Sunday, September 11, 2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
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From: Christian Fife <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: August 8, 2016 at 11:50:10 AM MDT
To: Dad <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Plenty of time
Dad, you always have way good insights. Jesus last week was epic! he will provide me with a great week.there is a recent convert in our ward he was baptized in january he is way cool plays rugby on the army team. He was super devote catholic and his wife converted him:) his wife bore such a powerful testimony yesterday! She was super sick at the temple doing baptisms for the dead and her husband took her to the hospital and before they went in he asked her if she wanted a blessing (he was recently ordained) The spirit just hit me way strong. I feel too often testimonies arent from the heart here in washington at least.Everyone just has story time for ike 5 min... Her testimony was so sincere and heartfelt it was awesome!Good luck to the logan!!! good for him:)got a final baptism next week and it might be in a lake.. that would be sweetness i remember when you told me about your tism in the ocean and you didnt wear shoes.. got all cut up.. dangI am excited to see the family!!! i love you pops!!! see ya next weekOn Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 9:50 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:Hey Son.
Still got over a week to save Gods children in WA Tac. Look what Jesus did in the last week of his life. A ton of good can happen in a week. I am sure you will lay it down for this last big push.
Logan is heading out Wednesday and I think uncle Jimmy is feeling that heavy but happy heart. I know that seeing you has given him great hope and encouragement. I know it was a huge blessing for Logan.
I was eating lunch with a buddy and old Hayden Clegg comes walking in and came over to talk to me. Seems like he is doing good. I love that you will come home and get right into school. We must be anxiously engaged in a good cause. Down time is often the Devils time to try and wreck us. I don't know anyone who fades away when they are anxiously engaged in the gospel of Christ.
I hope and pray this week will be a wonderful conclusion for a powerful missionary who has laid it all on the alter. I know you have given your all to the Lord. The Lord will let you know this week that he is pleased with your offering. Well done thou good and faithful servant there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father.
I love you with all my heart. My heart leaps with joy concerning your mission and the blessings you have experienced.
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On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 7:08 PM, Sandra Fife <email@example.com> wrote:
I can hardly stand it!!! You're to your second to the last p-day. How you feeling about coming home? We are over the moon excited! But can you still email me once a week haha I guess even better you can talk to me in person. Saw Jack Godfrey today. He had his girlfriend at church with him. Dad gave a powerful testimony today it's always good.
Dad is talking to Present O right now about your release. I hope you won't be too bummed taking off that badge. I'm sure it will be a hard and emotional thing to do. You've done us so proud and you are returning with honor plus much more!!
The summer Olympics just started. Remember when you'd say mom who took the Bronn? So cute...
How's this week gone? I'm excited to hear about the baptism from last week.
We had Logan and family over for the last Sunday dinner together. He leaves Wednesday for the Provo MTC.
Yesterday we participated in a softball fundraiser for a little girl in our ward that had heart surgery and will most likely need a heart transplant in the future. Her dad is self employed and they have a huge amount of medical bills. It was Dad cole Cade Hannah kimball and me plus some other peeps we didn't know. We made it to the championship game and lost 12-8. We played 5 total games. It was fun we wished you could of been with us. They raised lots of money for the family. Felt good to help and serve. Our ward has changed a ton. Lots of new people!!
Your homecoming is August 27.Not sure if you knew that??
Leave or give away things you can't fit or don't want. Or mail a box home. What do you think?
I hope you had a great week and this next week will be productive and successful. I'm sure you've been able to stay focused you're my son!!
I love you so much my son!!! All my love Momma
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On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 11:04 AM, Sandra Fife <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
We are definitely getting down to the nitty gritty! Elder Andrus reported today. He did a great job. So great you got to meet up with Logan do some missionary work. Also that you got to see uncle jimmy. They said you are killin it. I was 5 miles from you seeing all those Tacoma signs was way way weird!!
Supes mom called. Asked me if you'd write him a letter of encouragement. He's struggling doesn't feel prepared and doesn't know if he wants to stay out, super homesick. He looks up to you I bet your words could help him lots!
