Elder Ellsworth’s Arrival in Portugal

Elder Randal Ellsworth: Elder Ellsworth’s Arrival in Portugal.

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Berry Interesting

Berry Interesting

Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month? Here are some fun facts:

  • Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
  • Strawberries (as well as many other fruits) are members of the rose family.
  • Strawberries are a symbol of perfection and righteousness and were carved into designs on medieval churches and cathedrals.
  • Strawberries are popular—they’re consumed in 94 percent of households in the United States, and over half of the country’s seven- to nine-year-olds say that strawberries are their favorite fruit.
  • The world’s largest strawberry was the size of a large apple, weighing 8.17 ounces.
  • Belgium hast a museum dedicated to strawberries, the Musee de la Fraise et du Patrimoine.

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Come Unto Christ

God:

I seek peace

and understanding.

I want to love and be loved.

I constantly need direction in my life.

What is my motivation? Please help me find it.

I want to find time for my spiritual development.

What is thy will for me?

Searching for answers…

“Come Unto Christ.”

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Inspirational Quotes

“Life is too short to have any regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy, but it will be worth it.”

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

“Believe in yourself. Believe in your capacity to do great and good things. Believe that no mountain is so high that you cannot climb it. Believe that no storm is so great that you cannot weather it. You are not destined to be a scrub. You are a child of God, of infinite capacity. Believe that you can do it whatever it is that you set your heart on. Opportunities will unfold and open before you. The skies will clear when they have been dark with portent.” – Gordon B. Hinkley

“Your future is as bright as your faith.” – Thomas S. Monson

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I love Spring!

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Updated Randal’s Blog

Be sure to check out my brother Randal’s blog for updates on his mission. He’s currently in the MTC in Provo, Utah. He’ll be flying out to Porto, Portugal sometime next week. His letters and e-mails are full of inspiring words. I’m so proud of him and pray for his success as a servant of the Lord! http://elderellsworth.blogspot.com

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Thoughts on Trials

Something unfortunate or inconvenient happening to you?

Ask yourself:

Why am I in this situation? There must be a reason…
What does the Lord want me to do?
Who am I to help? Look around. It’s not always about you.
What do I need to learn from this experience?

Think about it. Pray about it. Listen to the promptings of the Spirit, then obey.

And finally, be blessed in ways you never could have imagined. Open your heart and mind to recognize these blessings. They’re all over!

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