Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Today Is The Day!

Alright world in 2 1/2 hours i will be a missionary! This is a very surreal feeling. Something i've waited for all my life and now it is so close. It is absolutely insane! But here are some thoughts i've had the last few days along with some of my comings and goings.

Last Sunday at home. I don't think it could have been any better. It was totally missionary focused. In Priesthood we discussed how we can be better member missionaries and we had some great ideas which i'm sure i'll put into practice in good old Deutcshland. Then in Sunday School we were talking about Alma 17-22, for those of you who don't know this is the story of Ammon. Like the greatest missionary ever! If your unfamiliar with it, read it! I promise you'll love it and really feel the spirit. My favorite scripture from this section is definitely Alma 17:2-3 It reads:

2.) Now these sons of Mosiah were with Alma at the time the angel first appeared unto him; therefore Alma did rejoice exceedingly to see his brethren; and what added more to his joy, they were still his brethren in the Lord; yea, and they had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth; for they were men of a sound understanding and they had searched the scriptures diligently, that they might know the word of God.
3.) But this is not all; they had given themselves to much prayer, and fasting; therefore they had the spirit of prophecy, and the spirit of revelation, and when they taught, they taught with power and authority of God.

I love this scripture because i look forward to the day when all my friends are back together and we will still be brethren in the Lord. I can only imagine how amazing that day will be.

Testimony meeting was great. Such a strong spirit attended to us. And i knew that what i was about to do was the only thing for me to do. Also we sang patriotic hymns as the 4th of last Friday. And as we closed singing The National Anthem, it brought tears to my eyes. It just hit me for the first time that i won't be in this great country and how blessed we truly are to live here. Wow it was an amazing spirit.

I spent the rest of the day with my family and reading the 7th Harry Potter. I started it Sunday afternoon and finished it Monday, reading on a time deadline kind urged me on. Sorry to my family for neglecting them whilst i read. And then that night I tossed around a Frisbee with Ell Linds Russ and Tobin. It was great! I had a blast so many great memories at that park you've just got to love it!

Alright. As this will most likely be my last post for awhile. (i'm gonna have my family post my emails here once i get to Germany in about 2 months so look forward to that.) I thought it best for me to post my testimony.

I know without a doubt that this church is true! If i didn't, i wouldn't be going on a mission. I know that Christ lived a perfect life, and then suffered all of my sins and died on the cross for me and for everyone else. I know that he loves me and always wants me to be the best that i can. I know that the Book of Mormon is the most true book on the earth, and i know that we will be blessed for reading it and following the counsel found in it. I know that after we have done all that we can do to be saved, that we are saved by the grace of our loving Savior Jesus Christ. I know that we are lead by a true and living Prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I know that as we listen and heed to his counsel that we will never be lead astray. I know that all of the apostles and general authorities are called of God to lead us in these the latter days. I know that if we have faith in our Savior Jesus Christ we will live better lives and then one day return to live with him. I know that as i put my faith in our Savior that i will make it through those rough days with him by my side. I testify of the power of the Holy Priesthood! It is the power of God on this earth. I have witnessed it's power in my own life and the lives of others. I have been so blessed to have a loving family who supports me in everything i do, and also friends who are right by my side to pick me up when i fall. I know that it is by the light of Christ that we see in these dark days when sin is so prevalent upon the earth. I thank my loving Heavenly Father for all he has done for me and say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

Thanks to all you readers you rock. For those of you who would like to write me, i've posted my address on facebook as well as here. Hope to hear from you. And as always, keep it real world, and i'll catcha in a few.

MTC address, Use for the first 2 months.

Elder Spencer Wallace Rogers
Germany Frankfurt Mission
Provo Missionary Training Center
2005 North 900 East
Provo, UT 84604

This is the mission home, once i'm in Germany you can send stuff here and it will eventually get to me.

Elder Spencer Wallace Rogers
Germany Frankfurt Mission
Corneliusstrasse 18
60325 Frankfurt am Main

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