Elder Parker Roberts

Elder Parker Roberts

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I love tennis!

Como Andan??? That's so crazy Austin is now home. Time goes by so fast!!! The pictures were awesome! This morning I ran to a park for my exercise time and a guy was playing tennis alone just hitting balls so I asked if he had an extra racket and he did so we played a bit. He is pretty dang good and I am pretty rusty. We only played 3 games and he won 3-0. The good news is we are going to meet up tomorrow at 6 in the morning to play a match!!!! I am super excited! It was so fun playing this morning! I will let you guys know how it goes next week. Last Saturday my ward did a church open house. It was like a mini temple square inside our church. We had four sisters from other wards that came and gave tours of our church and taught about the restoration. My assignment was to be outside in the street with 3 other elders and like 10 other members inviting every person that walked by to take a small tour of the church. It was super fun and a ton of people took the tours. The only bummer thing was my ward got like 100 referrals from this activity and not a single one was in my area. But it is all good. This week went really well. The familia Balderrama are doing pretty good. We are working really hard with them so they get baptized this Sunday, so please pray for them. Also we found una hermana named Alejandra and she is super awesome! About a week ago she said a prayer asking God to guide her in the right way and we showed up and she is super interested. She went to church and really liked it. Also Pedro and Juan could use some prayers. Hey both came to church and they are looking for the true church. Thanks for the letters and the photos. Dad I also want to see some pictures of the hunt! Love you guys! Happy Birthday Dillon and Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Hola!!! Happy birthday Tyler!!! How old is Tyler?? 22 or 23? That's so crazy!  Its all good about the pictures mom. It really surprised me to see 52 messages.Yesterday was Mother's Day here in Argentina so Happy Mother's Day mom! I think this is like the only country with mothers day not in May but it was fun. It was just like a normal mothers day in Utah. This morning I got to watch the priesthood session of general conference. It was too late for us to watch it a few weeks ago so this morning they let us watch it. It was really good. I loved Elder Uchtdorf and elder Eyring's talks. This week we had interviews with President Ayre! It went really well. I love meeting with president ayre. He talked to us a lot about our goals for after the mission and for five years after the mission, ten yrs after the mission and twenty years after the mission. He said he thinks what keeps away from fulfilling goals is fear. I really liked that! This week for exercise I went to the church and we played basketball on the outdoor court! Its been so fun. One of the days, two of our investigators Sergio and Richard woke up at 630 and came and played with us! It was awesome. In church Richard, Sergio and Erika all came. They are the kids of the Balderrama family. The parents don't have a lot of interest but the kids are all doing well. Richard is the oldest he is 19 yrs old and he is progressing really well, so please pray for them. That's so crazy Austin is coming home this week. Time flies by way too fast. Thanks for everything and I love you all!!!

I totally shanked it!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Elder Necosiup!

Elder Necosiup

HOLA!!!! This week was really good! I love my new area! Its super small but I love it. It is pure villa! It is like a little man-made town full of people from Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. Especially people from Bolivia! My ward is awesome also. It is the biggest ward that I have had in the mission! Yesterday 174 people came to church! It was so full. This week we found an awesome family from Bolivia! La familia Valderrama. Its a family of 6 and they all came to church yesterday. They are awesome, but please pray for them. For the first time in Argentina I live in an apartment with 4 missionaries! One of the other missionaries was in Tyler's district in the mtc for about two months ago! He is a cool kid! In my ward we have 8 elders! Elder florez my companion from Colombia is also here in this ward so its been super fun to be with him again! Today we are going to go to an amusement park thing so I will let you know how that goes next week! Thanks for everything and I love you all

There are mushrooms growing in my bathroom

Thursday, October 9, 2014

General Conference was awesome!

Hola! I have to be really quick because I have absolutely no time! The Explorer died! NO!!!!!!!! I cant believe it! Fix it up! 
This week was really good. Conference was awesome. It was raining super hard so the signal wasn't the best, so we didn't get to see President Monson's talk. But other than that it was good. Sunday we had investigators in the second session but they had to leave right before Elder Bednar's talk. It was the worst. Today was transfers and I am leaving Pablo Nogues. I am in an area that's called Los Peletones. I haven't been to the area but I hear that it is the smallest area ever. A missionary told me to walk from one end to the other it takes 7 minutes!! Its pure villa so that will be crazy but I am super excited. My companion is Elder Fernandez from Peru! He is awesome! I have only had like one hour with him and he is super cool. He got baptized like 2 years ago! I will give you more information next week. Thanks for everything and I love you all!

Elder Roberts

PS I have pictures to send but I will get them to you guys next week. Hey I met an elder in my zone Sunday and he knows Lloyd's family. The Zapata family. I think they might live in California right now but they lived in Lloyd's neighborhood. We started talking and he asked me if I knew chad Roberts!  Ask Lloyd if he remembers them.