Elder Luke Roberts

Elder Luke  Roberts

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas was wonderful

It was sooo nice to talk to everyone on Christmas!!! Everybody looked so great! To be honest I was nervous about talking to the family because I didn't want to have that homesick feeling but when I finished, it made me want to get right back to work and just keep going! It was so nice to be reminded of how much love I have from home. So it was really uplifting for me and so nice to say hello to everyone!!! After that we started walking around talking to lots of people again haha. But it was awesome! Christmas eve was the best. 
By the way I'm writing you right now because we got to go to the temple so they switched our P-day. So sorry it's late! But merry Christmas!!
Christmas Eve, these guys are so cool!
We thought it would be fun to dress up and read the story of Christ's birth and sing hymns
This week has been awesome!! Really busy and lots of people out of town. A lot of the people who live here aren't really from here. They move here from their province for work. So a lot of people went back home for the holidays. 

   This season we have really been working on (as a misson) talking to more people. We have lots of success and blessings here. We have a new Chinese investigator who is really cool!! We met him by just talking to him on the side of the street. But, we are going to turn him over to the Sister Missionaries who are in the international ward. He will have more fellowshippers and things in common with that ward even though he is great in Tagalog. English is easier for him to speak.
Our tidy apartment
Dinner at a members house.  Yummy
We have also been working with the Nedia family. They really love the gospel and Book of Mormon. Their challenge has been getting to church and finish their marriage papers but they are doing really well.  
Lots of dogs here and cats in the streets. But actually they look nicer then the dogs in my first area. 
We ride around in lots of Jeenpies here. They look like a really long Jeep but then the back is open and people just run and hop on. Like a bus. So when we hop on it's really crowded and sweaty and hot. But we always try and talk to people about the gospel. This week I had a cool experience where I was teaching this lady about our message on this Jeepnie and I noticed the person next to her was listening really intently... So I started involving her in the discussion as well! Then the person who was in front of us blurted out... She wants to hear your message too! I looked over and saw another lady, who now was blushing, that wanted to hear the message too! So I just kept going and going. Lots of planting seeds and things like that. You never know what good will come from opening your mouth and speaking . Even if the person who you are talking to isn't listening. Somebody else could be. And they usually always are. 
Here we also have lots of people come up to us and tell us how wrong we are according to their Bible verses they share haha. We don't like to engage them in the battle they are looking for. They are never interested in a message. They just want us to feel that we are wrong or something. Lots of people try and bash us here. 
Merry Christmas, 
p.s. If you want to know if the Book of Mormon is true, read and pray. That is what we tell them, it's simple. Yet powerfully true 
Love Elder Roberts

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