Monday, January 27, 2014

Sorry, no time. . .

hey, no time but I love you. 


Sister Zito at her desk...sister leader swag.
I'm going to have fifty billion pictures of the temple by the time I get home.
Me and the Godfreys, the senior couple that went home on Friday :( we miss them.
I have become a master of planner-making :) this is Sister Singh's next transfer.
Mine this transfer.
An elder in our ward that asked me to make him one.
A mural in our area :) we stopped and took pictures while the weather was beautiful yesterday.
One of our members that feeds us lunch every sunday has a hammock :) We can't watch movies, but I laid in the hammock and listened to 17 miracles haha paradise!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I'm going on a diet.‏

Because of the ten pictures I've sent home, six of them involved food. Sister Singh told me that the reason she loved me was because I eat...a lot.

Anyways. This week was totally awesome! We have an investigator with a baptismal date! I finally met Karla, she was the last of our investigators, and she is awesome. She told us that she still wants to be baptized and she said yes. She just needs to quit the cigs...never ever ever start smoking, children. EVER. that's where we spent our morning - wiping tar off the walls of her apartment as a deterrent, so she won't buy any more cigarettes.

SO I promised you I would talk about the guys, starting with Sidney Rigdon, so here we go :)

Sidney joined the Church in 1831, when six missionaries met him on their way down to Missouri to teach the Gospel to the Native Americans. Rigdon joined soon after. Rigdon had served for some time as a baptist minister, preaching for a sect called the Disciples of Christ. So when he did, so did a good portion of his congregation. Best lesson ever taught to a recent convert, I'll say. When imprisoned in Liberty Jail, Rigdon was serving as the first counselor in the first presidency of the Church, and was Joseph's right hand in many things. In January, the men were given an early hearing in which they could be represented by a lawyer, or they could represent themselves. The other men chose to be represented by Alexander Doniphan, a legal man who was very friendly to the church. Rigdon represented himself, and, using his talent as an orator, did such a good job that those listening took up a collection plate for him. Sidney was let go on bail, but waited over a week in the Liberty Jail, still fearing for his life. The jailer finally gave him a pistol and he left. After the martyrdom of Joseph Smith, Sidney remained in Illinois with a small group of followers who eventually left him. He passed away and is buried near Nauvoo.

I love Sidney because he and I have something in common - our mouths get us in trouble :) He's a great guy to learn about, and the first one I talk about because he is the only prisoner not portrayed in the Jail as we see it today.

Sorry that was kind of long-winded :) if you find anything on a church websites that contradicts what I said, please go with the website haha

I love you all!

Sister Annika Rogers
Isaiah 49:16

Waffle House!
This is my food.
Waffle House pt II.   I ate it all!
  •    Seva Indian Quisine‏.  With my Indian companion!  Well. . . mostly Indian.

Once we went to this really yummy sushi place...I tried wasabi. THAT was fun. Man, forget exercising. If I can't wake up in the morning, I'm just going to go take a lick of that.
This is the cell tower we can see from our house. It's a giant pencil. Pretty cool, eh? Haha...missouri is so weird.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Here to stay is the jailbird...‏

Haha it's like sixty degrees outside - definitely NOT a winter wonderland. I can't believe it's January. The weather here is so backwards. Can't wait to have normal seasons in Utah.

Hey errybody! This week has been a blast :D We had a miracle yesterday - we had our first investigator at church! His name is Jon and it was SO awesome to finally see him there. We have an appointment with him on Wednesday night...can't wait to tell you all how that goes.

Had an awkward situation happen...we went to a member's home for dinner prepared to eat with her and her little boy because there was a note on our roster saying that she'd moved to get away from her husband, who we are not to have any contact with because he's in trouble with the law. Well, we get the correct address (it was wrong in the roster), arrive at dinner to find our member, her son, two daughters, and husband. Yep, the one we were not to contact. Needless to say, we were surprised, and so was the bishop when we told him the next day...moral of the story is, don't keep secrets from your bishop because he will always find out. Always.

So this week, I wanted to start a little trend :) For the next six weeks, I will be spotlighting each of the prisoners at the Historic Liberty Jail - Lyman Wight, Sidney Rigdon, Alexander McRae, Caleb Baldwin, Hyrum Smith, and Joseph. I would start this week, but I'm out of time :( p-day with other sisters is always crazy.

I love you all so much :) Add my invite to Sister Youngbergs - go read D&C 121 :) LOVE YA

Sister Annika Rogers
Isaiah 49:16

the cat that was protecting Sister Singh's purse while we vaccumed her human's carpet
Sister Singh and I at the temple
our elders - Elder Manusaouloa and Elder Dayton (the wind kicked up perfectly haha candid shot)
their model shot

Monday, January 6, 2014

Can I please be reincarnated in the Bahamas?‏

Hey, folks! I know, one wimpy email after another...promise that your letter will be good...especially considering that I didn't get a letter out last week. Oops. Anyways. It's a balmy -2 degrees's actually so cold that we've been told by President Keyes not to go tracting or stay outside too long, just in case of frostbite. WHAT. Where am I?! Anyways, my week in bullet points:
-bought a new camera...then traded it in for a nicer one
-dropped an investigator after she told us that she has a testimony of reincarnation
-took a couple through the Historic Liberty Jail...on their first. blind. date.
-spent two hours at the doctors today...only talked to the doctor for 5 minutes
-have an appointment tonight with our new investigator who speaks mandarin chinese...
-sweet miracle with a less active yesterday :) thanks to the snow!
-Last and definitely my least favorite, had a dog stick his nose UP MY SKIRT. Owner = not apologetic.
More details in the letter :)

Sister Annika Rogers
Isaiah 49:16

Even though they're dirty, I LOVE THESE BOOTS
The repealing of the extermination order. . .dated 1976.