Heyy I know this is the last thing on your mind but I was wondering if we could pull it off. Would you want to go to NYC in September over Labor Day?? Haley and Mckay want us to come before they leave at the end of September. Gotta look into flights if that's something you want to do.
Have you met a lady in your ward named Beverly Taylor? She was in my ward growing up.
Pres Blatter told Jim you are amongst the best missionary they have ever had!!! wowzers how truest awesome is that?? When did it all click for you?? I'm sure you've had your struggles and moments but I feel like you have embraced the mission wholeheartedly. I feel like your mission experience couldn't even have been better. What a blessing and a gift you are! So proud of you son!!
We have one more swim session starting tomorrow. I'm over full with a waiting list. Pray it goes well🙏🏽 we're teaching a man in our ward that serves with dad in the yms how to swim. Yikes!!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
We had an awesome fishing trip and visit toSeattle and Gig. I forget how beautiful it is. I was so blessed to grow up there. The weather was so beautiful even hit!! How I love the Luger sound. We'll have to go visit next summer meet all your people.
Love you so so much son!! All my love Momma💕
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 12:48 PM, Sandra Fife <email@example.com> wrote:
How's the new area treating you? Ward? Comp? Town? Bike? I hope it's all awesome!
We had the funeral yesterday it was emotional at times but super uplifting, comforting and I felt the spirit super strong. Dad bore a powerful testimony. We have a dvd of the funeral. Should I send it to you? It's about an hour long.
Finished up the second session of swim lessons. We have one more in August. It's been rewarding but it takes a lot of energy.
My dad came home Friday night. He's doing good so we are going on the fishing trip we leave Tuesday. I'll catch a nice salmon for you and we can cook it up and eat together in 4 weeks. cRAZy!! How you feeling about everything? It will be great to have you back hopefully you won't think we are too big of loser. Just whip us into shape. Haha
It's been a challenging and stressful week but made it through it. My mom is lost without Olaf. Sharon and I had to be with her all the time my dad was in the hospital. She kept forgetting where he was. Super exhausting to be around that. I love her and want to honor her but ya know...
Keep doing you Elder Fife. I love you so much!! Momma
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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
On Sun, Jul 3, 2016 at 2:05 PM, Sandra Fife <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
So when are transfers? We are driving home from our trip right now. Grandpa is not expected to hold on much longer. Dad and jimmy want to make it back before he passes. Dad wants to give him a blessing. I'm praying we do we are 3 hours away still. I know it's time and he's going to be out of pain. It's still sad... We'll let you know.
How's the missionary work been this week? Did you go back to Butch's house?
What did you do for excitement for the 4th?
The second session of swim lessons starts Tuesday. Hoping it goes as good as the first one.
We went to the Temple in San Diego with Logan last week. It was a nice session. He's part of the G club now.
Ken and Skylar are talking married already possibly October. You'll be home who hoo!!
I love you so much and am so proud of you!! Can't believe I get to squeeze you next month!! How you feeling about coming home?
All my love to you Momma❤️
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Sunday, July 3, 2016
On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 7:03 PM, Sandra Fife <email@example.com> wrote:
Hi there my son!
I hope you had a good week. We are on our annual San Diego trip with the Fife's. It still feels strange you aren't here but you will be soon. It's crazy how close its getting. You don't seem trunky though. Your buddy Austin got home. 2 years ago you hurt your knee. How was the missionary work this week? It's been a good journey the wa~tac has definitely been awesome to you and for you. It's been wonderful to see how that's been the perfect place for you!! I'm also excited for your journey ahead.
Haley flew in to Diego today she got emotional so we did. It's been hard for her being so far away. I've felt like I've had two kids on missions. It's a weird thing I've never gotten use to not making sandwiches for you on trips. Haha
You are rockin it son!! I love you so much!!
Have a great Pday and awesome week. All my love to you Momma
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
On Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 3:14 PM, Sandra Fife <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I'm sorry you had a challenging week last week! I know we have challenges to help us grow and it seems like you learned from this challenge and you are moving on and not letting it hug you anymore. Some people are mean and insensitive. Was that your most challenging week so far on the mission??
