Tuesday, April 26, 2016

3rd Transfer in Portland

So I'm staying in Portland, however Elder Davis (ZL) got transferred to Laredo North, but guess who replaced him as Zone Leader? Elder Eisenhut from Laredo North! So Zone meetings should be super fun this transfer! 
Elder Packer and I will both be staying in Portland

We also all went down to McAllen yesterday for a meeting, and the presiding speaker was Elder Holland from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles! He spoke a ton on the Holy Ghost and how we need to have a greater understanding of the Spirit in our lives, we can't have Christ in front of us in the flesh so we need the Spirit the next best thing. 

Dont have too much time today so Hope you all have a good week and I suggest everyone to take a look at 3 Nephi chapter 11. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Transfer Update

Hey y'all sorry for not emailing the past few times things have been gettin pretty crazy over here. 

We have been super busy and have been working with the Birkey family, they are getting ready for prom for the 3 Birkey girls and the dad has just finished a course with OSHA to find a job as a safety inspector with the oil companies. The low prices on oil has devastated jobs here. Anyways the Birkey's are super sad right now because their favorite missionaries are getting transfer news today!!!! We may leave or stay we don't know.  So ya but we have been having fun with them, last night we watched the dad and son run around whipping each other with towels, their puppy Sophia (during the commotion) grabbed up an army blanket in her mouth and tried to join in. We have a family night tonightwith the Birkeys and the Dements so that should be fun. 

___so Elders Davis and Duerst just came up to us-------WE are both STAYING!!!!!! So this means I will also be giving a talk in church on Mother's Day!

A meaningful scripture I wanted to share is Alma 60: 21
21 _Or do ye suppose that the Lord will still deliver us, while we sit upon our thrones and do not make use of the means which the Lord has provided for us?

 ¿O suponéis que el Señor aún nos librará mientras nosotros nos sentamos sobre nuestros tronos sin hacer uso de los medios que el Señor ha dispuesto para nosotros?
Something that hit me with this scripture is we can sit around and expect to be blest especialmente  when we don't use our tools in front of us. The Lord won't help us out if we don't help ourselves out. Anyways keep striving to bring God into ya'alls lives more often.  
You'll hear from me next week! 
-Elder HarKer

Friday, April 15, 2016

Pictures that Elder Harker sent on 4/11/16"

"I made a new friend"

a new name tag

"me and Elder Sanchez"

a castle I'm drawing

a new Texas mission flag I drew

me and a pigeon