Elder Luke Roberts

Elder Luke  Roberts

Monday, January 18, 2016

The joys of feeling the spirit

Hello everyone, this week my spiritual experience was when we were about to return back to the apartment, it was close to 9 and we were of course very tired. But my companion said do you want to try one more house? I said lets do it, so we were walking around... seemingly aimlessly just waiting until it felt right, and finally it did. We rang the doorbell and a really wealthy woman walked out and asked why we were there in a rude manner... Then we told her we were missionaries and we had a message that would help change her life. She said to come in. Turns out she has had a chance of having Thyroid cancer and had been praying for help and comfort. We taught a great lesson about how God is our Heavenly Father and how much he truly loves her. She isn't from here and is only visiting her son. So that day and time is the time that we could have come into contact with her.  We were so grateful that we did... One more house.
Ward party

This week we also went to lots of houses and are trying really hard to find families to teach!! We have some return appointments so we will see how that goes. 
  This week we started teaching Amy. She has 3 kids and her husband is in the Southern Philippines for work. She was a referral from a less active in the ward, we went to visit her then asked if she had any friends who wanted to hear our message and she sure did. So we have started to teach Amy. She has a really really hard life, and after our lesson she told us that she wants us to come everyday. She told us when we leave, even though she doesn't know if she can find enough food for their family, she can't stop smiling, her problems no longer seem like problems, she is more positive and optimistic, then she started crying and saying that the feeling she gets in her heart when we come is what she wants to feel everyday of her life. I know what she was feeling was the Holy Ghost, not only because she perfectly described some of the fruits of the spirit, but because I feel the spirit in those lessons as well.
The cop loves me, apparently this pose has never been done with this statue
   This week has been lots of looking for people to teach. Life is good here. Things just keep going. We have lots and lots of part members in the ward. So still trying to find everyone. 
    This week we ran into a couple foreigners who we talked to. It's really fun to talk to the foreigners because they are all here for different reasons! This French guy was just walking down the street with us so talked to him about the gospel, and he is here for a coral reef research for his school, they are usually really nice and curious about us. We usually always direct them to LDS.org so they can hop on when they get back to the hotel or whatever. This city is nuts. Lots of crazy things all the time. Lots of cats, less dogs than Coron but lots of cats here. 
Love Elder Roberts     

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