This is your favorite elder!
So south Pasadena, a pretty great place, we had a decent week it was full of lots of surprises and hills! Lots of hills, good news is is that I don't have to ride on them until later today. Well we have had a good week missionary work wise. We are meeting with this guy Michael. He is pretty cool. He is trying to get his masters degree in math and he's dating a less active member Natalie. They are a really cool young couple. That's the weird thing about south Pasadena, everybody is young, even their dogs, super young. It's super weird. In sacrament meeting there were crying babies the whole time, and moms and dads kept getting up to leave, it was pretty funny. What is super weird about the ward though is I haven't seen so many white people in forever. I forget that they exist, and they all like BYU here, so it's a good thing I came to get them back onto the straight and narrow, obviously got a few nuts and bolts loose around here.
We taught Michael a good lesson and as usual with he had a few questions about Mormon doctrine. For example he doesn't see the need for Joseph Smith because he doesn't think that there was an apostasy, (Amos 8:11-12) and some other things. But he asked us to come back!
There is also this guy named Louie. He is a good guy but didn't come to church but we had a few good lessons and he took us out to dinner. That's about it, a good amount of teaching considering white washing.
I learned that there is no better way to have a fantastic family than to raise them in the gospel, I got to see two very different people, one being raised in the church, and the other not having a religion or really any parental guidance, neither had been to any church in 15 years, but one was so super nice and had a positive outlook, and wanted to go back to church and be made right with God. They just didn't see how. The other hated God and blamed him for everything wrong in their life, two very stark differences. Of course it isn't always the case, but the nice one attributed all their good qualities to having been raised in a righteous home, it was refreshing to see. So thank you, mom and dad for raising me in a raucous..er.... righteous home. I appreciate it. I can see that you actually did want the best for me, and hopefully still do. Heh.
A word of Rollins boy wisdom
Whatever you do, don't wear a jacket, and pants are of the devil.
Another word of Rollins wisdom
You might as well laugh about it.
A word of motherly wisdom
Jo..Aa...Jon....Al...J!!!! Get up here right now!
A word of fatherly wisdom
A word of Elder Rollins Wisdom
Don't jump in puddles in Sunday clothes. It is bad.
Love all of you! Smile! Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present!
Open it up and see what's inside!
LOVE YOU LOTS!!!!