Monday, June 23, 2014

This Week was.....Something

So this week I was asked to speak in sacrament meeting, and the thoughts that have been most prevalent on my mind came out through the talk, so this is really what I wanted to share this week, plus some pictures of the week. Enjoy.

I would like to start with a quote,

“Those who have read [the Book of Mormon] prayerfully, be they rich or poor, learned or unlearned, have grown under its power. … Without reservation I promise you that if you will prayerfully read the Book of Mormon, regardless of how many times you previously have read it, there will come into your hearts … the Spirit of the Lord. There will come a strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to his commandments, and there will come a stronger testimony of the living reality of the Son of God”

That was by President Gordon B. Hinckley. Today I have been asked to talk about the role of the Book of Mormon in conversion, and I would like to focus my remarks on a few key points.

First, the promises in the Book of Mormon are extended to members of the Church, as well as those not of our Church. Secondly, I would like to discuss some of the key purposes of the Book of Mormon, and how they are connected with true conversion. And finally, I would like to pull it all together with why any of this means anything to us.

Now the promises of the Book of Mormon are many. I'm sure if I asked everyone here, the majority would mention Moroni's promise, which tells us that with sincere desire and honest prayer, we can know of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. That is a wonderful promise, and one that I hope we are using everyday, but let's talk about some others.

Let's start in Alma. Alma chapter 32 is a famous chapter for the prophet's discourse on faith, given to the humble people who had been sent away from the synagogues of the Zoramites. At this point they are about as low as they think they can get. But in the middle of Alma's speech on faith, he reminds them that sometimes being low is a good thing. Starting in verse 13 it reads,

13 And now, because ye are compelled to be humble blessed are ye; for a man sometimes, if he is compelled to be humble, seeketh repentance; and now surely, whosoever repenteth shall find mercy; and  he that findeth mercy and endureth to the end the same shall be saved.
14 And now, as I said unto you, that because ye were compelled to be humble ye were blessed, do ye not suppose that they are more blessed who truly humble themselves because of the word?
15 Yea, he that truly humbleth himself, and repenteth of his sins, and endureth to the end, the same shall be blessed--

In these few short verses, Alma has given us a very large promise here. "Whosoever repenteth shall find mercy, and he that findeth mercy and endureth to the end the same shall be saved." This promise, though extended to people not of our faith, certainly applies to us as well.  If we humble ourselves and repent, mercy will be ours, and through mercy and endurance, eternal life.

My other example comes from Nephi, the first author in the Book of Mormon. In first Nephi chapter seven, Nephi's brothers are having a hard time being diligent, again. Verses 12 and 13 contain the promise he gives to them in this instance.

12 Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to his will, for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise faith in him? Wherefore, let us be faithful to him.
13 And if it so be that we are faithful to him, we shall obtain the land of promise;

Nephi's promise was simple. We shall obtain the land of promise. And guess what? They do! But the problems don't end there. In chapter 16, Nephi breaks a bow, and his family is without food. At this point even the prophet is murmuring because of affliction, but Nephi remembers the first promise I talked about, and the promise he gave his own brothers a little bit earlier. The Lord is able to do all things according to his will, for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise faith in him. So he does, builds a new bow, and asks his dad where to go for food. Lehi sees the faith of his son, and applies the promise from Alma 32 and humbles and repents of his murmuring, and for a time, all is well in the promised land.

My second point is simple. The key purposes of the Book of Mormon, and how they help in conversion. To start though, we need to define conversion. Most people talk about the term conversion as a one step process. You believe the church is true? Great, we will fill up the font, you change into white, and boom. Conversion. As wonderful as those things are, conversion is more than that. It's also not just something for people outside the church. Conversion is an ongoing process. I have found several definitions of conversion, but for today's purposes, the Oxford American dictionary had my favorite.  Speaking of conversion from a Christian perspective, it defined it as, "repentance and change to a godly life, or a turning of sinners to god." Pretty powerful stuff no? Keep that in mind as I go over some key purposes of the Book of Mormon.

