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Samuel’s Story : Growing Up In Heaven

By Len Parsons

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First edition. January 29, 2018.

Copyright © 2018 Len Parsons.

ISBN: 978-1386135555

Written by Len Parsons.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 | Growing Up

Chapter 2 | Heaven is a real place

Chapter 3 | An Unexpected Vision

Chapter 4 | My Second Vision Of Heaven | ( A Surprise Vistor )

Chapter 5 | My Third Vision of Heaven | (ONE I ASKED FOR)

Chapter 6 | Dealing with the Sickness and Death of a Child ....

Chapter 7 | The Blame Game

Chapter 8 | Refusing To Be Comforted

Chapter 9 | Our children are Alive ... Not dead !!

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About the Author

Samuel We Love You !

The Pictures in this Book are Copyright 1989

Titled “A Childs View Of Heaven

Painted For Samuel

Hand painted and Digital versions

by his Dad

Len parsons

For Samuel

Proverbs 29:18-

Where there is no vision, the people perish:

This book is based on the Word of God and visions the Lord has given me through the years of my child growing up in heaven!

Chapter 1
Growing Up

What is the definition of child?

To be a child is to be a young one in the process of development,not mature or fully grown ....

or simply not finished growing!

I love the thought of a child, being someone ...

not fully formed ....

Because it includes everyone from an unborn child,

to a 6 month old , to 5 years of age , or a teenager ...

all the way to me at nearly 58 ...

God's not through with me yet!

Growing Up is....







Growing up in Heaven is all of these and more!

Your child is not dead they are ...







In the Wonderful place we call heaven.

This is what growing up in Heaven is like.

Mt. 19:14

“ Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not,

to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”



Running & climbing,

laughing & playing,

singing & dancing,

touching & feeling

curiosity bubbling

joy showing ,

Life & love


Heaven is a Wonderful Place to Grow up!

It is a place where there is no pain or sorrow.

Children are free to explore and discover new things at every turn.

There are no hard lessons to learn like on this earth.

Heaven is filled with Beautiful colors and bright new things to see and hear.

There is never any danger or fear!

No disease, sickness or cancer exist in that place .

There are No strangers to be ware of ...

You will not see a single bump on any head or

a scratch or a bruise on any knee.

If they want to pet a lion,

or pull a wolf 's tail they are free to do so.

If they Ride a rhino , brush a bears teeth or

look up an elephants trunk

It is no problem!

The leopards are tame and

snakes are harmless.

They can climb the highest tree

and jump out and not even hurt their feet.

No Accidents at All!

Chapter 2
Heaven is a real place

Heaven is a wonderful place!

It is beyond all we ask or think!

Far above all we have seen here on earth,

Read what the Bible says in the following passages.

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion

shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat.

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, saith the LORD

Isa.11:6 -9

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down

with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;

and a little child shall lead them.

7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones

shall lie down together:

and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and

the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain:

Mt. 19:14

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not,

to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

1 Cor. 2:9

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,

neither have entered into the heart of man,

the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:

for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.

Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;

and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,

neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things

are passed away.

Rev 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life,

clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Rev 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river,

was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits,

and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree

were for the healing of the nations.

Rev 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God

and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

Rev 22:4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall

be in their foreheads.

Rev 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle,

neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and

they shall reign for ever and ever.

Rev 21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day:

for there shall be no night there.

Chapter 3
An Unexpected Vision

One day I was at work and I saw a Quick vision of Heaven.

I saw a very bright light behind the throne of God.

It was so bright that all else was dark, I could see a silhouette

of the thrown itself , and as I watched I saw a very athletic young

woman come and stand before the thrown .She looked like

she was in better shape than someone in the Olympics.

Written across the bottom of the scene were the words

"Mary's Mother in Heaven"

She was a friends mom , I had

ministered at her funeral. She had been through a long battle

with sickness and did not have her legs anymore.

Yet here she was in heaven young , whole , fit , looking better

than I had ever seen her in my life .

I was amazed to see her this way, yet my heart cried,

"Why show me Mary's mom?”

