Monday, November 25, 2013

Week # 12 Local Grocery Store

November 25, 2013

Yeah so this week went by really slow and I was strugglin cause it was fetching thanksgiving and I didn’t do crap, then saturday I walked into the local grocery store and they were freaking playing Mariah Carey’s Christmas or something. We listen to that album every year during december and I got so dang trunky after I heard that... I want to share some of my feelings about being away from everything for 2 years. I feel like I’m going to come home and not be the same person, not to toot my own horn or anything but I want to be just as rad as I was when I left. And now as I’m writing this I realize how lame I am being. Of course things are going to be different, and shiz I will be more rad than when I left cause #1 I live month to month on a living of 100 dollars (#rad), #2 I will speak spanish, #3 I will have devoted all I have for 2 years of my life to the Lord. #4 I experienced a different culture, #5 i am doing some serious soul searching here, and I am learning more about myself than I would have ever been able to.

I think almost all of my homies will be gone; almost all of them are already gone. I think I have 4 friends that actually write me, which sucks, but I am more grateful for them even more now. I just hope they don’t forget cause 2 years is a long time. I don’t have 2 years anymore I almost only have 1 year and a half left like where did the fetching time go I feel like a left last week dang!!! My friends are so important to me. I would give me life for my friends, and sometimes people who you think are your friends just forget about you which sucks. I will always be here for anyone that would ever need anything. Good thing I have family right? They are #1 homies and I love them more than I could ever explain.

             Well I hate ranting so I think I decided on what i want to do after the mission; I want to get into search and rescue I think. I really like just sitting and pondering, what I would give to be alone right now haha. My comp is cool, he is really a good missionary though and he’s has taught me so much about life and the mission its nuts. I can speak pretty fluently and I can understand casi todo. So yeah he’s great my area is great but I’m ready for a new one. Had a beyond nuts experience last night way to crazy to write on here but lets just say that I know for a fact that the devil is real, but I also know for a fact that God will always have power over the devil, but if you want to hear this story talk to me after the mission and I might share it with you haha. 

Well family and friends I love you guys and talk to you all next week chao!!! 

-Always your Homie Elder Rodabough

Monday, November 18, 2013

Week # 11 Hello my darlings!

November 18, 2013

      Hello my darlings! So what the fetch I think everyday this week has been monday. I felt like yesterday was monday. The weeks are flying by, holy crap. I already have 2 months in my mission field. 4 months total. Like when I think about it, I feel like I am going home tomorrow. I am really enjoying the work, it is really repetitive and its hard not gunna lie but the growth I can feel in my spirit and my knowledge of the gospel. And some other crazy things that I know I would never have ever learned without serving my mission. It is going to be so dope when I get home and I can tell people yeah I served my mission in Mexico City. And when I get to talk to the Mexicans in America in Spanish. The mission has changed my life the people you meet, the things you experience. Just crazy shizz happens on the mish and you cant help but look and laugh at how truly crazy, ghetto, awesome, scary, or how much God truly loves you.

        I had some priorities pretty mixed up when I was back in the states and when you're in the middle of it you really do think that you know what’s best and you have all your crap straight, then when you take a step back for a couple months you realize how stupid you were. Like family, college soccer, traveling the world, hanging with friends, girls, buying a dog, building a log cabin, living in the woods, cell phone, instagram, twitter. These are all things I thought of when I was deciding whether or not I was gunna go on a mission, all these were reasons why I wasn’t going to go. Things change, crap happens, you lose friends, you miss your family. But things that you are passionate about will still be there when you get home. Same with families, friends, the wilderness, log cabins, girls, dogs, just all these things. But I am so grateful I am here right now cause I have learned so much, about what is important in life, for example, when I get home, the first thing I do is when I get home I am going to ask my parents and my brother and sister to go on a drive up the canyon, and I am going to sit in the middle seat in between my brother and sister and we are going to listen to James Taylor, or U2 while we go up the canyon and have a picnic. (I think only my family will get why I said this haha) But yeah we get so focused on the worldly things that we forget to this is the time that we here to prepare to meet God. Most people who think this may not be important is because they don’t have a testimony that there is a god or about the gospel. 

        But anyway that is my preaching for the week. Everything is going great, we have more investigators and more work than is good for us. My companion was telling me some scary stories last night. And he told me about this time when him and 3 other missionaries saw a crazy shadow demon thing and he couldn’t move and it just stood there hovering over him and the other missionaries, and they couldn’t move or speak but then it was all of a sudden gone. They blessed the house and nothing ever happened again. After he told me this story we dedicated the house cause holy fetch I was freaked haha. Yeah but a lot of crazy crap happens on the mission haha. 

        Yeah love you all and I want to hear from more of you I miss my friends and family, write me por favor. Send me pictures they are my favorite ever.!!!!!!!!!! Talk to all you cool cats in a week!!!!!!!! 

PS. Ty live it up in the MTC where you actually get to see white people and talk in english some times. #thefieldiswaydopethough

Elder Rodabough