Thursday, December 31, 2015

Mom and son

Mom, I love you much!!! it was my favorite present to see you and i got some pretty awesome gifts as well like i can live off of beef jerky and pistachios for a month!! haha 
The Boazs again werent they just over there for thanksgiving? is Austing still livijng in new york? 

24 years wow!! that is a quite the amount of time!! exceeds my lifetime.. obvi lol Yall are probs skiing right now that sounds like the dream in all of that fresh snow!!

love you so much momma nothing really happend this week... christmas kinda caused the work to be slow but next week we should be having some miracles!!! loves
Elder Fife

On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 6:59 PM, Sandra Fife <>wrote:
So so so great to Skype with you on Christmas!! The best present I received, and I got some great gifts...

We had the Boaz's here for church and dinner. Austin came and brought his 5 year old Evan. It was good to see them had not seen them for a long time. They say Hi.

It's Dad and my 24th anniversary today. It's crazy to think I've been married longer than not married. Time flys when you have a great life :) best decision I ever made.

We have one more week of Christmas break. Dad goes back to school tomorrow. The boys and I are going skiing Tuesday. I hope we don't freeze its really cold right now!!

So fun to talk with you and see you evolving into such a force in the world and in the mission field. You are on a grand adventure. It's awesome to be on this journey with you keep killin it son!  I love you all my love to you Momma

Dad and son

Dad, It was good to see you Christmas. I loved seeing the family its weird being on a mission and not talking to you all. and when I skype home it feels as all is well and feels familiar and at home. I love that. 
I love that story I wrote it down in my planner probs share it in a training.

24 years? man that is super crazy!!! you are an old man!! haha lol i know its going to be hard to find someone near as good as momma hopefully i will get lucky!! no way you deserved that good of a lady!! hahah just kidding 

hope you have a good week joe. loves
Elder Fife

On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 8:29 PM, <> wrote:
That was an awesome little chat we had Son. You are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you so much for what you are doing for our family. You look great and have such powerful countenance. You are full of the Spirit and it radiates out of you.

I came upon a story president Monson shared about a missionary who was extremely successful and baptized tons of people. They asked him if all his success was from member referrals. He said none of them were all from tracting. They asked him what his secret was. His response was awesome. He said he tries to baptize every person he sees. When he sees someone who looks really rough and might be smoking he tries to see them all in white and entering into the font. He said that viewing them that way has given him a power to testify with huge power.

I thought it was a cool story and reminded me of you. You mentioned how some of the elders in your zone are not having as many tisms. Maybe if they could see Gods children more as He does it would be diff.

I am sure mom told you that Me and Mom have been married for 24 years today. I am so lucky to be married to your Mamma. You need to find someone like Mamma one day. It will be next to impossible but if you keep laying it all on the alter these last 8 months I am sure God will oblige.

I love you so much Son. Me and Mamma did real good. Actually I am forever humbled and grateful to God for blessing us with such a perfect Son.

Loves. Pops

Latrone gets baptized

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Small world indeed

Good week, Latrone got baptized #blacktism!!! Anyways it is a sweet. Small world story with latrone. So, his mom was raised in foster care all over utah and when she was 17 she went to Skyview highschool.. dont remember what year but she had the one and only papa Fife as a seminary teacher.. haha she said she was being disruptive and papa fife kicked her out... Gave me a chuckle!! She has lived a hard life doesnt make good choices when choosing her men.. lots of alcoholic and drug addict boyfriends basically wrecking her life. They were an inactive family had moved in 2 months ago when we knocked on her door and she wasnt happy to see us. She had anti feelings against the new rule of the church concerning children of gays not being able to be baptized.. We just invited her to church and somehow the spirit touched her and she came. Her son is Latrone a half black 10 year old with size 12 feet, size 36 waist and a lisp.. haha cutest lil guy ever. 

He asked me to baptize him I was honored. After we got dressed in white i opened the door to the font so he could see what it looked like and he darted into the water kinda like when you run as fast as you can into the ocean.... i couldnt hold back the laughter it was hilarious!!! 