One key purpose of the book is that it answers questions of the soul in ways that no other book can. I have yet to find an encyclopedia with answers to things like, "How can I avoid sin?" Or "What is the purpose of life?", but I testify to you that the Book of Mormon has those answers. It answers these questions and so many more. As we answer these questions, we feel a longing for something more.  Something beyond this mortal existence. This is the feeling that brings us closer to God. This is the process by which true conversion happens.

The Book of Mormon is also a support for our church and the associated doctrines. It has been said before that the Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion, and if we were to take it away, there would be nothing left of our religion. For those who aren't masons, myself included, lets talk about keystones for a second. Quoting from Preach my Gospel, here is a basic explanation about keystones.

"An arch is a strong architectural structure made from wedge-shaped pieces that lean against each other.  The middle piece, or keystone, is usually larger than the other wedges and locks the other stones in place. When Joseph Smith called the Book of Mormon “the keystone of our religion,” he taught that the Book of Mormon holds our religion together."

As the keystone, it serves a very important purpose. With one hundred percent accuracy it proves the truth or fraud of the prophets and church as a whole. The words of Elder F. Burton Howard when talking about the first vision of Joseph Smith can be directly applied to the Book of Mormon as well. He said simply,

"Either it is true, or it isn’t. If it is, it is the greatest message in all the world. Even someone who didn’t believe it could not pass by it without being profoundly affected.”

Now brothers and sisters, we are all here because at one point or another, we decided we believe in the Book of Mormon. My question today is the same as Alma to the saints in Zarahemla. "if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?" Have we been profoundly affected? The Book of Mormon helps us determine for ourselves one way or the other if this church is true. This is God's way to letting us gain proof of his teachings. The rest of the church depends on the truth contained in the book.

The simplest promise of the Book of Mormon comes from the prophet Joseph Smith himself. He said,

"I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man could get nearer to God by abiding by it's precepts than by any other book."

Going back to the definition that I mentioned earlier. Repentance and change to a godly life, and turning of sinners to God. These things are all promised by the Book of Mormon, and there is no better way.  There are things in the world that can make us better, but that is not conversion. There are things that can teach us about Christ's life, but that is not conversion. It would even be possible for someone to join our own church without a testimony of the Book of Mormon, but that is not conversion. Changing to a godly life, and turning ourselves to god is done through the principles and doctrines taught in the Book of Mormon.

I would like to conclude with a story from the Ensign.

As members of the Church, we talk about missionary work often. But it is exciting when we actually get to go beyond the talking and have a chance to be a missionary.

Such an opportunity came to me on a flight from Tokyo to Los Angeles.  My friend and I were returning home to the United States from China, and we were seated next to a man named Paul. He was returning home to Los Angeles, California, USA.

With an 11-hour flight ahead of us, we introduced ourselves and started a casual conversation: who we were, where we had been traveling, where we lived, and so on. It was the “where we lived” part that seemed to pique Paul’s curiosity. When he discovered that both my friend and I lived in Utah, within minutes of Brigham Young University, he immediately asked if we were Mormon. Our response was an enthusiastic “Yes!”

He then asked, “Are you Christians?” We quickly said that we were. We told Paul that the name of the Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, should be solid proof that we are, indeed, Christians. After a lengthy discussion about how many of our beliefs were similar to other Christian denominations, my friend and I leaned back in our seats, satisfied that we had enjoyed a successful missionary moment.

Knowing that lunch would be served soon, I got up to stretch my legs.  It was then that I thought that what we had shared with Paul, though nice, was not all that we needed to share. We were so worried about making sure he knew the similarities between our Church and others that we spent the time convincing him that Latter-day Saints were not so different. I had completely neglected to tell him what makes our Church so extraordinarily different. As I returned to my seat, I resolved to finish our discussion as it should have been finished.

I sat down, leaned over my friend (who was in the middle seat), and said, “Paul, there are a couple of other things you should know. Jesus Christ is most certainly my Lord and Savior, and He is the very center of the church we belong to. However, I neglected to tell you some other important details.”

We talked about Joseph Smith and the First Vision. We discussed the Book of Mormon, the restoration of the priesthood, and other important teachings of the gospel. As we talked, I silently uttered a prayer that we could say the right things. It was a great experience to discuss the fundamental aspects of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--the parts that make our beliefs so unique. It felt good to share not only my love for the Savior but also my testimony of the Restoration of His gospel. As frightening as it seemed at moments, sharing the gospel with Paul was tremendously rewarding.

