March 8, 2011

Checking the breakers!
Freezing with the power off!

Well, Hello! How is everyone going this fine week? I am doing great! Thanks for writing and keeping in touch. We went to a fireside by Elder Christopherson. The message was to make sure that the work you are doing is going somewhere. It really gave me something to think about. I am working really hard, but am I really helping people come unto Christ? It is really interesting....

Well, honestly, I have been kinda stressed out with the companion. We had a good talk and now we are on the same page. We are trying to make corrections with the spirit. In D & C 121:42 it says to do it lovingly when we correct and that is good.

Anyway, what a week. We came home Friday night and we had no power. So we go and flip the breaker and do all that stuff, but nothing. We call the guy in charge of apartments. Then we call the landlord and he asks if we are paying our bills. Anyway...we have been living without paying the electricity for 7 months so they shut us off! The guy at the the mission home forgot to pay our bills! We went and slept with the zone leaders for the weekend and had it all fixed yesterday! Yeah! Having fun! It was really cold when we didn't have power! We bundled up and put on sweats and we were warm, but it was so cold in the house in the morning! It was an adventure!

One night last week, we had three appointments and each appointment made us a dessert just because we were coming over. People just want to feed us. There is a line between polite and unhealthy and we crossed it! I feel like I have to eat the food people make us because they really struggle to make ends meet. They cook us the most expensive stuff and tell us that they want to treat us like Jesus Christ. I feel like I am going to stuff my face until I die because I want these members to feel good about helping us!

We have tons of things to do and we are doing them. We have four baptisms that will happen in this ward, but when is the hard part. We are just working to find some others that need the gospel in their lives.

Yesterday was fun. I went to the Boylston Deli and hung out with Rob again. They are so much like Dad and Mom, so I like to spend time with them. They are cool! I just went and hung out with Rob and did some errands with him. We talked about things and he puts a real world perspective on things because I know I am weird. It makes me happy. He is so funny and just like dad and his wife is like my mom...so spunky! Ha Ha! It is just like being with my best friends. Their kids wish they would have spent more time with their family when they were younger. I thought...I don't know if that was possible for me! I am glad that I spent lots of time with my family. I love them always! Always did!

Peace and Blessings! Keep it real!

Love, Elder Phillips.

1 comment:

  1. Yay for hump day!!!!!!!!!!!!! So funny about his power-- but glad to see my last letter just got to him.. I can see it on his desk haha. Thanks for the updates! XOXO