Monday, April 30, 2012

Hey family, This week Elder Tapia and I did everything we could to baptize. We searched and taught and prepared, but we didn't have the success we were hoping for. We were planning on at least 18 investigators in church this Sunday and we did divisiones to pass by for all of them. We had a car and a giant truck ready to fill for everyone, but no one could go. It was kinda sad but we didn't lose the faith. We worked so so hard Sunday. We knew our Heavenly Father was going to bless us. We left the sacrament meeting to go look for some more people to bring to church and came back empty handed. When we got out of the taxi we saw a girl entering the church. I said hi to her and asked her if she was from the other ward. It turns out that she isn't a member! She has been to church a ton and even went to EFY but has never been baptized! We asked where she lived and it turns out she lives in our area! She accepted the invitation to be baptised this Saturday!!!!! Only through the grace of God we can baptize, after we have done all that we could do. I love this church. I know it is so true!!!!!! I love you all


Monday, April 23, 2012

This week was great! I love being here in Tepic. Yesterday I ate like 25 oysters and I feel great. We had a baptism Saturday, Hermana Betsy. She is a daughter of a less active hermana, but her grandpa is an active, awesome man. He started bringing her to church and now she has been baptised! Her mom is starting to reactivate too. We are hoping we can baptise this week too. Our goal is a baptismal service every week. We have to be the example for the zone. We are finding a lot of people. Hermana Erica is still waiting for permission, but we won't lose the faith. Elder Tapia my comp. He is from Chihuahua and is the biggest man in the world. He is teaching me a ton. We are having a ton of fun. well I love you all!

Old, Scary woman!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This week was great. Hermana Liliana and her daughter, Lily got baptised! It was a cool experience. They were a part of a christian church before, but they never were baptized there. She said she was praying and looking for the right church for her and her daughter and we knocked the door. They are real awesome. We had a great experience this week. We have been teaching a friend of a member name herman a Estivaliz. She has gone to church and she went to conference and everything but her family doesn't want her to be baptized. But she prayed alot about it and read the chapters from the Book of Mormon and during a lesson, the spirit hit her sooooo hard and she knew it was true and is set on being baptised this Saturday. Yesterday we walked a lot in the hot, hot sun and we didn't have a lot of water in our system. I was super dehydrated so we stopped at our house to grab some water really fast. We get there and walk up the stairs and search the house for water, but there wasn't any. But then I found a bottle of water in our fridge. I opened it and right before I was about to drink it, we see someone walking up our stairs. We both froze! An old woman walked into our house( my comp left the door open) and she stole my bottle of water. I was speechless! We are still trying to process if she was a ghost or not??? But then we led her out of the house. Changes are today and Elder Johnson is leaving to Santiago and I am staying here. We had a ton of fun together -probably one of my favorite comps! Well I love you all. I know the power of the Book of Mormon and prayer is HUGE! NEVER STOP READING!!!! love Elder Roberts

Yup, I was in a earthquake! It was small, but it was kinda cool! We were in Guadalajara for a leadership council and it started shaking a little bit. It was cool. I saw some people from one of my old areas there. They told me Octavio from Las Aguilas just got the Melchizedek priesthood! I am so happy for him! I love that guy! Estabiliz was baptized! It was a cool experience! Thanks for your prayers. She got the courage to tell her parents that she new the church was true and she was going to make this decision. There was an awesome spirit there. We are teaching the niece of hermana Liliana and she wants to be baptized too. But she has the same problemita with her parents, but we will pray alot for hermana Erica. We found a family this week and they are progressing very well - the familia flores I really want to see them get baptised as a family. Well I love you all!

hamburgesas de avestrus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

I loved conference! It was great! We brought a ton of people! We had investigators in every session but one. We told them all to bring questions written down with the promise that they would be answered - and they all were! I love Holland's talk on envy. It seemed like a branch of the good old "pride talk" from our pal President Benson. We actually used that talk to teach a lesson Sunday. IT was an awesome weekend full of personal revelation. There is not a doubt in my mind that Thomas S. Monson is an inspired prophet of God. My testimony of that was strengthened more than ever.
   This week I ate ostrich. I hear it has less fat, but you eat more of it. It was actually a great burger, one of the best I have had. The ostrich egg tasted like a normal egg, it just was gigantic.
   We went and worked in a little town where we had to take a bus 45 minutes to arrive. Compostela!!!! We did some work up there helping out some missionaries that just opened the area. They have bike taxis up there, so we had to take one. It was cool.
   We are teaching a lot of new people. We found a family yesterday that is in real need of the gospel. Her husband was kidnapped and they never heard from him again. They are really struggling but I know the gospel will help them out. We are teaching a girl named Estivilis. She is a reference from a girl in our ward. She is pretty cool and went to every session of conference this weekend, but her family doesn't want her to be baptized. She is 20 years old so she can make her own decision, but her family is really pressuring her to not do it. We need some extra prayers headed her way por favor.