A Sky Full of Miracles!

Featured Photo: Bright Futures for Bright Missionaries!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 11/07/2016):

This week kind of just slipped by all too quickly. I mean it was Halloween, then all of a sudden it’s November, and now we had to turn our clocks back. Time is moving waaaaaay too quickly. I only have a certain amount of time to be a missionary and I need to cherish it. Well, onto how this week went shall we? 🙂

Swagging in the Mom van #soccermomellis

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Miracles from the Past!

Featured Photo: Teaching a ghost!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 10/24/2016):

Hello everyone! It’s been another week! Too fast at this point… It’s already Monday. So many things happened this past week, so I’ll get right to it!

On last Monday, we went with the sisters to visit one of their investigators and had lunch with them. It was fun, we also planned out our costumes for Halloween, stay tuned I’m still debating if I want to attach a sneak peek below. It was pretty fun.

Thinking about possibilities

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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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Old Stomping Grounds, New Beginnings!

Featured Photo: The Eau Claire Elders!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 7/25/2016):

Hello everyone! I can’t believe it’s been another week. That went by so fast! Time flies when you’re having fun I guess. This week, so much has happened, it has honestly been so fun! I just have to get started! So let’s jump right into it!

Last Monday we went bowling and had some fun with the Oakdale Elders. They are awesome. Elder Pierson is in Oakdale! He and I served around each other in La Crosse, he was in Winona. It’s good to have him back!

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Common Loon…But Now I’m a Wisconsinite!

Featured Photo: New voyage with the Pinta on the St. Croix River!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 7/18/2016):

How do you catch a unique loon?
Unique up on it.
How do you catch a tame loon?
Tame way, unique up on it.
How do you catch a common loon?
Common, tame way, unique up on it!

Okay haha poor jokes aside, it’s been a good week. So Elder Oldroyd and I went tracting and we like to play a game and make it fun. So we give each other words that we are supposed to use when talking with people. Elder Oldroyd gave me the word, “common loon,” which is the Minnesota State bird. I’m a Wisconsinite now. So after talking with this one guy at his door, I asked if I could tell him a joke. I proceeded to tell him the joke posted above. Hahaha it worked! Fun stories!

As you can see I’ve had a lot of fun the past few days. So let’s get started!

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Tornadoes, Cops, Heat, and Humidity

Featured Photo: Picnic Visiting Teaching at the Arboretum.

From Elder Ellis (email dated 6/20/2016):

Hello everyone! It’s finally summer, today is the summer solstice and it’s the longest day of the year, also I can feel Summer’s heat because of the humidity. Ugh, it’s so muggy. It’s basically a melting pot…of humidity. The sad thing is, I thought Utah had extreme weather, NOPE! Anyways, enough rambling about the weather, let’s get started with how the week went, shall we?

We turn around here, or is that a name?

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