Monday, November 25, 2013

          Looks like a Party....Happy Birthday Elder Barnes & Elder Vandersloot!
           This is the exercise plan for all that Birthday Cake!

                         Happy Happy Birthday Elder Barnes!!!
So funny story, I saw that quote about changing the sails the other day and figured I would make it my thought... Scrap that idea. But anywho, I am back in the comfort of our apartment emailing. It feels like a dream having a speedy computer! First off, Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and presents. Birthday on the mission is something different for sure. We kind of took it easy for the day, which was nice. I opened one present early, just like we usually did it back at home. Then opened the rest after dinner! All the presents were awesome! I love the ties, sweater, cologne, peachie-o's, everything! It definitely made for a special day! I am so super blessed to have any incredible family! I cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like without all of the support and prayers behind me. Behind every great missionary, is a great family! So let me dive into my week! It definitely wasn't the most productive of weeks. It really bites when it gets dark so early. There is not a chance I will be on my bike in the dark on these roads. We saw some awesome people again this week though, but not too many people were looking for the Gospel.
It was really sweet on Tuesday at our last district meeting because Bishop Shell and his wife made us a mean breakfast and then afterwards the Sisters in the District got us some birthday cupcakes, candles, hats, etc. It was super thoughtful of all of them. Sheesh, I still can't believe I will be almost 24 when I am home. We also saw Steve and Amy again. They were super anxious about us getting transferred, so luckily, neither of us got the axe. They fed us enchillada soup and tacos. We also went with Steve to help out with his Church's paintball course by making these bamboo barricades. It was a lot of fun to be a man for a moment, building stuff and what not. They are just awesome. They are LDS and they don't even know it ;) We also went out on splits to double our work load, with the Elder's Quorum Presidency. It has been a while since I had gone out on a split. It was a lot more comfortable this time, seeing how I have been out longer. Me and Brother Phillips went and saw three less actives. The Phillips are so amazing! They remind me of my family :) Just down to earth, fun to be around. They are going to have us over for Thanksgiving too! The biggest surprise was Mama Barnes's Cinnamon rolls that evening. That was so super thoughtful! And they were dang tasty! 
Wednesday, Birthday! Wow, it finally crept up on me! It has almost been 3 months out here in Georgia. Where has time gone?? I got a package from Abby and her mom which was chalked full of Southern Apparel! I think my southern conversion is almost complete! I got 6 ties, what a loot! I wonder how many I will come home with? I also got a card from The Lees, Abby, Abby's Mom, Grandma and Grandpa C and a letter from Jessica. It feels good to know you are loved. Thanks again for all those out there that help make this mission thing so much easier. I am so stinking spoiled, and I am not sure what I did to deserve it! I got plenty of Happy Birthdays from the ward too. The Miller's had us over for dinner and spoiled us some more. We got our favorite desserts, cheesecake and german chocolate cake. We also got to see this movie that Brother Miller was in. It is called Defiance, and it was filmed by a missionary while he was serving there. It was so funny! I will most definitely get a copy of it! 
Thursday I indeed had a dandy surprise. I was curious what it could have been, since you didn't know about transfers until Monday. I figured you just overnighted it just in case or something! But, all of our appointments fell through that evening, and we were in the apartment making some calls and trying to stay busy. Sister Carnell came down asking if anyone had come by for her. Then we heard foot steps upstairs, and then a familiar voice! Sister Carnell scurried upstairs knowing the intentions of the assailant. We heard some wheels squeal on the way up the stairs, and he was gone, like a rainbow in the dark. Thanks for the loot Uncle Jason!! I have so much gatorade and cheesecake to down. Not to mention the apples too! Just what every missionary needs-- variety!
Friday was not very productive. It was rainy and gloomy. I don't like going out on days like that. It just feels like a downer, and it gets darker sooner too. We were driven inside to make calls and stay busy again. Oh, and I have been wearing a new tie every day! Thanks again for all those :) We got to see Bob again, and read some more Book of Mormon Passages. It is only a matter of time. He is just kind of dipping his toes in the font if you know what I mean. Someone just needs to say the prayer and push him in! 
