Elder Luke Roberts

Elder Luke  Roberts

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Rain Came Down and the Floods Came Up

Hello, sorry for the no email last week, things got super busy. The rain was so strong this week it broke another one of my umbrellas. Elder Monson and I left the office and we were walking and we saw the clouds but it was too late... the rain came down and the floods came up! It's really heavy and thick rain, it was like that for about 45 minutes then was gone again. We are almost to rainy season so that should be becoming pretty common

Patrick is doing well and is still loving to read all the assignments we give him. When we went to teach him again he confessed, "Elders, I still haven't had any dreams about if the church is true or not". We're working with him to help him understand the Holy Ghost and things like that. But he is sure doing great! 

This week we went to follow up with a man who didn't really want to let in his house at all the first time. He really kept telling us how active he was in his Catholic church. We finally got into to teach him only because we told him we would just share a short message about Christ. We sure did. We used powerful passages straight from the Book of Mormon. We left him a Book of Mormon and our testimonies on the way out. We never thought when we came back this week to follow up he would be so excited to let us back in. He read our assignment, a passage from King Benjamin's sermon. He loved it. So this time we taught the restoration and he really felt the spirit. We left him another assignment and I guess we will see what happens this week. When he opened and read from the Book of Mormon he invited the spirit into his heart, that really softened him. It was like night and day. We look forward to visiting Ed again this week. 
We've been finding a lot of cockroaches in the house so we've been going crazy to track them down and kill them before they grow in numbers.
My skin matches my shirt.  Working in the office = pale face

Romy was busy with work and didn't have a chance to teach him. 
We had Makati Stake Conference here and it was a full house. . . it was so powerful.  This mission in 1975 had 20,000 members and only 2 missions and no temple.  Now we have 700,000 members, 21 missions and 2 temples.  But we still have much work to do.  To find the people prepared to hear the gospel.  It's amazing to see the growth this far, and to envision the future of the church here.
Our area has lots of kids, and it's fun now because we have been here long enough in the area that all the kids know us and love to run up and give a high five and stuff like that. Their school will be starting up in June I think but it's been fun to get to know them. 

I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It gives more protection, guidance, comfort, and counsel then we even realize.

Elder Roberts 

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