Monday, December 8, 2014

Week 19 Delft " Another AMAZING week in the Netherlands!"

Dear Family and friends,

Oh where to begin. This week has been another great week for Elder Lee and I. The City is beginning to look like Christmas, trees and lights going up everywhere. So beautiful. How I have been blessed to serve in such an amazing city with so many wonderful people.

This week it snowed TWICE, that never happens I guess. None of it stuck but hey the snowflakes were pretty big. We were with all the missionaries and Elder Abunki from Suriname was freaking out because it was the first time that he has ever seen snow. SO funny. So that was fun to have this week.

Highlight of my week was Saturday. Saturday was easily the most spiritual day of my mission. Joshua Ampah was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. One of my best friends. That is going to be a day that I will never forget. I remember the day that we met him and ever since then have been the best of friends. Seeing him be baptized was more than amazing, it is a feeling that I cannot describe. I will never forget the look on his face when he came out of the water with tears in his eyes looked at me and gave me the biggest smile that I have seen. Something that I have never experienced before. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity that I have had to teach him and watch him progress. That is what this work is all about. And no matter where you are, Europe, Mexico, America, Taiwan, South America. The Lord is not slowing down, he is going to provide us with a way to be successful. I saw that this week. What a spiritual moment it was for me! I love this church and know without a doubt in my heart that it is the true church. That Jesus Christ is our Savior and that this is God’s Plan.

So along with Josh's baptism we also were blessed with an amazing week. This time of year is so great for missionary work, people are happy and the spirit is strong. Even the Dutch. It's honestly been a miracle in my books.

This week was also transfer calls. I am staying in Delft for one last one. President called me last night and said that there is still work here for me to do here.  :)  I am getting a new companion Elder Lundberg. I have never met him but am excited to hit the ground running and go get that work done that the Lord has planned for me!

Thank you all so much for your love and support, I can feel it every day. I love you all! Have a wonderful week. And God bless!

Love, Elder Parr

In this mission they try to have the ward members baptize the new member so it helps form a relationship and gives the new member someone to lean on.  I loved when I heard that - members helping the missionaries :)
Elder Parr was SO excited for Josh can you just see the smile on his face.  :)
1st baptism - friends forever Josh A. and Elder Josh Parr

Delft Blue - I can't wait to go and pick him up and see this beautiful country.

What a handsome missionary - glad he is keeping warm.  I told him he needs to wear his 
scarf and hat :)

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