Saturday, our big appointment with Allen and Janet dropped. But he willing committed to coming to church the following day. So that was the best we could get. We were hoping to bike down and see him, since our biking miles have gone down lately. We were able to go out in the evening with President Clark (2nd Counselor in the Stake Presidency) and visit some less actives. This ward is just so blessed! There are such amazing people. I know I rave about them a lot, but it is the truth! We also managed to base out to the Hercules song you sent me! We also might have gotten some Christmas music in there too!
Sundays are always the best. I look forward to seeing the ward so much. We finally met the new missionaries, and they are alright! I think we will get along just fine! They want to go to Ross and Goodwill today at some point! Elder Wilson, had to get evacuated out of a place called Rockmart, because some missionaries got held up at sword point, by a drunk guy. Really? He was drunk.. Come on man! We got to teach Elders Quorum on how to teach the new member lessons from PMG. Teaching people to teach, go figure. Allen did follow through and make it out to church. A disabled kid that is highly functioning, asked Allen when he was getting baptized. Haha, when he is ready is what he responded. Sister Barnes swung us by this Cinnamon Roll cake and it was divine! The Carnell's also had us up for lunch, and they chatted about you Mom. Yes, I am spoiled! I love it though! We didn't have a team up that evening so we hunkered down and watched the Testaments on the couch in our blankets with popcorn. Missionary life! 
That is just about it! Another blessed week in Georgia! Thanks again for the weekly email! It means the world to me and to know all is well out there in the 801, just the way I left it! I am sad I missed Grandma's Thanksgiving! That was always the bomb! But I am sure all will be well by the time I get back! Well, I hope you have another amazing week! And I cannot wait to hear about it soon! Like maybe next week if y'all don't mind! And, I am soo soooo Thankful for my family! I hope you get a moment to think to thank! This time of the year is awesome, isn't it! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Also make sure to get out there and get some good deals on Black Friday. Who knows, maybe I will have to do some cyber monday shopping ;) I must be taking off, but thanks again for everything, I cannot say it enough! All y'all are the best! I love you all so very much!
Elder Dallan Barnes
If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt much at all, nor is winning very exciting!

Monday, November 11, 2013


                                                       Fall Leaves In Atlanta Georgia

Happy fall all y'all (Yes, I just went there)
First off! Happy Veteran's day. AND Happy Anniversary to the bestest parents ever! 24 years wow. Y'all are getting old... That is an incredible thing. Thank you so much for harboring such an amazing environment for us to thrive! I am so glad to be part of this family! Like I sometimes say, we put the fun in disfunctional ;) Hope you have an amazing day!
I have a dream, in fact I have had many dreams. Most probably aren't too important though. I have been dreaming of home a little bit this week actually, maybe that is because this is my favorite month. This month is graced with Thanksgiving, Veteran's day, My Birthday, and the late great Black Friday (which is slowly becoming black Thursday too...). It is just a time to think and thank. I am so thankful for the letter this week! I love hearing from y'all weekly. I am so super blessed to have an incredible family! I mean it when I say it! This would be so much more difficult without such stalwart support group behind me!
So quickly, my week, get yo popcorn ready!
As for Tuesday, the biggest thing that we did was meet with Steve and Amy our investigators. The ones we have sword battles with! They are reading the Book of Mormon pretty rigorously! They have a few questions here and there about the Restoration and what not, but that all can be solved if they pray about that blue book! I think Amy is much more open to it, because we found out she isn't too comfortable at the churches they attend. They are super fun to be with though. They call our meetings "hang outs". Tomatoe tomato.. We also gave Allen a church tour which was awesome! First one I have ever been a part of. He was impressed with how big it was and the spirit that is in it. We will hopefully be getting him to church this Sunday! 
Wednesday we actually had our cleaning check. First time that we have had that since I have been here. We passed with flying colors. Thanks Mom for helping me to know how to clean up! Saturday chores did work on me to some extent! At least, when I did do them. You probably won't believe this, but my stuff is organized and clean. And it stays that way! We helped the Miller's move some stuff at their house. Their home is going to be done here soon enough! They bring us over baked goodies all the time. We also had dinner at the Phillip's house. And they are just the funniest people, a super sweet family. Somehow everywhere we go, my hair becomes the topic of discussion. I will take what I can get! For the closing prayer, they asked the youngest, Lindsey to call on someone. Then Sister Phillips told her that she couldn't pick the Elders (so she wouldn't pick me. Sister Phillips says she has a crush on me, it is funny, but don't worry she is in elementary school.
