Hi Mom,

We went to the temple this week! That was really nice. I’ve learned something new every time I’ve been. And I feel the Spirit too. I love going there.

Thinking about this election, I’ve learned that our country and the world in general is heading down a slippery slope towards hell. The only way we don’t fall is if we build our house upon the rock! We know that the Rock is Jesus Christ and His church! In a constant changing whirlwind of morals and values, it’s great to be in a church that won’t change, for we cannot change His commandments.

At the Cabela’s here in Tualatin they have a fudge place and it reminded me of the time where you taught me how to make fudge! That was fun! I learned how to make papusas  (A pupusa is a traditional Salvadoran dish made of a thick, handmade corn tortilla that is usually filled with a blend of the following: cheese cooked pork meat ground to a paste consistency refried beans, or queso con loroco) last night too! That’s about all I learned food wise. I’ve also learned that Little Caesar’s makes a mean deep dish! Thank you so much for the gift cards! I’ll definitely use them soon!

My favorite collection of Scripture? That’s like giving me a plate of crunchy bacon and asking me which one is my favorite… I really love the Book of Mormon, especially right now because I just finished reading King Benajmin’s “conference address” he gave in Mosiah.  (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/mosiah/2?lang=eng) Reading that slowly and prayerfully pondering the message he gives helps me learn many many things. It’s great!  In the Scriptures I am studying in every collection we have. I am in Leviticus, Acts, Helaman, D&C, and Abraham, do I’m all over the place. I’m learning a ton though.

I discovered an amazing place. Kohl’s clearance rack. I got some amazing Apt. 9 slacks for $16.50 that were originally like 60 some dollars. And I got 2 ties there for really cheap, one of them is a Duck Dynasty tie. I spent like $23.50 and it said I saved $99.70! It was awesome.

I love you!

Elder Laing

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