“IF.. I'M GOING TO SEE heaven I want to see my boy "

Instantly a boy of about three came skipping out and took her hand

.I knew it was my son, not a baby any more but

he appeared to be his earthly age.

Things I Learned from this vision.

He was growing up ....I had him frozen in time .

(and myself as well !)

Grief Does that!

He was alive ... living life ... I was not!

I was breathing but He was Living!

He was excited, skipping around God's thrown ....


I was in year 3 of a 10 year depression!

I was grieving my loss not his!

Just having a visual of him well alive happy !






( a little guy )

Growing up ... in Heaven

It was then that the seed for this book was first planted

in my heart!

I want other parents to know and see,what

I've seen and feel what I feel.

Our Samuel growing up in heaven,

I tell you seeing Heaven will blow you away.

It is way cool!

Chapter 4
My Second Vision Of Heaven
( A Surprise Vistor )

One Tuesday night very late, I was about to walk throughthe door of our church on the way out to my truck.

It had been a great night God had been really good to us as we prayed and sought His Freedom from things holding us captive against our will. Old things,

Old ways of life,

Old ways of thinking,

Old ways of Being ...

Things that can't keep us from living,

but can rob us of life itself !

We were finished but God had a surprise in store for me !

I turned to tell a friend goodnight,

suddenly there he was , as real as anything I have ever seen or felt.

Before me stood my son, I knew him instantly .

( in heaven we will know as we are known )

He was dressed all in white, but not a white like we

have here on earth ...

This white was so bright and shinning, it was like light itself .

His hair was kind of golden colored with a slight curl to it,

He had a crown of what looked to be gold on his head

and I was so glad ,

in heaven we get crowns for faithfulness and it had always

bothered me to think my boy wouldn't have one because

he never had the chance to earn one ... on earth ...

I hated the thought he would be with out one of his own

to throw or cast at Jesus feet.

( in Heaven we worship God with our crowns ) .

I saw the crown and I knew he had a job in Heaven.

(I now know God rewards faithfulness in Heaven and earth)

I was so proud of him he was such a good looking kid!

He had turned out right and I had nothing what so ever to do with it !

HE WAS ABOUT MY HEIGHT, and he had the bluest eyes I have ever seen

...his Mom has blue eyes!

His face was so pure like no 14 year old on earth could ever be,

so clean so untouched by this world,

You could see clear through to his soul!

Nothing is hidden in Heaven .

He had his arms out

for a hug ...

I reached out and found him hugging me

as tightly as I was hugging him.

Neither of us ever wanting to let go ...

he spoke

and ...

I could feel the words vibrate inside of me.

Like your ears pick up the vibrations of sound ...

my heart ... my soul ... my spirit ... heard the words ...

“It's ok "

" I am ok"

" It wasn't your fault !"

I HEARD HIS HEART SAY he was well!

I felt his embrace tell me,

He didn't hold anything against me

There was nothing to separate us !

His love and acceptance testified

there was nothing ever held against me ....

The guilt I had felt was a lie !

We were

Now and Forever !

Right with God


each other,

It could not have lasted more than 20 seconds,

but it seemed to last a life time.

Your reunion with Your boy or Girl

is going to be some kind of awesome experience!

Chapter 5
My Third Vision of Heaven

I LAY DOWN ON THE HARD wooden alter at our church a

few years had passed. I prayed “God I know I have no right

to ask but I sure would like to know how Samuel is doing”

Almost immediately

I saw a "zoom in" or "close up " of a hand playing a" living Guitar".

My vision was centered on the hole in the center of the instrument.

When the notes were played the hole sang the music , much as a

persons mouth would form the sounds.

The instrument sang the notes of the songs,

as we would sing the words to a song.

I realized

the Worship of Heaven

is Alive


just live ,

but Alive !

I watched him play, and the guitar sing for a moment ,

as the view pulled back

I saw a young man,

my son, leading worship

in Heaven,

He was seated on a bench holding the guitar,

dressed in clothes styled much like a guy his age

would wear on earth. They were not to hip yet not to plain either,

just right to demonstrate his age and personality !

YES , we have personality in Heaven.

As I watched him play I became aware of the setting and

who he leading into worship (the Lord's presence )

There was a area loosely enclosed by a soft hedge of bushes,

maybe like a sheepfold ,

My view widened again and I saw all these little hands and arms

raised in praise to God!

