Elder Parker Roberts

Elder Parker Roberts

Monday, April 27, 2015

Love the Ponce Family

This week was great! The ward is super excited about the Ponce family. They are so awesome! Lucas, Facundo and Sergio received the priesthood yesterday! Johnny and Andrea are incredible people! They came to church again yesterday! The ward has done a lot for them also. Our Stake President also went and visited them this week! Johnny and Andrea have so much faith. Andrea told us she wants to get baptized so bad and they both love learning about the temple. They told us this week that their son won't return to them but they have to return to him! Thanks for the prayers and keep praying for them! The area is going pretty well right now. We really need to find new people right now. We are working with Magali right now. She is another member of the Ponce family. She could get baptized this week so please pray for her. The mom of the family also is doing great but we cant see her Monday through Friday because of her work schedule. She has been coming to church and really likes it. She smokes a lot so we are trying to help her with that. Her name is Eugenia. I am loving this ward. This ward is amazing. Everyone is so united and involved! Thanks so much for all the prayers! Love you guys!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sweet Bastian!

Hola!!!! This week was awesome but also really sad. I don't know if you remember Johnny and Andrea. They are awesome investigators. They go to church and everything, but they cant get baptized because Johnny doesn't have his DNI and they can't get married. This Thursday, their 3 yr old son was hit by a motorcycle and killed. The story is so sad. The guy that hit him, robbed the motorcycle and when he hit Bastian, he gunned off and they can't find him. Friday we went to a funeral thing that they held for Bastian and it was so sad. Johnny and Andrea are devastated but they are also so strong. Sunday they went to church! They both have a testimony of the plan of salvation. They are huge examples. The ward is also devastated. But the members are doing so much for them, it's incredible. Please pray for them. Yesterday 5 members of the Ponce family got baptized! It was so awesome! This family is incredible! This family has a ton of potential and they will do great things in the gospel! We are working with a kid named Andres. He went to seminary everyday this week but we are struggling to find time to teach him. We have only taught him once. He went to church yesterday and really liked it. Please pray for him! That's about it for this week. Please be praying for johnny and Andrea! Love you guys!!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Conference weekend

Conference weekend was awesome!!! I loved the talk Elder Ringwood gave on Saturday! I also loved Elder Holland's talk! My stake center is the mission office of our mission, so I got to watch it in English in the mission office! It was super nice. My Stake President here got called to be in the Seventy!! He is a super nice guy! Yesterday Pablo got baptized! It was a good experience. His brother Ariel last minute decided not to get baptized but I think he will do it this week. A lot of Pablo's family came to the baptism! His uncle that's not a member started clapping when he got baptized but quickly stopped when he saw that no one else was clapping. It was kind of funny. The family Robles did not come to conference. They really need help. Keep praying for this family. We found an awesome family this week! Its the ponce family. The whole family went to the Sunday morning session! One of their sons, Sergio, is super awesome. He is 21 yrs old and went to every session this weekend except for one. We didn't even invite him to the Sunday evening session and he showed up! Please pray for this family! This week President Ayre came out and worked with me and Elder Bonilla one night! It was a super good experience! I learned alot from him! Thanks for all the prayers! Enjoy spring break! Love you all!
Hola familia!!! Tell Jaxson happy birthday from me!!!! This week was great! Ariel got baptized and had a great experience! He has a really rough life. We have been working a ton with the Ponce family this week and they are progressing super well. Two of them, Lucas and Facundo, went to seminary everyday this week and they love it! A lot of this family could get baptized this week so please pray for them. Its an incredible family! They surprise me every time we teach them! This ward is so awesome! The Bishop here is amazing. It is so impressive what he has done in this ward and what he is doing! The converts here are so strong! Felipe the guy that got baptized a bit ago shared his testimony in Sacrament Meeting yesterday and it was awesome! He is such a funny guy. Everything is going super well here! Thank you so much for the prayers. Keep praying for the Ponce family! Love you all!!!