Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Week 50 Matola is the hardest area in the mission

Heyy mom!!! So my new comp is tongan he is from Oakland, CA and he is hilarious!!!  I am pretty sure he knows more African dialect than Portuguese hahah but he is actually pretty good at the language! Matola is the hardest area on the mission and also the richest  it reminds me a lot of my first area LOTS and LOTS of sand!!!  Apparently most of the people here only get like 15 lessons a week and I am used to 30 or more up in Beira so my new goal is to turn my new area like my one in Beira!! We are teaching 2 families and found one more this week!! The first is Felix and Rosita they are a nice family and  humble  they have a small house!! they have been teaching them a few weeks and this Sunday was her first Sunday at church and she said she liked it  so we are excited about that she had a lot of doubts about baptism so we help clarify some things for her.
Our next family is Amerigo and Celia they are really nice and really young they actually don't live together  but want to get married!! He is a very funny guy he has a nice house and when we were over there our shoes were really dirty and got his floor dirty so I asked for a broom and he was like not a problem I have a button that I press and the dirt will be blown out and I didn't believe him at first but some how he convinced me that the roof splits open and the dirt gets blown out!!! I felt like an idiot!!! hahah their only problem is the family might want money for them to get married!!! but we will find out tonight!!! and the new family we found their names are Simieon and Elena they have 1 kid, he is 2 years old  but they live in a tiny house  but are excited to hear the message!! So we will see about them!!
It sounds like Tobie wants to get his eagle done!! and that's good that Kade is certified for Hunter Safety because I never was!!! hahah 


Did you have much time to say goodbye to all the people in your old area? I had like no time it was kinda sad!!!
What do you like about your new area? there is a KFC across from our house!!! hahah 
What do you dislike about your new area? its hotter here and my area is HUGE!!!!!!!! and I mean HUGE and I only walk in sand!!!!
Is there a lot of families you are working with in that area? Not many
So how close is the mission office to you? 40 min away
Did you get any letters or packages? YES from the Hancocks
What are yo doing for P-day today? Gator ball
Do you hope to get called to Marroumeu some day? I would love it and I have a good chance because all my areas have started with the letter m so its on the list!! hahah
Did you have any spiritual moments of the week? This week not many we just worked hard and did a lot of contacts
So what do you have to do as a trainer? well I have to help him on the language and set a good example and show him how to work and that's it.
I love you guys say hi to everyone for me
Elder Roberts

Week 49 I am getting Transferred!!

Well this weeks letter won't be very long I got transferred to Matola which is in the south next to Maputo!! I have to go home and pack so I will answer the questions.But I am training so that will be fun my comp went to Marroumeu which is like the most remote place but I am kinda sad because I didn't want to leave!!!
·       How are you feeling?  Have you gotten over the food poisoning yet? I wish I could send you a hot mayonnaise sandwich!!  haha I am all back to normal there
·       Did you get transferred?  Are there new changes?
·       How did Paulo’s wife die?  How old are his kids? not sure  but he has 5 kids one is 7 one is 14 the other 16 18 and 20
·       What are you doing for P-day today?PACKING
·       When do I get some pictures sent to me? WELL I WAS GOING TO DO IT THIS WEEK BUT NEXT WEEK
·       How is the weather?  What is the temperature? Its nice and cool still
·       How are the mosquitoes? not bad at all
·       Do you still sleep with a mosquito net?  yes
·       Do you get cock roaches or rats in your house? yes roaches
·       Did you get lori’s package? Not yet but i might today!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Week 48 The picture of the pizza and the thirst busters from Circle K KILLED ME!!

Hey family!!! This week was good!! But I have some bad news about Boa Ventura and his situation! Her dad called again and wanted to have another meeting with them and her dad said I forgot everything I said last time so here is the list this time he wants 3000 met for every kid they have (they have 3) and everything he asked for earlier plus 2500 more!!!! That made me mad when I heard that but we are going to try and do a secret wedding behind their parents back! The police training sounds really fun!!! (our family went and pretended to be in hostage situation for police training)   Kurt sounds like he is doing great with the solar panel thing and the pizza and the pictures of the thirst busters from Circle K killed me!!!!!!!! KILLED ME!!!!! I think there is a monsoon every year on the 4th and on the 4th here we had zone conference!! The conference was great we talked about the difference of an ordinary missionary and an extraordinary missionary and it helped open my vision on how to be more effective in the work!!! Hahah Tobie what a stinker why don't you just unplug the wifi at night and then no one could text or just collect all phones at night!!! Tobie should be able to get his eagle done this year that would be nice!(Tobie is at his 2nd scout camp this summer) I miss monsoon storms and let me know about Saydi's patriarchal blessing.
So my week was good, we started the week off  with a new family his name is Paulo and his wife died in Feb but has 5 kids!!  We taught him the restoration and after he said, "that makes so much sense there has to be at least one church with that authority" and yesterday we taught him the Book of Mormon and we asked him why do you think God would give us more scriptures and he said, "well I think it would have to be because after Christs death the world went in to the apostasy and lots of thing were lost so we need the Book of Mormon to bring the stuff that was lost back!"  We have another lesson with him tonight about the plan of salvation it should be a good lesson. Tuesday we painted the inside of our investigators house for him, it looks way better than it did before!! Wednesday we started teaching an English class for the people here its kinda hard because I don't know how to teach English!  But its going good Thursday we went on a division with Elder Shumway he is our district leader so that was fun!!  In our area stayed Elder Victor and they taught the law of chastity to one of our families and so now we have one more that is preparing to get married, so that was great news!! They took our branch president over to help them and by the way or branch pres only has 3 months in the church!!  So we have to help him a lot!! Friday we had zone conference and had lunch there but I think the restaurant that catered had some bad food or something because Friday night and Saturday I was in bad shape!!! I had diarrhea bad on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday and I still don't know about today I haven't eaten since Saturday so hopefully when I eat today I wont die!!! haha but I still worked through the stomach issues!!! haha what about dad and Texas????


When are transfers coming up? next week
Package is going out tomorrow it is full do you have any last minute requests?
What are you doing for Pday today? soccer
Do you have any zone conference meetings? yes we had one on Friday
Do you have any pictures to share? not today I gave my card to my last comp to put all the pictures we have together on them
How are all your families doing that you are teaching?  they are doing great
Spiritual moment of the week? probably zone conference I learned a lot on how to be a better missionary
Exciting thing that happened this week? stomach problems 3 days in a row!! haha
I love you guys a lot!!
Elder Roberts