This, to me, is the main role of the Book of Mormon in conversion.  Conversion is an action, and a process. There has to be a reason to change. The Book of Mormon is our reason to change. It is what makes us different from the world, and what brings us closer to Christ. As we prayerfully study the Book of Mormon, we will feel that start to work within us. We will change to be better and different people, to a godly life. The Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion, and without it, everything else falls. As we consider our own arch of conversion, the important question is whether or not the Book of Mormon is a large enough rock in our lives to support the rest of it?

I know the Book of Mormon has changed my life, and it can change all of yours, and it can be the driving force in your own personal conversion. I love you all, and The Lord loves you all. Have a great week.

-Elder Logan Gifford

First picture is our well coordinated district last week for Chi-ball.  For anyone interested, Chi-ball is basically softball with no gloves, very few rules, and a basic attitude of ruthlessness. It's a beautiful thing.

Picture two is a group shot of both zones who came to play. It was quite the turn out.

And number three is my good friend Santa here. Turns out, even though it's June, (woah. It's June already, and almost over. Crazy.) that Santa Claus is still hanging out around Chicago. Guess I found his summer home.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Crazy Couple of Weeks

Hey y'all,

So as you may or may not know, depending on how often you actually read these emails, I didn't send anything last week. Sorry about that.   We had a super full day and I had barely enough time in the day to get everything else done, and unfortunately this sort of fell by the way side.

This week my email is more going to be informational than spiritual.

So last week was a free admission day to the Field Museum in downtown Chicago, (if you are like me and have no idea what that is, I think Google can help.) So we figured why not? It's free, it's a great
museum, and it's only a half hour train ride away? Sounds like a deal to me. So we went down and spent the entire day in downtown Chicago.  We went to the museum, took some pictures, walked around and just basically had a good time.

Tuesday we spent the entire day looking up referrals and less-active members. Side note for everyone out there, if you live in the Logan Square boundaries, but choose to go to the Westchester ward simply
because you don't like the people in Logan Square, YOU ARE STILL LESS-ACTIVE! You are supposed to be going somewhere else. The organization of the church is set up this way for a purpose. The Bishop of another ward can't receive revelation for you. You can't receive callings in another ward, which means you aren't fully living the gospel. There are all sorts of reasons why you are supposed to be attending the ward whose boundaries you live in. Not going to your ward makes you less active. Just saying.

Wednesday was a zone conference, which was about three hours longer than we had planned. Not sure how that worked, but it did. Pretty much took the entire day, except the small hour we had to teach one of our investigators, Eric. We taught him about repentance and the atonement, and really established with him that if he wants his life to be different, he needs to change his lifestyle. IE- if you don't want to
get jumped by the current members of your former gang, stop dressing like a gang-banger. Eric is amazing, and will be so solid in the gospel when he turns things around, but I'm really starting to see how hard it is for people to change their entire lives to fit what they know to be right.

Thursday was spent planning, organizing and answering questions. Our area book is so cluttered and doesn't make any sense, and none of the addresses are complete, so they won't actually register to anything when we look it up. But don't worry, I changed that. Since coming out on my mission I have learned about a whole different style of life.  Organization. Things are so much easier when everything makes sense and is where it is supposed to be. It just makes sense. Also, I started reading the Doctrine and Covenants from cover to cover this week, along with my reading of the Book of Mormon, (Cat, are you having a hard time getting spiritual things from the war chapters? Because I definitely am. We will have to go over it together and make sense of it all.) and guess what? We meet with a recent convert every week, and might be able to go to the temple with him soon, but he had a bunch of questions written down for us this Thursday, and guess what they were all about? That's right, The Doctrine and Covenants. So guess who was able to answer all his questions? This guy. That's right folks, scripture study truly is an inspired commandment.

Friday was a full day or riding around trying to contact people before Puerto Rican Weekend started up, (this is a festival celebrating Puerto Rican culture and last about four days, and this weekend was just the pre-party. The real festival is in a couple weeks and runs for about 8 days straight) with little success. We ended up biking about 22 miles that day, making it the second most we have ridden in one day since I've been here. The record for me is 26 in case anyone is wondering. And yes, that's a marathon.

