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Elder Cole Grace

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A visit to the Elijah P. Lovejoy monument

Elder Grace and Elder Aiello

I think this is a service project?

Elder Grace at a lake in Godfrey Illinois

Elijah P Lovejoy monument

Elijah P Lovejoy came to St. Louis as a school teacher in 1826

Lovejoy was part of a anti-slavery movement

Planking at the monument

Elder Grace and his companion have 3 really strong investigators and they are really busy with lessons. Elder Grace is very happy with how his mission is going so far and he is working really hard.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

We are down to 8 more months...

Elder Grace, R.J., Gracie, and Elder Pe'a

The kids in the picture above are part of a family the missionaries visit. The family are not members nor investigators but they enjoy the company of the missionaries.

The Elders walked down this street this week.

I'm not sure what this is a picture of? I'm guessing a service project?!

Elder Grace on a swing

Such the show Daredevil Cole!

Elder Grace is doing so well. He sent home a nice package to our family which included Bookah ball key chains for us all. He also included a letter which he typed on a typewriter. 
"...I love my mission it's the best thing I could have done, and is the best thing anyone can ever do. I expect all of you to go on missions (even you Mom and Dad)."

"Asa keep going on dates with the "ugly" girls lol. I know you only date the "hot" girls, keep it up."

"Peyton I don't know what you are up to but have fun and don't be a brat."

"Dad get good grades in school and don't forget to do your homework."

"Mom I love you very much! I will be home very soon."

My heart just melts knowing how awesome Cole is. I am so blessed to be his Mom!

Elder Grace's most recent journal

One of Cole's most favorite uncles ever passed away the end of January. And this is a couple of pictures of his Uncle Kenny. Cole's uncle was so proud of him for choosing to serve a mission and faithfully followed this blog and Cole's progress.

Elder Grace with Sister Borden and her Son.

Elder Grace baptized Sister Borden Last year. And Elder Borden was Cole's ward mission leader earlier on in Cole's mission.

I am so surprised at how fast Cole's mission is going by. So much has happened in the short  time Elder Grace has been away... New babies, weddings, Good family friends with health struggles, and death. Elder Grace has prayed for everyone both with good news and not so good news. I am so proud of Cole and his strength to endure with his mission.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Selfie over load

Elder Grace and Elder Pe'a currently have 5 investigators and are very busy with lessons. I'm glad the work has picked up for them.

Selfie #1

Selfie #2

Selfie #3

And now we have an ussie

All is well with the Elders. The weather has been really cold with temps in the single digits. I hope they get some warmer temps soon.