Elder Parker Roberts

Elder Parker Roberts

Monday, February 23, 2015

Baptismal Interview by boat

Hows it going??? This week was good. My mtc companion elder thurgood is in my zone and I went and did a baptismal interview for him and his investigator lives on an island!!! We took like a twenty minute boat ride to get to his house! It was so fun to be on the water!!! The island floods a lot so all the houses are on stilts. It was super cool! This investigator will be the first person to get baptized on the island! The area is going good. We are still working with Felipe. He is struggling to quit smoking. I think we will give him 1 more week and see if he improves so please pray for him! Today we will pass by johnny and Andrea and see if they did the paper work to get married. If not we will drop them but keep praying for them. They are super awesome! We are working a lot with the Robles family. They all committed to come to church but only two of them came. Please pray for this family. We have another investigator named Damian. He is a cool guy. Most of his family are members and a few years ago he was going to get baptized and didn't pass in baptismal interview and got offended and never came back to church. He said he would like to give it another try so we will see how it goes with him. Elder Molina played ping pong for his city in Chile so we have been playing some ping pong. He struggles to beat me but we have some intense games. Welp that's about it for this week. Love you guys!

Buenos Aires- no hills anywhere!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Love my new area

HOLA!!! Valentines was not big at all here. There were a lot of people selling flowers in the streets but it was nothing new. This week was really good. I really like my new area. It is so much different than Los Piletones. It is a small area but it is huge compared to Los Piletones, so it has been tough to get used to it. There are a ton of members in my area and they are all awesome. The ward is very involved in missionary work. The bishop is awesome. He is super young and is super focused on baptizing! The work is going alright right now. We are working with a couple named Andrea and Johnny. They are not married and the missionaries have been working with them for 6 months! At least one of them comes to church every week. They both want to get baptized but they are not sure about getting married, so please pray for them. We have another investigator that comes to church every week but he can't seem to quit smoking. He is super awesome and we are going to work really hard with him. His name is Felipe! Please pray for him. Nancy is another investigator that came to church yesterday. She is the cousin of a member in the bishopric. It was her first time at church and I hope she liked it. I think she felt a little uncomfortable but she said she liked it. Please pray for her and her son Andres. It has been way fun to be with Elder Molina again! He is an awesome missionary! Welp that's it for this week. I love and miss you all!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Leaving Los Piletones

The Superbowl sounded awesome! I would have died watching the end of the game. But I'm glad the Patriots won! That's awesome about Holli and Lindsay's mission calls!!! They will love the mission! This week went good. All the young women and men in our ward went to efy so it was harder to get the members' help, but a lot of members stepped up and helped us out! We are super focused on just finding and teaching through the members! It is all we are doing right now. And we are starting to get a lot of referrals! Diego came to church again and really liked it. He is so surprised of how organized the church is and how all the members participate. He could get baptized this week but it would be a huge miracle so please pray for him. This week I started playing tennis again. When I was sick I didn't play for about a month. I am super rusty right now but things are picking up. He beat me in a tie breaker the last time we played. This week might be my last week in Los Piletones so I am going to try to play tennis almost everyday. Welp that's it for this week. Thanks for everything! Love you guys!
This week was awesome. I can't believe Max and Ryan were doing back flips! That's crazy. I couldn't hear the video of Jake so I still don't know where he is going???? Today is transfers and I am leaving Los Piletones. It is my favorite area that I have had in the mission so I will miss it a ton. Right now I am in Virreyes, Zona tigre. I will be Zone Leader with my trainer Elder Molina!!!! I couldn't believe it when President told me I would be with Elder Molina again!! I don't know if you remember him. I was with him my first 3 months. He is super small and he is from Rancagua Chile! I am so excited to be with him. My last week in Los Piletones went well. We had some awesome experience with investigators receiving answers to their prayers. We had one investigator named Yessicas and she is a Jehovah's Witness. We taught her about the Book of Mormon and she loved it but said her church wouldn't let her talk to us so she dropped us. But Saturday morning she called us on a pay phone telling us that she wants to go to church but she didn't want to be seen with us. So a member went and picked her up and she loved church! So pleas pray for her! She is super awesome. I hear my new area is pretty good. I have heard the members are the best here!!! I am super excited! Its very possible that this will be my last area in the mission but we will see what happens! Elder Molina says we really need to find so please pray for us! I love and miss you all a ton!!!