Thursday, we met with our Recent Convert, John again. We just read a chapter of the Book of Mormon with him and answered his questions about the Gathering of Israel. That is a topic I really want to look more into. I don't know nearly as much as I should. We also had dinner at Bishop Shell's home. He is such a goof! I love their family too. He played Satan in the play they did for the Youth Standards night this week. Yes, our Bishop is Satan. Can't say that very often!
Friday, the overwhelming majority of the day was spent at the Temple. It had been too long since we got to go. I just love the peace that can be found there. It is such a blessing to have the temple so close by and to also attend it. I want to start doing Family History work so I can do ordinances for my ancestors! We also had Zone Conference, which was good. They were just stressing obedience and the need to get out and talk with everyone. We need to Expect miracles to happen. It is all my choice on how things work out. I am not a product of my situation, but a product of my decisions. We got to visit with Bob again, after being caught in Atlanta Traffic coming from the Temple. I thought I-15 traffic was bad... Bob is doing good though. His biggest hang up is how his family will react. He has been kind of secretive about our meetings. The Lord will provide a way I am sure! 
Saturday, we got to go out with the most Southern Member in the ward. Brother Moore. It was so sweet to hear him rattle of that southern accent. I want that so so bad! I have been disappointed with the lack of that here. I need to go to the nether regions of the mission to get that! Fingers crossed! Or I could settle for a black accent. Here we come ATL! Hotlanta! We worked on the recent move in list to see if these people are interested in coming back to church. Brother Moore even gave us some of his smoked rabbit and smoked deer. It was pretty darn good! Add that to the list of my Southern Experiences!
Sunday is always super fun to get the whole ward together. There is just a certain element of family that is present in this ward. It wasn't the most productive Sunday in terms of working with non members, but it is always awesome to strengthen the members here. I just hope I am making a difference! The Cheney's had us over for dinner with the Sisters. Breakfast for Dinner. She called to invite us and I said, Breakfast is always good, it is hard to mess up. Supposedly everything that could have gone wrong did. But it tasted great! A testament to the validity of that Statement! Sister Buttle lives with them and she mentioned how I looked more like a dork before I dressed up on Halloween than when I was dressed up. She is a sweet heart. She even gave me a hug. There are just some rock solid people out here, let me tell you what. 
Not most effective of weeks, but the work continues onward. I am learning so much, and my love for the scriptures is growing daily! There is some good stuff in there! Not to mention, I have them marked up now! Thanks for the stickers. I hope you all have an awesome week ahead of you! Remember to always look up, because the body naturally follows where the eyes go. Once again, I am so super grateful to hear from y'all. It makes me so happy to know that all is well on the home front! Let  me know if there is anything I can do out here in the South! A member said the other day to me "Put some South in your mouth!" I don't know if he was talking about an accent or food. Or both? I like the sounds of it! I got to jet! Have one super blessed up week! Love y'all!
Stay Classy,
Elder Dallan Barnes
When I let go of who I am, I become what God wants me to be. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

                         Happy Halloween from the great state of Georgia!!!

                          On top of Mount Kennesaw......Beautiful!!!

Happy Daylights Savings!!
Yes, that is most certainly a Holiday to me, especially being on the mission. It was more so a Holiday than Halloween haha. It is weird that it gets dark at 6:00 now. Which means we have 3 hours of work in the dark on bikes... Don't even trip chocolate chip! We will get it sorted out so we are with a member each evening! I don't feel comfortable with being out in the dark on these roads. Heck, I am barely comfortable in the daylight. But anyways, let us cut into the nitty gritty. I am super blessed to find another email from y'all in my inbox. I am so spoiled! My family is the greatest! Hope you all had a solid Halloween! You pull of the Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone too well. Kind of creepy. I'm not even mad, I'm impressed, that's amazing! 
Monday, A sweet angel of a lady offered to buy all of our groceries! I held onto the receipt for sentimental value! It was so sweet of her. We had already paid for them, but she took us to return them and she'd pay for all of them. The South is a beautiful place! We also got to check out a ward Members coin collection. I held this gold dollar the size of a dime that was worth $1500. It was from the 1800's. We also did pumpkin carving and I will attach some photos! The Glow sticks didn't work too well unfortunately. And we didn't get a chance to put candles in them. But it was fun regardless! We had an appointment with our investigator named Krista. She made us her Key Lime Pie! It was oh so good! She is I think 23 and so ready to be baptized. We are just waiting on her to figure out her living situation. But she is awesome!
