Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November 24, 2009

Hola! Padre Y Madre
This is the right address, and yes I can print out. It costs a little bit but is not bad. Well I got that package yesterday, so I guess some food can be send across the border. :) It was very well thought out haha. And it seemed to work. The MTC is great. I sent a letter with some pictures home. I will send more but as you can tell with thousands of missionaries that would be kind of hard. (and only one machine that takes my memory card) When you get the money from Spencer could you send it to me so I have emergency money for when I am flying. We are losing 4 Elders in my district. They are flying to the Dominican Republic to finish their MTC experience which is pretty sweet.
I think I mentioned some time that I want to mail some things home because they are not going to be of use to me in Paraguay. That removable hard drive of mine I left in your room, However, I don't think you can use it that way. I don't think you can transfer pictures like that.
Well that is a shame about the Stampeders, but I still have hope for the Flames.
Keep me updated. :) Hockey is not a big thing down here compared to baseball/college football.
I got a letter from Grandma except it was addressed "Dear Andrew" but I didn't really mind. See if you can get other family to use that system. It is great, and I bought a small little address book so have them send addresses, so I can respond. Or you send me addresses.
So how is the weather there? It is starting to get cold here but it is not as bad as Canada, and being the only Canadian, I am the only one not complaining, haha.
Well the MTC is great. I'm learning a lot and we are teaching a lot. Today, of course being P-day, we're going to the temple, and during class with HMO Cleek we got into some really deep stuff. Its awesome! I’m learning a lot for myself. How’s my visa coming along? We can only write letters on P-Day and send emails up to 6:00 pm but through Dearelder I can receive them any day of the week. I got a brand new set of scriptures in Spanish and I got "Elder Rodgers" written on them, and you will be able to tell by one of the pictures I sent. Well I am writing this while waiting for my clothes in the dryer haha. I have some district pictures that I am going to send. But I have a request if you can find it buy a Canadian tie, or a red and white one. We Canadians are surprisingly a very small minority. During a fireside with Stephen B. Allen (missionary director) he had all missionaries stand up where they were from and there were only a handful of Canadians. Also on that, on Sundays missionaries are to wear their suit all day long and during firesides and devotionals it can get so warm and uncomfortable, but he allowed us to take them off and he gave a great message about the restoration and the blessings that have come from it. We also had Bishop Edgely from the Presiding Bishopric and he is from Raymond. When he said he was from Alberta I got a big smile haha. Well I hope to hear back from you guys and Grandma and Grandpa Rodgers.

Love Elder Lucas Rodgers

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 17, 2009


Well, I am jealous that you got to hear Elder Richard Scott, but I will let you know that for American Thanksgiving Elder Holland is coming here :) haha. Well I am loving it here, my companion is Elder Jolley from Salem, Utah, and together we form the Jolley Rodgers haha. There is a place here called the Referral Center. If someone calls the number on the back of a pass- along card it goes to the R.C. or if people use the chat system on mormon.org we get it there, so on days when we have MDT (missionary directed time) w can go there. The first day we were there I was chatting with an inactive lady and she was wanting to go back to church. (she had not gone since she was baptized) So we talked for a while and I told her of a website that she can find the closest church and I committed her to going to church on Sunday :) and yesterday me and my companion taught the 1st lesson to some other missionaries and the spirit was so strong. So I am already praying in Spanish (W/o notes) contacting (W/ notes), testifying (getting better) in Espanol :). My schedule is breakfast, classroom instruction, lunch, classroom instruction, dinner classroom instruction haha. But Gym is scheduled at different places throughout the day at different times on different days. Our district has two teachers Hermano Cleek and Hermana Pace. The other classroom instruction is MDT. Sunday is great. We have a fireside then we can watch a church film. This past Sunday we watched a movie about Joseph smith, and Sherry Dew spoke. I am going to have a strange request because I am the only Canadian in my district and I think zone. I would request a package full of Canadian things, maple syrup, anything that is acceptable. But I want it to be soooo Canadian that it will stick out in a crowd, you could ask Austin to help you, I'm sure he would be willing. I want it to just shout CANADA (figuratively) flags I want something Pro-Canadian!! please!! haha. (any questions write me back asap, 6:00 is too late, p. day is over) I will be sending pictures home right away hopefully, and have my friends write me. It is starting to get cold here, but is far from Canadian Weather.

Well I Love you guys and I want you to know that I am having a great time here! I know I am going to miss it, but I know Paraguay will be that much better :) I still have 7 min.s today so I hope to hear back from you today.

Love Elder Lucas Rodgers

Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 10, 2009

Hola Mom Dad, Everyone, How are you all doing? The MTC is great but I will have to make this quick because my first letter got erased so I only have a little whyile to write, The MTC, is great The Spirit is so strong, We are already starting to talk in spanish, and pray. The days are great, My Companion is elder Jolley, Which is funny because that is the name of the person I weas conversing with bufore my mission, Our district is made up of 12 elders 8 going to paraguay and 4 doing to the domican Republic, If you have questions to ask feel free to write any time either this address or www.dearelder.com (you have toy pick MTC for the mission right now) The food is great here and the people are awesome, I really can't wait to hear from everyone and see how everyone is doing. well now its my turn to ask questions (well figurtivly speaking), How are you guys doing? Hows calgary, Keep me posted and i will with you, but for toight our district (which is awesome!) is going to the provo temple :). So that will be exciting. I can't wait. My companion is tha district leader.
Well I don't have much time left as I stated earlier so i will conclude, I can't wait to hear from everyone, Dear elder Is great because i ger letters so fast that way. well I hope to hear back from everyone soon!!!! Adios!!!

-Elder Lucas Rodgers