Saturday, July 19, 2014


JULY 17th, 2014

Hey Mama -
Probably yesterday was one of the best days so far. 1st we got up at 6:15 to do some service....we ended up just cleaning the doorms that we use for class. They were already basically clean. A week earlier and we would've been able to clean the inside of the Temple. The food is starting to taste the same, but the chocolate leche es muy bueno. We finished breakfast in a hurry and got ready because we needed to hit the 9:00 Temple session and to do that we couldn't miss the bus. We barely made it and so did all the other elders and hermanas crammed in the bus like sardines, but I felt honored to be part of "the missionaries" that grandma always talks about when she works at the Temple.

I was fasting and when we were done with the Temple I broke my fast and I was starving on the way out I started to see people I knew. I personally believe that to see all these people showed how much support I have and how people are so proud of me and excited for me to serve.  First I saw "Kay Asbee" right?? Grandma's friend? mainly I just kept talking to her and stalling to see if I could see grandma. Then on the way out a mom grabbed my arm saying "hey, you're Hilary's son!" It was Taylor Anderson's mom! And then there was Taylor! He was there at the Temple with his family. We said hi for a while and joked around a bit and took pictures. It was so great to see my homie from "the outside."

We headed over to the main campus to eat and the food was sooooo good, so many varieties! Mainly I was on a hunt for Linc. I was done with my lunch and was stalling a little and I was getting a little frustrated that I couldn't see my ol buddy. I got up to go get a drink. I stepped in front of these two elders and when I looked up at them to say sorry, I realized I was looking at the face of Lincoln Perkins! (Elder Perkins) I dropped my cup on the floor, good thing they are plastic, and he put his food tray right on the floor not even caring at all. Then gave me the biggest hug ever. I started to cry and he did too. Gosh it felt good, almost just like seeing family, next best thing. We took a couple of pics, tried to talk as long as Elder Haterlie would let us and then we had to split. I was so happy, grinning from ear to ear.

We went back to email - gosh, an hour is such a short amount of time, but I'll get better at it. Also while in the writing lab Elder Tueller (probably my best bud in the MTC) saw his sister's best friend so I asked her if she could help me send you some pics. Probably next time.

Also, while I was doing laundry, I saw another familiar face, Sister Jensen in our ward! So was so great offering to help me in any way. She said if you need anything just give it to her and she can just come and put it right on our table in our room.

Then we got ready for our lesson with Yanet. That night as a district, we decided to better our spanish and sing some hymns. We sang Poor Way Faring Man and spirit of God and I am a child of God.

I've got to get ready for the morning, but last night I had a dream and every single one of you was in it. The dream was so vivid and I basically had a conversation with Mom, Dad, Laur, Wade, Rivs, Kal, Quin, and Canny, it was awesome! I miss you guys so much, thanks for everything, the letters and packages I feel so loved.

-Elder Roberts

(Linc, Tate and Brett ala Power Rangers mode)

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