Back to December!

Featured Photo: Deck the Halls!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 12/05/2016):

Good morning everyone. Holy cow, it’s December already. Yes, the subject was a reference to a Taylor Swift song. I think it was one. but, has this year just flown by or what? It has for me. To think a year ago I was in La Crosse with Elder Yang and now a year later I’m in Eau Claire with Elder Yang again! God works in mysterious ways! Well this week has been quite the week. Let’s get right into it!

It snowed!

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God’s Perfect Timing!

Featured Photo: Thanksgiving Leftovers! Yum!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 11/28/2016):

Good Morning everyone!

Yes, it’s time to hear from me again, so soon, right? Thursday wasn’t even a week ago, but in the time that I have emailed, there have been a lot miracles. I think we should get right into it!

First things first, the Church has put out its new Christmas initiative! #LightTheWorld. Light the world through service in December. There is a new video that you can check out on Starting December 1st, there will be a new video released to encourage and inspire everyone to do service in small ways around you everyday leading up to Christmas. I encourage you all to check it out and do those acts of service everyday! It will make your Christmas better! 🙂

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Hmong New Years, Transfers, Miracles!

Featured Photo: Hmong New Year’s is the best!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 11/14/2016):

Hello, my fellow everyones! This week has been so crazy and so fast! I can’t wait to tell you all about it!! Before starting, I just want to say how fast this transfer has gone by. It’s been another six weeks that have literally just flown by. I can’t even comprehend how fast it’s going. Serious, Elder Cummings, Sister Peterson, we only have 18 weeks left. CRAZY! Sister Turner…you only have six weeks left. So time flies! Cherish all the memories and time you have left! 🙂 Elder Thao, in two days you’ll be sitting in your house not knowing what to do, so email me. 😛

Drumroll please…ELDER YANG AND I ARE STAYING IN EAU CLAIRE!!!! Woot! I’m so excited to work here in Eau Claire and party it up for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

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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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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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Elder Ellis…Bug Sniper!

Featured Photo: “The future is as bright as your faith.”

From Elder Ellis (email dated 8/29/2016):

Hello everyone, yes it’s that time of the week again. Holy cow, it’s Monday already. Today we are going to the state fair! Next week I’ll have lots of pictures of the state fair! 🙂

Watch out bugs!

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Welcome to the USA!

Featured Photo: Look who came to visit me: my cousin, Yee, my sister, Katherine, and Niam Tais!

From Elder Ellis (email dated 8/22/2016):

Hello everyone, I can’t believe it’s already been another week. Seriously, these weeks are going by so much faster than I expected. I also can’t seem to remember most events that happened earlier in the week. Multiple times I remember, thinking back, “Really? That happened this week?” It’s been great though.

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