Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011 {Email}

Well, I am 20 years old now! My birthday was sweet since i got to go on splits with Elder Wright for the first time since we split up. We have been meeting so many cool people lately and have just been so blessed in the work. The other day Elder Baraza just answered our phone and i guy said his name is Douglas and he wants to join our church. YES! We went and saw him and he was way cool and then came to church on Sunday. He said he talked to one of the not so serious people we are teaching and liked what he heard about the church. Sounds so simple, but it really is a miracle. Elder Baraza and I are going to teach him about the Book of Mormon tonight and we are way excited!

This week we said goodbye to Edmond and Judith. They are still way solid and ready to be baptized and to start waiting their year of membership to go and be sealed in the temple. I am just amazed at how blessed we are to be the ones to help this family along with what they were already prepared to do. I will miss them so much, but Elder Smith is way excited to meet them!

We had our baptism yesterday! Alfred was baptized and it was so much better that we waited a few weeks because he was so much more prepared and excited about it. Then there were 3 guys that were baptized that I was teaching with Elder Wright when i went to Tonaso! It's so cool to still be around to be a part of their conversion. Elder Baraza and Elder Wheeler each did two of the baptisms. Elder Baraza did very well with it but Elder Wheeler had a difficult time putting "the cat under water" haha. It was good though and now we are working for our next people to be baptized.

Everything is going great here! I love you all! 

Elder Zack Rogers

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