1 Nephi 3:7 "...I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them."

Monday, August 6, 2012

I've Got Your Back

The emailing was a little rough with Elder Parkinson today.  His emails took 45 minutes to go through, so I was not able to email back and forth with him very well.  Nevertheless, he sounds amazing and is so happy to be serving a mission.  His happiness makes me know that he is exactly where he needs to be right now in his life.

Elder Parkinson:  Hey mom.  The work is starting to pick up a lot and we just got a new baptismal date set for 2 weeks from yesterday.  She was a golden referral.  I am doing great and don't really need anything at all.  Everything with the situation from last time is fine and all is good.  I learned a lesson and now I just have to put it behind me.  I love my life here.  I am excited that football is starting for everyone.  I think that new rule of not being able to have consecutive 2-a-days in full pads is stupid.  Those younger kids just keep getting luckier and luckier every year.  I don't know how I managed the heat down at Dixie either, but I am excited to go back again when my time here is done.  I love this work so much.  My testimony has grown a lot out here and I have made many good friends that have my back and I have theirs.  Um, I love you so much.  I got the chicken and the pictures - thank you so much for those.

Elder Parkinson:  Hey I might get kicked off the computer any second now just to let you know.  There is a class here for all the old people that don't know how to use the computer.  It's kinda funny, haha.

Elder Parkinson:  U there?

Elder Parkinson:  Tell Kilpack to write me back and tell me about him losing so much weight, haha.  Um, I guess the emailing is not working too well today, but I love you so much and am so happy to be your son.  I love to represent the last name Parkinson.

Elder Parkinson:  Well mom, I love you so much.  Sorry about this emailing.  Maybe next week we will have better luck.  Keep on going strong.  I love you so much.

Mom:  Oh my gosh, these emails just now came through.  Are you still there?  I love you!!!!

Elder Parkinson:  Hahaha, that is just our luck, huh!

Mom:  I know!  I hope that you are still on for awhile.  How is your P-day going?  Have you played soccer today ;)  I am so glad to hear that things are going well and the work is picking up.  I will for sure tell Kilpack to write to you.  Thank you for being such a great example and and such a fine, young man.  I am so proud of you for always just being the person who you are and following your heart.  I hope your week goes well and that you know how much we all love you!

Elder Parkinson:  Thanks.  I have to leave now.  I love you so much and hope you have a great week.

Elders Becoming Good Friends

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