Monday, September 24, 2012


Well, I have a lot of questions to answer haha, and I will do that now before I forget them all.
So first, no, we did not get to see Elder Nelson when he came. They have a 3-hour rule, where if you have to travel more than 3 hours to get to München, then you don't go. So yes, we were sad to miss that. NO one in our district got to go, actually. We are basically as far away from the mission home as possible here in Klagenfurt. But I don't really mind, because I love our ward, we have the COOLEST ward mission leader EVER (Br. Heinz Mauch), and I just love the people in the ward, and all the people we see often. So we didn't get to see Elder Nelson. Probably why I never mentioned anything about it haha. I may have mentioned him coming, but we couldn't go, so I stuck with the more relevant Klagenfurt news haha.
Meine Gute, Brian Buckner is getting married?!! That is so awesome! Tell him congratulations for me. And it was also funny to hear that apparently Malcolm and Ashley are now going out (if it be true...)  Haha. I am glad that she won Homecoming Queen. So yeah, that is Allie and then Ashley the last two years-- two 2nd Ward LDS girls. Cool haha.
Um... oh, okay, I know what the next one is... Klagenfurt is part of Kärnten, which is the big southern "state" of Austria. Look up "Kaernten" online (the ae is a substitute for the umlaut ü) and that WHOLE area is our area. The weird thing is that we are the only two elders in the whole area (Villach is just a 30 minutes' train ride away, so we go there often, and it is therefore in our area). We are in the Salzburg zone, however. But, the rest of our district is in a Vienna zone. Our district is really weird. So we have our Salzburg zoneleaders, and they have their own in Wien. It's crazy trying to report numbers, because Elder Eaker is the District leader.
SO, is that all? I can't rememember.... So, on to my stuff, oder?
Nathan and Kate, congratulations on your recent wins!!!! Kate I bet you rocked it up when you got to play! Keep showing everyone how it is done and work harder than everyone else! :) Sorry that your coach is being weird... But, have the most heart out of anyone on your team, and then playing time doesn't matter. Everyone will remember you regardless. Nathan, nice job beating BK! BK and Middelton make for a good win record :) Keep up the good work! I hope Sydney and Cara are having fun coaching soccer! Best of luck to them with work, coaching, school, etc. Say hi for me haha.
Also, before I forget, transfer calls aren't until the last Friday of the transfer, so not this Friday coming, but the next ( I believe it's the 5th?), so yeah, don't worry. I will let you know wenn möglich. (when possible, sorry)
Well, I had some Land o Lakes hot chocolate from a package this week, and it was freaking delicious! Perhaps in a care package you could send me some of their hot chocolate mixes.... I enjoyed it tremendously whilst singing Christmas songs in my head. haha :)
Haha, so a funny story from yesterday in church. Well first, I had a great time in church gestern! I really felt loved and like I belonged. I mean I have felt it already, but I kinda felt like I was still just a guy with a nametag, and they have been through a lot of people like me haha. But that is not true! We got a bag of Reeses PB cups from the bishop's family, with a note that said "Für unsere Elders, von Familie Kaiser" with a big heart :) Then I sat in the back during Sacrament meeting and made faces with Konstantin Pfabigan, who is less than a year old, or maybe almost two, and he is so cute! I would roll my eyebrows and he would just blink and then giggle. Anyway, the meetings and classes were still great too, but these people are my friends now! Our Armenian sister came again to church! That was awesome. Also, we had a great time in sonntagschule with our new converts and Br. Mauch (who teaches it). We were laughing and making jokes, but we talked about faith. Bruder Mauch shared a rather personal story with us, and then he told us about how he was comforted. But I loved what he said about it: "Ich habe die Stimme Gottes gehört. Ich darf das nicht leugnen!" (I have heard the voice of God, and I am not allowed (literally translated) to deny that.) Mensch, that made me think about my own such experiences, of course just talking about revelation throught the Holy Ghost. He only speaks the truth, and He speaks for God, so it is the same. But it was the same thing Joseph Smith said, and I can say it too! So can Br. Mauch, and how many other people? My worry was, though, if how I lived and what I did everyday showed that I held that as sacred for me. That made me think. Think about it yourselves. You cannot deny it. You are not allowed to deny it.
We played Fußball for like 4 hours last Monday! That was fantastic for me haha. I think everyone else enjoyed it too, especially Sister Homestead, who played for Dixie State. My highlight was rainbowing it over her and then running around and putting it in the goal. I can still do some stuff!!! Yeah, it was great.
Oh, I forgot my funny story from earlier haha. Anyway, we were invited to the Suppersbergers' to eat after church (another reason I felt really loved :)), and we were supposed to ride with Bishop, who left when we weren't watching. We called him and Elder Eaker said "I thought we were supposed to ride with you..." and the first thing Bishop said was "Falsh gedacht, Würstchen!" which is a quote from Back to the Future (auf Deustch, obviously). He loves saying that, because he asked us what it said in English. Something like "Thought wrong, wiener!" We don't know for sure. Bishop is hilarious haha. I love our Ward!!!!! Oh, we also ate Quark for dessert over there, which is made with the bacteria that is in yogurt, except it is still alive in the quark. But it was so good! It has an indescribable texture and taste, from the bacteria. Yum :)
Well, to end, I wanted to share something that Elder Eaker brought up in study this week. Alma 48:17 is the classic "Capt. Moroni is the coolest guy ever scripture," which is true. But I never really noticed 18 and 19, where it talks about Ammon, his brothers, and Alma and his sons. So wait, remember Alma 39, the whole talk with Corianton? He seemed like he really had some repenting to do, no? Well, now look at Mormon saying this in verse 18 of Alma 48. They were all men of God, and were being compared with Capt. Moroni, who shakes the powers of Hell. What a great example Corianton is of turning around. He had to repent, as do we all, for whatever things, but repenting didn't subtract from what he was capable of doing! Repentance does not mean that our potential lowers. It is not too late to change, and Heavenly Father won´t hold back greater blessings because you had to (well, there might be some crazy circumstances, but hopefully none of you are there). We learn and grow and in doing so we get even closer to our eternal potential. A potential which we always need to have in our sights. The things on the side, in the peripheral vision, will take care of themselves. Know who you are, what you are capable of, and don't let anything tell you that you cannot! If you don't know exactly what you can do, or who you are, I can testify that you are a son or daughter of our Heavenly Father, and He wants you to live with Him again in happiness, for all of eternity, after this life. He has given us ways to be happy in this life, family, friends, the gospel, and we cannot take that for granted!!! Remember who you are, and where you are going, and find out if you don't know. Our Savior Jesus Christ is there to help you through anything, and the gospel will truly have answers to anything that troubles you.
Go forward with faith, in every aspect of your life. Ask yourself, where do you need faith right now? Then do it. Never stop helping others, serving your fellowmen, and do it with a smile :)
I love you all and hope everyone has a good week!!
Elder Jalen L Gibbons
PS. we have at least one appointment this week with Alex, who we found in Villach! We are excited. The work goes on.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Grüß euch :)

