Wednesday, December 28, 2016

November 28, 2016


Mark Owen Vickers

Nov 28
to me
Mom and Dad,

I am so sorry that I could not be there to hold you both. I am sure this was a day of mixed emotions as Grandpa Vickers passed on from this life into the eternities. I am grateful you were able to be at his side in his final days and hours. I feel the Spirit so strongly every time I read "He wanted me to tell both of you just how proud he is of your decision to serve the Lord." I hope to be able to live worthy of such adoration and love. 

I know right now is full of emotion, sorrow and joy remembering the good times. Would you mind writing down stories you remember about Grandpa and things he told you? I'd love to hear some of those. I do wish I had the chance to talk with him more. When I received the news he had passed my mind immediately went to that day shortly before I entered the MTC where we sat together with Grandpa and Uncle Bill. I am thankful for that day. 

I will do everything I can to make this final year of my mission meaningful and give all I can to the Lord!

Love you both so much!

I should have an update out shortly.



November 27, 2016

DEANNE VICKERS deannevick@gmail.com

Dec 2
to MarkRachelSpencer
We were able to go to the funeral home yesterday with Aunt Vicki, Uncle Brian, our Bryan, Uncle Bill, and Angela. The worthy priesthood temple holders were allowed to dress him. The veil has been so thin all week long. The only way I can describe it is as attachment but for me more like a gentle wind. Both Aunt Vicki and dad describe it as the peace that only the gospel brings.

On the way home we stopped by Laura's.Dad and Elly were having a tea party.

Lance didn't come with us because he went to an open house at UVU where he was able to apply for college without paying an application fee. A young lady from East High was standing in line with him and he asked her how she liked going to High School Musical. She promptly told him to shut up😬

I can't remember if I sent you Grandpas obituary yet. Both of you are honorary pallbearers.

I will write more as the weekend goes along!

Love you!!!
Momma

Spencer Vickers

Dec 5
to me
That's one intense christmas tree! 

I'm glad that everything with Grandpa's funeral went well. :)


Spencer Vickers

Nov 28
to me
Thanks for the news about grandpa dad. How are you doing with the news? :)

I've been so grateful for the time I've been able to spend here in the Czech Republic so far. I knew that a lot would change in the world around me and back home, but I never expected everything that has happened thus far. I'm grateful for all of these different experiences though because it strengthens my testimony of the Plan of Salvation. I know God has a perfect intent for everything that happens, and I'm grateful for the foresight that Heavenly Father has given me to know His will and His plan. 

I'm so glad that I have the time I have left here, and I'll give it everything I've got, but I'm not going to lie, I'm excited to spend Christmas with my Family next year. :) 

Have a good week!  

November 20, 2016

Mark Owen Vickers

Dec 5
to me
This is pretty neat. Not a bad comparison. Sort of like Elder Holland when he says "I'm an Apostle with a big A, you're an apostle with a little a."


December 5, 2016

Mark Owen Vickers

AttachmentsDec 5
to me, bcc: me
Hello Everybody!

Another great week here in Houston Texas. So much has happened over the last few weeks I can think of what to share. One experience stands out. We were out knocking doors the day after Thanksgiving and about 10 houses down on this street we knocked on a home. A young woman opened the door said hello, then a man in his 40's said we're not interested, followed by his wife from the dining room asking 'Would y'all like a plate of food?' Well Elders never turn down food so we gladly accepted. The man looked over at his wife as if to say "Are you crazy?' It was great! His wife came to the door and invited us in. As we spoke with her we learned that Grandma would be coming in about 5 minutes and that she is a member of our church. Coincidence? I think not. The grandmother was so pleased to see us and we visited with the whole family for a few minutes. We were able to share a message with them and then went on our way. Small miracles like this one have been happening nearly every day. 

On a more sad note as many of you may know my Grandpa Vickers passed away recently. I will miss him. I had a few opportunities to visit with him in recent years and know that he loved us and this gospel. I wish I could have been there to say goodbye but I know one day we will see him again. 

I have been called as a Zone Leader for the Woodlands Zone and am also training a new missionary by the name of Elder Troy. He has a lot of enthusiasm and is ready to serve. It's a good breath of fresh air to train a new missionary. 

If you have not already seen the new Christmas video check it out: https://www.mormon.org/
#LIGHTtheWORLD

Until next week,


     



Grandpa Keddington at Swiss Temple Dedication


Mark Owen Vickers

AttachmentsNov 28
to me
My 'sons' I am training again this transfer. :)


    


video




DEANNE VICKERS deannevick@gmail.com

Dec 2
to MarkRachelSpencer
We were able to go to the funeral home yesterday with Aunt Vicki, Uncle Brian, our Bryan, Uncle Bill, and Angela. The worthy priesthood temple holders were allowed to dress him. The veil has been so thin all week long. The only way I can describe it is as attachment but for me more like a gentle wind. Both Aunt Vicki and dad describe it as the peace that only the gospel brings.

On the way home we stopped by Laura's.Dad and Elly were having a tea party.

Lance didn't come with us because he went to an open house at UVU where he was able to apply for college without paying an application fee. A young lady from East High was standing in line with him and he asked her how she liked going to High School Musical. She promptly told him to shut up😬

I can't remember if I sent you Grandpas obituary yet. Both of you are honorary pallbearers.

I will write more as the weekend goes along!

Love you!!!
Momma

Spencer Vickers

Dec 5
to me
That's one intense christmas tree! 

I'm glad that everything with Grandpa's funeral went well. :)