Thursday, August 17, 2017

July 17 & 24, 2017

Hey everyone!!!!

How are all of you? I hope that you are all doin good, I am doing great! I am even in a new area! Yeah thats right, I got transferred one last time! I am now in Adenta 3. I have gone back to my home. It feels weird coming back after so long. 

These last 2 weeks have been pretty good. We had a zone contacting activity at Junction mall a couple weeks ago, it was pretty fun. We were all able to hang out. It was mostly saying good bye to people in Teshie and getting to know the new area. We also had a lot of guys go home as well. Had to say good bye to some friends. The mission is so different now. 

We've got a multi zone activity tomorrow, so that is nice. Then next week we get to hear and meet Elder Renlund at the dedication of the new MTC!! I hope we will also get to tour the new MTC. Other than that not much is goin on. My new comp is named Elder Bayo. He is from Sierra Leone. He comes from a big family and several of his siblings have served missions. He has been out as long as my son, Elder Wilkins. Elder Bayo is a great guy and I think we will do really well together. That's about it for now, I hope that you all have a great week!

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Elder Travis J. Roberts
Ghana Accra Mission

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July 3 & 10, 2017

Hey everyone!!

I hope that everyone is doing well, I am doing great! We have had a good last couple of weeks, we even have had baptisms! Both Ezekiel and Jude got baptized. Sadly I was not able to go to them because I got sick the morning of, but they still happened, so it's all good. 

Well, we already have our new mission president and we have met him. President Keyes is really a great man, I really wish I had more time to serve under him. He truly will do an amazing job. We had a multi zone where we got to meet him and I got to see a lot of old friends, so that was nice. 

Also, it's official, I GOT MY FLIGHT ITINERARY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man it was so weird to get that, but it feels great at the same time!! I will get home on November 7th. Today we had a multi zone activity at Labadi Beach, it was really really fun! It was a little weird to be at the beach today and think about what it will be like to actually get in the water in about 4 months. 

Truly I dont know where the time is going anymore. We are already a third through the month and it seems to still be speeding up. I truly am treasuring the little time I have left. I know that the Church is true and that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Joseph Smith was called to be the Prophet of the Restoration so that we could be saved in the last days. I know missionary work is of the Lord. I love all of you!! Have a great week!!!!!!!! (less than 4 MONTHS BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Love,
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Elder Travis J. Roberts
Ghana Accra Mission

Saturday, July 1, 2017

June 19 & 26, 2017

Hey everyone!!

How are you all? I am doing great! I have just been getting used to a new area (again)! I think I told you last week, but I am now in Teshie1. I don't even know if it will be my last area, but I have a feeling it might be. We have really just been trying to work the area and get used to it. Everything is good with my new companion, Elder Eduok. He is pretty cool. He has only been in the area 3 weeks longer than me, so we are both learning our way around. 

We have a pretty decent teaching pool. It was a little challenging this week with Jude and Ezekiel, but we are still teaching them and hope to see better progress this coming week. We still think that we will have some baptisms in July, so that is exciting. 

One of the big changes is that President and Sister Heid go home on Saturday (July 1st). That will be so strange to see them go because they have been here since I got out of the MTC. It truly has been a wonderful 19 and a half months. I am excited to meet our new mission president, President Keyes and his wife. He is from South Africa and I know he will do an awesome job as our mission president. It is hard to believe that everything is starting to wind down. It really feels like I just got out of the MTC yesterday. I know that the Gospel is true and that the Church is true. I love all of you!


-- Elder Travis J. Roberts
Ghana Accra Mission

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 12, 2017

Hey everyone!!

How is everyone? I hope that you are all doing well and that all is good. I am doing great! I am actually in a new area as I am writing this so there will be no pictures this time. This last week in Kpone was a decent one. We didn't find a lot of investigators but we did get a lot of good teaching done so we were really excited about that. 

We were able to say goodbye to a lot of people so that was kind of neat. Overall I am just so thankful for the time I had in Kpone. I really am going to miss it. My new area is Teshie, which is a suburb in the capital, Accra. It is not far too from the mission home. My new companion is Elder Eduok from Nigeria. I know that we will make a great companionship and do great things. Our apartment is in Adjorman, but we ride our bikes every day to get to our area. Also I am a DL (district leader) again. I am in a 4 man apartment and am over 4 other companionships as well, so a lot more than last time. 

It is hard to believe that I have under 5 months left. It feels so strange that it has gone this fast. I really did not think that it would, but here we are. I know that the church is true and that missionary work is of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith is the one that holds the keys for this dispensation. I love all of you! Have a great week!


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Elder Travis J. Roberts
Ghana Accra Mission

June 5, 2017

Hey everyone!!

How are all of you?! I hope that you are doing well. I am doing ok. We had a pretty rough week. The one bright spot was getting another interview with President Heid and getting to go to the temple. I thought my last interview was going to be it, but I was blessed to meet with Pres. Heid one more time. That really made this week good. We also went to Ashaiman and had a big multi-zone activity. It was great seeing everyone and I had a great time. I also have a small bone bruise on my knee, but it is getting better. I fell on it while I was playing sports on P-day. We struggled to see success in the work this week, but we are working hard and know that our efforts will pay off eventually. At least we are really getting a good teaching pool, so that has been nice. 

I may or may not get transferred next week, so it will be interesting to see what happens. Elder Wilkins is a great guy and I know he will be an awesome missionary. I know that the Church is true and that the Gospel is true. Hold to the rod and you will never go astray. I hope you all have a good week!


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Elder Travis J. Roberts
Ghana Accra Mission

May 22 and 29, 2017

Hey everyone!!

I hope that you all have been well! I have been trying to survive. The last week and a half wasn't my best. I finally recovered from my illness only to have food poisoning on Sunday night and Monday morning. That pretty much took out the entire week. Plus a couple rainstorms destroyed all of our proselyting efforts, so it made for a trying week. I am doing good now and we are hoping to have a much better week. That is pretty much what has happened recently. Nothing like a few trials to make you appreciate the good times! On Saturday, I burned some of my clothes for my 18 month mark, so that was cool. I wish I had more to say, but that about sums it up. I hope that you all have a good week!


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Elder Travis J. Roberts
Ghana Accra Mission

May 1, 8, 15, and half of 22, 2017

Hey eveyone!!!

How are all of you?! I really hope that you are doing well. I am doing great! Sorry that this is a little off timing right now, I am actually at the mission home and it is 10 at night! We just finished going through a temple session so it has been a pretty good day! We also were interviewed by President Heid. It was our last time too, since Pres. Heid will be going home on July 1st. It was a really good interview. We have had some interesting last few weeks. The work has actually been going really good. We have been finding lots of new people so we have been seeing some results from the work we have been putting in. We are still just trying to get people to church, so please keep praying for us! 

Sadly we lost one of our little bundles of joy at home. We lost our grey cat Smokey at the beginning of May so that took it out of me for a couple of days, but the bright side was the realization of eternal principles. I truly love the Gospel so much. Mothers Day was so wonderful. I was so happy that I got to video chat with my parents. It is really strange to think that that was my last call home. It just doesn't seem possible. It is hard to believe that I will be home in 6 months!! I can't wait to see all of the changes when I get home and I can't wait to see all of you. I am so thankful for the time I have had and still have to serve a mission. I am so thankful to be a servant of the Lord. I know that the Church is true and that Joseph Smith restored the Gospel in this the Dispensation of the Fulness of Times. I truly know that we are in the last days. I hope that you all have a good week. I love you all.


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Elder Travis J. Roberts
Ghana Accra Mission