Monday, October 28, 2013


This week was great! We had Zone Conference and Stake Conference! I love conferences.
But let's start at the beginning. Last p-day, we went as a district to Red Rocks. Red Rocks is a famous natural amphitheater west of Denver. It's been around since the 1950s or so, and tons of awesome people have performed there. Pretty much anyone you can imagine.
Elder Kelly took some pictures of me playing his guitar on the stage, but they're on his camera and he doesn't have a cord or any way to email those pictures. Oh well! Hopefully I'll get those to you eventually.
While we were doing some service at a thrift store, a man came up to me and started talking to me about his mission. He said he served in Temple Square when it used to be all Elders, not Sisters there. I think that would be a cool mission. It would be a totally different experience than a proselyting mission! I didn't know they ever had Elders serving there, so that was cool to find out.
Elder Kelly and I practiced a bit singing hymns with the guitar. We got the chance to visit one member and play "Sweet Hour of Prayer" for him. I think it went pretty well. Righteous music always brings the Spirit!
At every Zone Conference, they inspect our cars. The companionship with the best-kept car wins the "Golden Hubcap." That includes Subway gift cards and, most importantly, 100 extra miles! Elder Kelly and I won the Golden Hubcap! Hooray! So now we have 100 extra miles. We're going to use them all this week, because transfers are on Tuesday (the 3rd), and either of us could be out of here! We've been doing a lot of walking up until this point, so it will be nice to finish out the transfer in the car.
Elder David Baxter of the Seventy and his wife visited us for Zone Conference and Stake Conference. Elder Baxter is from Scotland, and served his mission there at around the same time President Murdock did. Sister Baxter is from England.
In the adult session of Stake Conference, the focus was on hastening the work of salvation. Does anyone else realize that this is a big deal??  I totally scored being a missionary at this time in the history of the Church. And I mean the history of the Church beginning with our first prophet, Adam. The Apostles of the Church have compared this hastening in importance with the Restoration and the translation of the Book of Mormon!
Our ward is getting excited about the work, and it's rolling forward! Remember, 1 Corinthians 4:12.
I don't know what it says, but I hope it's good! If it's not, remember your favorite scripture. Take care of yourselves, love everyone, and be righteous!
Elder Rogers

 A Thought from MOM:

“Serve every day of your mission in such a way that when you get out of bed every morning, Satan says, ‘Oh no…HE’S AWAKE!’”

Elder Keel—A missionary in Boston

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