Sunday, June 5, 2016


Hello Everyone!

It's been another great week here! This week we had exchanges so I got to go with Sister Jensen in her area. It's crazy to see the differences in the areas even though they are so close by. We taught the CUTEST family about the Plan of Salvation and it was just the best. :) The little kids asked so many cute, genuine questions! They were asking about if it hurts when we die, and if we get reincarnated, and all of these crazy things! We should be more like those kids, the way they think about things is so great! We mentioned repentance and the little boy said, "You have to really mean in when you pray to God for forgiveness because God has like ten billion eyes!! He knows everything!" Hahaha:) They are the best.

An update on Justin, our investigator who I have mentioned before... He is doing great and getting excited for baptism! He just really wants to be a member and officially be a part of it all. :) He paid his tithing! And he was able to get a priesthood blessingSunday night to help him with the word of wisdom. That was probably one of the most spiritual experiences of my mission so far. I just love Justin so much! And he has so much faith. I was crying during that blessing and I just know that Heavenly Father loves him so much and is so aware of everything that he needs. Justin just lights up when we talk to him. Whenever we talk about service, or home teaching, or how he can receive the priesthood one day, he gets so happy! He just wants to be a part of it! 

The pictures are from exchanges, and last p-day when we got to go downtown!

Love y'all and have a great week!


Hello Everyone!

Wow what an amazing week! We had a lesson with Justin and afterwards I was just SO HAPPY! He recently got a job and shaved his beard. He looks so different and so happy! He is really progressing and getting excited about the gospel. We asked him if he would like a priesthood blessing to help him overcome his addictions and keep the word of wisdom. He said, "I didn't know if I was at the level where I qualified for that yet." Haha he was so excited that he could! And when we talked about tithing he was just excited about it and said that it makes him feel like he belongs to the church! He is so excited to be an official member! He is just amazing and I wish y'all could meet him. Sister Jones and I were basically giddy after his lesson because we are so excited for him and all the progression that he is making! He even said he is feeling good about his baptism and might even want to move it to an earlier day.

As for my subject line, we visited these people this week who have a hairless cat! And his name is Marvin the Martian. Hahaha! And I think I am in love with him. There is a picture below. He is actually so soft and fuzzy it's amazing! We also had a really great lesson with them so it was just the perfect night!

Something kinda funny that happened to us this week... we were on our bikes in this neighborhood and this car pulled over and this itty bitty hispanic woman rolled down her window and with her fists waving in the air she yelled in her cute little accent, "Bravo my valient girls!!" Haha! Things like that make the mission so worth it. 

Haha speaking of itty bitty hispanic women... in the picture is this lady who we always "talk" to. We teach her daughter and they live in the same house. Sometimes when we go by, her daughter isn't there and so we just talk to her. But she speaks only Spanish so no one can understand each other but she will ramble on for hours! She loves to talk even though she knows we can't understand her! And so we just laugh. And then she laughs too. We have this kind of relationship where we just understand that no one knows what is going on, but we all just love each other. She gives us water and we just tell her she is beautiful and give her hugs. Haha I just love her. Isn't she the cutest?!

That's all for this week! Love y'all! 

Sister Philpot