It is always nice hearing from you all and learning about what is going on in the life of the Rifes! :) Tanner congrats on getting into student government! I love that class. Use what you learn and use timberline skills to help other people. Be kind to everyone. Try and make a new friend everyday! You will do so good! Oh my fitness for life....haha what a class! Just keep up to date on it, get it done as soon as possible, so mum isn't on your back the whole time! :) ;) I love you mum! :) Kendra is a vampire now...a true vampire! GOOD JOB you are now a qualified blood sucker! Kynsie I will be praying for you to get into the Graphics design class! I have no doubt that you will get in. Your artwork was so amazing! Kylee, I see pictures of you and you are growing up so fast, you are so big! Make sure the boys stay away from you! How are the Austins...I haven't heard from them for a long time!? I hope you all enjoy General conference and Easter! Remember that it is because He Lives we are here! He is always with us and is our best friend! Watch the new Mormon message, "He Lives" it is so good!
Well for me, things are pretty much the same. Lots of things are happening though. Carl, Becca and Poppy are all progressing so much! Carl had his interview for baptismand he is so ready. He knows what he is doing and has a testimony of Jesus Christ. He loves him and knows that He is always there with him, helping him. He has had quite a few experiences with Heavenly Father's hand in his life and recognizing the strength he gets from him. Carl is prepared and is going to do great things! Unfortunately we had to push his baptism back to because of General Conference, stake conference and then he is going on business. It will be a very stressful couple of weeks trying to stay in contact with him and helping him continue progressing and staying close to the spirit. But I know he will do it!
Becca, we have been teaching her for a couple of weeks now and it has been interesting because she doesn't believe in God or Jesus Christ...or I guess she didn't. But just yesterday she came to church and we asked her if she has been reading and praying. She said yes and before we could ask her another question she said "and I got two answers" the first was an experience she had while watching the He Lives mormon message and the second was she was at home thinking about Jesus Christ and an overwhelming warm feeling came to her heart. She said at that point she just knew that she has a loving Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ and she knows they are there! She is looking forward to being baptized