Saturday I went on an exchange with our district leader, and that was a ton of fun. Unfortunately we were slowed down a little bit because he had been hit by a taxi a few days earlier, and he was fine, but his bike was toast. So we were on the bus all day, and the bus is super slow. We ended up getting close enough to our area and then walking the rest of the day. We spent a lot of time contacting the The
Projects, and answered a lot of questions about God and Jesus. The majority of the questions were serious and spiritual, but we did get quite a few people ask us why people always assume Jesus was white. We spent plenty of time explaining that Jesus very well could be black, and we would love and worship him just the same if he was, but it's not his skin color that matters, it's what he did for us. So if they want to accept black Jesus as their Savior, then feel free, because he is the same Savior no matter what color his skin is.

Sunday was a regular day of church, and it was wonderful as always, but then after studies we tried to go out for the night and found that my comp had a flat, so we came in and repaired it, went out again, and a little while later the same tire was flat, so we went back home and fixed it again, but in a different place, new hole. Third time out the door we made it a bit farther before the tire was flat again.  Returned to the apartment to find that the first patch wasn't holding, and had ripped a bigger hole in the tube. It was at this point that we gave up on the bikes and spent the last 45 minutes of the night walking around
a park near our house trying to talk with people. Apparently we just really weren't supposed to be riding bikes last night. Oh well.

That about sums up the week, and I've got to go anyway so I can get ready for a zone activity. We will be playing Chicago ball.......whatever that is..... I guess I'll let you know what it is next week.

The Church is true, your body is a temple, and don't do drugs.
God loves you.
I love you.

-Elder Logan Gifford


This week I found a couple of really cool picture spots, but this first one is the best I got out of those. The second one was my dinner last night, proving that even though we are poor missionaries, with the right ingredients and generous leftovers from members, I can still eat like a king. And the third is just something I found walking around Logan Square. That place always feels like home. ;)

Love y'all! Have a great week!

Monday, June 2, 2014

"I'll take definitions for 1,000 Alex!"

So the definition is- "Moving from Buffalo Grove, where the houses are mansions and the people have more money than they know what to do with, to Logan Square, right in the middle of the city in a bike area where two locks are required to keep all of your bike safe and you can go for three to four hours at a time without seeing anyone else who looks anything like me, that would be fair skinned, ginger, pale, Caucasian, or plain and simple white."   (Not to be racist or anything)

........ What is, Culture Shock?

Close, but we were looking for the best experience in the world. That was the correct answer.

Hey all!

This week was transfers y'all! I got shipped out straight to the city!  And let me tell you, culture shock is also a correct definition of what just happened to me. But even more importantly I love it here!  The area is great, the people are wonderful, the ward is humble, it's all just great.

There is so much I could tell, but I do better with questions, so I have one story for today, and then the assignment falls to you to send me questions about my new area, the work, or really anything you want
to know, and I will try and include it in my next email.

This Saturday we were on the way home from a baptism and decided to stop by an old PNI (Potential New Investigator) to see if we could teach them. You know, no time wasted, right? So we come up to the building and realize we don't know what buzzer is his, so we decided to just start trying and asking for Josh, seeing what we could find out. After a few buzzers that weren't him and didn't know who he was, someone walks up behind us and says, "Hey are you looking for Josh?  Because that's me." We had walked past him on the way to the building and he had been standing there listening to us for the past five minutes! Well we asked if he would be interested in hearing a message from us about Christ, and he said what every missionary loves to hear.  "Sure, you can share it right now. Go right ahead." So, we did. We taught him he first lesson, (The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ) and he listened and loved everything we were teaching him. We got to the end of the lesson and challenged him to read and pray about the Book of Mormon, he accepted, and we set up a return appointment for the next week. As we were finishing up we asked if we could end with a word of prayer and he said yes, so we asked if he would say it and he did! Not only was this amazing because it was our first time meeting him and we were standing on the sidewalk in front of his apartment building, but the prayer itself was amazing. This is the point of all of this email. When he was praying, he poured out his heart to God, and he said something that struck my soul. I can honestly say that.

"....and dear Lord, thank you for letting us live through another day."