Hallo liebe Geschwister! Es get mir immernoch gut bei Arbeit und Deustch Sprechen. Aber, jetzt ist die Zeit, Englisch zu sprechen. Ich denke das ist besser für euch, oder? (Dear brothers and sisters! I am still improving at work and Deustch speaking. But, now is the time to speak English. I think it is better for you, right?) So, how is it going??!! What did you guys do to make your week ridiculously awesome?! Time is one of the greatest gifts we have, and we should use it like we appreciate it! I have noticed that more and more the last few days, because I am already halfway through my second transfer! Where has it gone?!

Well, I got an email from Elder Jacob Taylor (from my MTC district, also from Meridian, ID!) last week, with a picture of some graffiti that said "BSU" haha. So, BSU is apparently well represented in Göttingen, Deutschland ;) It was cool hearing from him.

Oh, thanks so much for the packet!! I wore my new tie to the baptism yesterday, and I have probably eaten half of the fruit snacks. I also got a letter from Sis. Eagley, signed by Nathan and Kate and some of their friends (by the way, someone want to trip Hannah Guyer for me? :)  Not for real, but she will understand haha). Then I got another card from Sis. Eagley, with a picture of her CTR 7 class. That was nice :)

Mensch, I also got a letter from Rachel Hamilton, a friend from my Writing 150 class at BYU! She found my address on Mom´s blog and wrote me haha. She also was very confused by the address, but I am just letting her know (if she reads this) that I got it! So, that was a pleasant surprise. I also got another letter from Kacy, which was great! It was a good mail week. By the way, since transfers are in 3 weeks, and I don't know where I am going, or if I am staying, I would suggest anyone trying to send letters that they go to the Mission Home address bitte! So Lommelstraße 7, 81479 (I think; Mom, you should check the code, danke) Munich, Germany. So yeah, before I forget.

