February 11, 2011

Matching Hats!
Our "homemade gym!"

This week has been super good. I am really starting to get along with my companion and I am finding things to love about him! It is really good.

I just got out of a great appointment with a member and he told me that there was a reason that I was sent to Worcester and met him. I can testify that that is true. I can't give details of what happened but I can tell you all that I know that I got sent here for a reason. I just love doing this work and helping people and being a tool here in Boston. I know this is my mission and that I was sent here for a reason. I know that with all my heart!

This has been a good week. I would have thought with the super Bowl, that it would have been the worst week...but honestly I did not miss watching it too much. We hung out with the coolest family ever! They have a the coolest story I have ever heard about how they met. One of the best parts of the mission is getting to know people so well here. The members are just the greatest and the strongest I have ever seen in my life. It is amazing to be here!

It is weird that life presses on boldly even when missionaries leave! I can't believe that Kristin is married and having a baby! I dated her! What in the devil? I am freaking out here! I am going to hold out for thirty before I get married!

I gave a great training on Friday on gaining a testimony of church attendance. That is really good because it seems like the make it or break it thing. If people come to church they will be baptized and that is so true!

Saturday, we did some major service at the Bishop's Storehouse. We did more service today in the storm, but it was just a little storm. I got to speak Spanish to the people on Saturday. The people love me because I can help out with the Spanish people. I helped the cutest family ever. I forgot to tell you that the Connecticut mission is combining with our mission in July! That is a really big deal. Like Huge! That is Monstrous! It is nuts! Our Spanish program will double. I am trying to maintain my Spanish here. I got the Book of Mormon on CD and we listen to it all day. I love it. It really does help me and I still look for people that speak Spanish.

I want to go work...but my companion is still writing. I understand what my parents said all these years "pick your battles!"

The weather is improving and the snow is melting and it is getting warmer! I hope the ground hog is correct! Love you so much! Keep being great!

Peace and Blessings! Elder Phillips

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