Monday, October 27, 2014

Week # 49 CRAZY WEEK

October 28, 2014
Crazy Week!

So this week we have our P-Day on Tuesday because we had a conference with one of the guys in the Presidency of the 70 so that was nuts. He talked with so much power and I don’t know, I just felt so stoked to be in the presence of someone that is that successful, and also just has all of his priorities in check. It was so good for me. A lot of what he said really stuck to me, and I can’t get his words out of my head. A couple of the one-liners he said that were so sick were:
1. If you aren’t hungry to change, your life will be long, difficult, and poor.
2. Diligence beats intelligence every time.
3.When you have problems stop looking for excuses and start looking for solutions.
I think that it will be super cool and super difficult to get home and put all these things that we learn in the mission into action. I love the mission, and I am learning so much everyday. Sorry for the short letter but I am going to be writing shorter because I feel like the long ones nobody reads.
But anyway I know that this time in the mission is the most important time of my life, and that we should love every moment of it. I know that the church is true and that God speaks to our prophet, Tomas S. Monson. I testify that Joseph Smith is the man that has done more for humanity (other than Jesus Christ of course) than cualquier other man that has ever lived in this world. If I didn’t know these things for a fact I wouldn’t be here dedicating 2 years of my life. I love you all and I testify of these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Elder Rodabough

Monday, October 13, 2014

Week # 48 BACK TO EGYPT I GO...

October 13, 2014

Back to Egypt I go…..

So after one change in Tlalnepantla I am getting changed back to the other side of the mission. To the zone called Coacalco. I am so glad to be back by the mountain because I hate the city air... Way cleaner here. So, I have no clue why I got changed. I’m not a district leader anymore, so after 6 months as a district leader I finally go back to being normal. So that’s cool but also sucks because I feel like I’m not really living up to the expectation that everyone thinks. So I’m going to change a few things and work harder than ever.
My companion is Elder Treviño he is from Monterrey. He’s a short kid that likes to smile a lot, we have the same time in the mission, and we are both ready to kill it here in this area. The time is flying by, and the changes don’t really faze me anymore. I am the master packer now. I was a little sad to leave Tlalnepantla and my comp Elder Cancino cause he was super cool.
Everything is all good with me right now. Grant heads out this week to Honduras, and I’m stoked for him! He is gunna kill it in Honduras. Well guys love you and be safe.
Elder currentlyresidesinegypt

Monday, October 6, 2014

Week # 47 BEST P-DAY EVER!!!!!!!!

October 6, 2014

Best P-day ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So literally I can’t even begin to think about how blessed I am about my life as a missionary. God is always blessing me and protecting me and giving me TONS of tender mercies. Let me share one with you.

So as you know Grant is in the MTC here in Mexico. I have been terrified these past 5 weeks cause I haven’t had the opportunity to see him. I knew he was going to leave soon. But, I had an opportunity to see him at the visitors center tomorrow on Tuesday but we have our meetings at the exact hour that he was going to be there, so it would’ve been impossible to see him. All hope was gone. But, I was talking to an elder about it and he’s like dude my companion is going to the mtc to take photos with one of the branch presidents there. So, I found my way in. Well long story short I was able to see my best friend for like 10 minutes, probably one of the best ten minutes I’ve had. It was so hard to say goodbye though, knowing I wouldn’t be seeing him for another 2 years... But, it’s better than nothing that’s for sure. Just super grateful...

General Conference was amazing!!! I had so many personal revelations come to me. It was nuts. I love conference so much and there is always the greatest depression after it ends. It was the 3rd one I’ve had in my mission, weird. There were so many things said that inspired me to do better. I have a lot of room to improve, and I intend to, thanks to all the inspiring talks. We really need to stand firm in these hard times cause they are about to get crazier. 

I can stand as a special witness, that we really are in the last days. Christ will come soon. Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess. The church is true and I have never been so glad in my entire life to be a part of it. Love you all!

Elder Standsinforeigncountrieswithgrant