Wednesday, October 22, 2014


On October 14, 2014 Emma wrote the following:

HELLO! I honestly don't know why I titled this email that way... but it just seemed to fit the sky that I can see outside the library windows.

Sorry for not emailing yesterday! We had a Special Training with the Mission President. We got to have a special treat too! We watched Meet the Mormons. I LOVED IT SO MUCH! Be sure to WATCH IT!! The Candy Bomber just might be my all time favorite person ever.

LOTS happened this week! So, I will be writing like a whirlwind!!

I can testify that Heavenly Father is guiding us every step of the way. I am so thankful because I wouldn't know how to do this work without him. Hermana Boman and I have been focusing these last few transfers on finding, so each day when we have extra space during weekly planning we put in a finding focused activity for an hour. This has been one of our most productive and miracle making hours of the day! Last week the thought came to us to visit a random apartment complex in a part of the town we haven't really ever touched. We put it in our plans, then on Tuesday we went there!

We got some referrals for the Marshallese Elders while we were there and talked to some other people about Family History. Then while walking, we ran into someone else who looked Marshallese. We went up to talk to him and to our great surprise, he was Spanish speaking! His name is Lee and he was playing with his absolutely adorable little girl outside just at the perfect time for us to run into them. What a miracle! So we talked to him and the miracle just kept on getting better and better!

So we began talking about the Gospel and he interrupted us and said, "You are from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, right?" To which we responded, "Yes." Then he went on to tell that our church has congregations where he lived in Mexico and also in Florida. He moved here to Spokane just under a month ago. He then went on to say that he loves our Church and had spent hours looking for where our Spanish Branch would meet here in Spokane, but was only finding addresses for churches in Mexico!

That is what I absolutely love about Heavenly Father! He helped us find him in the moment he was looking for the Church! He went on to tell us he is a Baptized member, but hasn't been for years, but he wants it for him and his family. Hermana Boman went and visited his family again during exchanges and she met his adorable wife and 13 year old son who are not members. We have an appointment set with them for when they return from a trip they took this week!

Then on Saturday, we had a visit with one of the neatest people I have met on my mission! A Russian speaker we met on the street helped us find him! His name is Carlos and he is from Chile! He is really such a nice guy and he knows lots of Spanish speakers that we know and love. We talked about the Book of Mormon with him and invited him to come to Church. HE CAME, without hesitation! We have a visit planned with him tonight and we can't wait!

THEN... Listen to this one! Long story short, Sister Metcalf, an AMAZING Sister Missionary we live with shared the miracle we had with Adonay with her brother last week. Her brother has connections with Elder Gavarret. Elder Gavarret is now going to CALL ADONAY this week!!!! We told Adonay the news and he was so excited! We were shaking with excitement too!!

It is so neat to see where the Lord takes us. These few stories have just made my testimony even stronger that the Lord is in the details of our lives!!

The Galindo family are as dear to me as ever!!! Keep them in your prayers, please! Being a recent convert is a hard transition and there is definitely opposition. But Hermana Boman and I are prepared to do whatever we need to do in order to make them the strongest they can be!

Hermana Phipps

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