Monday, February 24, 2014

Week # 22 “Celestialized”

February 24, 2014

So this week I had some pretty deep thoughts, deeper than I’ve ever thought in my entire life. Had this hommie named axacautyl (yes, thats how you spell it) about some super cool stuff about the Book of Mormon, and the temple, and Joseph Smith. Made me think a lot about the next life, and how this world will be changed into the Celestial Kingdom, and how sick will that be to be able to visit like Zion National Park but like celestial style. That just made me pretty stoked. 

My week was good! We had a bunch of investigators at church, not gunna tell how many or how many investigators we have cause I don’t want to live my mission like a competition. I feel like to many missionaries worry about the numbers they base their success on numbers. I could care less about numbers; I just want to help as many people as I can, and if that means I only help 1 person I’m good, mission completed. 

So we had 18 investigators at church....Kidding kidding

No but for real this week was super good helped lots of people, We will be going to the visitors center with a bunch of investigators, so that’s super sick. Had the 2 families in my other ward get baptized so that’s awesome. Just the work is going forward in 2 more months there will be 100,000 missionaries in the field. The time is almost at hand.

Love you all like crazy talk to you guys next week:)

Love, Elder Rodabough

Monday, February 17, 2014

Week # 21 Totally got kissed today

February 17, 2014
 Totally got kissed today

Today not even an hour ago my comp and I dedicated almost all of our P-Day to this super dope service project. We were translators for this huge organization from the states called the lions club. They collect old glasses from people in the states and fix them up. Then they give them away to people who can’t see and never have been able to... It is super sad, but it was an awesome service project. I just chatted with some people in english and translated for them. I had people cry when they finally put the glasses on cause they have never been able to buy glasses before because they are too expensive. When they finally get these free glasses they are so stoked! I even had an 74 year old lady plant a super fat kiss right on my cheek haha! Felt super violated but what do you do?

So we have been helping out so many people, we haven’t had a single day when we get back inside the house before 10pm. We had tons of stuff to do this week so we have woken up before 5oclock 3 times this week! Our service started at 6:30 in the am, so we had to get up to shower at 4:30 so that was super dope haha.

Our president passed a rule that we need to contact 20 people everyday. But I haven’t done it because we have so many freaking citas its crazy. Never a time to relax or anything, which is super good cause the time goes by really fast, but at the same time I don’t like how freaking huge and muscular my legs are getting... or fat not sure I eat a lot of tortillas most likely its fat haha. We have a lot of people ready to be baptized, and we need to marry this other couple so they can be baptized. We have a lot of people and my comp is super sick he’s from Honduras, and he totally plays league of legends, so we just talk about that for days.

The sadness is real right now because hardly anyone writes me anymore pretty much just like the same 5 people of every week. So that’s cool shout out to those 5 people. But regardless, I love everyone and hope everyone is doing okay. You guys are always in my prayers and thoughts.
Have a good week everybody.

Elder Rodabough
P.S. And yes there are castles in Mexico

Monday, February 3, 2014


February 3, 2014

So I got changed and it was probably one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I will probably never see some of these good friends ever again. I had to say goodbye to Karina, Sergio and Tsunamy yesterday. They were my best friends in the mission, and it wrecked me when I had to say goodbye to them. I got changed from the smallest area in the mission to the second largest area in the mission. It’s called Real Del Bosques its huge. I can’t believe that this place is only 20 minutes from where I was serving before. Here it is so spread out the streets are dirt, there are random horses tied to trees behind my house. We all just pile in these taxi things and they only drive on one street. We have a Wal-Mart in our area and like an outlet mall that is super dope. But the bad news is we can only go there and we need to pay 30 pesos each to get there cause it is so far away haha.

Well on a different note, I am horrified at the news of Cory. All I know is that he has a more important work to do up in heaven. I know he is with our Heavenly Father as we speak, and that almost brings me to tears because, what a beautiful moment to be reunited with our Savior and Father in heaven after creating a beautiful family, and serving his country and community. I know without a shadow of a doubt he is where he needs to be. Although it is super duper hard for a time, we will see him again. What is even sadder is that people don’t know they can live with their families forever. They think after this life that is it. 

THIS WEEK IS FOR CORY. I am going to work harder than I have ever worked before, so that people can know that families are forever. I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers. 

Love you all,

Elder Rodabough