Monday, February 27, 2017

Mongos and Monkeys!

This week we have had so many mangos given to us! I swear; like 50! So great! This week was a good one! We are focusing on purifying ourselves, it helps that we are on the 40 day fast. Second we are focusing on having spiritual contacting hours. It makes the 2 hours go a lot faster and more enjoyable. We are trying our best to find people. We are talking to everyone we see. We have not found a whole lot of people who are interested, but we will continue to invite everyone to hear our message, because then God will send us some one who is prepared. 
Anna has such a strong desire to grow. she asked us the other day, "So how do you repent?"  Perfect opportunity to fulfill our role of baptizing converts and teaching repentance. She is doing great! She cried in sacrament meeting because one of the speakers, she felt the spirit so strong. It was even more great to see her go up to the sister after and talk to her and thank her for her talk, and then, bam, she has a new fellowshipper and they were just clicking! It was a great week! 
Have an amazing week everyone!! 

Zuster Parker

Monkey Caesar


Taking a dinner break

Anastacia's kds

Likes to play with my hair!

Monday, February 20, 2017

This is going to be a short email. but everything is good. We have seen so many miracles this week and I am so tired because we are working so hard! I am grateful to still be here and I feel like I still have forever on my mission. I am sorry this email is so short but next week's email will be better hopefully! 
Love you all! 
Sorry no pictures because the this is not working to send pictures.

Zuster Parker

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

18 months!!!!! and i found a grey hair.......

This was a good week! We had zone conference with president Egbert. The next time I see them will be in Trinidad having my departing interview; crazy! The other day I was coming my hair and I was looking in the mirror and I saw....A GREY HAIR!!! I could not believe it! my first grey hair!? I didn't think I was that old?! 

We did not have water for a day and it was a bit of a struggle because it was in the morning and we couldn't shower, or go to the bathroom. and it happened the night before and I really needed to go to the bathroom but I just had to hold it. The next morning I couldn't hold it in any more and before we could do out studies, looking like a mess because we couldn't shower, we went to this roti shop on the end of the street and I used their bathroom to go to the bathroom and brush my teeth. I  felt like a hobo! We may have also bought a roti roll for breakfast... but it was a bit of a struggle. Luckily by the end of the day we got our water back! So everything is all good now! 

Annastacia again is just amazing! She said something amazing in our lesson with her. She read the pamphlet about the restoration the night before our visit and she said, "You know that God and Jesus Christ said that all the churches are good, but he has one true church and that is this church! and I read in the Book of Mormon that God does not lie! This is the true church! Do you know how much I wish I was already in this church years ago???" It was so amazing! She now talks about spreading the gospel! That is a huge testimony to me about true conversion. She finally got her strong foundation, her answer. She knows that this is the true church, not because we told her, but because of the spirit and God who told her. Right after she knew this, she wanted others to know, to feel the same joy. That is when you are converted. You look to others to bring them closer to God. I know that is what I want to have my whole life; to share the gospel, to have a desire to share the gospel!  It is easy to do that as a missionary, but the trick is to still do it as a member. I invite you all to try missionary work out in your lives. It will not only bless the lives of others but yourself. 
I love you all and wish you all the best! 

Zuster Parker

Monday, February 6, 2017


I do not have a lot to write about this week. I am sorry...also no photos...sorry! I will be better at taking photos this week! 
I want to talk about an investigator of ours. her name is Anastasia.  She is ready to be baptized, but she is not married and lives with her boyfriend. We had an appointment fall through so we got the feeling to go see Anastasia. We got to her house and she came out and just laid everything out on us. She said how she almost killed herself today because she is dealing with a lot at home and how she is going through a really hard time. While we were trying to comfort her with testifying of Christ and the Book of Mormon her mom drove up. We had never met her mom before and we had a good talk with her and her mom. Wow..her mom is so spiritual! She has such a strong faith in Jesus Christ! We offered to give her a Book of Mormon and she was so excited! Her mom is so prepared too! That was a super spiritual lesson! I almost cried when Anna started crying. It broke my heart this poor girl! She is 27 yrs old, I should say lady. We had a couple lessons with her after that and her desire to get baptized is so strong! She wants to get baptized so bad, but she is just kind of stuck. I know her desire is going to continue to increase. I have never met someone with such a strong desire to get baptized, she has grown so much in the past couple months! I love her so much and I know God will help her find a way to get out of the situation she is in so she and her kids can be baptized! 
I  testify that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that it changes people because it draws them closer to Christ. They will begin to be enlightened by His love and knowledge. I know that God loves us more than we can even imagine and I am grateful to have this knowledge and be apart of this church! 
Have an amazing week! 

Zuster Parker!