Tuesday was our big ward Trunk or Treat. Which was awesome! I totally forgot my camera in my other bag... But we dressed up as nerdy missionaries (yeah, it was as much of a stretch as possible). Like super parted hair, glasses with tape, hiked up slacks, orange and black ties. I so wish we got a photo. They had a Pie and Chili cook off and we were the judges for the Chili. We have some mean cooks here obviously. Like award winning status. We had our investigators Steve and Amy there and they had a good time! Heck, I even got to assist with making Sister Miller's Chili! My hand still smells like onions... dat ain't right bro! Also, Sister Buttle, the old lady that joshed me about my hair had a total laughing fit when I showed her my hair at the Trunk or Treat! It lasted 3 minutes... This ward, they are something else!
Wednesday... We went out to eat with some investigators to a place called Heirloom Market BBQ. It is just this hole in the wall restaurant with some dang good BBQ! I got this smoked turkey, and wow. We ended up eating it at their Church. I felt uneasy going into a Baptist Church, but there were some awesome people inside. 
Thursdays just always seem to be the slowest. We did have Halloween, but usually for missionaries, they want us in by 6:00 or so. Nope, not this mission anymore. They wanted us out working. Trick or Treat? Trick, read this fools! (Hands Book of Mormon). We did have a set up appointment with our Recent Convert John and his wife. We had a hot dog bar and some scripture trivia against the Sisters. We dominated. 35 to 19. It was weird the whole day since I only saw maybe two people trick or treating. And it sounds like it wasn't too fruitful back in Alpine. What's that about... Times are changing or something. 
Friday... Everything that was set up, fell through. We had a dinner appointment and team up, fell through. We scheduled another one for dinner and a team up, fell through. And our one appointment with Bob dropped as well because he was out with family. It was rainy so we were also restricted to our apartment too. I went a mad cleaning stint. My comp still hasn't unpacked. I thought I was a bit of a slob, but I do alright. I guess everything is relative, as even the late Einstein would say. We found out we are having a cleaning check this week, so our ship needs to be in top shape! 
Saturday was an awesome day! We helped a new family move into the ward and the Phillip's family took us to iHop. They are so awesome. Just super down to earth, funny, a lot like my family! We got to go see Steve and Amy again, and they insisted on feeding us. They fed us some shrimp, fries, and a casserole with broccoli and cheese! It was so super nice of them, and they have the funnest kids. Kyle is 5 and Archer is 2. Why is it kids gravitate to me? Amy always thanks me for being so nice to Kyle. He is a little bit slower than the other kids. We talked about the Book Of Mormon and she has read almost halfway through Mosiah. She says that always bothered her how revelation would somehow cease after Christ died, granted that God doesn't change. Hook, line, and sinker (in the words of her Husband Steve). Awesome people! We got to visit with Allen and Janet as well! Got Allen on date again, for the 30th of this month. He is so mesmerized that the Book of Mormon talks about the same things as the Bible, despite being on separate continents. We will be taking him on a church tour this week. He has offered to feed us and to drop by any time! We get the man hugs along with the handshake! 
Sunday was superb. Day lights savings! I have been having some weird dreams lately, which makes things interesting. It was fast Sunday of course. My companion was eager to get up there. So I went up too. I only had a few minutes because time was running short, but I got up there and probably cracked more jokes than bore a testimony. I really just wanted to thank them for everything. My companion has a feeling that I will be transferred this upcoming one. He has just two transfers left and thinks they want him to train. I am finishing my training. I pray I am still here! It would be the best ever! We had dinner at the Sugden's home and they have the cutest kids! I just can't get over this ward! They are so amazing. We went out and saw a less active and helped him to build more faith, because he is lacking it. He has some interesting ideas, but is over thinking it. He has 8 kids though. Because of DLS time, the darkness crept up on us. It got dark at 6, and we didn't have a team up. So we wandered the neighborhood. This place is giant! We didn't really see anyone, but it was a fun walk!
