Monday, March 20, 2017

Last One!!!

Loannscha got bapitized

Well this week was probably the best last week I could ever ask for.  We worked so hard! We got to go to the zhv party, so I got to see all the members who I have not seen to say goodbye to.  Then we had one of our investigators baptism!  It was a great service! Got to see zr. Baker fall again, and also church was just so spiritual and everyone was so nice to me and wishing me luck! Man, just a great week! 

Funny story! So we were at the zhv part and the Crawfords invited some people and we were holding their place and they gave us the signal that they were here so we directed them next to us. Later a video of the prophet was playing and I told zr. Baker to explain who the prophet is, and she did. Well... later we see a couple people walk in and the Crawfords flag them down... they were the people that they invited!!! We think "who are these people" and we see they have the gospel library app on their phone...oh no; they are members! and zr. Baker just explained to them who and what a prophet is.... so embarrassing!!! But funny! 

I am so grateful for the time I had to serve, and to be able to see people change, including myself. I hope that I can continue to change and continue to help others! 

I love you all and the support you you've given me!!! 


Zuster Parker 

Investigator at the ZHV party wearing her traditional clothes


ZHV (Zusters Hulp Vereniging) Party

Kids playing on our bikes. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Contacting in the Rain and Loving it!

Sheridy telling me about her "boys"

Saved a bird before church

Funny story! So earlier this week we were outside our door of our apartment and zr. Baker was locking the door and I was singing and playing with the steps with my feet and I start to take a step down the stairs and I totally slipped and fell! My hand was clung to the sailing but I was sprawled on the stairs just laying there. Don't worry I did not get hurt but I got up and just said well that woke me up! zr. Baker was dying laughing, for once I am the one falling and she is the one laughing. 

Also other funny story; I do not like sharing the stories about the creepers here because I don't want to worry my parents, but this one was just too funny, I have to tell. We were biking down our street, and there were these 3 guys talking coming up on the left of us and just as soon as we were going to pass them the one talking just stopped the conversation, they all looked at us and he said "wow". Oh man it was hilarious! because he just stopped his conversation just to say wow to us. hahaah! Man the men here!

We have set a very crazy goal this last week to get 50 lessons. We both knew it would help us to work hard and that we can do it! We were determined. Which meant; contacting..a lot! even in the rain! Not just any rain: pouring suriname rain! I love contacting in the rain and this is why: people think we are crazy when we do this, they always ask us why we are out and tell us we don't need to be out right now and that we should wait for the rain to stop! but then, here comes my favorite part; we testify of how important our message is and how true this message is, the church, the Book of Mormon, and because it is so important and true, this is why we do this, why we cont in the pouring rain. We explain we are not being paid to do this, we are doing this for free. The people are always listening more intently because they see how important it is, because we just got drenched in the rain for this. The spirit is always so strong! Moments like this make me so happy to be a missionary. 

We have been teaching the daughter of our investigator Anastacia. This Saturday she will be baptized! So great!!! My last baptism on my last transfer! 

Oh and we made our goal this week! We had 50 lessons!!! It was a lot of work and a lot of help from our Heavenly Father! 

Now I hope you all have an amazing week!!!! 

Zuster Parker

Caesar trying to granc the camera!!

One of Anna's daugters
Eating Rooti

Petting the dog of one of our contacts
Wintano is so crazy!!

Anna's Book of Mormon!

Phagwa at the Hamids

Our District

My face is a canvas to some of the members

Monday, March 6, 2017

We just got dumped! but it is ok he said we can still be friends....

Me and Josh

Your local ice-cream man

Well this week was a fast one!! So our investigator Anna asked us to give her daughters a Book of Mormon and when we came back the next appointment the youngest one who is like 4 or 5 was standing the closest to us and zr. Baker said look what we have....and pulled out 3 BOMs! The little girl gasped, she was so excited to get a Book of Mormon for herself. Now they have all marked up their books and are so happy! The cutest thing ever!!  Anna tells us they have been practicing giving talks and testimonies in the mirror!! so cute!!

We went to a wedding of Jordan and Elena, members,  both returned missionaries. I love them both! I got to see all the members from previous areas! I said goodbye to Josh my old investigator who will be a life long friend! I almost cried saying goodbye because all these people have such a huge place in my heart that it physically hurts saying bye or thinking about doing so. I have now decided i really really hate saying good bye! I always forget how much it hurts till I have to do it! So sad, but it is ok I will see them again!! 

Yesterday we went to an inv. house, we had not been able to meet with him for a couple of weeks but we had such a strong hope for him and he seemed so cool! His name is David (figures). Well we get there and we sit down and then he started talking....and  as I was listening and I noticed is he ....dropping us.. so his family and members from his church want him to first stay and try his church out before switching and so he said he would like to do that and can't meet with us any more, but then he is all like, but we can still be friends and I will see you around right? Of course we are all like no problem friends yeah.. totally.. hhaah it felt like he was breaking up with us, pretty funny. But it is all good! We bore our testimonies and encouraged him to keep reading the Book of mormon. 
But all in all it was a great week!! 
I love it here! 
Love you all!! 

Zuster Parker

Me and Zuster Baker

We contracted this whole street; a lesson in enduring to the end :)

The wedding

More of the wedding with my favs

More of the wedding with my favs