Our Family

Our Family

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We are so grateful .....

Arriving at SLC Airport on 8/30/2011

 Getting our  last hugs in before he heads through security.

 The whole family together one last time until 2013.
And the long awaited farewell between Father and Son.

Elder Fife's flight left at a ridiculously early hour so we were all up by 4:00 am.  The girls had to get ready for school because they would be dropped off once we got back to town. Oh they were excited!  As Cory was going through security Corrine started to cry saying "I just lost my most best friend ever",  It was so sad to watch, I just hugged her and told her that she wasn't losing her best friend but that he was going away for a short while and he would be back real soon and not to worry because she would be able to write him and talk with him through email and on Christmas and Mothers day.

Since Elder Fife arrived he has called us to let us know that he arrived in Florida and the mission home safely and has his new companion Elder Lundgren.  He loves the work and he is excited to serve the people of Florida.  He is especially excited to serve with Elder Lundgren again.

They have a few baptisms scheduled for this month and they are hoping for more.  I know the people of Georgia were good member missionaries, they helped the missionaries quite a bit there.  I hope we all can work to become member missionaries and help the missionaries serving in our areas.  It is a work in progress in our home that is for sure.  May we all help the work move forward and help grow the Kingdom of God.

General Conference—No Ordinary Blessing

A fine member of the Church was talking with a neighbor who was not of our faith. When the topic of discussion turned to general conference, the neighbor asked, “You say you have prophets and apostles? And twice a year in a worldwide conference they reveal the word of God?”
“Absolutely,” the member replied with confidence.
The neighbor thought about that for a moment. He seemed genuinely interested and then asked, “What did they say in the last general conference?”
At this point the good member of the Church went from feeling excited about sharing the gospel to feeling embarrassed. Try as he might, he couldn’t think of the details of a single talk.
His friend found this troubling and said, “You mean to tell me that God speaks to man in our day and you can’t remember what He said?”
The brother felt humbled by this exchange. He vowed that he would do better to remember the words spoken by the Lord’s servants in general conference.
We all know how hard it is to remember every message of general conference, and I’m confident that we need not be embarrassed if we don’t remember everything. Nevertheless, there are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations.
As we prepare for General Conference may we all prepare ourselves to receive the gifts and blessing for our personal lives.  May we be grateful for the gift of General Conference and enjoy our time as well listen to and receive counsel from the leaders of the church.  We hope you all enjoy your Conference weekend.

We love you all so much!
The Fife Family

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