Wednesday, July 27, 2016

3 weeks leftπŸŽ‰πŸ™πŸ½

This was a way good week. highlights

We had a lesson with a Part member family. Dad is not a member and is pretty hard hearted. We felt impressed to have a kneeling prayer. After the prayer we all sat in silence for for about a minute. Afterwards he said he felt passion and peace. He then said he felt like he wanted to be baptized but he wanted to wait until September. I was pretty dang shocked... but September is way too far out. im finna be home then.. We tried to convince him to do it sooner but he was way set on it. We are going to teach the lessons and we feel the spirit will convince him to be baptized sooner.

Savannah Maee and Shannell ( recent converts from mountain view) went to girls camp last week and absolutely loved it!! Savannah is thinking about serving a mission. way cool

John travina. We found him knocking. Hes the one that came to the baptism and thought it was awesome. At our lesson Saturday night. He told us he looked through the peep hole when we knocked and he really didn't want to open but he felt a super strong feeling to open. He told us he now knows why. It was way cool. He came to church and is one date to be baptized next week. 

We had a church tour with a legit anti Christ this week too. He tried to anti us and bash us but we were like bruh we dont got time for you and kicked him out of the church lol

I love the watac!!! much love
Elder Fife

Week 2 Steilacoom

Mom, the new ward is good. they dont like to feed us very much though.. bike is pretty exausting and we work hard all day long so it is great for sleeping!! I got the package yesterday and started to use the face stuff. thanks very much

Glad the funeral was good. I was thinking about you guys on Saturday lots. DId haley not make it?

Grandpa is truly incredible what 90 year old man brakes his back and just walks off like nothing? lol i love me some salmon that will be a good welcome home meal. I truly cant believe that is only 4 weeks away.. less than a month it has flown by!! haha hopefully you dont think im a loser... lol

Sad about grandma though. not really much you can do about dementia... 

im going to send a big email with more details about the area. I love you momma. Hope you have a wonderful week. 





On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 12:48 PM, Sandra Fife <jnsfife@yahoo.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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Steilacoom

This was a way good week. We have been doing tons of finding. I got to Steilacoom on Tuesday and there was literally nothing going on. Kinda wondering what they were doing before I got there. We have been knocking lots and trying to get referrals from the members. 

Knocking this week we found a dude named John. He is in the military. (we live right next to the base jblm) He said he got baptized while he was in boot camp and that was when he decided to follow Christ. He was raised in a Spanish Pentecostal church but he didn't speak any spanish.. 

The next day we were trying to get someone to go to a baptism at our church. Elder Holland said that 80% of investigators who attend a baptism service will attend their own. The baptism started at 7:30 and it was 7... we called john and he said he wanted to go but he was at work. He told us he was going to ask his sergeant if he could leave early. He called us back at 8 and told us that his sergeant allowed him to leave early.. We were like dang well the baptism is probably over but we will just go anyways... We were like a mile away so we hauled lance armstrong style up to the church. When we got to the church the baptism was just barely starting.. straight miracle the person being baptized showed up late. John told us after that he felt an overwhelming feeling that he needed to go to the baptism. He told us that the baptism was amazing and he wanted to learn more. It was way sweet. We worked so hard this last week and to end the week off with a miracle like that just made it all worth it. I feel that is how the end of this mortal life is like. The atonement makes everything unfair in life fair. The blessings we have been promised when we die make everything worth it. I love this work. I know I will see success because the almighty God is on my side. I love you all. Elder Fife

Sunday, July 10, 2016

4 converts baptized




More from sister Blatter❤️

Yes the pictures are awesome and being with this many missionaries at the baptism was a thrilling experience. They are all so very good but I am not just saying it when I say that Elder Fife is truly one-of-a-kind, very special  and one of our very best missionaries ever. Thank you for raising such a sweet young man!