It was beautiful ..... but

over way too soon .....

I waited for more hoping to get a chance to speak or see more ...

but no more came .

I LAY ON THE ALTER of the church and listened as the Lord began

to explain the vision to me.

We Should Always

ask the Lord what a vision means.

We should never assume

to know or understand

what has been revealed.

I was a little disappointed my glimpse of Heaven was so short,

I now know what Samuel's

job in Heaven is.

He gets to lead infants in worship to the LORD

with a really cool guitar !

The word of God says out of the mouths of Babes Thou hast ordained praise!

I have always wanted to have a guitar that would play itself,

and my wife has always loved working with babies .

( It is really beyond our imagination what we may get to do in heaven : )

1 Cor. 2:9

But as it is written,

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man,

the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:

for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.

And the Lord said to me

"Some dads and sons fish, but you don't like

to fish "

" Some like to work on cars,

you don't like to

work on cars."

Every son wants to do what his father loves to do .”

" you love to worship ME

so that is what you get to do together "


What a revelation I am as close to my son as the Lord is to me !

As I enter in to His Presence I bridge the gap from here to there !

All is right on earth and in Heaven above .

I am free to worship HIM with all who have gone

before me into His Presence .

We don't have to wait to die to be reunited

in His presence

We can be there now!

“When you come in my Presence there is no distance between you and him”

“No Distance between

Heaven and earth as You each worship Me Together”

Chapter 6
Dealing with the Sickness and Death of a Child ....

A Bible Example of a Husband and Wife

Dealing with the Sickness and Death of a Child ....

What a difference Hope and Faith Brings!

In the Bible King David had a seriously ill child.

He could identify with parents everywhere, who have

found themselves in that situation.

He prayed, went without food, was crazy with worry,

spent many sleepless nights,

People tried to get him to sleep and eat but he would not, could not!

I am sure the king had the very best doctors available using

the all the wonder drugs possible but,

All of this and his worst fear came upon him, on the seventh

day his little boy died!

Have you been there?

That day darker than night when nothing worked and all seemed to be lost?

When it was too late for a miracle?

What did you do?

How did you respond?

Were you in shock?

Were you Devastated

beyond anything you could possibly imagine?

Were You Lost

in a unreal set of circumstances that should not happen to a dog,

let alone your son or daughter?

Did you scream out loud or only on the inside?

Cry or just go numb?

Weep uncontrollably or keep a stiff upper lip ?

Blame yourself or God?

David's been there! Have you been there too?

David's servants, afraid he would harm himself, did not want to tell

him the boy was gone . He saw them whispering and knew....

Have you stood where David stood?

Was it that word from the doctor? The tone of their voice or

that look in their eyes, David knew!


...and the child was very sick.

2Sa 12:16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David

fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

2Sa 12:17 And the elders of his house arose, and went to him,

to raise him up from the earth: but he would not,

neither did he eat bread with them.

2Sa 12:18 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died.

And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead:

for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him,

and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself,

if we tell him that the child is dead?

2Sa 12:19 But when David saw that his servants whispered,

David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants,

Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead.

2Sa 12:20 Then David arose from the earth, and washed,

and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and

came into the house of the LORD, and worshipped: then he came

to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him,

and he did eat.

2Sa 12:21 Then said his servants unto him,

What thing is this that thou hast done? Thou did fast and weep for the child,

while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou did rise and eat bread.

2Sa 12:22 And he said, While the child was yet alive,

I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether GOD

will be gracious to me, that the child may live?

2Sa 12:23 But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast?

“Can I bring him back again?

I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”

In his Wisdom David, lived out a spiritual truth few of us can match.

He tells us,

he prayed and fasted

when it was possible

to change the outcome of the situation.

Then he shifts into the reality of life,

the child is not going to come back to me ....

that part is over!

but yet it is not...

“I shall go to him!”

He continued to live his life on earth like it was so!

David even in his grief sought to Bring comfort!

David comforted himself

by acknowledging his son was in Heaven.

Safe and sound waiting for David to come to him.

