READY FOR TRANSFER CALLS????....
I AM STILL FREAKING OUT!!
Guess where I am going?
HERMANA EMMA ROSE PHIPPS IS
ON THE MOVE AGAIN!!
BACK TO THE NORTH! What?!... I will reach my year mark in the field while I am here! I am loving every single moment! I get to be in what I call my Washington Home Ward! I am not only gong back to my first area... (drum roll please)... I WILL BE WITH MY FIRST COMPANION AGAIN! That is right! Hermana Quinn and I will be companions for the last 10 days of her mission. Can you say this will have to be the best next 10 days of our lives?! Also, I will be serving with Hermana Boman, Hermana Quinn's current companion whom she trained! Hermana Boman is one of my best friends in the mission already, so this is going to make for some good times! Plus, I get to see my favorite people from both areas all the time!
Just the thought that I get to go to the Lopez home again makes me cry!!
HERMANA QUINN AND I REMINISCING OLD DAYS BEFORE
WE KNEW WE WOULD BE COMPANIONS AGAIN!!
And remember how I said I was going Marshallese speaking? Well, the district I will be moving to is all Marshallese Elders and one set of Spanish Sisters! I might have to have my Uke sent to me... They all play the Uke every p-day!
Crazy thing, this will be my first change in districts and zones! Ha ha... Time to get out of my comfort zone!
Update on this area (Medical Lake/Cheney). IT IS STAYING A SISTERS AREA!!! :D Which is so perfect!! Sister Taylor is staying and will be training a Visa waiter that got sent to our mission! I am so happy! How do I keep on being so blessed to stay around all these people I just love so much?!
And, I can't wait to tell you about my week this week! It was packed with JOY!!
MISSIONARY LEARNING MOMENT!
Every moment in the mission is an intense learning moment! I think I should have learned this before... but I definitely have a testimony of this now. On the white board in my Dad's office my dad has a quote written by Albert Einstein. Quoting it the best I can, it says, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." This couldn't be more true than in missionary work! So, on Tuesday, Hermana Taylor and I decided to mix things up and change the pace we do missionary work. Focusing on smaller areas and finding. We received 6 Spanish referrals! All within two blocks! I just need to apply this every day of my mission! IT WORKS!!
On Monday, the McCombies invited us over for Family Home Evening because they had 13 exchange students from Mexico visiting Washington to play in a symphony in Spokane! That was one of the neatest lessons I have gotten to be part of! Part of me wishes we could have done it again because we didn't really know what we were walking into. We got to teach the Restoration to this amazing group of 14-17 year olds!
Also, random shout out about the random life skills I get to develop here since I avoided them before my mission! I mowed the lawn of our favorite Sister Branch Missionary! Ha, ha... Hermana Taylor told me to do it, so I did! And I did well! I believe so at least!
Oh, and we got to collect eggs from the chickens all week while our members were out of town!
Let's talk about my favorite... Brenda! I have LOVED so completely working with her and her family! I will never forget Lola running to the door with the Book of Mormon in her hand! She is probably the most fun investigator I have had the chance to work with. And she always brings herself to church with all the kids in tow. I look up to her so much! She gets married this week and the reception is next week! We got permission to go dress shopping with her and we went today! I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!
On Sunday, Brenda asked to have time in Relief Society to say Thank You to the ward. She testified about the change of life she has seen in her life and her family since we started coming by. Moments like this just melt my heart! I feel like the luckiest Sister in the world to help others Come Unto Christ!
Also... craziest, funniest moment on my mission! Brenda and her Dad, Steve, went to California last week to pick up some family and Sister Taylor mentioned that she has been dreaming about In and Out Burgers her whole mission. Guess what they did? They bought a mini cooler, tossed in hand warmers, and brought us back In and Out semi-fresh from Cali! REALLY!! Hermana Taylor didn't even know what to think! Really funny. And super funny how us missionaries don't know how to deal with situations like that! Ha ha!!
I Am So Glad I Get To See Them Every Week At Church!!
One last note! On Saturday, we had White Night! It was beautiful! It didn't quite go as planned or as the zone wanted, but it was perfect and beautiful in every way. Plus, it is showing our Faith to the Lord that we have a vision and are ready to get to work. The four Hermanas... Taylor, Quinn, Boman and I all got to sing! I will send my camera card home soon and then you can see a video recording of it!
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!
Let's get some more pictures up!
A PICTURE FROM OUR ZONE MEETING!
A PICTURE FROM MY YEAR MARK!
This picture was from last week, but I forgot my Camera!
I AM CELEBRATING WITH A HUGE LOLLIPOP!!
LOVE YOU ALL!