Monday, May 25, 2015

Week # 72 Pics are worth a thousand words (week 95)

Super busy week this week. I'm doing super good. Don't have a lot of time but church attendance has already grown, almost doubled since I got here in two weeks.

My companion is super siick. He loves soccer as much as I do. He likes to have fun and we both love to work really hard. We talk to a ton of people about soccer and it leads them in to talk about the gospel.

He is probs one of my favorite companions. We had 7 new investigators at church a 5 less active families. I'm feeling good about my mission.

Elder Rodabough

Monday, May 18, 2015

Week # 71 Taking time to smell the flowers here in Rosas (pun) (really week 94)

So this week was super good. It was raining like crazy here everyday, and we are working super hard. President sent me here to pic this ward up cause it is like self-destructing to be honest. It was at like 80 people in church like 2 months ago and now only like 45 people are going weekly... President usually just sends me to hard ward to get people hyped and loving the gospel again.

My comp is sick we are seriously just joking around all day long in the street. And all the people in the streets that sell tacos or tortas all know us cause we talk to EVERYONE. We played soccer the other day and contacted 30 kids that literally love us now. 

We baptized a 85 year old lady that is seriously thee funniest lady ever haha. She had to get baptized face first cause she is so old she can't bend over it was awesome. She hugged me for like 5 minutes after telling me that she had a miracle cause she couldn't bend her legs, and she had a raging headache and when she entered the water she felt like she was way younger again. It was awesome. When she was confirmed she cried for like 10 minutes straight in front of the whole congregation. So cool.

We had a mission conference with Elder Christensen and Elder Piper. SO many amazing answers to my prayers. I don't have my journal so I can't write exactly everything but I will include them in the next weeks email.

Oh and yeah we took a selfie on my camera (foto cred. Graham) and it turned out sick.
And the baptism of Amparo.

See you guys next week Elder Rody

Monday, May 11, 2015

Week # 70 I love MOTHERS but I miss Elder Graham....

(Side Note From Mom; if I would have started his blog right when he left he would be at 91 weeks!)

SO today was changes and I finally finished my ministry here in Coacalco. I had 7 1/2 months there and I'm sad I finally left. I baptized 9 people there and its always super sad leaving your converts and members when you change areas. But, the good thing is that my comp and I are already hommies. He was in my district for a long time, and we are already getting along super great. It will be super sick to end my mission with him though. We are gunna kill it together haha.

Talking to the family was too amazing. It is just amazing to me how much the mission has changed me (and my brothers voice) it has just really put into perspective that family and the gospel are the most important things in my life and that's how it should be. I never get sick of talking to my family. I seriously love them so much I have the best family ever. It will be dope to start my own family some day.

Got to talk to the Graham family and they are super cool, and really nice. Graham got moved to assistant and he totally deserves it, he has helped me a lot personally and is a great example for me. And just a really good buddy. gunna miss the crap out of him not being in my area.

Had a couple of super powerful experiences this week but my words don't do it justice so you need to ask me about them when I get home...(another side note from mom: he tried on mothers day to tell us about these experiences and was so choked up, spirit so strong he couldn't even share them)
Pics: Daniella was baptized!!!!!!!!!!, And our selfie with the bishop haha, and the family I baptized like 20 months ago.
Love you all!
Elder Rody