24 And

David comforted Bathsheba his wife,

and went in unto her, and lay with her:

and she bare a son,

and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him.

He didn't get lost in His grief and loss,

He didn't allow the sorrow to destroy

his relationship with his wife.

He didn’t allow their intimacy cease to exist

by playing the Blame game.

So many times the




DON'T LET IT Destroy Yours!

Refuse to play the Game!

Who's fault was this anyway?

Was it my fault?

Did I work too much?

Why Didn’t I see this Happening?

If Only ...

I had Noticed the symptoms sooner ,

If Only we had visited a different doctor or hospital.

If only I could have Protected my child

none of this would have happened!

Was it caused by My DNA?

Does this disease run in My family?

Was it my wife’s fault ?

Who Tried harder ? Who was or was not there for ME ?

It is just too painful to think of trying to be a family anymore ...

Plenty of blame to go around .

Chapter 7
The Blame Game

So many times the



DON'T LET IT Destroy Yours!

Refuse to play the Game!

The Blame game comes to Separate you From Your comforters!

The Game starts like this ...

Who's fault was this anyway?

Was it my fault?

Did I work too much?

Why Didn’t I see this Happening?

If Only ...

I had Noticed the symptoms sooner,

If Only we had visited a different doctor or hospital.

If I had been There.

If only I could have Protected my child

none of this would have happened!

Was it caused by My DNA?

Does this disease run in My family?

Was it caused By that Secret in my past?

I wonder if God was punishing me by Taking my child?

Then the game shifts to your spouse

Maybe it is my spouse’s fault?

Maybe their DNA?

Maybe it runs in their Family?

Maybe if They didn’t work So Much...

They should have Been More Aware...

They Are Not Hurting as Badly as I Am!

It is Followed by ...

Who Tried harder?

Who was or was not there for ME?

You are shutting me out ...

It is just too painful

to think

of trying to be a family anymore ...

You See the Blame Game Works to destroy marriages

and lives so well because

There is Always plenty of blame to go around!

WE NEED TO REALIZE God Intends your Best Earthly

Comforter to be the One who has shared your Pain!

Your Spouse is hurting Too!

You may think No One can feel the Pain or understand the

Hurt but you are wrong.

We Are to Comfort one another

Husband and Wife

Do Not Shut Down



We were exhausted emotionally and physically,

A guy from Church came by that night,

he asked me straight out...

“What Went Wrong?”

I had to preach at church the next morning,

To say the right things

When things were Not Right!

A lady in Sunday School

asked MY Wife

“What She had Learned from the Experience”

In Just the first 24 Hours ...

We had an overwhelming impression

“We were On Our Own”

For the first three or four months

we did remarkably well as a family

“It was a very tender Time”

“One thing I remember was not laughing or even smiling for

over six months.

Another thing I recall clearly

“how guilty I felt for having even a moment of fun”

“ for forgetting to be sad”

David was a man who knew (realized) his wife needed him.

She needed Him Like never before.

Thank God his wife wanted to be comforted!

They needed each other more than ever before.

No one else in the world shared what they shared,

or lost what they lost,

No one could comfort like they could comfort one another!


I have Good News!

It is not too late no matter how many years have passed!

Be there for each other

Love each other

Forgive each other,

Remember together,

Cry together,

Learn to smile and laugh again!

( I know you may feel guilty laughing or smiling ...

it was 6 months latter and I felt guilty about 1 smile )

We Must Learn to Live life ... Here

...for your child is living Life

In Heaven!

They are waiting for you both

to be there with and for them!

Chapter 8
Refusing To Be Comforted

The Story of Joseph and Jacob

A Son Dead who was Alive!

If you have never read the story of Jacob in the Bible

you are probably unaware

of how little has changed

from the book of Genesis to the present!

For example

Jacob had

14 + children

( 12 sons & 2 daughter at least ! )

by 4 women

even though

he had only 2 wives

Of all Jacob's children Joseph was his favorite.

He was the first born of Rachel, Jacob's favorite wife

( THE OTHER WIFE HAPPENS to be her sister Leah )

Sounds like the next

Springer Show doesn't it ?

Jerry ! Jerry ! Jerry !