So this week we went a little for adventurous with our food! Well, I did. I bought mushrooms and put them on our pizzas, but I also put them on schnitzel! I sauteed them, and also decided to throw some honey in the pan. So, honey-sauteed mushrooms= Awesome and delicious! I was pretty happy. So yeah, we always have a couple really good frozen pizzas, with potato wedges or fries, or we make Chinese. Or just grilled cheese with eggs or something. But the members feed us about once a week or so, which is always great!

So 9/11 in Austria, I almost forgot about it. But I remembered it! So, happy birthday Shannon Reed! But yeah, I hope everyone had a good remembrance day.

The weather is so nice now! Except when it rains haha. It's still nice then, but not on bikes... But it feels like Christmas is coming. I love this time of year!!! So that is exciting for me at least.

Well, this week we decided to teach the law of chastity to a picture of Joseph and Potiphar´s wife, just to practice, and that was really fun :) haha. We do our best to make our study times exciting, since we are still sitting inside for like an extra hour with my 12 week program. Almost done with it! (The 12-week program is for training new missionaries once they arrive at their assigned place--he's almost not a new missionary anymore!)

Well, I saw a couple miracles this week. First of all, we taught Marco EVERYTHING in 3 days! That was pretty intense, but the miracle came after his interview with the Zone Leaders. Elder McClellan came out and asked if he could sign the certificate thing...which we had left at home on accident.... So, the ZLs had to go back to Salzburg soon, and we had no Taufschein (certificate). But, we looked around and there was just ONE sitting in the closet in the library. Didn't belong there, but it was there for us! Then, we had an awesome day in Villach on Saturday! We found three awesome potentials who we gave Books of Mormon to. One of them said he was having some tough times, and that he hoped the Book of Mormon would help him. So we said "Yeah, IT WILL!!!! We promise!" So that was awesome. We found these people in just two buildings, when we couldn't get ahold of another person we were trying to reach. And yeah, the fear of not understanding very well has kinda just disappeared! I was actually just super excited to talk to the people behind these doors, and I just said what came to my head. So that has finally come!!! And I love it! I have been speaking German much more, which makes it come more naturally, and I am so excited! So, Heavenly Father has really been helping me, and I can only do His work and show Him my thanks.

Well, miracles happen, and you can see them everyday, I promise! I also am thinking about Ether 12:27 right now, about weaknesses. If you choose a weakness you want to work on, then Heavenly Father will help you! It will become stronger, and you will be amazed at how you have changed. And it will work for anyone and for anything. I can promise that.

Well, I love you all, and I am so glad everything is going well! Good luck with sports and school, Nathan and Kate, and work for Dad, and piano lessons and such, Mom. Hello to all of my friends!

Never stop smiling!  :)

Elder Jalen Gibbons

Monday, September 10, 2012

Photos in the Alps!

We received these photos from Jalen in the mail today!
 The top of Dobratsch, near the city of Villach, Austria, August 2012

 You can't beat hiking in the Austrian Alps!

 Jalen is very proud of his flower photos! :)

Hallo wieder!

