Sunday, May 27, 2012

Last post from Guatemala!

Spanish is hard but I am learning and catching onto things quickly. I don't have much time today so I need to hurry and tell you a few things. First, last Sunday during hunger games...haha sacrament meeting I was the one that got called up. My comp said as soon as I walked up everyone was silent and all eyes were glued on me. I prepared a good talk and I know that the spirit was telling everyone to listen to me. It was on the great apostasy and restoration of the gospel. Boy has my testimony gained on this topic. It was in spanish of course and I know that the spirit helped everyone to understand what I was saying. Everyone kept telling me how great I did and I knew it wasn't me. I am so glad to have the spirit as a constant companion. There is seriously not a better gift. So I forgot to tell you all but I have 2 callings here at the MTC. One is the service leader so I lead all of the service projects and then one is the relief society music coordinator. It has been a lot of work but I have had so much fun serving in these areas. So we went tracting this week and I wish I could tell you everything but I can't. All I need to say is that Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers when we are sincerely praying. Wow it was rough we happened to knock on the worst door ever and this Islamic man came out and yelled at us forever. He couldn't take a Book of Mormon because "we mormons" have touched it and he isn't allowed to touch girls and all this crazy stuff. I couldn't believe it hahahaha. I just kept nodding and catching a few words. It was hard but when we were done I said to my comp let's just be happy and pray for help. So we said a prayer and the next road we went down was INTENSE!!!! We found 3 people that wanted to learn about our message and families too! I was so happy. We sang them songs because they love music and it is so precious here. They never really hear it. The spirit was so strong as my comp and I gave away 7 books of Mormon!!!!!! That's right 7!!!!! Our goal was 6 and I couldn't believe how blessed we really were that whole day. The spirit seriously guided us to everyone we needed to talk to. This lady we talk to at the beginning we found her later through prayer and gave her a book of mormon and she was looking for us. Another lady came up to US and asked what we could share with her. Wow the blessings are crazy and I am loving the spirit in my life. So guess what, it is winter here and it rains ALL of the time. A LOT and thunder is soooo loud here. The power goes out a lot but it's so beautiful. I am leaving on MONDAY to Nicaragua at 1 in the afternoon. I can't wait to get out there and teach. I have learned so much about Nicaragua . I am going to miss my district sooo much it's sad. They are so great. They all want to meet Tay when he gets back because some would be way good friends with him I just know it. I am doing great and I am healthy and I know you are praying for me. The last time I ever will go to the temple was Thursday so now I am done till I get home and get to go with mom and dad! Nothing better than seeing my parents in white. Thanks Jeff for your letter. See you all in NICARAGUA!!!! hahahahahaha sooooooooo excited. I have to go now. Love you all. I will film some more experiences and send them with pictures next week. I love you so much. Please keep praying I need all the help I can get.
Love you,
Hermanan Parker

1 comment:

  1. Hi there Courtney's mom,
    This is Betsy Woolsey from Deseret Book Distribution. Courtney is such a beautiful young lady. I'm so glad I was finally able to get on here and see her. She sounds so wonderful and happy. What a blessing she is to your family serving the Lord.
    So glad I got to know you both.
    All my love,