As you know your Dad's situation. I know your mission Pres. is going to talk to you as we called him last night after our family meeting. Right after we finished talking your Uncle Eric texted me this message: " You are never far from my thoughts or prayers. Last night Jolynne and I were in the temple. We had a long wait in the chapel. I was thinking about Randy of course. The veil is pretty thin for me these days. Here are the words I heard. "Eric, your prayers have been heard. His life is in my hands." I don't really know what that means for sure but I know that God is looking out for Randy". I also know this is true. As your Dad gets more serious and he gets more complications from being bed ridden so long, I have been wondering if I am being selfish about praying him here when maybe it is Gods will that he be with him. There are tons of people praying for him and putting his name in the temple and fasting for him. They have had faith for his healing in his behalf. When really we should have faith that the Lord will do what is best for us. Weither it is healing or letting us pass into his arms. I DO know God in in charge! Of the little things and the BIG things. We still have to have faith that he is right, and continue in faith no matter what the consequesces. I know that what you are doing, serving a mission, is the right thing for you. You are doing so good. I am so proud of you and I know your Dad is too. Your Dad may pull through this, I don't know yet, but I am willing to let him go if it is God's will. So as a family last night we agreed that we should take the "Fully resisatate" notice off his charts, and instead put on "Do not resisatate" on instead. That way if the Lord wants to take him, we will let him go and not try to do CPR and bring him back. I know your Dad wouldn't want to live his life in a bed, unable to move or do anything for himself.
I will continue to pray for you. This is a once in a lifetime experience for you where you can serve others and the Lord full time. Dad said serving as a Bishop was the closest thing to a mission, because he could serve the Lord, almost, full time. It was a blessing in his life, like your mission can be. Don't waste your time, serve with all your heart. Your family (which you have a great one) is all concerned over you and is praying for you. We all love you.
May I also say that I appreciate all the support and prayers you have given to me. And I also ask that you again change your prayers that Randy will be healed only if it be thy will be done. We need to put this in the Lords hands, and trust in him. Because really, His life is in his hands, just like it is for everyone who lives on this earth at this time. Bless you and thank you.