So, first news: WE HAVE ANOTHER BAPTISM THIS WEEK! It is Marco Cesella, Daniele and Federica´s son. He is turning 9 on Sunday. It surprised us when Daniele called last week and said he wanted to be baptized on his birthday, because Daniele and Federica really take the baptism seriously (which is way cool) and they want him to be ready. But, that also means that this week is going to be INSANE!! We have to teach Marco EVERYTHING by Thursday. Thank goodness he is only 8 haha. So we are so excited for that. Their whole family will now be members. The funny thing is, it is probably mostly the influence of his father and his mother, very recent converts, that really got him excited about it. Nevertheless, they are doing their own missionary work, and I am just glad that we get to be a part of it.
 Next up, that is SO AWESOME for Logan and Levan! What is up with the Smith boys going to Asian countries? That is pretty cool haha. So far there is no pattern in our family, but no complaints. I am still the only one from our group over here across the big pond :/ I am waiting for someone else to come join me! Even come to my mission so I can train them ;) But nonetheless, the work goes forward, and it cannot be hindered. What a marvelous thought, to think of all of my friends who are joining me out in the field, and all over the world.
Okay, I hope Allie had a good birthday! And also, I was looking back at old letters I have, and I have no idea if Becky ever got the one I sent in reply to hers. So, I don't know where she is at the moment, but could you send me her home address? And also the address for her aunt, Sis. Allen? That would be fantastic!
Okay, so we met the new district this last week! And I also had the chance later to do an exchange with Elder Riser, who I knew from the MTC!! He has been out for about a week now haha. But man am I jealous of his accent! He lived in Düsseldorf for a few years as a kid, so he really has the accent down. It was so fun to walk and talk and contact with him. We actually talked almost all in German, which is better than I do with my companion a lot of the time. But hey, I am understanding more and more, and working on sounding like a native speaker (that part is still pretty far off tho haha). But I remember how much Bruder Ehlen sounded like a native speaker when we first taught Lukas, and we were so confused as to whether he was from Germany or not haha. Mensch, good times.
Oh, Familie, I sent you a letter with about 4 pictures from my hike. I think it was last Tuesday. I printed off a few pictures, but the envelope seemed too heavy with all of them. So you should get that soon!
So last Pday we didn't end up going to Leoben, and we had the whole day here in Klagenfurt. So we played Fußball for 2 and a half hours behind the church! I love Fußball! It is much like life (just hang with me, this is coming to me just now, so I am making up an analogy) in that you can always learn new things! Or find other, better ways to do things, or just relax and try to beat a juggling record of only 371 (I always get screwed up by someone else eventually, this time was 263 or something). But anyway, back to that. It also is good practice just using your imagination, trying to see how things work, pushing your limits. Just like life, oder? And everyone has their own "fußball", real Fußball is just my favorite. Haha, did that make sense? Just having fun ;)
I was blessed with taco salad and real Ranch at district meeting!!! That was so good! But I love the food here regardless, so no complaints to anything else. I also had a real PibbXtra, which I bought from a game store. They sell American sodas at most such stores. And I figured out that Pibb is a "spicy cherry soda." You learn new things daily, eh? I also ate my last Pomegranate tootsie pop from the candy store the other day. I miss Toosie pops and tootsie rolls... but chocolate works.
Also, we went to our first American Football game in Austria on Saturday!! A less active is on the team so we went to support him. Well, Klagenfurt destroyed Graz, so they didnt need much support. It was fun and interesting. Although it's been a long time since I've heard english swearing.... I prefer the German words, because I don't know what the German words are!!
Okay, a fun thing that Elder Eaker read to me. Read Alma 26:23-29, and replace the words that have anything to do with Nephites or Lamanites or cities with the appropriate "European" terms. It's what I heard all too often from many people, basically telling me that I would have a hard time as a missionary in Europe. Well, too bad for that!! I still remember Bruder Ehlen and Bruder Evans always talking about how there is no lid on the people anymore. It is not the past still. Something is starting, or already going, I don't know. But don't let anyone tell you otherwise, about anything.
Well, the finding and teaching are going great! We organized our Area Book this last week, and I have really gotten down to just planning out exactly who we will visit and where we are going, so it makes me feel like I am better using the time I have. But we have found a few potentials on the way, and we have a new investigator from the list of former investigators. So the Lord has really blessed us, despite difficulties and discouragements in the past. Things are moving forward always, and it is just a matter of waking up everyday and wanting to become a better person, a better missionary. We are certainly busy, and the work goes so fast. It is already week three of my second transfer! I keep learning, and I keep trying to do more and more all the time. Or to give more everyday. It is going great :)
So I studied 2 Nephi 9 today. Such a good chapter!! I was impressed with verse 14. Jacob says that everyone, ALL of us, will one day know perfectly our guilt and uncleanliness. It is true, we will feel all of that when we stand before Christ and Heavenly Father. BUT he goes on and says that the righteous will ALSO feel (not that they WOULDNT know their guilt) the perfect happiness and joy from their righteous works. I thought that was so cool! And it reminded me of an article in the Liahona by Tad R. CAllister, which I may have already mentioned: "How do I know when I am forgiven?" He speaks of the feelings, or also knowledge, of guilt that we still have, even when we think we have repented. But he says that they are there to teach us, to motivate us, to help us grow, and remember that we don't want to do those things again. I think the joy that the righteous will feel will be so wonderful that it will overpower the knowledge of guilt we shall have. The guilt will be there, because of the fact that we did it, but ONLY through Jesus Christ can we receive the peace of forgiveness, and a quiet mind. I know that Jesus Christ lives, and that He loves each of us so much, and He wants to take away all bad feelings, all pain and sorrow and despair. He is able, but only if you accept Him and let Him in. As written in 2 Nephi 8:7, let Him write His law in your heart, let him calm your fears and grow through tribulations. There is nothing so sweet as knowing that everything will be okay, that feeling from repentance, when you know that He is by your side. And He will always be ready to do so, if we just let Him. Who else do you want by your side? Just like the quote from Sis. Voyles of the District (which maybe I shared last time... I can't remember) "There is a time in everyone's life where they need God. Because they have nothing else." Well, when the time comes, Christ will be there. Just look for Him.
I am so grateful to be here, and for the amazing people I get to interact with. I am grateful for all the blessings I have, and I try to thank Heavenly Father for everything. I can do that through my work and the example I set. And so can you!
I love you all. Have a great week! Never stop smiling :)
Elder Jalen L. Gibbons

