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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

#92: General Conference Weekend

(Preston's sister, Brooke wrote and told him about their 3 week old baby girl, Baylor is in the hospital with RSV and was being tested for meningitis, which we found out later in the day that she tested negative for that.  She will be in the hospital though until she is off oxygen and is breathing better on her own)
 (His email to Brooke)
Oh. My. Gosh.
Where do I even start...  I will be sure to keep her in my thoughts constantly!  I will be sure to pray extra fervently for this sweet little girl.  I hope and pray that she will be able to conquer all that she is facing right now.  She's a tough, strong little girl.  With the help of our Heavenly Father, everything will be okay!  I pray for you and Dylan and Krew and Baylor.  She is so blessed, and will continue to be blessed.

(His other email)
How's things going?!  I really enjoyed conference.  I watched all the sessions here in the stake center, and in's just better in the native tongue I think!! hahaha  I did hear them announce President Ren Johnson's name as an area of Seventy.  (President Johnson is our stake President here in Reno, NV- Preston's dad told him that it won't be President Johnson that he will get to report to when he returns because we will have a new stake President called this Sunday)  Everything changes in a two year span!!!  I won't recognize anything!

(I told him his friend Hailey Dobbs received her mission call to the Japan-Tokyo Mission and will leave just one week before he returns home)
Hailey Dobbs!!  Wow!!!  JAPAN!!!  That's crazy mom!!  That sucks that I won't see her.  Darn!  I was wanting to see her again!!  That's sad!  I might be married before she gets back!!!  jajaja (that's hahaha in Spanish)

This first week here in this new area was good, but a little slow.  We are starting from scratch because we are both new to the area so we have to ask everyone where things are. My companion, Elder Farrer and I are working out great.  He's super obedient, which is cool.  The funny thing is, he told me that in the CCM (missionary training center in Mexico) his shirts were skin tight around his belly, and now they aren't!  Just one week in the mission field, and he sees a difference!!!   (His dad told him- "Put him on the Preston Weight Loss Plan!  Walk 15 miles a day and he will lose weight!!")

Love your son,
Elder Fowler

This week's scripture to "Ponderize" was one that was mentioned a lot during this conference.
Doctrine & Covenants 50:24
That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.
These first two pictures are parts of the zone and district

His new companion, Elder Farrer and Elder Fowler are on the right end.
(His Birthday package)
(What we sent him for his 21st Birthday)
(Thank you Elder White's mom, Jolie Richards for posting this picture
from her son. This is the only picture from Preston's birthday, the one
mentioned in the previous blog post that his new zone surprised him with a cake.
Apparently, smashing one's face in the cake is a tradition there.)

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