Are we as grateful for the blessings that we have as this young man was for the simple fact of being alive through another day? I challenge you to try and find more things to be that grateful for.

I love you all, and so does our Father in Heaven.

And some pictures just for fun!

-Elder Logan Gifford

1) is the best place I have found that says Logan Square, so here we have Logan Sqaure, Squared. Boo-yah.

2) here's my new ride,

3) and here is a shot of my new companion and I helmet shopping, I think we found the right ones, don't you?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

And the Waiting Begins

Hey all!

So maybe this is just me, and any of you who are or have been missionaries, feel free to weigh in, but isn't the week before transfers just nerve-wracking?  We get our transfer calls this coming Saturday, and then transfers are the Tuesday after.  I am not packing or placing any bets on it, but I might be transferred this time around. Guess we will wait and see.

This week I have been thinking a lot about.....well..... a lot.   Mostly consecration.  But what does it mean to be consecrated?  There are all sorts of definitions, but the most widely accepted and known is probably this.

"It is a willingness to give every ounce of energy, every conscious thought, and every drop of passion to this work- to submit our will to God's will whatever it may be." (Elder Tad R. Callister)

Man, that's hard.  How do you completely give yourself to a cause like that?  This is the question that every missionary asks themselves every morning. 'How do I do what He wants me to?' 'How do I lose myself?'  'How can what I give ever be enough?'  These are questions I have yet, to find the answers, I have to work at it every day.  If you have any insight, feel free to share!

As for my week, things were pretty regular.  Our Mission President has asked Elder T. and myself to be serving as much as possible, so we do what we can.  Tracting is not effective here, so we help the ward
members out instead, and then serve others with them.  Last week alone we spent 15 hours in service of one form or another, and this week we have 18 planned out so far, and keep praying for more to come up!  I'll let you know what we accomplish next week.

I guess the important thing to remember is that it's The Lord's work in whatever form it is.  I keep telling myself that, and so far it seems to be true.  Remember that, wherever you are.  The Lord has work for you to do, and once you find out what it is, do it continually, reminding yourself that it is His work, and that's all you need to know.

I love you all. The Church is true, your body is a temple, don't do drugs. It's that simple y'all!

-Elder Logan Gifford

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Week has Come and Gone

Hey loved ones!

This week has been fairly uneventful, but I did have one fairly cool story to tell, so here is my miracle for the week!

So there is a main road here named Sheridan.  We drive on Sheridan almost every single day, so we are well familiar with it. (or at least I am. Elder T is getting used to things) There are signs all over the east side of Sheridan Rd. that say "NO PARKING EAST OF SHERIDAN ROAD ON ALL STREETS" so naturally, we never do. But then one day we were tracting east of Sheridan, and a resident there asked us where we
park, and we told her we park and walk, and her exact words were, "Oh, don't listen to those signs. That only matters in July and August when the beach is open. They try to keep the teenage kids off the roads
when they are at the beach."   So, later that week we parked there, for like less than an hour and for the first time, ever.   At the last house we were going to tract in that area, we found a wonderful little old lady who is going to have us help her move later in the month, (May) and she was just precious, right? So of course, we talk to her for like 15 minutes, get back to the car, and the ticket was written 5 minutes ago.   So the devil was really trying to get us to not find this lady.   If we hadn't talked to her, no ticket, right? Boom!   So that just tells me how important it is that we found this lady, and we need to make sure we take good care of her.

Fast forward to Wednesday morning, we head into the police station to pay the ticket and the nice lady working at the counter there starts talking to us. (understand the personality of this woman, think the mother from my big fat greek wedding.  She is Serbian and doesn’t have the accent, but she just reminds me of her.)  She knows we are missionaries, because we told her. You never lose out on an
opportunity to try and contact someone, no matter the situation.   She looks at the ticket and goes, "Wooh! Why would two young men as nice and professional as you do something that stupid? Didn't you read the signs?"   We tell her the situation and what happened, and she says something along the lines of, give me a minute to run this up.  Elder T asks her if she takes card because that is the only way we can pay, and she stops what she is doing, looks right at us and says, "Boy, give me a minute.  I am trying to work, but I can't do anything with all your question asking.  Of course we take cards. This is the 21st century."   Then she goes back to typing.   A minute or two later she walks up and says, (here comes the miracle) "Well men, I can't void your ticket.  But with my pen and signature here, I can change the fine to whatever I want. How does $15 sound to you?"   Naturally we agreed with many thanks and ecstatic praise, and paid the nice woman.  We asked her if there was anything we could to do make it up to her, and she told us that as long as we kept preaching the good word of God, then we had done all we needed to. It was a fantastic way to start the morning.

