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!”