Elder Luke Roberts

Elder Luke  Roberts

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Week Full of Surprises

This week has been full of surprises. So many in fact that they are no longer surprising to me. The week started off with us going to the Dizon family to teach them a lesson. An old man came around the corner. He was missing an eye and limping. The family gathered around and told us that he needed our help. We didn't know what they were talking about until the old man lifted up his foot. It was infected from Bamboo slivers deep into the bottom of his foot. I could barely even look at it... They said they wanted us to help him haha. And of course we can. So they brought us some tweezers and a little knife and some gin. We poured the gin on the man's foot to clean it and then got to work. I didn't think I would be able to handle it. But somehow I made it through. They got a light hooked up to an old motorcycle battery so we could see. They were all gathered around to watch us and see how it went. It was pouring rain outside. It was just one of those moments you just can't forget. I think we made it better but it still didn't look great haha.  But he was really grateful. He lives in Busanga.  Really far away so we can't teach him but he definitely won't forget who the missionaries are and maybe someday he will be able to hear more of our message. 
Old roots and huts
Also this week one of our investigators told us (the Dizon's oldest daughter) that she had an assignment in her Catholic school. It was English class and she had to make sentences using the words that were given. One of the words was prophet. She wrote "We have a living Prophet today and his name is Thomas S. Monson". The teacher marked it wrong... So she said no it's right I'll show you. She took her teacher on LDS.org and taught her all about the Prophet. The teacher then took the paper and marked it right. 

My own Filipino Trevor

Also this week when we went to teach Dexter and we couldn't find him. His neighbors told us to look up. He was at the top of a 60 foot palm tree collecting coconuts. I was nervous and I wasn't even up there! He got a little more than a US dollar, for about 2 hours of working in that Palm tree. Each tree has many coconuts on this kind of Palm tree. He didn't come to church yesterday but is staying out of trouble. So we will go teach him tomorrow. 
Huts in the jungle

We met a new investigator this week. He is 21. When I asked him to read the assignment in Moroni, he asked me if I would like him to write an essay on it... I said that wont be necessary but write down questions if you have any. He is very willing to learn and is awesome! 
Great Family, cutest kids

So the Cabanes family came to church this week!!!! It just wasn't OUR church.  Soooo we saw them drive by our church on the way to their old one... Their Pastor comes by every week to get them so they are finding it hard. But they will have to make a decision soon. 
So you asked about the spider pic in last week's email.  Yeah the spider fights are huge here. The kids love to go find them, then fight them haha.
We saw the biggest fruit bat yesterday!! They are huge!! I'm used to seeing bats in southern Utah and stuff but this was the size of an owl. Could easily carry away a child. Good thing they like fruit. 
If the dumb band wasn't here, you would see that they are doing the Plan of Salvation puzzle I brought!

The days go by slow, but the weeks go by fast.  I love you all.
Love Elder Roberts

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