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December 26th 2016

Hi family and friends! Merry two days after Christmas! I forgot to mention that president moved P-day to Tuesday because of the holiday on Monday. In fact, the next three or four of my P-day's will be on Tuesday.  This last week was a fun week. We did a lot of stuff. As some of you may have noticed, it was Christmas last week. I very much enjoyed Skypeing with my family. It was really weird, I went upstairs and it was like I forgot where I was for a second. I don't think of myself as Barak anymore, I'm Elder Roach now, but it's all good. We were able to do some good stuff on Christmas, we visited a lot of people. All of our investigators are out of town, but it still worked. A neat story happened to us in finding a new investigator. We were out one night, about to go on a teamup, but our teamup cancelled, and all of our set lessons canceled as well. It happens sometimes. We were left to our backups and nothing was working. I decided to pray, and I felt inspired to contac…

December 19th

Hello Family And Friends, It Has Been Another Great Week Here In Shallowford! Also since I won't email again until the 26th, merry Christmas! Thank you all for the cards and especially my family, I got the presents you sent and I'm on day 6 now. I really appreciate the bike lights. So some good things happened this week. I met a woman who's last name was Roach, except now she's married so it isn't anymore, we had a lot of Christmas lessons, basically every visit was a Christmas lesson in some way. This week we had a zone conference about working with members, so we come up with a plan to get members involved with our investigators. What we did was we inviting all of the members who lived within walking distance of someone we're teaching, and asked them to use the light the world calendar as an excuse to drop off cookies for them. It was pretty simple, and we got about 20 members to commit to visit people. We're really excited, and I really like the whole lig…

12/12/2016

Hello my people.
How's life? Life is good here in the ol faithful Shallowford. Another week has gone by on bicycle and it was really cold this week. Biking in the cold is really confusing because your body gets hot and your limbs stay cold. Ah well, it was fun. I don't really remember any crazy highlights this week, we had a really good week, but not much nutty stuff. We met some good people, we taught some fun lessons. Oh we ate with our fun Czech friend, and our wacky investigator Carol dropped us out of the blue. That wasn't really fun. We were able to go to mission prep and teach some future missionaries. I guess that's pretty much it, sorry there's not a ton. I've been thinking about a few things recently, but mostly it's chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel. It's the Christlike attributes chapter. I like to read through it every morning because it's pretty short, and I can feel the effect that it's having. I have been thinking about how much of the …

12/05/2016

วัสดีเพื่อนของฉัน How are you? Have you all had a good week? I hope so, I certainly did! It had a lot of funny things, I'll tell you about the funny stuff. We decorated our apartment for Christmas, I'll attach pictures. We were given a giant bag of pecans, so we put them in a big glass jar. We don't really know why we were given them, we ate lunch with our Czech friend and he just handed them to us. Oh, and I met someone who had the perfect explanation for how the children of Israel left Egypt. You see, we all know that the Egyptians were using the pyramids to 1) create hydrogen using the ark of the covenant 2) communicate to aliens 3) generate A/C current to communicate with the lighthouse of Alexandria 4) generate antigravity forces. Here's where speculation steps in though, he believes that the Egyptians were using mind control because, as we know, they had access to their inner power, and they used that power to control the children of Israel. Moses used the manna t…
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November 29th

Surprise! I bet you guys thought I forgot about you. This week is transfer week, so pday is moved to today. I'm not being transferred yet, season three of Elder Eric Nadybal and Elder Barak Roach. But I'll tell you about this week now. It was another fun one on bike, we biked an whole lot this week, but it was good, and I just keep remembering 2 Nephi 20:16 and it keeps me going. Some highlights, we found a bunch of new people this week, we had a great thanksgiving, we were able to eat with everyone we saw so we had three dinners that night. It was pretty great. We also found a fair few people. This new Christmas video is really amazing, I'd invite you all to check it out and then do the little calendar thing. And not just the lazy ones at the bottom, mix in some of the medium difficulty challenges.  Anyways, things are going well out here in the Shallowford ward, we are finding and teaching a lot of people. Our top investigator Carol is progressing really well, she told us …