Monday, October 17, 2016


Hello Everyone!

What a week it has been. Full of ups and downs... You know the usual
missionary life! We have been helping Deborah prepare for her baptism
this upcoming Saturday. It's been a bit of a rocky road.. But we have
been able to work with her and she is on track to be baptized! I am so
incredibly excited for her. We had her watch the hour long restoration
video and she called us crying saying that she knew without a doubt in
her mind that Joseph smith was and is a prophet of God. She also has
gained a strong testimony of the leadership of the church and the
knowledge that President Monson is a true prophet of God. The change
in her has been incredible. What a blessing to have the opportunity to
teach others about the restored gospel and help to bring them the joy
and the happiness. I love Deborah so much... Teaching her has been
some of the sweetest experiences on my mission. She is incredible! We
are meeting with a family history specialist in our ward to get her
names ready to take to the temple the week after she is baptized. She
is so excited to do the work for her family! Please keep Deborah in
your prayers as the week before baptism can get a little crazy,
especially because Satan knows how important it is!

We have been working very hard.., the beginning of this week was a
little tricky because we didn't have a car but it was a great
experience because we had the opportunity to have many of the ward
members help us out. I just felt overwhelmed by the love and the
support that they showed to us. Chicago heights really is growing on
me. The people here are amazing and I have developed such a strong
love for the people here. Our new ward mission leader is incredible...
And we have been able to gain great relationships with the bishop the
the relief society president! I love every minute and just want to
find ways to serve here. We have been asking a lot of locals for
opportunities to serve within the community.. And with the the
holidays coming up there should be many! Finding solid new
investigators has been a bit tricky. We are really focusing in on
having diligent diligent contacts that are meaningful and getting an
actual return appointment. We have witnessed so many miracles, and
have felt many times that we are in the right place at the right time
exactly where the lord needs us to be.. And that is the best feeling!

Sorry for the short letter, we took an adventure up to the city and
went to the planetarium!!! Hope you have a great week!

Sister Parke
Brother and Sister Johnson

Loving this adventure today!

Being back in the city is so wonderful! Look at that Skyline!

Thanks to our new ward mission leader for taking us to the Planetarium for P-day!

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