Thursday, August 2, 2012

July 30, 2012

Hey Mom!!! How are you doing? I am so glad that you were able to go to Yellowstone and have fun!! I am having a really good time here! It feels like just yesterday I was writing home. The days here kind of go slow, but the weeks go by really really fast!! Last night we sang "God be with you till we meet again" to the two districts in my zone that left this morning. I will miss them so much. They were so loving and were good examples to me. They lived on my floor, and I always talked to them. There was an Elder from Lone Peak who walked onto Byu, he is a big linebacker. His name is Elder Newman. He is such a cool Elder. Then his companion played basketball for Weber State he is 6 10. And their other roomate is a swimmer for Byu and then another elder was a professional surfer. They left this morning!! I have been staying busy learning the language. In one of my lessons with our investigator, I had the impression to bear my testimony about oracion (prayer). When i started bearing my testimony to (Waldina our investigator) I started crying because I know we can receive answers to our prayers. The spirit was so strong in the room, and she started to cry. It was such an amazing experience!! I know have 4 investigators that I teach. So it keeps me really busy preparing lessons and practicing them in Spanish. But i wouldn't have it any way. One of my investigators might actually not be a member of the church. I find out on Tuesday if he is or not, which I hope he isn't so that way we can teach him about the gospel and help bring him unto Christ. This week has gone by super fast and has been filled with so many spiritual experiences. Elder Jones in our district had his birthday on Saturday. His mom sent us cake and snacks, it was a fun night!! We got a new district last Wednesday and will be getting one this wednesday also. So now my district is the second oldest in the Zone now . Elder Taggart, who is in my room, his mom sent us district ties, so we all have matching ties. It is funny to wear them and see how people react. I hope the family is doing good!! I miss you all and love you so very much. I hung some pictures up of our family and relatives which is nice. Everyone says I have a cute family, and they say i have cute sisters hahaha. I'm used to that by now. So this afternoon we get to go to the temple for the first time being here!! I am so excited, it will be my first time in the Provo Temple. When i get back from my mission I want to go to every temple in Utah, which by that time will probably be 14 I believe. I love being here, because the spirit is always so strong and I will never take that for granted. Trevor Nelson leaves the mtc tomorrow, he is going to Florida. I was able to see him and say goodbye!! I see jeff staples a lot, he has changed and I love talking to him. Thanks for all the letters, and for the doughnuts you sent me!! They were so good and I loved them. So it really just depends on when I write my emails home. Because we now have temple schedule on pdays so sometimes i feel like doing it in the morning while my laundry is being done, or sometimes i feel like doing it after. So sorry if i ever keep you waiting or something. There has been rumor of a shooting in colorado at the movie theatre and Dwight howard got traded hahaha. We hear lots of things through letters and emails. Well just want you to know all is well here!! Thanks for helping me to prepare to come out here. It is a lot different than what i thought it was going to be like, but that isn't a bad thing at all!! Well I love you and let the family know how much I love them!! God be with you till we meet again!!

Love Elder Parker

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