Elder Rodeback

Elder Rodeback

Monday, February 24, 2014

For the Lord God will help me................

Hey Everyone,

Man, it has been a little bit since I have been able to send one of these things.  Truth be told, I have been stumped the past couple of weeks on what the Lord wanted me to write about.  I mean, I get up and do the same thing every day and yet, every single day is a cherished moment for me.  One that I will ponder upon every minute for the rest of my life.  I cannot effectively describe to you in words, the feelings that resonate in my heart every day as I think about the things that I am doing out here, and the miracle that has taken place in my life.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ has changed my life forever.
I am still in Jersey City, just in case you didn't get the update.  I love this place so much!  My companion is Elder Braydon Marchant and we have a blast together!  We spend a lot of time in the hood of Jersey City because of all of the work there is to do.  The young man name Dayquan that we have been working with is making some amazing changes in his life and every time that we go to see him he changes a little bit more.  My mom asked me if I was tired of the snow and the answer is......YES!  It makes parking impossible and I begin getting really antsy when we are in the car for too long.
Here is some spiritual uplift for y'all.
"For the Lord God will help me.  Therefore, shall I not be confounded.  Therefore, have I set my face like a flint and I know that I shall not be ashamed." 2 Nephi 7:7  I hope every time that you are faced with a temptation and do something that you shouldn't do, you remember the words of a prophet of God.  Jesus Christ will not stand ashamed of you at judgment.  Why are we standing ashamed to keep the commandments of God?  Back up, or Get in!

I love you all!  Be Safe!
Elder Rodeback

Monday, February 10, 2014

"It wreaks in here!!!!!" "That's the smell of weed....." "It still wreaks!"

Dear friends and family!

Once again I am sitting at my computer trying to put into words the events and hilarity that was last week!  We had such an awesome week!  It was full f the Spirit of God.  It ended up with us popping a tire after hitting a pot hole!  Elder Marchant and I know that God wanted it to happen so that we could help other people that popped their tires as well! :)  Life as a missionary cannot be replaced by anything in this world.  I love serving Here!!  The reason for the title is because of a funny story that happened last week.
We were walking out of a less active family's apartment and we just got smacked in the face with the putrid smell of pot!  The only thing we could think to say was, "Man, it wreaks in here!"  The kid smokin' it on the steps said, "that's the smell of weed..."  In a bit of an angered tone.  All we could do was look at him and say, "It still wreaks!"
I want all of you to know that I know that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ and that his commandments are for all of his children and will bless and change their lives, just as they change ours.  It is our responsibility to make sure that they know.

Love you all!
Elder Rodeback

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