Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy 20th Birthday on December 20th 2010 Email

iMERRY CHRISTMAS!
We had an early white Christmas with the baptism of Angeles Quezada yesterday. She was super ready and it was a special baptism. Angeles is going to make a strong member. Other big and surprising news is that Elder Simmons is not getting transferred. He has been working hard here since June. It's a good thing we get along because this will be our fourth transfer together. That's got to be close to a record or something. So our happy threesome will remain intact at least until Elder Quinn receives his Visa. I guess very few changes were made at all this transfer. Probably because it's Christmas and because this past week was one of our best ever as a mission with 27 baptisms. So this coming week should be fun. We are going caroling at an old folks home on Wednesday, and we'll be looking for random acts of service all week, maybe we can swing by a soup kitchen or something. So I will share a thought that we have been sharing with our members this Christmas season. It's a pretty common one but good nonetheless:
6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7And she brought forth her afirstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the binn.

Make room for Christ in your lives this Christmas Season!
I am very grateful for my Savior. I am reading in the New Testament right now and it's amazing what he accomplished. The Prince of Peace, our Perfect Example, the Redeemer of the world. He is the Hero for mankind.
Thanks for all the Birthday and Christmas wishes. I'm 20! That's OLD :0
I hope we all can feel the love of our savior this week and help others to feel it as well.


Hey fam :) iFeliz Navidad! This Morning I opened three of the presents from that birthday package you sent, (I'm saving the other three for Christmas) they had been sitting under the tree- Thanks! 20 is pretty old isn't it? I've been thinking about it lately and things are going to be different when I return home. I'm going to be an adult. O well. I guess we all have to grow up eventually... So Andrew is getting some meat on those bones, huh? And Dad, 185? That's pretty slim for you- have you been losing weight? ;) A-Town! Merry Christmas :) I think rugby would be pretty sick and you would probably be pretty good at it. It's good to hear Eli is doing well. Well I'm excited to talk to you all on Christmas! I will try and call atleast after 2:00 p.m. I'll try and call like at 6 but we'll see. Welp, talk to you soon!
Love Elder Flake

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  1. A Holiday Thought...

    Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

    Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

    So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

    Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

    Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."

    ~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coates~

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    Anyone can break this cycle of violence! Everyone has the power to choose compassion! Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: http://veganvideo.org & http://tryveg.com

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