Elder Parker Roberts

Elder Parker Roberts

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Elder Bonilla is my new companion

Letter from Parker
March 24
Hola!!!! I am writing today because today is transfers. Me and elder Molina will be separated. I have loved being with him for the second time. He is such an awesome companion. I am going to miss him a ton! My new companion is Elder Bonilla from Honduras! It is very possible that he is my last companion in the mission. He got baptized when he was 12 yrs old with his whole family. He is 21 yrs old! I have never had a companion younger than me in my whole entire mission. I am super excited to be with him!! This week Derek got baptized! It was an awesome experience! We found him one day in the street and found out that he lives with a family that are members. He was really prepared! He is awesome! We are working with a few investigator right now. A few weeks ago we found Maria Jose. She got baptized 20 yrs ago and is inactive right now. Her kids are Ariel and Pablo. They are 15 and 11 yrs old. They have been going to church for two weeks. This week Ariel went to seminary a few times. They could get baptized this week but they will need a lot of help. Please pray for them. We have been working with Brian. He is 15 yrs old and his grandma is a member. He has came to church for three weeks so please pray for him. This week we will be working with Jose and Janina. They have a family with 5 kids and are struggling right now. The parents went to church for the first time Sunday and talked with the bishop. The church is going to help the family with food and things like that. We taught them once and they had nothing in their house. They didn't want to sit on the floor so we had to teach all standing up. But the lesson went great. Please pray for them. Thanks for everything! I love you all!

March 30
HOLA!!! That is sad news about Spencer's dad. Spencer is such an awesome kid. That would be so hard. 
This week was good. My new companion is awesome! He is a super hard worker! The ward is progressing a ton! Yesterday the bishop came out and worked with us and he told me before I leave this ward they will split the ward in half and make two separate wards! I am excited to see what happens. A year ago this ward was a Branch and it is growing so much. Everyone is so young. The bishop is 30 yrs old. One of his counselors was baptized only 5 yrs ago. All the leaders in the ward are like 20 something yrs old. For the last hour of church yesterday, the bishop got the whole ward together and taught about missionary work. It was so awesome! This Friday we will do a church open house!!! I am way excited! In my last ward there were baptisms that came out of a church open house. We are still working with Ariel and Pablo. They are progressing very well. Please pray for them. Also pray for Brian. He is feeling a lot more comfortable in church and is progressing very well. We are going to start working with the Robles family again. This is the family that their dad passed away 5 months ago. They are so awesome! The weather here has cooled down a ton. Its so much better at nights. Its officially fall right now! Dad, in my area there is a huge GSK building! I was really surprised when I saw it. Welp that's about it for my week. Thanks for all the prayer! Love you guys!
Elder Roberts

Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hows it going?? Mom, I did my interview with president Ayre. It was very simple and fast. My birthday was great! I got 3 different cakes!!! We went to the city this morning and so I practically have no time to write but this week was awesome! Alejandro got baptized!!! He is such an awesome guy. He makes me laugh so much! He had a big change in his life. He was so prepared for the gospel. We got to know him two weeks ago and he progressed perfectly! We also found several new people to teach this week. We had 9 investigators at church yesterday! Please pray for Derek. He could get baptized this week. Also please pray for Maria, Pablo and Ariel. They are an awesome family we found this week. We are working a little with Felipe's wife Daniela. She is scared of the water and says there is no way she will put herself in a baptismal font. The Robles family didn't go to church but please pray for them. Their dad passed away a few months ago and they really need the gospel! That's about it for this week. Thank you so much for all the prayers! Love ya!

Friday, March 13, 2015

A visit from Elder Zaballos

This week we had a mission tour. Elder Zeballos of the seventy came and talked to the whole mission! It was super good. We learned a lot. He talked a lot about his mission and also about learning Spanish and English. He said those that speak Spanish and English can communicate with 80 percent of the members of the church. We had to promise him to keep studying Spanish after the mission. We are still working hard with Felipe! He is down to smoking like 10 everyday! On the days that he reads the Book of Mormon, he hardly smokes. But when he doesn't read, he smokes a lot more! We have the goal with him to quit this week and get baptized this weekend but it will be a miracle so please pray for him. He is such an awesome and funny guy! Johnny and Andrea are doing good but they have the worst luck ever. They are committed to get married but Johnny doesn't have his dni, so he has to get a new one and for his job. He works with a lot of cement and he doesn't have fingerprints because they got sanded off in his work, so he has to wait for his finger prints to grow back. We are hoping this week they will grow back enough. But they are awesome! They share the gospel with a lot of people so we are finding a lot through them. My area is another area where Austin Collie served. I met one of his converts this week. She showed me a ton of pictures of him. That's about it for this week. Love you all!!

Hola!!!! Thanks for the birthday present mom!!! I can't believe I will turn 20 this week. It's so crazy. This week was awesome! Felipe got baptized this Saturday! It was a huge miracle! In like 2 or 3 weeks he went from smoking 40 cigarettes daily to nothing. He says he wakes up every morning with chest pains but he is fully committed to never smoke again. He is so awesome! After his baptism he shared his testimony and it was so strong. He testified that this is the true church and that God did a huge miracle in his life to help him get baptized! He is also the funniest guy I have ever met. You guys would laugh a lot just talking to him. We are working with Felipe's wife right now and she is awesome! Please pray for her. Her name is Daniela. We found some awesome investigators through the members this week. We are working a lot with Alejandro. He is Felipe's nephew. He can be baptized this week so please pray for him. Also please pray for la familia Robles. They came to church yesterday and really liked it. Also if you could pray for Derek and Brian. Thank you so much for all the prayers. That's awesome news about Chelsea's mission call! When does she leave??? Tell Jake to write me before he leaves! Love you guys!!!!
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