Swimming lessons went well! We teach 9 classes. It's a long day. Start at 9:20 and go til 3:30. It's a long day in the pool. The kids seem to really like it so far. Hannah and I taught a private lesson to a special needs boy. He's 11 and has no use of his legs. It was a spiritual experience for me and Hannah. He is the sweetest boy and his dream is to swim in the deep end with no floaties!! I taught him in one one session to breast stroke with his arms and move his upper legs. We played basketball and he made six shots in a row. He told his mom he loved swimming lessons so much and asked everyday when he can come back. Warms my heart. He had such a sweet spirit about him.
We are visiting Gpa Marlin and Thelda right now. Gpa is not doing good. Feel so sorry for him.
Cade rolled the 4-wheeler down SV hill. He had a buddy on back. 4-wheeler is totaled. I'm so grateful he was wearing his helmet the wheeler hit him in the head and he has tire tracks on his jacket. He got a slight concussion and is doing fine. Dad is going on high adventure to the Moab river tomorrow. Logan, Hunter Logan's friend are going.
I'm sending you some skin stuff tomorrow. Vitamin E oil put it on at night. Do you have any other requests?
As far as the Gig Harbor situation. I'm torn when you got called there I was certain you'd go there that was part of the reason you got called there. I don't get the feeling yes or no when I pray. What feelings are you getting? I won't be disappointed if you don't go. The Lord will direct you and the President. I'll keep pondering and praying. Did you ask to go back to Lakewood?
I hope you've had an awesome week!! I love you so much!! Momma
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On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 10:39 PM, Sandra Fife <email@example.com> wrote:
I hope you've had a super week! I'm a bit stressed right now. My first day of swimming lessons is tomorrow . I have 48 students coming yikes!! I fasted things would go well now I have to have faith. The Fife's are all here with all their stuff lots and lots of stuff.
Cade and Hannah start summer workouts tomorrow morning. I hope Cade can earn a good spot on the team. I'm skittle worried about him. He's so quiet doesn't share feelings not sure what he's thinking or doing. He has a girl he likes and she seems to like him. Totally blindsided me. I see glimpses of Cade but 14 is a hard age.
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Friday, June 3, 2016
On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 8:19 PM, Sandra Fife <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
We had a great day! Cole got the priesthood it was special. Jim and Jimmy came and my parents. Sharon, Ken and Bergs are driving here now.so crazy!! Mary got married on Saturday in the Ogden temple it was fun to go check that temple out. It's newly redone it's beautiful!! They didn't have a reception only a luncheon. It was good food and a fun atmosphere at an Italian restaurant.
When do the Blotters finish being mission presidents? Where are they from?
How's the missionary work this week? Hopefully good! You and Burton killing it, I'm sure you are.
Sheri Egberts mom passed away this week. More and more people my age are losing their parents. It's sad but a blessing if they are sick. Marci also list her mom but I think I told you that.
2 more days of school. Yippee!!
We went to Grandma Merle's grave today. She has been passed away for almost 16 years.
Hope you are doing great and the wa- tac is treating you right. We met a girl in Ogden who served in your mission she also loved it!!
