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A Trip To The Hospital!

I don’t have a lot of time today! But as most of you know I decided to take a tour of the nearest hospital Saturday morning at 4:30 in the morning! Just kidding… Kind of! xP Long story short I have a few kidney stones! I am still waiting to pass them but things are going well! I have not let it slow me down that is for sure! That same day I had a baptism for Brother Thomas! I originally met Brother and Sister Thomas when I was with the Assistants at the beginning of my mission! Then when I was transferred to this ward I was able to work with them again! It was an amazing experience to see the progress he has made to follow the example of Christ and be baptized! It was definitely an exciting day!

Sunday we also had the chance to have a missionary musical fireside to invite investigators and everyone else to hear musical numbers along with videos and talks! We do them once a month, and its a great opportunity to feel the spirit! I also talked to my Mission President about it and we are going to start recording the audio for the musical numbers! That is going to be pretty exciting too!

 

I love you all and I hope everyone is doing amazing!  I am doing well don’t worry! They will come to pass! (Pun intended!) lol Love you all!

 

Elder Gardner and myself with Brother and Sister Thomas!
Elder Gardner and myself with Brother and Sister Thomas!
Elder Gardner and myself with Brother and Sister Thomas and the Sisters
Elder Gardner and myself with Brother and Sister Thomas and the Sisters

 

 

 

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All About That Missionary Flow!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is well! I just copied the letter I sent my family this week! Because I am short on time because we had Choir practice for an upcoming missionary fireside! Love you all!

 

Wait wait wait! JaNessa and Landon GOT MARRIED?!?! WHY DON’T PEOPLE TELL ME THESE THINGS?!?! THAT IS SOOO AWESOME! I am so excited for Makayla and Jordan! Wait Rhett has less that 2 weeks?!?! WHY AM I NOT GETTING WEDDING INVITES! CARLOS AND SARAH HAVE BEEN THE ONLY ONES! Well That will be really good! Dad told me about Sam a while ago. But thank you for the update! Glad someone is keeping me updated on them because heaven knows they suck at doing it themselves… Except Kacy… She is getting better! JAAAYYY KAYYY LOVE YOU ALL!!!! But seriously tho… I hope they get rain soon!

Sherry is doing good! We FINALLY had our first lesson with her this week! We invited her to Read and Pray about the Book of Mormon and She accepted and she said she would be baptized when she came to know of truth of the things we shared with her! Elder Gardner is doing awesome! He is a very good missionary! This week we helped out Brother Horstmeier! He is a member from Germany and he is a temple sealer! Such an awesome and very good man! Love him! After we helped him, He and his wife took us to lunch! It was very nice of them! I am still just amazed to see the my love for the Book of Mormon grow. Before more my mission and even during the beginning of it I was always really miffed when someone started talking about how great the Book of Mormon was because I was just like “So what?! Its just another book of scripture!” Boy was I so wrong. But now as I have gained that desire to read it I have began to see the greatness of it! I love learning the stories and the principles being taught in the story! My overall love for the Savior has grown so much! AHHH I just love it all! And each time I learn something new, whether it be a basic principle or a detail of a specific doctrine I just love how it ALL fits together in the Plan of Salvation! ALL OF IT! EVERY SINGLE THING WE DO IN THIS CHURCH CAN BE BACKED UP WITH THE SCRIPTURES!! It just so awesome!
The best part of the week was being able to go on exchanges with Elder Peterson and learning from him! That was also the hardest part of the week because we went to their meal appointment that night and it was with the Spanish Missionaries and a family that only spoke Spanish! So I was the ONLY one who did not speak it in conversational terms. Elder Peterson was a Spanish missionary for a while so he speaks it too! I was surprised at how well I followed the conversation and how much I understood, but I just didn’t have to vocabulary to add to the conversation! So that was good! We had our Zone activity last week and we had a Ping Pong/ Fusball/ and Pool tournament at the Institute last Monday! Best thing I ate that is a hard one! But I did love the food we ate on the exchange! Mexican Tortas! SOOO GOOD! It is a Mexican sandwich! Yummy! Tuesday was a normal day! Full of walkin’ talkin’ and teachin’! That is when we also taught Sherry! The BoM Challenge is good! I have gotten a little behind because its a lot of reading and it has been pretty busy the last few days but nothing I can’t catch on with some effort! So my hump day… I don’t know when it is exactly! Good question! Because my Ecclesiastical license expires on February 11th 2016! But I came out March 11th 2014! Soooo I assume I go home the Feb buuuut I don’t know! Ask Bro Miller (Shawn Miller’s dad) if he can look up my release date maybe?!? Oh whale! HOLY CRAP HAS IT REALLY BEEN ALMOST A YEAR!?!?! It feels like I have been out FOREVER but it also feels like time has flown by sooo fast and that I have done so much in just this years time! That’s why it feels like forever! That crazy missionary paradigm shift! Days feel like weeks and weeks feel like days! Anyways! I love you all and I miss you all tons!
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The Power of the Book of Mormon!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone has had an amazing week! Things here are going slow but I just love the members here!, they are awesome! They are all so willing to help us, whether by feeding us or letting us teach lessons to them or going to lessons with us! So that has been a big help! THE WEATHER HERE HAS BEEN SO RANDOM! I thought Utah’s weather was random but holy heavens it is nothing compared to here! I took a picture a few days ago of it snowing with BLUE SKY! Not just a little blue sky practically ALL blue sky! And one day it will be in the 40’s and the next day it will be in the 20’s plus wind chill! Just SOOOO Random!

Snowing with Blue Sky!

 

So Taiya err… Sister Cheney recently challenged me (I know she asked it in her mass email but she asked me directly too) to read the Book of Mormon with her before she returns home from her mission. At that point I had realized I had been getting out of habit so I decided to do it. I have loved doing that and but I realized I wanted to get more out of it and I wasn’t sure how. WELL! This past week in Zone Training Meeting they announced that as a mission we have been invited to read the Book of Mormon and finish by April 20th. BUT that we are to also pick one of the 2 options (See Photo) and mark the copy of Book of Mormon they gave us in one of those 2 ways! Well I didn’t want to start over because of the momentum I had with reading it because of Taiya’s Challenge. I am now in Mosiah 24 and I have NEVER gotten that far by myself! So it was big for me! And SO I decided to start over marking one way and keeping going where I am at in Mosaih and to start over and read with the mission and mark in the other way!! So I am reading twice a day at least 7 pages from the Book of Mormon for a total of 14 pages a day. And it literally has been the best thing for me! I have never loved the Book of Mormon more and I know now more than ever, the truthfulness it teaches. I always knew it was true but never fully understood the impact it could have on my life by reading it daily! Even though things may be difficult or get difficult I seem to carry on with a more cheerful attitude regardless of the situation! It is truly an amazing thing! I love it! I invite all of you to pick one of the ways and try it as you read! It has definitely helped me a lot! Well I love you a lot and I miss you even more and I know that as you take to time to read the Book of Mormon more in your life it will DEFINITELY help you grow closer to the savior!

Ohio Columbus Mission Book of Mormon Challenge 2015
Elder Parker Tyler | Ohio Columbus Mission | 2014-2016
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