Elder Luke Roberts

Elder Luke  Roberts

Monday, October 24, 2016

Everything is SO GREEN

It's a good thing our eyes do the best with the color green. Things are very green here! Everyone in your emails have shown concern for the recent tyhpoons.  We are especially lucky here in Palawan, the typhoons come in from the other side and not this way so that really helps for sure.

We went up to Roxas this week for exchanges and a district coordination.  That's where we meet with the district president, like the stake president, and we report the status of each of the branches. And we had a zone meeting so things are very busy.  In Roxas, it is so muddy up there, but that makes it fun, it's lots of tracking up there and lots of good hard work. Here's a pic of us trying to take a shortcut. . . I don't think so.

We haven't had a ton of time to work in our area this week with how busy everything has been. In addition, to all the usual things, we have a Sister who just got Dengie Fever, the only Sister who is always with her can of bug spray. Oh Dear!   But we have a good hospital here so she will be fine after a few weeks. 

We were coming from a lesson with a less active and starting walking a way we usually don't walk. We decided to track at these nicer homes. We were able to get in and teach a younger couple, they are both nurses and really enjoyed our message. They are married as well!! That's something we often struggle with peoples marriage papers or something like that, birth certificates and stuff. But they invited us back, and we have a return appointment for dinner and to learn more about our message! We are very excited for them and hope they have read from the Book of Mormon. 

We went back to a man named Raymond this week, he lives very humbly and is shy about his bamboo home and was a little hesitant to let us in. But he let us now and we have taught his family 3 times. They are baptist but are really starting to understand and like the idea and importance of the Priesthood Authority and he has been reading in the Book of Mormon by himself, and to his son. It was a great feeling and he has such a good spirit to him! 
Cute little guy

We also were walking to a part member family when we saw these little kids carrying these huge bags of bananas, the boy was maybe 8 and the girl 11 or 12. We told them we would carry the bags but I really was surprised at how heavy they actually were! So we carried them down this mud hill and to their house where they would help their mom boil them and then sell them the next day. When we got their house to talk to the mom, we found out the moms parents are members in the mountains down south of where we live, way south, but they don't go to the branch down there because it's too far. But it was a good connection to talk to that mom and we will stop by there more often. 

The Book of Mormon is drawing people closer to Christ everyday, including me. I love the Book of Mormon, I love reading it, I love sharing it. I know it's true

Elder Roberts 

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