Monday, September 3, 2012


Salzburg zone conference, August 2012
Ach du meine gute, the email today is going to be a little different haha. First, I think it would be cool to see what Elder Janis is up to, so if you want to send his stuff then I am fine with it. Also, I can't wait to hear where Logan is going! I keep hoping it will be in the next email, but next week sounds for sure.
Okay, my week was very good, Federica and her family are doing well, and I guess I never explained who the Halls were. They are the missionary couple here in Klagenfurt. The Washington couple is the Bryants (I think that's their name). So the Halls are very helpful and good to have here.
Well, last week Dad asked me my thoughts about the parable of the sower. So, this email will probably be composed mostly of my answer. Here we go:
So, the parable of the sower. First, we know the 4 situations. A sower goes and sows his seeds, and 1) they fall to the side and don't grow; 2) they fall in stony ground and have no strong roots; 3) they fall among thorns, which choke them; and 4) they find good ground, and grow and bring forth fruit. So, I want to point out the comparison of this parable and 1 Nephi 8 (thanks to Bro Sell and seminary haha). 1 Nephi 8:21-33 or so to Matthew 13:3-8, 18-23. Just compare those two.
Now, who is the sower? I decided it is a missionary, a parent, a teacher, a leader, a friend; we are all sowers! What do we sow, hopefully? Seeds: faith, repentance, hope, basically gospel truths.
My first question was what makes a good sower? But in looking that up, I found Psalms 126:5-6, which I really liked. "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." I really liked that, but that made me ask another question: why do we weep? So I thought of things that make people weep, that overwhelm them. My first thought was SELF-SACRIFICE. First, Mosiah 3:19, about the natural man. It is hard to put off the natural man, and that could be overwhelming. Giving yourself up is hard! It would be frustrating. Now, Matthew 10:39, where we are promised that he who loses his life shall find it. Also Luke 14:33, where it says we cannot be disciples of Christ without forsaking everything! Mensch, is that easy? Not at all! Tears, frustration, those would definitely be caused by that. Omni 1:26, offer our whole soul unto God. Is that even possible??!! Once again, giving up everything we have = tears, frustration, weeping. Thinking more about sacrifice, I thought of selflessness, which is basically impossible for the natural man. It made me think of Elder Bednar´s "Character of Christ" that we saw in the MTC. Christ turned outward when the natural man (us) would turn inward. Christ is the perfect example of selflessness and charity (Moroni 7:45 talks about chraity, and all of those qualitites would also be very hard to develop well). So, loving all people around you, being selfess, for the natural man (us) = impossible!! How frustrating is that??! That is why we weep, no? I also thought on the side that the only perfect example of selflessness and charity was the ATONEMENT. (Elder Holland said that).
So in summary of why we weep:
1st conclusion: we are so overwhelmed by the immensity of the task of becoming like Christ, overwhelmed by the impossibilty of such a task!! We are just beat, and we weep. We are HUMBLE, but maybe not in the way we should be... Then I thought a little more... i thought of a second option.
2nd option: we recognize that we cannot do it, not by ourselves. In so doing, we are HUMBLE, and we turn to the Lord and have HOPE through His Atonement that all will be well. Then, we weep with joy and this hope, that only comes through our Savior. We will always have trials and afflictions, but we will be humble (this way is a better humble I believe; see Alma 32:15-16) and we will learn and grow.
So with these two options, it seems to leave one point: we get to choose why we weep. Out of frustration, or for joy? You decide.
