Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner with Elder Low at the Dow family home.

Elder Rollins and Elder Low having Thanksgiving dinner with the Low family from the Creekside Ward in Hacienda Heights.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

twas a week!

Transfers this week, nothing happened with us, but the zone got all changed so that's all that happened, but in other news, the sisters that were in the MTC with me are in their last transfer. So that's pretty weird. But in other news, Saul finally made it to church and said he liked it! So we were super excited for him, in other news, we tried knocking doors this week, pretty boring, especially when they don't speak English and I don't speak Chinese, yep. That about sums it up.  

We went on exchanges as well and the Elder I was with apparently didn't do language study because he kept misusing words, it was pretty funny, like we watched these two dogs get in a fight and there was one of the owners walking our way and we said hello and they said no.  We started walking then the other elder said "hope your dog"  We laughed too hard and scared one of the poor joggers into a sprint, good for him though. 

Also during one of the nights, I might have forgotten to mention, everything is a blur but we have seven elders in
our pad.  It is so crowded I'm getting claustrophobic, but nobody cares because they are too. During the night though we were talking about video games and football just a bunch of randomness and then one elder who had fallen asleep for about fifteen minutes and woke up talking about the conversation we had fallen asleep to, we at the time were talking about favorite players and then randomly and rather loudly we heard "I would probably send a bomb right up the middle and just BOOM, there it goes" we sat confused for a half minute then decided to end
on that note after a good laugh of course. 

In other news Mike is doing really well! Looking forward to getting the priesthood. So that's how he is doing. But I can't believe it is Thanksgiving, so this week I thought of things I am thankful for, they go as follows, not necessarily in order

Basically any food that isn't top ramen or cup of noodles
Well kept bikes
People who sing hymns who aren't motab
The Atonement for repenting because I need it
Prophets cause no confusion
Ironing boards
This country
Comfy pillows
People who smiles

There are other things of course but that's just a small list! I hope all of you have a happy thanksgiving! Because there is a lot to be thankful for, especially Jesus Christ! As you will be hearing a lot in the upcoming months He is the Reason for the Season! So don't forget about him amongst the turkey and the potatoes!


Elder Rollins

Tuesday, November 17, 2015



Mike Got baptized! Yesssssssss! Finally! It was faaaantastic! He was so happy it was great. He had his brother who is a minister for another church come, and he totally sang "Praise to the Man". oh yeah. It was good though Mike bore a great testimony, and Saul has a baptism scheduled for the 12th!

The work moves on!

So we had a good week! We had changes in the ward so Sunday was hectic but life is good! Not much else exciting happened, the adversary was out in force this week, lots of attacking, whether bashers or just weird dogs. Like this guy who tried to convince us that the 9th commandment is thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife and the tenth is thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods. We were pretty confused. So that happened, but then a member gave us some steak, so that was pretty cool. Otherwise we just tried to get to the baptism unscathed. Successful, well they say pictures are worth a thousand words, so this will look short but the pictures will make up for it!

This church is true! Mike stuck around after being told he couldn't get baptized yet 3 times! Somethings got to be right! Love you all! This church is so true! Read the Book of Mormon and say your prayers!
Elder Rollins

How was your week? Twas great!
Did Mike get baptized? Yes he did
How are your new investigators feeling?  Don't know don't speak their language
How did Heavenly Father guide you this week?  He just made sure we made it!
Did you witness any miracles this week?  Yes Mike got baptized

Tuesday, November 10, 2015



So this week was a good week! we have three new investigators named Ellen Tiffany and Odin, they are all recently moved from China, and speak hardly any english, and I speak no Chinese, but they want to
learn in English, so I have been Laughing at that, Google Translate doesnt do the trick, but whatever we will figure it out.

Anyway, so Mike. He is set for baptism on this Saturday and so help me this is going to happen or i am going to just start dragging people to the baptismal font. but i have faith it will so it will, there is no way God doesnt want him to make this Covenant so I will wait patiently.

So I was talking to this really cool Less Active family, and we were chatting and talking, inviting to church and there was a birthday of one of the older kids who isn't a member and he is turning 21 so naturally all of his older friends brought plenty of alcohol, and the rest of the family who are all members were so embarrassed. because
they were the ones letting this happen, so embarrassed in fact that they had us go stand outside, the mom wouldn't even talk to us, it was so sad to see. if you dont feel like you can have the missionaries in your home, then you know something needs to change, and what better way than leaving the good influence there? why get rid of something good, just to make room for those things that are bad? this is what is talked about when we say fear Man more than God. because they feared our judgment more than that of losing their souls, it sounds drastic
but that is what is at stake. and so few people are willing to understand that, even in the church, so please, make more room for the good. 
comet thingy

Be happy, thats all that the Lord really asks of us, be happy. He gives us a list of things we have to do, it is no secret, president monson tells us over and over as well. be obedient. do it. this is the key to Joy.

anyway so a funny story, i dont know if you heard but there was a ufo thingy or something i never got to hear what it was. but I was waiting with this same family before mentioned on the same not after they kicked us out.

THE CHURCH IS TRUE!!!!!! no doubt in my mind! there have been before, but we were told to doubt the doubts before we doubt our faith! find joy in the Journey, read scriptures. you all know what needs to be done so lets get it done!

Love you all!!

Elder Rollins

Have you received any flack about the new church handbook regarding children of married same gender parents?  Not really any flack but lots of questions. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Merry Christmas?!

Why is Christmas stuff out in the stores? 

This week was good!
We had a little mishap though but I will let you know in a second first things first.

So Mike, we are almost there hopefully not after transfers but we are close! Pretty excited for that, he is a good guy.

Anyway back to the mishap, so I am sitting in ward council yesterday and just all day everything was going wrong, and I was fasting so my fuse was already shortened drastically and already at seven in the morning, so I was thinking well it can't get any worse, and of course our loving God with His perfect sense of humor decided to stretch my patience again, so of course my zipper on my pants broke, and the barn door was wide wide open. But I was determined, oh no I would not freak out.  Nope I was going to roll with it, I went in with the attitude like
"that's right Heavenly Father! I'm not going to get mad! Hahaha" and then I got a response, it was"Good" He always wins.

So that was my grand experience. So Halloween, we had to go in early to avoid the psychos, that was boring. But we played the ukulele and that was cool! But the day was mostly uneventful.

Well that's about all exciting that happened funny experience, so daylight saving, and wonderful greenie Eder Low, wakes up and yells Elders! It's 7:20 get up! We just laughed. He didn't get it until after he showered. Those ten minutes were great!

Well love you all!

Elder Rollins

How is your health? I'm healthy as ever
How is Mike doing? Doing great
How is your personal scripture study going? It's fun still!
How is your journal writing? Depends on the day
How is your testimony?  Stronger than ever
3 people in a 2 person Porsche.  Not comfortable.

My first legitimate bullseye in my life.

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