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¡Vive América! 🎉
Happy 4th mis amigos!
It’s been a hot and rainy week. 104 degrees on Friday and with the humidity blasting it gets pretty rough. haha! And we helped this member move a ton of couches that day! Elder Cross and I have had another good week here in St Paul. To be honest, it has been a lot slower because last week was transfers and we gave half of our area to the new Hermanas covering Frogtown. So now we just cover the eastside. Unfortunately, most of our work was in Frogtown, so we are starting basically from ground zero again! We’ve also been trying to have more teaching lessons with the members, and we’ve started teaching a couple new inactive families and part-member families!
So a couple weeks ago Elder Cross got a nametag approved that says ‘Elder Cruz’ (Cross in Spanish) so that the Hispanics have an easier time saying his name. As you could probably guess, people have an even harder time trying to say “bo-leen-dare” so to go along with his name, I’ve adopted my own fake Latino name: Elder Boliche. Which means Elder Bowling. Our investigator who suggested it thought it was hilarious 😂. So there ya go, I have a new name!
Some other highlights from this week: We had a super good MLC (Mission Leadership Council) with all the mission leaders in Bloomington. Exchanges with the assistants on Saturday, so I got to spend another day in Bloomington. Super fun! Although it’s been slower, it’s been super great to have super inspiring meetings and exchanges that always pump you up.
Lately I’ve been reading about Captain Moroni in the Book of Mormon, and my goodness he is such a beast! Here’s a scripture I thought was fitting for today:
“And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it--In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children--and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.”
“And those who did belong to the church were faithful; yea, all those who were true believers in Christ took upon them, gladly, the name of Christ, or Christians as they were called, because of their belief in Christ who should come. And therefore, at this time, Moroni prayed that the cause of the Christians, and the freedom of the land might be favored.”
Moroni fought all his life for his God, family, and country. Just contemplating how much Moroni valued freedom makes me so grateful for the liberty and religious freedom that we have today in this country. I hope we all carry this gratitude throughout the year and not just on this day of remembrance.
I hope all of you have a wonderful week. Enjoy the fuegos artificiales!
God Bless America!
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