Next question: what exactly does weeping mean? Look at James 4:9, which is rather depressing haha. But the Greek Translation for the "be afflicted" is Endure hardship and suffer harrassment. We all do that, oder? We know how that goes. Many times, we mourn as well, like it says next. It is a natural reaction to hard times. But there are several wonderful promises that are found in the scriptures. Job 5:11, mourner may be exalted. Jeremiah 31:13, mourning is turned to joy, through the Lord. Nephi 8:11, When Christ comes again, all mourning and sorrow flee away. What promises! We still go though hard things. Some are much too close to "unbearable" for us, but all will be well. Now, to "weep." Look at 2 Corinthians 7:10, weeping is GODLY SORROW. That makes a bit more sense now, oder? We weep with godly sorrow, because we know our imperfections. Now, once again, do we become frustrated or do we choose to learn and grow? Your choice. So, according to James 4:9, our trials and afflictions, our mourning, go hand in hand (hopefully it is so) with godly sorrow, leading to salvation (see 2 Cor. 7:10 again). Also, Mosiah 18:9 talks about mourning, and eventaully having eternal life.
Okay, look back on those capitalized words so far. These were words that I thought best described the things and circumstances that make us weep, so I highlighted them in my notes. I looked back and realized something afterwards. SELF SACRIFICE, HUMBLE (HUMILITY), GODLY SORROW, HOPE, and ATONEMENT. What do those make you think of? REPENTANCE is what I thought of. That was pretty cool to look back and see that. You can see how everything in the gospel goes back to the Atonement! Well, repentance, the lifelong process that makes us better and helps us learn. We have all experienced this in some way or another. I would say that it is often a cause of weeping, eh? But we can rememeber, next time, that we should examine why we are weeping: frustration or joy, humility?
So to conclude weeping. Psalms 126:5-6 says that the sower (us, missionaries, teachers, leaders, parents, and friends) who goes forth and weeps (I would say goes forth repentantly, understanding the Atonement) bearing precious seed (make sure it is the right seeds you are planting, of course!!!) will be blessed with rejoicing and sheaves. Wow, that meant a lot to me as a missionary, but it is talking about all of you too!! More scriptures about blessings: D&C 75:2-5, D&C 18:15-16, Pslams 30:5, Alma 32:43, D&C 109:76. I can't summarize them with this much time left sorry haha. That's your job.
Next question, what makes a good sower (back to my first question)? Look at James 4:9 again, but throw in 10 too. Humility comes back again. That is a big one! Look also, in accordance with humility, at Matthew 23:12 and Omni 1:26 (offering your soul takes serious humility). These three scriptures all talk about humility = lifted up, exalted, saved. So, be humble!!! Many of the aforementioned scriptures about blessings also talk about the qualities of a good sower. So look at those with this new question. Also see Alma 26:21-22; talks about the natural man again, and things that a sower does, and more blessings of reaping.
So, a good sower = repentant, faithful, prayerful, does good works, humble, patient, long suffering, kind, bears others´ burdens, stands as a witness in all times, in all things, in all places (that was Mosiah 18:8-9 again). Wow, maybe the path to becoming a good sower makes us weep a little, oder?
Last question, how do we sow? I am out of time, so look at DC 6:33 (also look at 1 Peter 3:17 with that one), Galations 6:7-8 (look at Gal. 5:22-23 with that one), and finish with James 3:18 ( the peace is that one comes from repenance I think, understanding the Atonement).
Well, that's a lot to think about, eh? I really enjoyed studying that, as you can probably see. But I must go :(
I love you all, and I know that we can always become better and become better sowers! Always sow good seeds, everyone is watching, even when you don't know. Never stop smiling, it helps a lot :)
I love you
Elder Jalen L. Gibbons