Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Dad, wish i couldve heard your talk on the atonement that would be sweet!!!!I am so happy for cade that is so sweet does he only play center of does he play some d too??I am leaving all of the polys im bummed haha it is so awesome over here but the lord needs me in Grays harbor I guess rumor has it its the best ward in the mission but I doubt it after being in the samoan ward with referrals coming in on the daily.. haha i will miss itnot too much time to email today but i love ya pops have a good dayOn Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 6:56 PM, Joseph Fife <email@example.com>wrote:Hey Son. Cade and his team are on their way to the big Mini Bowl. It was a crazy game the other team was driving down for the go-ahead touchdown and Cades team intercepted the ball on their own 3 yard line. They were able to hold them off and won by 5 points. Now they have Syracuse for the big game on Halloween at Weber State University. I guess no trick or treating this year.Cade was showing me some Hudl videos. He went on to your high light reel and saw you dominating back in the glory days. It was fun to see and remember how incredible you were on the football field.You have obviously brought the skills to a way more important field as of late. I know you are a even better phenom in the Miss Field.My lesson today was on the Atonement. Wow! It went really well but what a sacred, powerful topic to try and do Justice to. I had no chance but with the Spirit I feel that the Students really felt the Spirit and Power of this most important of all Doctrines. I was impacted more so than I can ever recall teaching the Atonement. The Gospel is so powerful and real, when we try to get after it.We have all been eager to hear if you got transferred or get to be with the Polys for a little longer. My guess is that you are staying put. I took Cade home teaching yesterday and he taught his first lesson. He did really well. We go to the Netherys and still have the Marshalls. Reminded me of when you were a fresh Pup.I love you so much Son. May God continue to bless you and yours! LovesDad
momma i have transfer meeting today not much time to email after that big one I sent will you tell all the kidos I love them and cade congrats on going to the mini bowl like that is so flipping sweet for him like dang!!!! zi know Garrison Beach really well he played qb alot in practice he is a nice kid. cole has pretty dang strait teeth i notice thats good for him!! haha I love you momma hope you have a wonderful week!!
I am going to Grays Harbor its close to aberdeen?? i have no idea everyone says that it is an awesome ward over there it is just a little nicer version of tacoma. I am sad to leave though i love this place so much and so many people to teach and baptize.. Brother strickland the ward mission leader called president and tried to convince him to let me stay but he wouldnt let me hahahaha good try though ahah love ya momma
This week we baptized a guy named Ernest. Ernest got in a super bad car accident about 10 years ago and lost a leg. After the accident he found himself lost, depressed and an attempt to make things better he turned to alcohol. Ernie had struggled with alcohol for 7 years when he finally asked for help and as of a couple days ago he has been sober for 3 years. Ernie lives in a halfway house where people go to stay safe from alcohol or any type of addiction. 2 months ago we knocked on his door and started teaching him he could answer all of the baptism interview questions but 1 which is asking if he knows if the church was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. He struggled for a month and a half with that one every visit we would tell him to read and pray, read and pray, he just wouldnt do it. we were about to drop him when finally he kept the commitment and read and prayed he said that he knew without a doubt Joseph Smith was a prophet because when he prayed he felt so much joy and peace that he had never felt before. This experience once again proves to me the Book of Mormon is true!!!
We also baptized a little girl named Haley. Haley has had many missionaries teach her in another ward but was never receptive. She moved into our ward and we went over to see if anything has changed and for some reason she was ready to be baptized all we did was go over the baptism interview questions and she was ready.
We started teaching a former investigator named Charlene and felt impressed to give her a scripture of the book of mormon to read each day as we did this her testimony grew and wants to get baptized on Halloween. She has tons of family in the church but she was raised Lokieki. She knows the Book of Mormon is true and is excited to go on "Temple Dates" with here husband. She is jealous of her member friends she sees their pictures on insta hahaha
I am being transferred to another area today it is so hard saying goodbye to my converts and the ward like man I miss them already they are the sweetest most Christlike people I have ever been around.
I thank the lord for the last 6 1/2 months being able to serve in a ripe area of his vineyard. Ive had the greatest companions, Ward Mission Leader, Bishop, the list goes on I am so grateful and sad to leave but the lord needs me elsewhere.
Have a good one,
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Mom, Glad I could make your day:)
There is the sweetest senior missionary that works with like paper work and stuff at the mission office and she was telling me about her daughter that plays soccer for BYU and I told her that my cousin does too... well anyways come to find out her granddaughter plays goalie and was starting last year until Rachel came and gave her a nice seat on the bench.. hahah it was kinda awk after that..
