Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Talk

I am glad that you had a great Christmas :) that makes me pretty happy!

As far as stuff to send me, nothing that I will have to carry around. Gift cards are great and I don’t really know what else, but I will be sure to let you know when I need stuff:)

I love you guys and It was great to talk to you. I will be able to call again on Mother’s day and hopefully I can talk a little longer..

Is there anything I can do for you guys??

Have you and Dad been going to the temple often? I remember before I left, you guys said you were going to try and go more. When you go to the temple, it will bless Kylie and Sierra and me and Tiffany. I never knew that till recently. Plus, it will help you guys out . I was just wondering though. I love the temple.
 Anyways, Let me know how things are going?  Love, Elder Phillips

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Testimony of Prayer...


My week went great though. We probably won’t have a baptism for a while, but my testimony of prayer has really grown. We were having a hard time with our investigators and so I was praying a lot and now we have three new awesome investigators that I think we can really help.

It is pretty cool to see how much the lord blesses us and takes care of us.

This week it has gotten nasty cold. And I don’t like it haha. Yesterday I got to sing at a fireside though. I sang O come all ye faithful with a Ukelele. it was pretty cool. There were a lot of people there too..

This week was pretty normal though not much going on. I am kind of getting used to this whole waking up early and working all day thing it is really cool :) Can you make sure to send me lots of protein and stuff. I am losing tons of weight and I don’t know why I am shriveling up.

 Tell Kylie I said Congrats! That is awesome. Can she graduate now?? I hope so..  I have Christmas presents for Kylie and Sierra that I hope they like. I think they are really cool though. I will probably send them sometime this week.
Well, I love you guys and miss you. I’ll talk to you next week!


Elder Phillips

Monday, November 28, 2011

Baptisms and Transfers

I emailed dad everything lol. but I love you and can you email my bishop in Vegas and tell him that I said thanks for the present. I would love to hear from him. I hope everything keeps looking up. I know it is for me even though it is getting way colder, which totally sucks!!!

Every week can you update me on how much money is in my account that I can use?? Because I have no idea, I probably won’t use it often, but it would be good to know.
Anyway, Have a great week!

Love, Elder Phillips


this last month has been a crazy one. 41 people were baptized in our mission and we need to baptize 40 more in order to reach our goal. So please pray for us as we continue to try and reach that. I know it is possible; it is just going to be hard. We need all of the help we can get.

Things are going great here and it is starting to get really cold. Do you have a jacket that you can send me that isn’t super long like the one that I have? I really could use one that isn’t like a dress for most days.

I finished one transfer and I am well on my way now. Carl our investigator came to church yesterday and it was the best testimony meeting I have been to out here. I was really surprised, because all of the weird people didn’t go up lol. A lot didn’t even come to church, it is weird here, once people hear about snow they like shut down and don’t even leave their houses. Must be a Midwest thing, a guy told me that last year people got mad at the bishop for not cancelling church when it snowed hahahaha. People are crazy.

I have been teaching a lot of African American people and they are the coolest people ever. It is really awesome to see how the lord has people prepared for us.

Oh! We also got one of the brand new mission cars, that is pretty cool I think. It is a lot of fun. How are you guys doing? I miss home a lot, but this time really is flying by. Sundays just keep popping by it is really cool:) Soon I will be back!

Are you ever going to send me your conversion story? Like about how the missionaries just had all of the answers and stuff??? I could really use that. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, just your testimony and experience with missionaries. I won’t share it with people if you don’t want me to. I would like to read it though.

Sierra- How are you?. I heard you are in a lot of pain. Try to push through it and be strong, but listen to the doctors and do what they say so you can get better. Are you exercising? Try to stay active, I know it will help :) I miss you!

Kylie- Hey! Good job on your grades! Keep it up and get all your work in so you can get A's you have to get that new car so you don’t have to walk everywhere in Kansas. Heck you need to get your license first lol. When are you getting that? You doing ok? Let me know if I can do anything for you. I am getting you and Sierra both an awesome Christmas present!!
I Love you!!

Elder Phillips

Monday, November 21, 2011

Missionary Work

Mom! you are doing missionary work!! That is so cool :) I hope that she does start going to church! Can I ask you a favor? Can you type up your story of missionary experiences, like when you were converted and email that to me? I want to use it in a lesson. It doesn’t have to be fancy just talk about your testimony and what happened from the first time you met missionaries till after you were baptized.

This week has been pretty dang busy. We had so many lessons. It was a lot of fun. I also can play the Ukelele pretty well. Carl has a baptismal date now which is so awesome I just hope that it goes through. It is also getting really really cold. It kind of stinks but I am doing ok. Those Long Johns are super warm.

I have learned a lot this week about how just how much of a difference it makes when you perform service for people. We have been raking the yards and bagging leaves for tons of people. They all have been coming to church now. It is so cool to see families become reactivated. Some people don’t even realize that they aren’t active. I hope that you guys are still going to church regularly and all of that stuff.

I miss home a lot. But I am not depressed like the other people that came out with me. At least not yet I guess. The President really likes me too. The Office Elders always call us when they need help because the Mission office is in our area. So I get to see President Clark pretty often. It is a lot of fun. He is a funny guy.

How are you doing? You going to send me some awesome stuff for the holidays? Could you send me cool little toys that i can give to some kids? Just cheap stuff. There are lots of kids out here that really aren’t going to have a Christmas so I want to help out as much as I can.

I Love you guys!!


Elder Phillips

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Baby Mama" Chevy and bikes :)


About the card, I don’t know how it got over drafted so much. I only paid for my suitcases, and a few other things. I won’t spend any more of it for a long time though sorry about that. And the letters that i send are personal for you, they just can be sent to other people too. Did you guys want me to handwrite you guys letters too? that would be really hard, but i could try.
How is my facebook doing? are you updating it lots with the stuff i say? I expect that you are really getting a kick out of that haha.

Anyway, I miss you guys a lot! This week has been a crazy one. It is hard to keep motivated when everyone that you try to get appointments with, drop their appointments. It is way ridiculous. We have a couple of new potential investigators though.

One is a younger African American kid named Chevy, Chevy has a "Baby Mama" and works in "sales". Kind of sketchy i know but he is really interested in the Book of Mormon and we have gone over and prayed with him a couple times. Also, Carl is about ready to set a date for baptism, i will probably set it tomorrow then, I will have my first baptism! Assuming that he doesn’t chicken out. He is an amazing guy and I love being out here sharing the gospel and seeing how it changes people’s lives.

I finally went and got my bike! Thank You!! It is really nice and i promise to take good care of it. But if i have learned anything about bike areas, they involve lots of crashing hahaha. I will be careful though but thanks!

Since my companion is the District Leader, i get to go on exchanges all over our district. This is way fun, because i get so see all of the rich areas and I even got to see Albert Pujols House. He is like a star player for the St. Louis Cardinals. Also, the guy who owns Willy Wonka, he lives in our District and is actually a member. Crazy right?

Well, not to much exciting stuff happened this week im sorry. I did meet lots of people in other areas, that were truly prepared by the lord but in my area, things are kind of rough. I hope that they start to look up soon though! :) Pray for me!

I love you Lots!! I miss you too!!


Elder Phillips