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1/1/2018

Hello friends, it’s good to talk to you all. Did you have a fun time on New Year’s Day? We did, we had a district New Years party since New Year’s Eve was Sunday. I’m not sure what happened this week, I’ll just start talking and see what comes out.
Our top investigator is probably Mercy. Karen has recovered from her illness and is back on date (hope and pray), but Mercy is doing really well. She came to church, however she wasn’t sure if she could come inside in jeans, and she texted us but we had our phone on silent for sacrament meeting, so she left. Just bad luck really. Consequently we had to take her off date, but we’ll come back and try to put her back on. She’s really prepared, I bet she’s going to make it. Oh and something funny about mercy, she met with missionaries on and off in the Philippines for a year, and she never got taught the Plan of Salvation. She had heard all of the restoration and the Gospel of Jesus Christ tons and tons of times. She was surprised to hear why she…

12/25/2017

Hey y’all, it’s Elder Roach here. Coming at ya. Merry Christmas! I think most missions in the world moved pday to another day but not us! We just had a regular old day here. I’ll tell you about our week real quick, but I mostly already told my family everything over Skype.
Our top investigator is Mercy Fabillar. We were able to see her twice this week, one lesson we invited her to be baptized on the 13th, and the next time we took her on a church tour. She was pretty amazed at how nice the church building is compared to the ones in the Philippines. She didn’t come to church this week, but there’s a kind of interesting situation with her kids at the moment. I think the best experience was when we went Christmas caroling. That was both a lot of fun and it was a great way to spend the Christmas Eve times when people weren’t super happy with tracting. We had a pretty cool contact too, this woman started crying and said that her husband recently passed away, so we offered some comfort and sh…

12/18/2017

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Noel my friends and aquaitnteses. Happy holidays! It’s almost Christmas I’m so excited! Christmas will be on a pday this year too, which will be fun! We’re actually doing a white elephant today for preparation day. I got a $5 Tupac album lol, whoever gets it better resist that temptation till after the mission 🏻. Elder Baird got some spray on deer urine for hunting haha. We get along pretty well. Also, I should add, I have received several Christmas cards and I want to express appreciation for those. Especially shout out to both grandma and grandpa Nelson, who have actually sent me two cards recently. Thank you all, I love you! I feel like my emails are gettin a little rote, I’m gonna mix it up. I’ll tell you about some of the stuff that happened this week. First, on Monday I had the chance to dedicate the home of some less actives that we’re working with a bit. That was a really cool experience, and afterwards they took us to a super nice sushi restaurant, and insisted that we all …

December 11 2017

Hola Hermanos! Como esta? Esta lloviendo hielo! I forgot how to say snowing. It’s funny, Spanish people in canton have a real specific way of saying stuff, it’s always like holarmano, comoeta? Igualmene. Anywho, it snowed! Like a ton for Georgia, 8 inches. A bunch of places lost power, and we were grounded from using cars. So we made a snowman, and a snow dog. I made the snow dog, and I’m unapologetically proud of it.
First, transfer news... no transfer! I’m staying in canton for 7.5 months! I definitely have the record for the least amount of companions, and areas too. I’m in the running for the 4 area Elder, which hasn’t happened to anyone in living memory. I’ll tell you about our week. Our top investigator is still probably Mercy. Unfortunately we weren’t able to teach her this week, because of the ice and snow. It was a shame, but we’ve kept in contact and she seems still good. Sunday was a good day, I’ll tell you about it. We started by tracting because church got cancelled, and we …

December 4 2017

Hey guys, how’s it going? I can’t believe it’s December. I’m also in the same zone as when I started, so this is bringing back a bunch of fond memories of last Christmas time. Gosh I love Christmas, and I love lighting the world. Two years in a row!
I’ll tell you all what happened. So first crazy news, Elder Weatherford B Clayton from the 1st quorum of the seventy came and visited us! We had another zone conference, and he spoke, it was really cool. He also sat by us at lunch, but nbd, I just got to chat with a general authority. It turns out they have to wear suits literally everywhere, he said even to the gym.  So our top investigator is a new investigator. Her name is Mercy. She was a referral when me and Elder Roberts were together last August. She kept saying she was too busy to meet and then she randomly emailed us on Thursday and said “hey, I’m not busy anymore, come teach me tomorrow”.  We taught her and it turns out she met with missionaries in the Philippines for like 6 months…

Nov 27th 2017

Good day, how are you? Happy tardy thanksgiving. Was the food tasty? Ours sure was, we had a delicious time here, and also a pretty dagum good week. I’ll just tell you all about it! I'll just give you an update on Karen and Erin and Jeff. So Erin and Jeff are just waiting and working on quitting vaping. We have been thinking about letting the ward take control here, because were basically done with the missionary lessons and they need regular visits, but we're not sure it needs to be us. Karen has had bronchitis for the last three weeks. I though it was fishy, but we dropped off some cookies on thanksgiving and we saw here and she was still sick. I guess being old takes a while to get over stuff like that. Anyways, we haven't really been working with them as much, but they’re still around, and I think they'll still get baptized. We have a couple new families I'm excited about. 
I think thanksgiving was a highlight for me this week. We were able to use it much more e…

Nov 21 2017

Hey guys! It’s your pal, Elder Roach! How’s it going? We’ve had a crazy week here, I’ll tell you all about it!
The most amazing thing was I got to go with a woman that was baptized in my first area go through the temple on Wednesday. It was so amazing, that’s what missionary work is all about. I really don’t know how to describe it, it was amazing, and afterwards we went and got some fancy burgers! Pretty much the perfect day. That was the main highlight for this week, we actually ate at two trendy restaurants, took a bunch of selfies, and ate fancy food. There was a baptism in our ward for a woman named rose, we hung out with a crazy but nice less active member, and got some pictures there. Lots of pictures this week. We also taught a chastity lesson over text, and also, we saw a lot of nudity this week. I won’t get into the details, but there was at least one per day. The devil is trying to sift us! I walked on stilts, I stomped the devil with a crazy black guy, I contacted a group of…