Elder Parker Roberts

Elder Parker Roberts

Monday, May 26, 2014

Went to the Buenos Aires Temple and Saw the Eberhards!

I cant believe you guys are boating already. That's so crazy. Here its starting to get really cold. I use my coat or sweater everyday. Here there are no heaters in the pensiones so we have to use portable ones, but my pension has a little fire place that works really good. It's so nice! This morning I went to the temple!!! It was awesome! I didn't see the Eberhards in the temple but right when I was leaving I saw Elder Eberhard walking around the temple so I ran and talked to him for a bit and then he brought me outside his apartment and I talked to Hermana Eberhard for a bit. It was fun seeing them. I will send you some pictures. This week we had interviews with president! They went really good. I have learned so much from president Ayre. He told us 6 things we can do to be a successful missionary. Be completely obedient, Do every thing with love, Teach a lot of lessons, Always strive to improve my teaching, Be bold, and Use my personality! This week the work went pretty good. We have been working really hard with Sergio. He is doing everything really good except for giving up smoking. We are trying to a lot of different things with him but he has not progressed at all with giving up smoking and he does not have much confidence. Right before Sacrament meeting yesterday he stepped outside to smoke. It was kind of funny but we weren't too happy about it. We found a few new investigators this week but a lot of them are like what Sam said - here no one is married. Its kind of frustrating but we found a few people that have a lot of interest. Yesterday was my companions birthday! He turned twenty four years old! Its so crazy. We didn't really do anything special but it was a fun day. Have fun boating! I love you all!!!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Around town with Elder Florez

Facturas!!! These are so good!!! Its like 25 cents for every one!

My front door into my building

This is the supermarket by my house

I found the tennis courts!

Above the Freeway

Elder Florez
Hola como estan?? This week was good! We had a few investigators that made it out to church. We found Sergio this week and he is awesome! About 20 years ago he investigated the church and went to church for about 3 months but never found an answer about the church. Right now he is reading and praying but he smokes about 10 cigs a day. We are really trying to help him quit smoking. We know this will help him recognize his answer. Pray for Sergio so that he can give up smoking. He has tried before and couldn't do so, he tells us its impossible but were going to help him change this. This week started to get really cold. Everyone says winter just started so I will see how winter is here. A lot of the people that live in the streets are starting to leave because it is cold at night. I have no idea where but they are not here. In my ward there is an elder from Mexico and he made us lunch on Wednesday! He made hot sauce and we had a ton of tacos of meat and chicken! It was so good! Everything is going good here! I am loving my time with my companion! We are always having fun! He is hilarious! I love and miss you all!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Hows it all going? This week was pretty good. It warmed up a lot so I haven't pulled out much of my winter stuff. This week we taught a lot of lessons but we are really struggling to find people especially the elect. Yesterday we had a meeting with president Ayre and our stake president! I learn so much from both of them every time I hear them. President talked to us about how this is God's work and we need to put in our best and a lot of the time we are not going to see the results but they will happen. The Stake President talked a lot about the signs God sends us and how we need to act on these signs. It was awesome! Also we just found out that they are going to divide our stake! It will happen the end of May. I hear it will be crazy. We have heard several General Authorities are coming to our church and Elder Cook! The last time this stake was divided they couldn't fit everyone in our three story church. They had the parking lot on the bottom floor full of people. My companion is a funny kid. He was baptized when he was 15 yrs old. His younger brother is serving in Chile right now. Everyone in his family are members. He loves to talk so he is always talking and I think it will help my Spanish. That's about it for this week. Pray that we can find the people God is preparing in our area. Thanks for everything. Love ya guys!

Yesterday was awesome! I loved talking with you guys. I felt like I didn't talk a lot with Max and Ryan so tell them to write me. Happy Mothers Day mom!!! Your the best in the west! I love you so much! After I called you guys I had bbq pork sandwiches with chips and salsa and then hot fudge brownie sundaes! It was delicious! Thanks for sending me Sam's video. I couldn't hear anything but that was funny he had to talk through a mic. You guys heard most of it yesterday but this week was pretty good. President Gonzalez of the Seventy came and talked to our mission. It was really good! We learned a lot about teaching like Christ did. They said the best way we can learn this is to study the 4 gospels and 3nephi and really observe in how He taught. President Gonzalez also talked a lot about teaching from the Book of Mormon. These are two things that I really want to improve so I was really happy to hear from him. I just got a letter from a kid in my old ward and one of my first investigators here in Argentina got baptized yesterday! I was so happy to hear that. This week we found a lot of new investigators but none of them have really progressed. Pray that we can find families that are prepared for the gospel. Dad thanks so much for the line of authority! Thanks so much for everything! I love and miss you guys!