Another week, another 7 dollars! (Get it, because the saying goes another day another dollar and there are 7 days in a week?! Never mind…) ANYWAYS! How is everyone going! I want to hear about all your lives! So y’all know what to do! Drop me a line! I try my best to respond but I will respond eventually!
This week has been really good! We had Zone Conference and we got to help inspect half the mission’s cars on the day we didn’t have Zone Conference so that was a lot of fun!
This week we had a lesson with a family we had tracted into a couple of weeks ago and we taught them about The Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ. Towards the end of the lesson as we were wrapping up the Spirit prompted me to invite them to baptism! and I was like "No! Elder Wright will do it!" but the Spirit kept prompting me to do it! and I was like noooo I am too scared to do it and I don’t know what to say!! But then the Spirit prompted something to me that really struck me. It said, "Invite her (the mom) to baptism and I will fill your mouth with the words you need for her to accept." After I got that prompting the over whelming sense of enthusiasm and excitement came over me! I don’t really remember what I said but Elder Wright kind of filled me in after! I talked about how we receive true faith, it makes us want to act and go do something to come closer to Christ, and as we honestly read and pray about the Book of Mormon we exercise our faith and we are given more faith that makes us want to come closer to Christ and be baptized! She accepted baptism and it was just awesome!
Last Saturday we received Mini Missionaries! Mini Missionaries is where the Youth ages 16 to 18 get the chance to live and work with the missionaries for one week! They are set apart by their stake president and everything! Its really cool! So after we picked up our mini missionary we went to a lesson with Liz and Gary. The ones who are raising their two twin grandsons! In this lesson we showed them the Restoration DVD. As we were wrapping up this lesson neither Elder Wright or I felt like we should extend baptism! We knew we needed to but neither one of us felt like we should! THEN OUR MINI MISSIONARY EXTENDS! After he does Liz sits there for a few seconds and then says, "I have been thinking about it!" And then Gary says he wants to and then says that they had been thinking about coming to church with us too! BUT DANG SATAN GOT THEM ALL SICK! So they couldn’t come but still! The way the Spirit works is just incredible! Our mini missionaries were sent to our areas exactly like we were, through prayer and the spirit! They have all been called to their areas for a reason and to see how the Lord has a plan for us is mind blowing! I KNOW THIS IS THE RESTORED GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST! There is no other Church that has the fullness and the AUTHORITY to act in God’s name on this earth today! I am so grateful to the chance I have to serve and I say these things in the name of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ AMEN!
Elder Parker Tyler | Ohio Columbus Mission | 2014-2016