.
Be Humble Don't Stumble,
         Elder Rogers

“Cultivate and be where the Spirit of the Lord is. Make sure that includes your own home or apartment, dictating the kind of art, music, and literature you keep there. If you are endowed, go to the temple as often as your circumstances allow. Remember that the temple arms you ‘with [God’s] power, … [puts His] glory … round about [you], and [gives His] angels … charge over [you].’ [D&C 109:22] And when you leave the temple, remember the symbols you take with you, never to be set aside or forgotten.” Jeffrey R. Holland, Ensign, May 2010

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Can you find Elder Rogers  
As a friend said, 5 more fast Sundays

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