Joseph is a good guy and a great son but his older brothers hate him!

Now this family

may need

Doctor Phil or the Super Nanny!



dreams of being “more than they want him to be.”


they are afraid of him !

to make things worse

Jacob gives him a coat of many colors

Gen. 37:3 -4

Now Israel ( Jacob ) loved Joseph more than all his children,

because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.

And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him,

and could not speak peaceably unto him.

The Conspiracy !

His brothers have a plan ....

Gen.37: 20

Come now therefore, and

let us slay him,

and cast him into some pit, and

we will say,

Some evil beast hath devoured him:

and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

they intend to murder their brother and lie about it to their Father !

Then get a better plan ...

they decided to sell him into slavery instead

27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be

upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh.

The Cover UP !

31 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and

dipped the coat in the blood;

Their FALSE Evidence

32 And they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father; and


This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.

Jacob's FALSE assumption ...

Jacob filled in All the Information

he didn't have in his hands.

33 And he knew it, and said

It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him;

Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces.

Jacob's Unnecessary Grief

34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and

mourned for his son many days.

Jacob thinks ,

assumes ,

Joseph is Dead !!

Gone !!!

forever lost !!!

What terror !!

What unimaginable horror !!

To think of his loving son

eaten alive by a vicious animal ...

No body ...

no closure ,

no grave ,

funeral !!

all for nothing !!

Joseph was just as much alive as he was !!!!

Living not very far away !!

Jacob's Mistake

in Grief ...

35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him;

but he refused to be comforted;

and he said,

For I will go down into the grave unto my son


Thus his father wept for him.

A verse to an old hymn goes

'' O What needless pain we bear ... all because we do not carry

everything to God in prayer "

Jacob refused to be comforted

For at least 13 years he lives

( if we can call it living )

as if Joseph is no more ...

that all was lost !

his hopes plans even those dreams ,

We do the same things

1st day of school ...

getting their drivers license

that 1st car ,

their 1st date ,

the prom ,

graduation , college , the wedding ...

those grand kids you are never going to see !!


Thanksgiving !

every Christmas !

He would never be the same ..

could never get past this pain

Wave upon wave of new grief hits his old broken heart !

He felt that nothing on this earth could change this evil thing that had touched his family

All the time Joseph is

growing , developing into all God said he would be !!

By refusing to be comforted Jacob allows

His Family to suffer

the lose of a brother and a Father

He refused to be comforted !!

by his family ..

by his friends

or even his God !!!!

I have been there too !!!

I refused to be comforted !

by my family , friends or even God Himself !!

I wanted to comforted

my way !!!

Not His !!

God has sent this message to you so you won't spend precious time living here like you are dying

... to get there !!

We can't wait to get to heaven to live again !

we must start living now like then !

Our children are Alive !!!

not dead !!

Chapter 9
Our children are Alive ... Not dead !!


living like it !!

It is so !!

Now !!

What if our kids could see how we have been acting ?

How much damage and pain we have put our selves through ...

They might even think it was their fault

for leaving the way they did !

( it happens in divorce all the time )

Would we carry on the way we do ?

I think not !!

of who we were before this happened ....

We must listen and let God talk us through !!

Like in the airport movies when the pilots & crew are disabled

and someone with little experience is put in the position of having to fly

and land the plane ....

They always get someone with lots of experience to

'' talk them down ''

God knows

what it is like to lose a Son , at a young age

in a horrible way, He has been there

He knows it Hurts !!!

And He did it willingly!! for you & me !

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

He has brought millions of people just like us through !!

We must remember this is our first time ... not His !!

We may be at our lowest point ... at our worst ...but He is at His Best !!

He knows what to say ... if we will chose to hear !!!

To Listen And to Trust ...He Knows Best !!

Take the controls and do as He says ...

He is the GOD of all Comfort

2 Cor.1:3-4


the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforts us in all our tribulation,

that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble,

by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Think about what He says to think about ...

Don't go by what you think feel or see !

( most plans crash because of pilot error ..they thought

wrong ! )

Phil. 4:8 " Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,

whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just,

whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely,

whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue,

and if there be any praise,

think on these things "

He who

Controls Your Thoughts ..

