Alma 37:40

Letter from March 27, 2017

Dear Fam,

Is it working?  That’s the question I have asked myself a lot this week.  Is it working?  I have wondered if the different ideas we have been trying out are working, if we are seeing results and if we are doing exactly what Heavenly Father would like us to.  I can honestly say I don’t know the answer to my question, but I do know that whether or not OUR ideas are working- HIS ideas ARE WORKING.  We often don’t get the results in the way we thought we would or in the time we thought we would, and that is where faith really comes in.  It’s just so important to trust in him.  There really are miracles day by day but if we stop looking we will stop seeing them.  DONT EVER STOP LOOKING! 

Heavenly Father helped us this week to achieve another miracle.  We were able to get back in contact with Ted (if any of you remember him) and meet with he and his wife! TWICE! yahoooooo!   And later while on exchanges, we found two other young women to teach!  We had been praying and trying to go where we felt prompted and felt like we were getting absolutely no where. At one point we were at this apartment complex to teach a lesson to someone.  We had a few minutes before the scheduled appointment so we ran down to knock on the door where I knew a less-active woman lived and set up a return appointment with her for the next morning.  I didn’t know if it would work out with her.  She wasn’t feeling well and the next morning when we got there she was still in bed sick.    Her two non-member daughters were there though.  We got aquainted with them and they wanted to learn about the Book of Mormon!!  Wow, did not see that one coming.  We aren’t really sure right now if we will be able to teach them due to some issues with the father, but keep Haley and Autumn in your prayers people!!!

Now I want to tell you about the men we have been hanging around lately.  There are these two cranky old men that we just can’t seem to get rid of, hahaha.  We are teaching Ernest and met with Tim (if you remember him also) again this week.  Older people are stubborn and one second you feel like you wanna strangle them and the next, you just wanna give them a big hug.  They are very endearing.  Ernest hates wearing his hearing aids so when we teach him we are literally yelling.  You would think that would drive the spirit away but no.  When we testified about Joseph Smith and the restoration, the Spirit was most definitely present.  Ernest challenged us this week and said he would “allow us to try and convert him”.  Which means he would read the Book of Mormon.  Then he got teary-eyed and said it was because he just had to know if this would help him see his wife again one day.  It was a pretty powerful moment.

Hmm well other updates for the week:

– we had two elders try and sell us one of their three pressure cookers because everyone needs to eat more rice.

– we celebrated Elder Ballard’s birthday at Ihop because everyone needs free pancakes.

-Elder ans Sister Loe took us out for Korean food and I discovered I definitely have a passion for kKorean food AND my chopstick skills have gone through the roof- Mom you should be very proud.

Love from the dirty T,  Sister Packer

Leftovers for breakfast


Not-My-Best-Side Pic!  haha  Doing studies at the church and we ended up praying at the same time.  Sister Hunt thought it was a good time for a selfie.


Happy Birthday Elder Ballard




Sister Loe


Korean Food Experience



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