Monday, August 20, 2012

Liberian Barbecue and a Twins Game!

Hello Craft Family,

      This week has been another great one with some amazingly mild and Utahesque weather haha.  We have had some decently cooler temperatures with moderate humidity.  We tell everyone when it's nice like this or on the dry days that "this is more like a Utah summer we're used to".  We just figured we'd let you know in case there's a sudden increase of Minnesotans in the state haha :).

     Unfortunately this week I don't have a lot of time to go through the miracles like last week but be assured they are always there.  It's amazing to see at all times how the Lord is in charge here and that we are lead and things just seem to work out in the right way.  It's not always just for us but we have the privilege of seeing that sort of stuff that is happening throughout the zone.  I think just behind Salt Lake City the Lord loves Minneapolis the most haha ;) jk Maybe they just need the most help haha.  Seriously there are a lot of great things in the works here for the work to continue to build and grow even through September and October as well.  We still have some great people we are working with and teaching here.  A couple in particular from Liberia are doing really well and love anything church.  Whether it's meeting with us, going to church, meeting the members, or whatever they just love it all.  Hopefully he'll be coming to play some basketball with us today and this Thursday we are going to there house for some Liberian bbq.  There will be fufu just like Shingle Creek last year.  It should be a lot of fun and hopefully have some good pictures for you.  I agree with what Mom said this week though we need to plan a trip where we can come back and I'll take you on a real tour of the mission!  It'd be sweet!  I've thought about it and a lot of the members and people I've taught have said for sure that I need to,so whoever is in we'll have to get something in the works haha. 

     It's crazy to see how fast time is flying though!  School starts this week for Natalie!  don't feel too bad Natalie I felt totally lost my first few times in that school but once you're there for a little while it's one of the easiest schools to get around.  And this whole driving thing for her is nuts too.  The cavalier is off limits as a drivers ed car haha. jk  You can use it but without the radio on.  We can't have any distractions for you. 

     Next week is Zone Conference so that's always exciting.  There are going to be zone activities associated with it too.  For us here in the Twin Cities ( the 5 zones that are here) we're going to a Twins Game on the 30th!  There's going to be probably 100-110 missionaries all going to that game and we'll all be in the same section.  It should be a lot of fun and get a lot of attention.

     I apologize that there isn't more time this week to write.  I love reading about all the great things going on at home.  The Lord blesses us in so many ways that are so incredible to see.  I look forward to hearing from you next week and appreciate all the love and support that you give me.

Love, Elder Alexander J. Craft, of the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission :)

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