Controls Your Vision of Truth

Isa 55:8-9

8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,

saith the LORD.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

We must let the Lord direct our thoughts to His ..

We must let the Lord direct our thoughts to His view ..

Every Heavenly vision !

God inspired

thought !


God given Dream ...

Is His View

His Knowledge

His Truth

about our kids and how they are doing in Heaven

We should ask God ...

to Reveal Himself to Us ...

In His Book the Bible ..

By Giving us

Dreams & visions

of Heaven ,


our children

and what they are doing now !

As we Think on the Things God uses

to comfort us ...

We will be able to comfort one another ...

Do all Children go to Heaven ?

the answer is yes !!

Why ?

They were not developed , mature enough on earth to make a choice ...

They are not perfect , yet they are innocent ...

so they are covered by grace till the age of accountability

Do all Parents go to Heaven ?

No !!!

It is not automatic

We must choose to go !!

Heaven is a wonderful place

and the Word of God tells us how to make it our home forever

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

We are not perfect we have broken Gods Laws & cannot

enter Heaven

as we are :

but Jesus died for us ...

so His perfection could replace our imperfection

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom

God hath set forth to be a propitiation

( payment in full )

through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past,

through the forbearance of God;

If we ask Him

He will forgive us of our sins and change our hearts & lives

Rom 10:9 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your

heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.

we are Len and Nelda Parsons . We have a son , Samuel , alive and well in Heaven today !

He is 29 and we look forward to seeing him again soon !

we have been where you may find yourself today & we want to pray for and with you !

It is our prayer God

will use where we have been to be a life line to you ! There is so much pain and sorrow the Lord

wants to heal !

Father we pray in Jesus Name for those who read this book to find peace with You and

themselves , for salvation to come to them as they pray for your forgiveness & mercy , Help

them o Lord we pray to find hope and healing for them & their family in Jesus Name amen!

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Samuel We Love You !

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Titled “A Childs View Of Heaven

Painted For Samuel

Hand painted and Digital versions

by his Dad

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For Samuel

Proverbs 29:18-

Where there is no vision, the people perish:

This book is based on the Word of God


visions the Lord has given me through the years

of my child growing up in heaven!

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Did you love Samuel's Story : Growing Up In Heaven? Then you should read Spookie The Chihuahua : Who Defeated The Bear by Len Parsons!

Readers say Spookie the Chihuahua a surprisingly enjoyable story for All ages.Spookie is a very young Chihuahua placed in a new Home .He has anxiety and fears and adjustment issues.He is a very small dog with a very big heart but lots of fears. Spookie takes a Journey that leads to Faith and changes him from the inside out as a family vacation brings him face to face with His Fear.You read the story to find out how can a Chihuahua Defeat a Bear, but Love for His family is Greater than his Fear.Readers say "This is a story that leaves you warm inside".Spookie the Chihuahua is based on Bub our 2nd Chihuahua , who happened to be afraid of his own shadow, and stories I would tell Angie (my favorite Girl) who came to live in our home at age 3. Love really is greater than Fear .

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About the Author

Len Parsons is no stranger to those he has ministered to for over 30 years, but for the other 98% who will read this book.

He is an appreciated Aglow adviser, local business owner/operator (ministry platform in disguise), personal pastor, and an envisioned evangelist who wears a prophetic mantle with humility, honoring the Lord in all his hands find to do.

A journey that started at a young age, a midst challenging circumstances, he has traveled with Jesus as his best friend, followed the leading of the Holy Spirit when no one else “heard” and no one else understood, trusting God with everything.

One of the things that I remember him saying is, “it's not complicated – I talk to God -- He talks back. He'll do it for you.” Trust me – I've known him a long time – God talks to him!

Come and meet this man, through these books, who appears to many to be simple and even calls his church “Simple Church” – deliver a profound, live-altering message, straight from the sound of His voice and the wisdom of walking with Jesus for a long time!!

It's really not complicated....just show up and God will do the rest. :)

Pastor Len Parsons was Saved in 1970 in a Powerful encounter with the God of the Universe ! Enjoy Clear Teaching of the Spirit and the Letter of the Word of God.

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