Friday, July 29, 2016

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! | 7.4.16

Family and friends,

I hope y'all are having a great holiday! It has been a great week here for sure. Today our ward had a bbq picnic so we got to go to that. I even wore a festive red white and blue skirt. Happy 4th of July!

Last Monday evening, sister Olsen and I were walking to an appointment on one of the busier streets. Our area is kind of like a mini Utah up by the temple so we get people honking and waving at us all the time. We were walking down the street and I hear someone yell, "sisters!!" And I turn and look and the AP's are parked over in this parking lot and are waving at us to come over... I was so confused. I thought they were offering a ride but I was thinking don't these Elders know we can't ride with them? Haha I was so confused.... THEN! There was some senior missionary that I had never met before that was driving the car. He got out and started walking over to us. We met him halfway. I was kinda confused but alright, sure I'll meet this Elder. So I shook his hand and said nice to meet ya. He said, "We saw two delightful sisters and we had to stop and meet them. I'm President Polley." What?!! I was NOT expecting that! Oh my goodness I was so excited! And that is the story of how Sister Olsen and I were he first sisters in the mission to meet President Polley.  Ah! He is so amazing and I am so excited. I don't know why it didn't click in my mind when I saw him... And don't ask me why I didn't look at his name tag. I just wasn't expecting to meet President until the meeting the next day!! But that was a really cool experience. I was freaking out about it all
night. Haha. :)

I am loving the mission. Even though some days are hard, there are so many things that make it worth it! I love the people here so much. Even when we are dying of heat biking up these hills all day I still love it. Haha and people are really nice and offer us water all the time. I can tell the difference when a family is centered on Christ and I know that's exactly how I want to live my life. A mission is just the best thing!! It breaks my heart to see people struggling and I know how much the gospel could bless their life if they'd just let it! Everyone go make a new friend and help someone out this week!

12 And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirable above all other fruit. (1 Nephi 8)

Love y'all!

Sister Philpot

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