Make the Best of Every Moment!

Featured Photo: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 10/17/2016):

Hello, everyone! This week has been a great week. It’s been full of ups and downs! Holy wow, I also can’t believe it’s been a full seven days since I’ve last emailed. Wow, time flies. So let’s get started on a synopsis on the week then shall we?

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The Titanic Trio!

Featured Photo: Elder Hickman, Elder Yang, and Elder Ellis harvesting peppers

From Elder Ellis (email dated 10/10/2016):

Hello everyone! For the record, this form of the word titanic refers to the awesomeness of us, not the ship that was sunk by an iceberg. 😉 On a brighter note, it’s Monday again! Which means you get to hear from me again! So great. I know, hold the applause. 🙂

This week has been so crazy, so let’s get right into it!

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Kuv Yog Vajtswv Me Nyuam

Featured Photo: Lunch with Phanida!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 10/03/2016):

Hello everyone! It’s time for your weekly dose of Elder Ellis!

Best thing about this past week…hmm…I wonder. It was General Conference, of course! Man, oh man, it was so beautiful! Every session. It’s a missionary Christmas, super bowl, party, you name it! I just loved every moment. Elder Holland throwing down about home teaching, President Monson talking about the plan of salvation, President Uchtdorf teaching about the plan of salvation. Ah…So good. So bear with me, this is going to be a long email. I want to share with you my experiences I had during conference.

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I Don’t Think I’m in the Sticks Anymore, Domo!

Featured Photo: Panida Treats the Missionaries to a Buffet!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 9/26/2016):

Hopefully, you all got the Wizard of Oz reference there. Haha, because for real, I’m not in the sticks anymore. Oh, and Domo is my stuffed creature Bao made for me in La Crosse. I’ll attach a picture below, he’s so fluffy. I’m gonna die!!! Alright, movies quotes aside.

Domo says it will be fun!

This week has been crazy. Seven days ago, I received a call from President Forbes saying, “Pack your bags! You’re going to Frogtown to do Hmong work!” Next thing I know I’m biking in St. Paul and teaching people whom I can’t communicate super well with. It’s an adventure I tell ya. Well, let’s flashback to the beginning of next week and we’ll start there.

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Frogs Have More Lives Than Cats, Because They Always Croak!

Featured Photo: Light touches everything!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 9/19/2016):

Hello everyone, man again I say, as I always do, I can’t believe it’s been another week! These weeks keep getting faster. So fun fact, in my zone, there is an Elder who goes home with me. It’s Elder Cummings! I love that kid. For those who don’t know or remember, we were companions in the MTC! He called me and told me that we have 24 weeks left on our missions. Yesterday was my 18-month mark. I have now hit my “Sister mission” mark. CRAZY! Time flies! So basically to make you even more trunky for me, I only have 24 P-days left. You’ll only receive approximately 24 more weekly emails from me. And I only have four big holidays left until I get home: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Unless you count Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s day, but let’s be honest, who counts those as holidays? It’s really just Singles Awareness Day and green day. Anyway, point being, my time is short and I am nigh unto death. Crazy!

So death and things aside, let’s get talking about this week! What happened? Let’s find out!

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Miracles from the State Fair to Eau Claire!

Featured Photo: Welcome to Minnesota!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 9/5/2016):

Hello everyone! It’s been another great week in the MMM! I can’t complain! We’ve done a lot and had much fun this past week. So, shall we get started with a synopsis of this week’s miracles?

First things first. We went to the State Fair last week! So if you received an email from me and it didn’t make sense, sorry. I was probably riding the bus while typing. But this was State Fair round two! This year I was able to visit many other booths that I didn’t get to visit last year. It was basically the same as it was last year.

Can’t skip the deep-fried candy bars. Mmm, good.

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