That was my week! I am glad y'alls isn't too out of the ordinary! Keep doing the do! I also have been fighting this cold/sore throat. But it won't stop me! Just Know I am praying for y'all. Remember to think to thank! I love this time of the year! Let me know what I can do to change! Sorry about the questions things. I am just so short on time. We spend 15 minutes writing our Mission President. I can field questions! Thanks for all the updates on the football. If it isn't UGA or Falcons, most people don't know. Keep me in the Loop. And the chiefs... undefeated.... say what???! I best be running, but please have one super blessed up week!
Elder Dallan Barnes
Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Gourmet chili mac!
                                                        What a handsome team!!!
HEY! FAT FACE!! YEAH YOU!!! Stay classy. 
Yes, I had to go there. I really haven't had many opportunities to share that profound message from the legend, Ron Burgundy. I know that his voice can make a grown lion purr, so I figured maybe I should try that one at the door or maybe while on bikes. What say you? They mentioned that we need to be creative with finding, and just maybe the one person I use that on, happens to be an Anchorman fan. I'll pray about it! When does the second one come out again? Needless to say, our apartment smells of rich mahoghany and we have many leather bound books. I wish ;) Well, I think we chewed the fat enough right there (somewhat of a southern saying, sounds terrible). But yes, my week has been awesome and I will certainly give you the pleasure of taking it all in. It goes down smooth every time! 
So the remainder of Monday was pretty decent. I tried taking a nap but it was so unfulfilling, disappointing for sure. I hope that I can nap when I get home, because there is nothing like a Sunday Afternoon Nap in the Fall! We also bought a little journal to give one of our investigators, her name is Krista and she is probably around my age, and we left our testimonies in the front of it for her birthday. It is just so crazy to see what a small gesture can do for someone. She is definitely been through some stormy seas, but she is so ready! She said she will be baptized in December because she will need to get her housing situation sorted out! 
Tuesday was pretty solid as well. It wasn't the most productive for finding, but you got to have less effective days to feel the full force of the super effective ones. In district meeting I had the blessing of teaching everyone how to relate every single concern back to the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. It was such a simple principle that no matter what it is, it boils down to if the Book of Mormon is the Word of God. I had everyone role play and respond to objections I have seen here. Let me tell you, the Baptists take the cake on that, always objecting! But it is good, because at the end of this refiners fire, I will be so well versed in the Gospel. But it is truly such a beautiful place because everyone does have faith, and it is so easy to talk about Christ.
Wednesday, hump day. We had two awesome lessons with Krista and also with Allen and Janet. My companion is just so seasoned at this point. It almost seems clinical the way he teaches. I am picking up on it and I have my chance to jump in here and there. I wish we traded off a little more so I don't have to say the Pity Prayer as I call it, the closing prayer because I didn't say as much. We'll keep working on continuity and unity the more we teach. I just hate cutting people off when they pause or ask a question. I was thinking about it though, and I am not cutting people off if it is the Spirit that is leading me. Bam, personal revelation. Can I get an AMEN! We had for lunch Chili Mac.... Mac 'n Cheese mixed with a can of chili. It wasn't half bad, definitely a luxury food for college students. It was like a heart attack in a bowl haha. So.much.sodium. On our way out of the apartment a lady flagged us down on this major road as we were riding by. Such a miracle! She had just been kicked out of her house and was lost on these narrow roads. She wasn't too stable either. At least she had a phone, but we talked to her and walked her to the closest intersection. I talked to her friend that would pick her up and guided her to our location. They were so grateful when they showed up, they teared up and hugged me. It pushed back our day, but sometimes we are the angels, and God leads us to them. The Lord's timing is so crazy! We stopped by our awesome investigators Steve and Amy, and had a foam sword battle, then talked about the war chapters in the Book of Mormon. We went to Subway and this worker just started talking to me about where we work... Well, let me explain >:)  We got her number left her a blue book! We met with Justin, our Recent Convert, and he is struggling a little too. I just want everyone to be happy and strong. I love helping people continue to build faith. Oh and Krista promised us that she will make us a Key Lime Pie! Southern Hospitality, I tell you what. It is a beautiful thing.