Anyways, overall good week. Excited for Christmas!!! love ya all have a good one.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Thanksgiving pictures

Mom & Son

Mom, I am getting excited to talk to you as well. hopefully it works a little better than last time it wasnt too great on my end.. haha

Probably the best way is just put money on my card I might be able to get it tomorrow or friday because I wil be in tacoma. 

Good for zollypop he desirves a nice gal. haha
 I love teedle he is such a sweet kid makes me sad to think he is self conscious or whatever hopefully it brightened his day. 
Phenemonia dang thats a bummer!!! good thing greg is there makes it much easier for yall im sure poor grandparents though il keep em in my prayers.
well at least you get to see both of us on the tv and in california!! but yeah its sad not to be together for christmas.

Elder Hatch one of my fav companions is getting married... like whatttt haha he emailed me today saying he just got the ring and is proposing this week.. he is getting married the first week of may im sad ill miss it!!! haha might have to have him borrow the cardboard cutout so i can be there for his wedding too hahaha

today was a slower week we got transfer calls i am staying with goldstrohm and we are going to train a new misisonary and help a struggling one. 
love you with all my heart momma thanks for your love
Elder Fife 

On Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 5:32 PM, Sandra Fife <>wrote:
Hope you had a great week and Sabbath day! We are getting so excited to talk to you we can hardly stand it!!! I think we have it all figured out, pray for no technical difficulties :)

What's a better way for you to get your suit from H&M? Cash or put $ on your card?

Did anyone tell you Zollypop got married? He got married around the same time as Haley. He married a usu soccer player.

Thank you for that thoughtful letter you sent Cade. He felt pretty special getting a letter from his big bro.

We are getting ready to watch the first presidency message. I'm sure you get to watch it to.

All the grandparents have been sick this week. Pneumonia for Thelda Marlin and Olaf. They are getting over it. Scary business for old people. Marlin & Thelda aren't doing so well. Greg moved in and is taking care of them. Not an easy job!

Haley isn't coming home for Christmas. I'll be without 2 of my babies. Sad for me but I guess I can't do much about it. We are going to California before Christmas and are staying in Oceanside. Haleys  in laws are flying her and Mckay there for Christmas. We will see her there so that's better then nothing. Mckays family is super cool. You will really like them. I bet that's strange for you to have Haley and Alex both marry while you are away. Taylor's sister thinks you cute. Haha Haley was sad to not be home for thanksgiving but I was proud of her. She made Thanksgiving dinner for her and Mckay.

I love you son! You make me so happy knowing you are loving serving a mission and finding joy in bringing souls to the gospel. What a great blessing you are to your family and the people in Washington. Have a super week. All my love to you Momma. Oh thanks for saying all those thanksgivings meals weren't as good as mine. :) loves

Nafu gets baptized

This week I was able to go back to Tacoma and watch Nafu Talataiena get baptized. I taught her all the lessons she wanted to be baptized she just couldnt quit smoking. She didnt speak much english there was an obvious language barrier so I dont think the spirit really touched her as hard as she needed it to quit. I got transfered and Elder Amituanitai came in strait from samoa... get ready for this they are from the same village they went to highschool together.. like what that blows my mind.. True testimony that he was sent to this mission for a specific purpose. he was able to speak to her in their native language and give her the help she needed to quit. She has fully quit and is preparing to do baptisms in the temple next week!!!! 

When i got to tacoma for the baptism I saw Jack a husband of Charlene Angafili someone I baptized sitting in the front row. Jack was inactive and had some word of wisdom issues. He believed in the church just didnt have much motivation to live the gospel. We began teaching them and they slowly progressed we actually stopped seeing them because their progression was so slow. Jacks mom asked him to watch the priesthood session of conference so he did and the spirit touched him. They invited us back and we taught and baptized his wife in a couple weeks. 

I go and sit by jack and he was stocked out of his mind to tell me he is getting the  melchizedek presthood on sunday and blessing his newborn in church the following sunday.. like man i wanted to shed a tear or two it was so awesome.. They are planning on getting sealed in the temple in a year!! excited to go back and watch:) 

love you all have a great week. 
Elder Fife