S: Elder Parker Brower- Texas, McAllen Mission
BC: Remember & Become
FC: TEXAS, MCALLEN MISSION Jan. 5, 2009 - Dec. 28, 2010
1: "I'll go where you want me to go" | It took us a second look to find that Parker would be speaking Spanish! YIPPEE!!
2: Hanging with Klydi in the car on the way to the MTC...
3: WE MADE IT!!! | JANUARY 7, 2009 the beginning .......
4: Life at the MTC
5: January 7, 2009- March 13, 2009
8: Brownsville, Texas
9: April 12, 2009
10: the apartment in Cameron Park 1253 E.Alton Gloor #7
11: More families and missionaries in Brownsville
13: August 31, 2009 Hey Fam, the most random and unexpected news of all came when we were eating at a restaurant as a District when the AP's called me. They asked if I'd be the new DL....... and train!!!!! I was so shocked!!! I was like stumbling on the phone but i guess they took that for a yes. so yeah i'm the DL here now and i'm training a brand new kid fresh out of the MTC!!!! Nuts!!! ..... I've really felt your prayers help me through this week. I've felt the spirit way strong as well, help me know what to say and where to go. So yeah that's my crazy week for ya hahaha i still can't believe it!! Love you all, Please pray for me!!! I need them bad now!! Thanks, Elder Brower
14: When Parker got his mission call Tim thought it was pretty funny. Parker told Tim that when he got his call he would come to McAllen and he (Parker) would be his trainer. That is exactly what happened. | OCTOBER 2009
15: WELCOME TO THE TEXAS, MCALLEN MISSION ELDER HOKANSON!!!
16: Hey Fam, Well,, I am finally out of Brownsville. It's really weird and it was sad to say goodbye to all the awesome people I met but it's a nice change. I got called to be a Zone Leader in Mission Zone and my area is a place called Alton which is just outside of McAllen. so far it's been great!! My companion is a kid named Elder Henneman, he's from Boise and is way way cool... Love, Elder Brower January 4, 2010
17: Here is part of a letter from Elder Henneman to his mom dated January 7, 2010 "First and foremost, my new companion E. Brower is AWESOME!! It's kinda funny cuz he and I are exactly the same so you can impagine we get a long just fine. hehe. Seriously he was a big basketball player in high school and we've already played 3 times since we've been together. He's hilarious and a GREAT missionary. He has way good Spanish for being a year out and we've already been seeing a lot of success.
18: Alton Texas
19: Feb. 27, 2010 Hey Fam how's it going? This week was great! We started off by having a baptism on Sunday. We baptized a girl named Edna and her grandma, Linda. It was awesome! But the best part for me was that a family me and Elder Henneman had been teaching got baptized as well!! They are so awesome! Their names are Alejandro and Myra. The baptisms were great. Afterwards Alejandro came up to me and gave me a big hug and said thank you so much. They've changed a ton! when we met them they were in a shambles, arguing and stuff all the time but now they got married and baptized and their entire family is so different . The best part of my missionary work is definately looking into the eyes of the people getting baptized and seeing peace and thankfulness. It was just so awesome!!..
21: February 10, 2010 Hey, I just found out that I'm getting transferred. I'm going to be an AP with the other 2 AP's so we'll be in a threesome.!!
22: Happy Birthday!!
24: McAllen Texas
26: WE FOUND AN ARBY'S AND I FELT AT HOME!!
27: from a letter dated April 17, 2010 a memorable day!! "So, we'd heard something in the walls for a couple of days but never saw anything. When I got home, i walked into my room, and there, right in the middle of the floor was the biggest flippin rat I've ever seen!! It is HUGE!!! I freaked out and it ran into our bathroom and disappeared. When my comps got home we began to start a rat hunt! haha. So we found out it has like a network of holes in our house under the cupboards. So Cuartes got a hanger and began to stick it under the cupboards and all of a sudden it comes running out into our room and disappears... finally we were giving up and gonna go to bed when Cuartes moved the bed and the rat came flying out of my flippin bed! AHHHH!!!! It climbed up the door and sat on the door frame, we were screaming like little girls I'm not gonna lie! | After a few unsuccessfull days of searching for the rat we called an exterminator. He came over and brought us some pretty mean traps. We baited them with peanut butter and when we got up we'd caught one!!! It was nasty! | The only problem was that it was a pretty small one,. We're still hunting fot the grandpa's, mom, dad, cousins etc. hopefully there's not many more. Be praying for us!!
28: GOOD TIMES IN TEXAS
30: Goodbye to Pres. and Sister Miller Hello to President and Sister Trayner June 2010
31: Tropical Storm Alex came and oh boy did it rain!! Welcome to Texas Pres. and Sister Trayner!!
32: Missionary friends
33: friends and families
34: Laredo Texas
36: A Baptizing Mission
37: WELCOME HOME!!! Elder Brower DECEMBER 28, 2011
38: We ate at the Olive Garden Restaurant | Klydi got engaged to Kyle Heywood on Oct.3rd! What a surprise!!! | Dad, Mom and I at the Stake offices to be released
39: Well done, Elder Brower! | President Allred