Elder Braden Roberts

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

March 30th 2014

This week has been so crazy and so AWESOME!!! haha I will start off with the date night thing.  One of the members set us Elders up on a date for tonight.... hmmm haha we went to McDonalds for dinner on Saturday and willy (member), new one of the girls that worked there so we started to tell him to ask her on a date. We said she was cute to give him confidence and stuff and we set everything up and told him to invite her to dinner and we all could go. Then after we could all go to family night! So we were getting a new investigator and setting him up on a date.... at least that's what we thought then after he went to talk to her he came back and told us that he invited her to dinner and that he told her we, the Elders thought she was cute and wanted her to come..... haha that kind of put us in a bad situation but we have a date tonight so not many missionaries can say that right? haha But he also told us after all of this and after we were saying it isn't our date it is yours he said it isn't a date because she has a boyfriend. haha Not sure why he didn't say that right at first but oh well it makes for a good story!

For conference we watch it a week after you guys do and I think we just go to our church and watch it on a TV or something I am not really sure... and for Easter we don’t do anything for Easter I haven't seen one Easter thing here except for some missionaries that got stuff sent to them! Everyone here for the most part is Buddhist or Taoist so they haven't even really heard of Christ!!! 

This week I had the opportunity to give a blessing to a sister in our district! We were on our way to English meeting and they called to ask if we could do it before English so we say yes but instantly get super nervous!!! Elder Ng said he would do it because they didn't really say who they wanted to do it. When we got to the church things just started to take forever to get ready then when we finally thought we were ready elder ng just stood there.... haha he was trying to prepare himself but then they decided to switch and asked me to do it. Of course I say I will but inside I am praying that I will know what to say then to make it even easier I asked what the blessing was for and she says "just follow the spirit"........ umm haha that doesn't make it any easier!!! Well hopefully I have been living right and have the spirit with me!!!! The blessing ended up going good though and Willy said, when I finished, "I felt it three times" as in he got the chills three times during the blessing and got the chills it was a pretty neat experience and I hope it was able to help her!

This week we have met with an investigater twice and the spirit has been super strong!! He knows it is true but now we just need him to have the desire to change his life!! We had a pretty awesome lesson with a less active member named Eric! Most of the time when we go over he just plays on his phone and ignores everything we say so I decided to have a family night and play card games and make him get involved! It was amazing the change once we finally got him away from his electronics, by the end of the night he was laughing and joking with us and he walked us out the door and was talking to us where before we were lucky to shake his hand when we left. Hopefully we can help him come back!

The last thing is this last week we had a ward activity and the little kids came and did missionary work with us which was pretty cool and fun!! haha by the end of the day they were all exhausted it was super funny but this week they spoke in sacrament and it was super funny to hear what they had to say and the stuff that is just like everyday things and normal to us were like terrifying for them! For example knocking on doors :) haha one girl that is about 12 was saying how scary it was and she explained how like every door they knocked on the door was shut in her face before she could say anything she didn’t know how the missionaries were able to talk to people! It was super cool to hear people talk about what we do every day and it is just routine now!

I love you guys and hope you have a great week!! Here is a picture from one of our less actives house last Friday! 

Crazy to think a little over a year ago I was standing on top of snow basin looking out over Ogden now I am standing on the other side of the world looking out over the ocean!

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