That's really all I have to say for this week, but that says a lot right there I think.

I love you all. God loves you all.

Have a great week.

-Elder Logan Gifford

Monday, April 21, 2014

Dear Loved Ones

This week has been fairly uneventful, but I wanted to take a chance to send this email for the sole purpose of letting you know I have a testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ.

As we celebrated Easter yesterday, it gave me a chance to reflect on what it really means. I know that the true reason we celebrate is for what the resurrection of Christ means. It means that we will be free
of death. Through him we can be free from the bonds of physical death, and more importantly spiritual death. This is a blessing that I have learned to appreciate every day of my life. This is short, but it's
all that I really have to say.

I know that Christ is our Savior. I know that through him we can all be free of sin and death, and that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. I know that it is through this gospel that we can make all of this possible, and what a gift it is to us. I am here for a reason, and that is to share it with other people.

I love you all. God loves you all. Have a great week.

-Elder Logan Gifford

Sunday, April 20, 2014

What Wonderful Week

Hello everyone! Dearest family and friends, I love you all! This week has been a crazy one, and a beautiful one.

I have found I do things best by telling stories through pictures, so here goes.

1) This one is the most important thing that happened this week! M got baptized! It was so exciting, and was just a wonderful experience.  B baptized him, he is a member here in the ward, and they have formed a great friendship. It's wonderful to see the members get involved in the work here. I confirmed him on Sunday, but I don't have any pictures of that, so yeah. :)

2) The lake is beautiful this time of year. We found out that our area actually extends about a half mile into the lake, so we are hoping to get permission to go out and see if there are any mer-people who want to be taught.... Until then, we just tract next to the lake to get pretty views while we work. :)

3) This picture may seem trivial, but it got me thinking. This police officer was waiting here to catch any one who decided to speed through or run a light. He was literally sitting on the island of a light post, just waiting. You would think this was way too obvious, and everybody would see him. But would he be parked there if it wasn't worth his time? Sometimes the adversary is like this with us. He will just park himself in an obvious place, and wait for us to do something wrong, and trap us there. Sometimes we see him, and still make the mistake. Other times we gets caught and wonder how we never saw him
hiding in plain sight. The best advice I think anyone could ever get, is to 'obey the law' whether you see the trap or not. If you are always doing what is right, you never have to worry about being caught
doing something wrong.

4) The last one also has a thought behind it. We were tracting and a woman was cleaning her garage. We stopped to talk and offered to help. She had just finished, so she declined the offer, but she wanted to talk, so we stood around in her driveway and chatted for a while. We saw this car in the garage, and (obviously) started drooling over it.  She got us some water, and we asked if we could take pictures. She
said of course, and told us that this was her husbands car and he LOVED it. We continued talking, and a few minutes later her husband pulled up. We started talking with him too, and mentioned the car.
(Come on, someone has a Ferrari California and you don't ask them about it? As if.) he told us he did, in fact love his car, but finished the statement with something extremely profound. "Sure it's nice, but it's just a car, isn't it? It's not like it matters in the end." How often do we, as humans, as members of the church, as Americans, forget this? They are just objects. It's not like they matter in the end. One of my favorite plays is simply titled 'You Can't Take It With You.' Sure, things are nice, and money is good. But
you can't take it with you, so does it matter at the end of the day?

The week was great, but oh! Transfer calls! I guess I should tell you about that. I'm........staying! So is Elder T, so we will be together at our six month mark, so that will be exciting. I'm taking a lot more pictures, so I think that is what most of my emails will consist of from here on out. I do miss my beautiful camera at home, but I guess what I have will have to do.

Well, other than that, the week was business as usual. I love you all!
Have a great week!

-Elder Logan Gifford