The Field Is White

The Field Is White
Doctrine & Covenants 4:4

Monday, March 31, 2014

Good Bye Cary, Ello Fayetteville!

So as you can tell. I got transferred to Fayetteville. My new companion is Elder Vaterlaus. He is from Mesa, Arizona. He's been out for 16 months. He is super funny. Uhh, new apartment is nice. We're on the 3rd floor. uhh. What else. OH, I don't know if Dominiic already told you. But so when we stopped by their house for the first time. Chris didn't recognize me. He answered the door. He's like "Hey! You must be the new missionary what's your name?" He looks down at my name tag says “Hey we have the same....wait a sec! PARKER!!!! NOOO WAYY!" It was pretty funny. He went and got Dominiic in the other room and she started to freak out, she attacked me with a hug. I cannot believe how big Rex is now! He is a talker! Umm, I don't really know what else to say. Oh! Diana Davidson, she messaged me a few months ago saying I should be on the look-out for an Elder who is in the Raleigh mission until he gets his Visa. Elder Austin, well sure enough he is in this area! So we talked for a bit about them. Uhh that's kinda all for this week,
So me being in Fayetteville will either make me want to continue to be in the Army or not we'll see ;)
Well I gotta go. I'll talk to you later! Love ya! Bye
Elder Beach

Believe it or not, this was a Candide shot!... I don't think I spelt that right...
(Not correcting this comment is killing the secretary/editor in Momma Beach, but I will leave it in its original form for posterity)

Gettin' out the swirly straw I got for Christmas!

Had to get one last picture where it happened....
(I'm guessing where the bad accident happened?)

I love the Johnson's! Gonna miss them so much!

Can't remember if it's Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn, I think it's Tom Sawyer... But I was Tom Sawyer for a few hours painting a members white fence! :) look at me using literature!

Bishop Farnsworth and part of his family

Brother Anderson, Cary 1st Ward Mission Leader!! Love that man!

Last preparation day with the Holly Springs District.  Gonna miss them!

Everyone said that we were brothers since we look so much a like... the Roberts Family!

Finally met my youngest cousin! Ayden!

Fayetteville... Now why does that sound familiar???

Elder Parker Beach was transferred to Fayetteville, NC and in the same ward as his Uncle Chris and his girlfriend!!! If it weren't for these pics we wouldn't believe it but we are ALL so excited!!! Chris didn't know his nephew would be one of the missionaries visiting them last night so after opening the door and putting the dogs in the backyard, he introduced himself, shook the missionaries hands and looked at the missionary's badge and said Hey! We have the same last name! That's when he looked up and Elder Beach said Really??? What a joyous reunion!!! Chris was stationed in Afghanistan when Elder Beach left on his mission and they haven't seen each other for a very long time! Chris has been less-active in the Church for the last 15 years but started going to church and seeing the missionaries in the last few months. Heavenly Father is very aware of each one of us, knows us and loves us. We are so happy!

 Dominiic texted these pictures to me.  We had no idea how bad his shoes were.  It looks like he has been using his left foot for a brake?!  We paid a lot for his bike and are pretty sure it came with brakes.  When I asked Elder Beach about the state of his footwear he replied in an email: “I was not using my feet as brakes, I use my brakes on my bike! That is just from working!” 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Facebook Posts - March 4-15, 2014

1st Area: Cary, NC
2nd Companion: Elder Russon, Tooele, Utah

March 14, 2014 marks 7 months that Elder Beach has been serving a mission!

3 Nephi 15:9 Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life.

Live your life FEARLESS!

There is no greater service than bringing our friends and family closer to Christ.

Success is not always what you see! You should never compare others' success to yours.

We are as the Army of Helaman!

Nephi reading and marking his scriptures! How is your Book of Mormon reading going along?

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

3 Nephi 14:2-5 “With what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother: Let me pull the mote out of thine eye—and behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast the mote out of thy brother's eye”

In this scripture passage the Lord teaches that a fault we see in another is often like a tiny speck in that person's eye, compared to our own faults, which are like an enormous beam in our eyes. Sometimes we focus on others' faults when we should instead be working to improve ourselves.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Beans and Drawings

Love me some BUSH Beans! 

 from left to right
Elder Johnson, Elder Ellingson our district leader, me and Elder Russon

 Not Senoma Drive. But pretty close!

Practicing drawing the Plan of Happiness on our porch to draw in the park and on the Greenways 

drawing on the Greenway

we then went down a little farther away from the original drawing and drew out each part of it and explained and left a scripture for it
Three Levels of Glory

 Earth Life

Monday, March 3, 2014

200 Days!!!

Can't believe it's already been 200 Days since Elder Beach left for his mission!

Here are Facebook Posts from last week:

Be who you and your Heavenly Father want you to be. Happy.

Small and simple acts of kindness can make anyone's day! Make it happen!

Trials Lead To Better Things!

As many of you know already, there are missionaries on Facebook. We are not on here to check how things are going back home or to talk to friends and family. We are here to teach, to inspire our friends to leave inspirational posts, and to help others build and strengthen their testimony in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Suggest friends to those missionaries who are using Facebook that could use a little inspiration. Help us to Hasten His Work!