LIVING THE GREAT LIFE...
A PICTURE OF OUR HOUSE IN A
PART OF THE TOWN OF CHENEY
WHERE ALL THE HOUSES LOOK
LIKE DOLL HOUSES
THIS IS A TACO TRUCK THAT ONE
OF OUR INVESTIGATORS OWN...
BUT THEY DON'T ACTUALLY USE IT!
[Hermana Phipps & Hermana Taylor]
Honestly, I do not know how this is the last week of this transfer. Who knows what is going to happen! Since Sister Quinn will be leaving, and no new Spanish Sisters will be coming in, something crazy is bound to happen. There is a rumor going around that I will be going Marshellese speaking next transfer! (That rumor may or may not have been started by me. 8D... and NO, it is not going to happen.) There are not any Marshallese speaking sisters in the mission and I need to get Spanish down first. ;)... but it is fun to pretend!
This week I got the most wonderful surprise from Laura!!! SHE SENT ME A PINATA!!! AND THE COOLEST PINATA I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE! So much fun!!! Hermana Taylor and I opened it during lunch on Tuesday. It was FULL of TONS of GLITTER!! SO much FUN!!! But, it was a dolphin and it hurt a bit of my heart to be whacking a dolphin! Friends are the BEST!!
GLITTER GIRL (Emma), RECEIVED A
DOLPHIN PINATA FROM HER GOOD FRIEND
LAURA STRATTON ~ AWESOME!!
THE DEAR DOLPHIN
IS BROKEN! :(
On Monday, we had a great Family Night with Brenda and her family at a member's house. Her dad Steve came and he was sitting there telling us how important it is to go to church (even though he hasn't even come yet), and how it really blesses his life. He is really opening up!
Wednesday we had a lesson with Carmen (she is the one who came to church last week and who is going through therapy right now). She is going to progress slowly, but she wants to come to church which is always one of the hardest things to get people to do!
We had a few other appointments and at every single appointment someone offered us pop or ice cream. Sugar Overload! They get so excited though when they can give something back to you :). I am getting a lot more used to letting people give me stuff, but it still is very humbling!
Thursday we had a Sports Night at the Church that Brenda and her family love coming to. They got there about 20 minutes early and we were there helping with English Class, so we had a little lesson with them. Then Lola pulls out her Book of Mormon (SHE CARRIES IT EVERYWHERE!!), and shows us the scripture her Grandpa had helped her mark when they read together! As we shared Mosiah 2:41, Steve just soaked it up. I am amazed at how his heart keeps softening and Dustin (Brenda's husband), is opening up soooo much. He still doesn't want to really learn, but he talks and jokes with us now and played volleyball for the first time and smiled the whole time!!!
SO LOLA 'RADIATES' JOY!!
Mosiah 2:41 "And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it."
And... if you look at verse 40... this was written to: "All ye old men, and also ye young men, and you little children who can understand my words, for I have spoken plainly unto you that ye might understand..."
Saturday we have EXCHANGES! :S ... CHANGES ARE COMING!
Hermana Phipps & Taylor with the 'DISTRICT'!
Our District was taking a normal picture, but the ELDERS
decided to act like GANGSTERS, and we did not know it!
We have an Elder that is leaving...
So, he is taking a FUNERAL PICTURE!
Yesterday, after church, we stopped by and talked to a guy named Eisael. We had talked to him 5 weeks ago, but hadn't seen him since. He was so open and asked why we were always so happy! I LOVE that question! (I wasn't even feeling my happiest right then, but everyone can just see the difference the Gospel makes!) He had questions about the purpose here and where we go! He was so prepared and open! He works out of town during the week, but we left him with a Book of Mormon and he said we could text him during the week to see how it is going. We have an appointment next Sunday!
Dustin brought ALL 4 kids to church by himself and he was smiling!! He said he got up at 6 to get them all ready! I was so impressed!!!
Okay, now for the truth... Sister Taylor wrote 50 percent of this email! I was running late so she forwarded hers and I mixed ours together! But really, reading through the miracles of this week from her eyes is so much fun! Maybe nothing HUGE is happening right now, but I would not trade ANY OF THIS for the WORLD! All these miracles are really all I could ever ask for!!
LOVE YOU ALL!
Hermana LIPS, as Hermana Taylor calls me.
No one ever says my name right and it is HILARIOUS!!
SISTER QUINN SENT MORE BEAUTIFUL
PICTURES OF KRYSTAL'S BAPTISM DAY!
EL BAUTISMO de Krystal Lee...
SUCH A PERFECT DAY!!
FOUR BEAUTIFUL SISTERS!
IT WILL BE SO HARD TO SEE SISTER QUINN GO!!
(Sister Phipps, Sister Taylor, Sister ?, Sister Quinn)