Aunt Susan and Aunt Kathleen
Aaron and Ali and Anya
Jack & Lucas love Uncle Aaron!
Aaron and his parents.
Friends and companion from his mission.
There is nothing better than FAMILY!

Aaron's Homecoming was given on March 25, 2012. He spoke about being diligent in following the guidance of the Lord. He related several stories from his mission about how he and his companion diligently followed the promptings of Lord. His examples showed that working hard and persevering through trials and frustrations was rewarded by people accepting the gospel and being baptized.

Thanks to everyone who came and supported Aaron by attending his homecoming! We were so happy to see the family and friends that attended!


Standing in front of his new TRUCK!
Welcome Home Elder Phillips!
Elder Phillips with his grandparents.
Elder Phillips with Ali and Jack
Elder Phillips with the parents
Dad got the second hug!
Elder Phillips and the Neidigs
Mom got the first hug!

Aaron arrived home on March 9, 2012. This was a day that we had been looking forward to for 2 years! We had a count-down going from 100 days on. Everyone that would see us would always ask how many more days? We were always excited to tell anyone the number of days left.

It was a very emotional reunion between Aaron and his family. He saw his mom first and immediately dropped his back-back and ran to her and gave her a huge bear hug. Then he moved on to his dad, grandparents and sister.

We are so grateful for the safe return of Aaron and for the wonderful experience that he had serving the people in the Massachusetts Boston Mission.



You are invited to attend Elder Aaron Phillips' homecoming. The information is listed below:

March 25, 2012
10:45 am
6710 South 2522 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Please join us afterwards for lunch to celebrate his return home.

6660 S. Aqua Vista Cove (2885 East)


March 7, 2012

Our most recent baptism!

Just dropping a note to say that I am good. We had a baptism last week. I will tell you about it later. I am in the mall and want to enjoy my last p-day! I will see you in 2 days! I love you. Well, Peace out!

Elder Phillips


February 27, 2012

Wow! I am just loving life and doing what we need to do. I am loving my life here but ready to start a new chapter. I am trying to prepare spiritually so that I will be able to take care of everything that I can before I leave.

We have had many miracles to finish my mission. We had another fantastic week with mission highs and records in the area for teaching. We have great investigators that are progressing quickly. We have a baptism date set for them on Sunday. It is going to be a really great week!

I gave my farewell talk and I bawled! I am not excited to leave this great place because of the tears that will be spilt by all the people, including me. I talked about the changes that I have seen on my mission. I told the miracle stories that make the whole mission worth it. I have to write a final letter to the mission president that includes a summary of my mission, my favorite things, my best day, the people that I taught and my testimony. It has been awesome to reflect on what I have done. I have been thinking about my successes and the heart breaks. I am still thinking of ways that I can get better. During my talk, I committed to working hard till the last day. The changes that have come into my life because of the gospel are awesome.

We have 5 investigators that are progressing towards baptism. Elder Morris will get to harvest all this great work. I am happy that I could help him and I pray that he will continue to do the work here. The people recognize the change in the area and the branch, which is great! I am not sure why I am so attached to the people here, but I can tell you that the best friendships are made doing spiritual things. Teaching, helping and serving others builds good lasting relationships. One of these relationships is with Elder Morris. He is one of my favorite companions. I love him so much and we have helped each other grow. He has gotten so much better! If you can remember the last time we gave talks in church, he spoke for three minutes and I had to fill the remaining 35 minutes! This time we split the time 50/50. He did so great and he is doing so well with his Spanish. Everyone is so impressed with him...but I knew he could do it! He is going to be the best missionary ever! We are doing our best to pass the baton. There is so much to do this week and all I want to do is work, but no one wants me to. They all just want me to chill and hang out with them. But, I love the work and I will continue. I love my mission. I love it with all my heart! See you all soon!

Peace and blessings and have a magical week!

Elder Phillips