Words from Sister Blatter

We saw Elder Fife tonight at a baptism of four of his new converts. πŸ‘ It was a great spiritual experience for all. We talked to him afterwards about the passing of his grandfather and he took it very well and he said he was surprised that he made it this long and he was happy that he's now with his wife who passed away 10 years ago. He surely is the best elder ever and we love him so much!! πŸ€—❤️

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Elder Fife& Burton 4th JulyπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ


Transfer Saturday

we get transfer call this saturday!!!! i go home a week early so next transfer will only be 5 weeks... sad about grandpa:( dads email was like the saddest thing ever... il lpray for you guys!!!
we havent gone back to butches house... wer have been texting his daughter and she wants to wait for her boyfriend to come so she can take the lessons... we will stop back by this week. We tried a couple times but nobody answered. 

We had a mission party for the 4th it was pretty fun had some burritos and played with water balloons and a game called signs it was fun. 

That were cool pics all of you are way good lookin!!! 

haha logans part of the g club hahaha thats way funny

it seems so weird to say i go home next month.... i cant believe it. cant wait to give you a big hug loves with all my heart momma


On Sun, Jul 3, 2016 at 2:05 PM, Sandra Fife <jnsfife@yahoo.com> 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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6 weeks left

Only have 6 weeks left.. It is going to fly by 

Elder Burton is pretty jealous Im going home... haha cant believe hes already been out for 3 months... Time is one of the Greatest gifts God has given and it goes by so fast. 

This week was killer. We finally convinced the mom of the Haro family to let her kids get baptized:) I was working with them a year ago and baptized their aunt savannah. I then got transferred they moved into mountain view area we found them again now we gonna baptize them. We taught the restoration to the less active father and he told us he still wants to live in the world... He loves drinking and smoking. We read him Alma 34 and told him he shouldn't procrastinate the day of his repentance. We were pretty bold with him hopefully he wakes up

We also have been working with the wellington family. Darrel is a 9 year old kid he has like elder siblings and they are all inactive. Ward told us to go baptize Darrell and try and get the family active. They live on a compound its crazy. Darrell and his sister wouldn't wake up for church this Sunday so they couldn't get baptized. We went over later that day and Darrel apologized to us and said he wouldn't sleep in again:) hopefully we baptize them next week. 

Yesterday our stake president had a 3 on 3 basketball tournament at his house. It was way sweet. Tons of people showed up and there was way good competition. It was way fun:)

One of the greatest lessons i have learned and continue to learn is how to bring joy into my life from the blessings of the Atonement. I have focused lately on praying until I feel something. At baptism I made a covenant with God to keep his commandments. God promised to give me his spirit. I keep the commandments so he is going to give me the spirit if i seek it. Prayer is the best way to seek it. As I do this i desire change and change requites help from Christ and his Atonement:)

I love missionary work. I love the WA-TAC
Elder Fife

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Pictures





Bud meets Butch

Mom, This was a good week. Got the package:) the razor works really well. I have started putting the face stuff on havent seen any difference yet just takes some time im sure. Crazy Austin is home good for him I bet he gets married way quick. 

The work was good I met your friend Butch that was way crazy. We were knocking on doors and his daughter had just pulled up and looked way excited to see us.. I guess she is dating a mormon she invited us in and we talked to her and her dad and after a couple minutes we put it all together and he started facebook messaging you.. haha it was funny. We tried to set up appointments with them but they arent responding to our texts. we are probably gonna go visit them this week and share some of the word. Butch really didnt seem all that interested he is the go to church on christmas kinda guy lol

The watac has been awesome it really has. I think I am going to request to serve in cresent valley ward. It will be a way cool experience ill have to go take pics by your old house and stuff it will be awesome:)

glad haley is with yall thats good:)

My testimony is really growing lately too. I feel so grateful and lots of love for the individuals ive gotten to be around. I love my mission. I love you mom. I hope you have a good rest of the day and trip:) loves

On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 7:03 PM, Sandra Fife <jnsfife@yahoo.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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