(Speaking about the weather and snowpack)
It has been about the same 88 to 92 here, but it has rained a lot. I hope
you guys get a good amount of snow this year. It's been rough the past few
years. I bet you and mom and Ben will have some fun skiing stories when I
Is Sarah still playing the piano? I'm sad to hear that the Grovers are moving. I think that President Grover will be working at the same place as Cori. I bet Bishop Walton is doing a great job. The Ramroops are doing better. Donald, the dad, finally got to go to a good hospital, courtesy of President Mehr and probably the church humanitarian fund. He was going to die if he didn't get medical care. Elder Rowley and I also helped out when their house flooded because one of the kids left a sink on. Victoria, the mom, and the 3 oldest kids came to church this week. We had 8 investigators at church this week, which was a nice way to end a challenging week. We did a lot of finding this week, because we need to find some more prepared people. Our teaching pool has gotten kind of low so we are on the hunt for some more wheat. We had to move the Ramroops
Baptismal date because of health challenges, but they want to be baptized!
Today we are going Christmas caroling and then we will be having thanksgiving dinner at the mission home. Oh, and we also were able to finally motivate another one of our investigators to come to church. One other cool story from this week. On Wednesday morning all of our morning appointments fell through. We decided to do some finding in an apartment complex, but we missed the turn. Thinking we could find another entrance we kept driving. Instead of finding our way into the apartments, we found ourselves in the middle of some farmland. Not knowing what to do, we decided to pray. We asked Heavenly Father to provide us with somebody to teach, since we had been tracting all morning. As soon as we finished praying, we looked into our rear view mirror and saw a man dumping something out of a bucket. As we started driving away he yelled out to us
"Church people?". We got out and started talking to him and found out that he, Hablal, was a member since 1985. It was so cool to see the Lord answer our prayer like that. It really helped to strengthen my testimony of prayer. Hurrah for Israel!
Love, Elder Parker