Elder Parke served in the same mission as I did 45 years ago. I taught Sister Parke in the MTC prior to her serving in that same mission, the France Mission. With this French background they are able to ably assist the Ghana MTC missionaries.
On Sundays, when the temple is closed this good couple is assigned to help in a local branch. While serving in one of the units, they recognized a need and prayerfully determined how they could meet that need. That is what Senior Couples do. In this case, the Parkes noticed that a newly called branch president who was paralyzed from the waist down, could not reach the podium. Using his contractor's experience and years of handyman work, Elder Parke arranged for the construction of a platform upon which the branch president could rest so that he could address the ward.
|President Azumah uses his new platform to address his branch|