The mice problem has actually calmed down as of late though so that's good!!!
cade is going to the semis?? that's so sweet good for him
This week was really good transfers are this Saturday I guess I will see whats going to happen I really want to stay because we have so much good stuff happening here but my time may be up. I love ya momma have a good day
On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 6:51 AM, Sandra Fife <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
Son~ Thank you for the sweetest letter! I was running a bit late for work and don't usually stop to get the mail and I was prompted to get it. To my nice surprise your letter was in there. Made my day!!! Heavenly Father knew I needed to hear from my precious boy. I'll be coming up there this weekend to make sure the spiders and mice are taken care of but seriously that sounds awful!! Does the President know about that problem? I'm looking forward to going back to Hawaii soon with the fam. This time no crutches for you. That's cool your comp is from there. Hook ups are always a bonus😊 love and miss you so so much! Keep rockin the watac they need to be whipped into shape! Go Hawks 💚💙 they lost again I'm sure the fans there aren't happy!!! Loves
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Busy week. We saw many miracles though. It was 8:50 PM and we were about to go home when we got the prompting to go to Winco. (grocery store around here) We walk in and towards the back there was this Samoan guy who just moved to Tacoma from Olympia. He was super fob, acronym for fresh, off, boat. like this guy could hardly speak english was wearing a lava lava just your typical samoan. Turns out his wife is a member and he wants to get baptized. We were super happy bout to walk out of the store when I recognized this lady.. but i couldnt remember from where. I say hi to her and told her I recognized her immediately after that her name came to me VICTORIA I helped her move into her apartment a year ago... she was super nice but she was always so busy to go back and see. Anyways she was super humble her father had just past away a month ago and was so happy I remembered her name and she invited us over to her house to teach her.
Hope you all have a good week.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Mom, Good for teed that is awesome!!!! I hope he does well cant believe that kido is 14.. dang he is getting big quick. too bad for cole though.. hahaha
Kimball is a punk.. haha wish the best for that kid but if he is acting like this so young i worry about him in the future.. haha bishop jackson needs to spank him or something..
I got the package it was perf thanks so much I havent had seeds in a long time either thanks for the card too!!.. and we go to the mall because we like to eat there on mondays and the last couple weeks my companions had to buy new coats shoes shirts etc
I love you momma Hollands talk made me miss you lots he was exactly right though i love you momma
On Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 7:41 PM, Sandra Fife <email@example.com>wrote:
Hi Son!Hope you have had a good week. Conference was super awesome! The talks were spot on, loved them. I missed the Saturday morningsession cuz of football games so I will have to go back and watch those. Cade's team is region champs they have home field advantage this Saturday at SV. Cole's team is out. Where did you watch conference?We had a family party for Cade's birthday tomorrow. Hard to believe he is turning 14!! Cole and Bubs are not that good of friends lately Kimball has a girlfriend and is using bad language. A bit concerning...Did you get the package? Just a few goodies hope you enjoyed them. So how many comps do you have 3? They look like studs.I love you so much thanks for being so inspiring and such an amazing missionary! Take care of yourself and I'm glad to hear you didn't get punched in the lip haha. All my love to you son, Momma
Great week hearing from Gods spokesmen. The messages I took away was Discipleship, faith, and counsels with the lord. We were promised if we do these things we will be able to partake of our fruit which is Eternal Life, Gods greatest gift. I love how easy it is to talk to the lord and get inspiration. Pray and ask What do i need to do to become a better disciple? Whatever thought or impression that comes to your mind is what the lord wants you to do. If you do what you are impressed to do your faith will grow. We invite people we teach to counsel with God if they need to be baptized in 2 weeks. Then promise them in the name of Christ that they will get their answer and be baptized its so simple. If we find the humble and true seekers of christ it is simply amazing!! they get baptized every time!!! Its all about counseling with the lord the counsel the lord gives you will bring more blessings God is waiting to bless you, you just need to put forth effort in order to recieve them.
This week has been full of meetings pretty lame we couldnt procelyte as much as we wanted to. and the ward didnt want us to baptize during conference weekend. but we are having some baptisms next week that we are stocked about!!! One leg ernie, Haley, john vaifanua and 2 sons all humble seekers of christ ready to follow him and be baptized what a blessing being here where the lord provides a way for us to accomplish the things he has commanded us. love you all