I love you my son!! Momma
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 8:23 PM, Sandra Fife <email@example.com> wrote:
Hey what's up hello what are u up to and that is really cool that I was your first baptized soul person and now u have baptized all of these people that u love all a lot but I love u more hehe 😘💙 I love u lots bud
GOOD NIGHT AND BIG BALLS 😂😂😬😬😬😬😂😂😂😂😬😬😂😂😬💙
chillin in the celestial room had it confirmed that i should work in the temple @ home. Im excited for that. I really hope i will be able too with it being a college town and all. hopefully they have spots open. Might have to go to Brigham.. who knows.Im excited to be with them boys at home. We will have lots of fun together. They email me every week always say sincere words. haha good boys.Crazy mom gots my flight plan. I remember elders saying they had their flight plan and it was crazy to think about. Now its my turn... i only have 2 transfers left 12 weeks... that will fly by this last transfer flew byThis week missionary work seemed really slow. We are working really hard and not seeing the fruit we feel we deserve. Going to seek the spirit to improve our planning sessions so we will be at the right place at the right time.just here emailing a member called us and told us about twins who may need to be baptized so we are excited to follow up with that one.biggest bummer this last week to we got a referral from the church it got sent to our phone. it was a 9 year old kid that had just moved in with his member mom and he wanted to be baptized. we go talk to charlie the 9 year old and he said he wanted to be baptized. his mom was busy so couldnt come talk to us. we went back the next day and his mom said that he got baptized a month ago... hahaha such a bummerExcited to be around the tute pops. have to eat beam and do some push ups in your office lollovesOn Sun, May 22, 2016 at 7:01 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:That was a very happy surprise to get my own letter from you. Made the day after my birthday very special. I loved your letter! I love your plan and know you can and will succeed at what ever you set your mind to that accords with the Lords Will. You will be a huge blessing to the Lords Kingdom post mission. I am super excited to get some reinforcements with these boys. I love them to pieces but I would love to get them more spiritually minded. I know they are still just little but not that little. Me and Mom have had some tough times trying to get Cade motivated.
Mom has been showing me some fun pics of you going to the Temple with the mission. Looks like you are having awesome times. I will be happy to get some high lights tomorrow. That little Reagan sister missionary in my class seems really nice. She was excited to make the connection. She seems to have Wa Tac pride.
I can't wait to see your face around USU and the Tute. There will be many lives for you to bless here too. I love what you said. No time to get fat and lazy post mission there is so much to do to be anxiously engaged and do much righteousness.
Keep on rockin and lovin every moment. I love you so much Sonny.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 7:38 PM, Sandra Fife <email@example.com> wrote:
Thank you for being such a sweet son! So much fun talking to you. Made my Mother's Day complete. So cool you want to come home and get to know us again. Be a temple worker. Your mission has been such a blessing to us all! I got a wonderful surprise in the mail yesterday. I gift and card from Haley and a letter from you. Your letter melted my heart. Shed a few tears so nice. Thank
you. You have grown so much in your understanding of the gospel. It's awesome!!
How was dinner? Keep kickin butt!! I love you. Mom
Its all lined up... crazy what time is my first class? do i got a pretty packed schedule?Yeah I know Sister Sasser she was a good missionary. She was in the boonies when i was her zone leader. Her area was pretty dang slow i felt bad for them.Im excited to hear one of moms powerful testimonies!! i got to hear yours during the institute talk that was awesome to hear!! :) Moms an awesome ladyHear your going all the way up to Arkansas to drive the uhaul back to Utah. Sounds fun wish i could go with you that would be funI will try my hardest to get you and cole a tism!! i will try super duper hard!! hahaI really am relishing these moments because i know when i get home a new kind of stress will come. Im kinda nervous for school and stuff i just hope my studies skills ive gained will make things easier on me.miss and love ya pops hope you have a good birthday week and when i get home we can burn your modesto nuts shirt it might need to be retired. lolOn Sun, May 15, 2016 at 9:52 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:Hey Son. I think I got your fall semester all lined up. Now we can forget about that and bust out these last few months.
I started a new class this past week. I have a Wa Tac pride former missionary that you know. She started out with you and you were her Zone leader. She said you are an awesome missionary. Her name is Reagan Sasser. Ring any bells? I was just able to talk to her for a bit. Kinda cool that she served together with you.
It was so awesome to talk to you last week. Mom gave a super powerful testimony today and you would have been so proud. I know today was a weird day for fast Sunday but because of stake conference etc we did. I knew mom was feeling it. Finally at the buzzer she got up and bore a super powerful. Witness. Now I know where you get your power. Always thought it was me but I got notin. It is all your Mamma!!!
Have you given some thoughts to my birthday this Friday? Ha ha.
It is Coles bday on Thursday. Me and Cole want you to get us each a Tism. That is our Birthday wish. See what you can do.
Hope and pray all is going well and you are loving every moment. You gotta relish every moment because it will be gone way too fast.
Love you so much Son.
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