Thursday...  I realized I got my days mixed up and kind of mashed Wednesday and Thursday together, soo... I don;t have the time to mend that. Let me tie some loose ends. We had a baptismal interview for a lady the sisters are working with (she lives across the street from us, tell me how that works. Frustrating to say the least). She is awesome though, super prepared. She was baptized just the other day actually! I also glued in my scripture marking key, which totally builds off of your study guide Austin. My Scriptures are going to be a relic when I am home! Come to think of it, I wish I had more time to write about all the awesome people we eat dinner with. That letter would take just as long... There are some truly amazing people out here. Y'all should come visit ;)  
Friday I spent so much time studying. I am so glad we have that time in the morning to study. It makes all of the difference. I found a couple talks in an older Ensign that I love. I hope I get a copy of this past Conference's talks. We spent the majority of the day trying to find. Most people weren't home or weren't interested. At night, the Carnell's brought us down Hot Chocolate! That was so awesome! I need to buy some now! Sarah Pestana, a Recent Convert also called us to order us a Pizza! Score! We also had an evening lesson with Bob again, and it was so awesome. The Barnes's (the other ones in the ward haha.) came with us. We had him focus that the answer he is looking for he might have been overlooking. Still small voice, right? 
We even got to bed Early Friday night! Crazy things I tell you. I still woke up a little tired to be honest. We were up at the usual time, but we had a special Fireside with Elder Oaks, in Tucker. It was about an hour away, but we rode with some elders, so it was a good time. I met with all the Bros from the district again. They are doing awesome! We had both Atlanta Missions crammed into the building. 550 Missionaries. Two missions. I think I ended up in the right mission, as if I had any say in the matter haha. But, we got to hear from Elder Oaks for 40 minutes or so. He had no real talk prepared, but jumped around ideas that he felt prompted to share. He is truly inspired. He mentioned how the goals you set should be for you to accomplish, not goals you set for others. If your goals include others, they are inadequate. It boils down to the idea of what can I do? Not what others can do for me. He also mentioned that "My Mission" when people mention that, they are wrong. It is the Lord's mission, not ours. And once we accept that, we become missionaries. You aren't a missionary by doing missionary things. It was awesome. I wish we could have all day with him! And, we got to shake his hand and snap a photo as a mission. I met another fellow Utah fan out here. It was so refreshing to say the least! We had the Baptism for Nicole, and I don't think anyone got pictures. We got to be Witnesses again though! Someday I will get in that font and dunk someone! 
Sunday, probably one of my favorite days beside Pday of course. I had my first vivid dream about investigators and people I needed to talk to and call. I couldn't remember for the life of me who though... Church was awesome though. I love the people here. It was the primary program which was super cute as always. Not too heavy on the doctrine of course, but it was refreshing. I loved when they sang A Child's Prayer. Love that song. Easily one of my favorites. So yes, we went to ward Choir again. There are some great singers here! One of which sang with Gladys Knight (however you spell it, she is way out of my era, maybe some old people like some people I know, could clarify). Me and Vandersloot were the only men there haha. I don't think I have that great of a voice, nor do I have any music background or practice. It is funny how people mention the change I have been through since I got here. Some say I was quiet and have totally opened up, others say that they are surprised to remember this is my first area. I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is my real test, to train them in my cause! Yes, we had a lengthy discussion about Pokemon on our way to Elder Oaks. Random thought I had! But, we got to cook with the deLeon family and eat it. We also got to roam around with Brother deLeon and see some people. The Carnell's invited us up with their fireplace going to have some cookies and milk. It felt like winter or something, just hanging around the fire on the couch, sipping on milk. Can we do that when I get home?
Well that is my week! And I am glad to see y'alls was just as awesome! Remember to always look for miracles as well as be the miracle for someone else! The weather is really turning here and the leaves are finally changing! I may need a sweater here soon! Hopefully I can snap some good photos! I wish I could have been there for the Halloween party, but I will raincheck two years time. I will show you the real Ron Burgundy! Hope it doesn't snow this year on Halloween and make sure to torture Jace with a scary movie like you did to me (Arachnaphobia...) I would love to see everyone's costumes too! Let me know if there is anything I can do out here in the South! I love hearing from everyone and I greatly appreciate it! It makes things that much more special! Keep hanging in there and fighting the Good Fight! Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Have another blessed up week! 
Elder Dallan Barnes
Thought:  Pray as if it all depends on God. Act as if it all depends on you.