May 24, 2016


Amarillo Texas


Elder Parkin

Time Flies - Jesus loves you!!

It seems like every time that I say a week goes by fast the next one goes faster! Crazy how time flies!

So I hit a couple of year mark celebrations this week! On the 21st was when I graduated a year ago! Crazy how that only seems like last month! And today, the 23rd, was the day that I went through the temple with my sister and got our endowments! That is so nuts to think about! Everything is moving so fast!

This week was awesome! We met a lot of people on the streets and they were all super nice! We met a guy 2 weeks ago named Jason. We talked to him about the Book of Mormon and he accepted one. A few days ago we were walking by an auto store and we heard, "Hey guys! Come here!" We looked back and saw Jason! One of his friends was with him and he told us to talk to his friend, Tim, about the Book of Mormon and all the cool things we talked to him about! His friend was stoked to hear about it and we took a Book as well! I've never gotten a referral from a potential investigator but it was sweet!

We got to meet with Bro Martens this week! It's been like 4 weeks since we've seen him so it was so sweet to get in and catch up with him! We're taking it slow with him so that he can get back on the ball with commitments and whatnot.

We got to do service with Sister Uehara this week and we helped her with her flower garden and she took us out to eat Sushi! Holy cow it was so good! She also had us over for dinner on Sunday and we helped cook crawfish and gumbo!

We also met this guy that works at a burger joint! We were walking on the other side of the street and he yells through the speaker, "JESUS LOVES YOU!" So we laughed and walked over there and talked with him for a little bit and he's actually met with missionaries before! He gave us his address and wants us to come over! That'll be exciting!

So I woke the other day and looked over to my companion's bed, and there was only a box spring. My companion and his mattress were no where in the room. I poked my head out the door and saw my companion and his mattress on the ground. I asked what the matter was and he looked up and said, "Elder, you snore like a bear." I laughed because I've actually woken myself up snoring before haha.

So I was reading in Alma this week and came across some really cool topics. At this point in the Book of Mormon, Alma and Amulek are preaching the gospel to the people of Ammonihah. A wicked man Zeezrom contends with them, trying to trick them in their words. Alma is testifying of Amulek's words and goes into the Fall of Adam. he explains why it was need for them to be cast out of the Garden so that Adam wouldn't be able to eat from the Tree of Life. If he did eat of the fruit, he would live forever, which would corrupt God's plan, and it would make God a liar. I know that God has a plan, a plan for each one of us. Everything will work as long as we keep the commandments and do what we're told! I love you all and hope ya'll have a great week!

Elder B


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