Sunday, August 11, 2013


If any one of you haven't emailed us we are going to fly over your house in a helicopter and drop bombs on you!!!!! We so love hearing from you all and to know what is going on in your life .We have now been in two wrecks here.The traffic here is insane! We know however that the lord has blessed us. We wasn't hurt in either one.We pray every day that the holy ghost will give us direction on what the things we should do on our mission. He hears and answers are prayers. Thoughts are put in our mind and words are put in our mouth. It is incredible it is hard to describe the feelings. I know that I have had direction before but never so constant. Sunday we went to the Mombasa Branch the mission president had instructed me to talk to a young man who was on the road to Apostasy. He is also a return missionary of about two years. During the sacrament I said a silent prayer that I would know what to say to him .I also asked forgiveness of my sins I know that the lord answered my humble prayer. I said things that were not of me . At the Mombasa branch there are a couple of dogs just out side the windows . They constantly bark. It is hard to hear. I also had to give a lesson that day . I also prayed that the dogs would stop barking. They barked a couple more times,so I prayed again I never heard them bark the rest of the day! Thru our father in heaven all things are possible. I know this to be true, I know that the gospel is true, I know that the church has all the necessary things that we can return to live with our father in heaven . I know that other religions do good things but only the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has all the saving ordinances that we need. I know these things to be true I know with every fiber of my being. I know these things by the same power that answered my prayers. IT IS TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!! Your friend, father and grandpa Elder Palmer This is Sister Palmer, Elder Palmer said it was my turn. Well he pretty much said it all. I do want to say to all of you, maybe you think we preach a little too much but this is what we do and who we are. We find being upfront with those we teach gives them a abetter understanding of things instead of beating around the bush. You know, we sure miss seeing everyone and being together. Just talking or playing a game of cards. Rachel wrote to us about a card game she talked about at girls camp that made me realize that in everything you do as long as you put Christ first that it will all be worth while. Just remember that we are children of our Father in Heaven and he knows each one of us and he loves us so much. He wants us to someday return to him and thou this mission is hard and continues to be hard but as long as we focus on getting closer to the Savior he will provide the way. We have visited orphanages and have seen how so many young people are struggling to survive, whether it be because of poverty, aids or orphaned at birth but there are such wonderful people who have taken them under their wings and provided a way for them. This is what Christ is doing for us. Providing a plan for us to follow to return again to live with him. Elder Palmer and myself will be teaching a temple and family history class to the 3 different Branches here. He will teach the temple course and I will teach of family history. You have to remember the people here do not keep records very well and it will be a struggle to just get their 4 generation sheet completed to go through the temple. But through prayer I know that the lord will provide a way. What we are up against is we know of a family who is raising a child, no relative but the mom died a few days after giving birth and some of the branch people took the baby in their home and raising her as their own. The dad is in prison and the other children are farmed out to others. So some may take upon them these families last name creating alot of confusion for doing their genealogy. We have one Branch President whose father died and he was raised by a parents brother and he assumed his last name. Have I got my work cut out for me, you bet but bring on the challenge because I have the lord on my side. We will have to let you know how it goes. We want so badly to learn Swahili and continue to learn new words each day. It's a challenge when most of them speak it and little English. This too is done with alot of study and help from our Savior. I would love to be able to say my testimony in Swahili when I get home but hey don't hold your breath. I said I would like too. Well I've talked alot and I just wanted everyone to know I love you and we love getting emails so please write us. May the lord continue to bless you all. Love mom, grandma, great grandma, friend and sister, Sister Palmer

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