Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Called To Serve--A missionary video

So Elder Harker's sister, Sariah, made a missionary video as a project for girls camp. We included missionaries from our home mission and others.  We asked missionaries serving from our stake to contribute and we received videos from a sister serving in Virgina and from ElderHarker serving down in the TMM.

Here is the link for the video that we made. It was too large to download and send to the missionaries that helped us so we posted it on YouTube.

This week in Portland

with Elder Tolman

Well this week was pretty fun, I was in Portland all week with Elder Tolman, We worked super hard, and found a new investigator named Juan! Hes from the valley around McAllen and goes down during the weekends so he said he wants to go to church down there. We have been working a ton with members lately trying to help them out with their missionary work, I found an article by Elder Bednar about missionary work which I'll share below and I'll be sharing it with a few people. 

Last zone pic with President and Sister Maluenda
Then yesterday we kinda were in a rush to do everything so our district leader told us to do everything on the computer today, but big news Our new mission president President Torres is here, and President Maluenda is gone!!! It will be kinda weird going through the change but oh well. But yesterday we got to see an Naval Supply Ship while it was docked and got a tour and after that we helped brother Baily catch a small mullet. 

David A. Bednar's message in the June issue of "The New Era" 

We properly pray for the safety and success of the full-time missionaries throughout the world. And common 
element in many of our prayers is a request that the missionaries will be led to individuals and families who are 
prepared to receive the message of the Restoration. But ultimately it is my responsibility and your responsibility 
to find people for the missionaries to teach. Missionaries are full-time teachers;you and I are full-time finders. And you and I as lifelong missionaries should not be praying for the full-time missionaries to do our

With Elder Sanchez at a docked Naval Supply Ship

we got to see an Naval Supply Ship
while it was docked and got a tour 
I got my first flat bike tire SO much fun!!!!
and I got a new tie to add to my collection.
15/70 I'm getting there.

we helped brother Baily catch a small mullet.

Monday, June 20, 2016

received 6/20/16

Well i went from Portland to North Padre Island back to Portland this week. with exciting news. Portland is giving the sister missionaries in Weber area the van until further... well ever for now. so we are going to be a bike area! and further news i almost bout broke my big toe when a 10 lb weight fell on it. that was fun. the only bad thing about the week was my foot hurt. but ya not much happened but we did get to help out a sister in the ward who has cancer and that perked up her day! anyways feel free to email id love to hear from yall!

-"Man is nothing, but to God we are Everything" -Unknown at present time, i just heard this quote this week.
Elder Harker and Elder Lopez on exchanges 

Ow!  This is what a 10 pound weight will do to a toe
Member Jeremy Hernandez posted this on Facebook
Elders Moss, Harker, and Madsen

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Well another week in Portland has gone by and its pretty packed with southern food! 
Sunday- we had catfish at the Thompson's. 
Tuesday-craw fish and frog-legs at coordination (fried frog-legs--they were good--tasted like salty fishy chicken)
Wednesday- we didn't have dinner 
Thursday- we had carne asada tacos with the Luna's, 
Friday- was gumbo at home (a member got us a whole bunch of gumbo)
Saturday- more gumbo 
The members down here feed the missionaries extremely well. We have been working really hard with the ward finding less actives and such, visiting active families coordinating and all that.

I don't have much time but I am getting a new military copy of pocket scriptures soon so that will be super awesome and a lot less weight.

'Til next week! -Elder HarKer

the picture is my collection of Tommy Hilfiger Ties--my quorum of the twelve Tommy Hilfigers,
onto the quorum of the seventy now.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

New Transfer (received 6/6/16)

Elder Harker and Elder Packer
Hello everyone I've been super busy don't always have time to email or send picture but don't worry I'm still alive. So last week was transfers and Elder Packer Se Fue! Hes down in Harlingen in his hated bike area. 

Elder Harker with new comp Elder Madsen--
pic obtained by Momma Harker via Facebook

So my new comp is the terrible, fearsome Lord Sith Elder Madsen(just kidding hes a Jedi master!) and so I've kinda been senior companion for a week showing him the area meeting members and having a TON of work to do, So ya we have kinda been having a hard time with the Olvera family They are never home, we think they either moved or got evicted or something so we are praying for them! 

Corpus Cristi Zone--
pic obtained by Momma Harker via Facebook

So ya our Zone of missionaries has changed and i gotta get used to it. well I'll leave y'all with a scripture which is

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the
chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

This will be short and sweet; because of the Atonement of Christ we can be healed. We must accept Him, show Him our faith, and continue to improve to become like Him. Its all possible.