Elder Cruz is serving as our Executive Secretary now and he was the last birthday we'll celebrate in the mission home. His birthday is May 15th, a special day, the same birthday as my mother's. We celebrated with our favorite Chocolate Cake and "Feliz Cumpleaños" candles ...Sunday evening after mtgs and reports were finalized. Elder Cruz is a great leader in the mission, he has served as a Zone leader for several months prior to his assignment as our secretary. He is a new convert himself and since serving a mission... his father has joined and received the priesthood and his mother is now reading the Book of Mormon. We love our time together on Sunday evenings when we can visit with our Elders in the office on a more personal level. They are great men who are performing 1000agros for the Lord..... I have loved this message. Our goal as a mission for May has been 1000 baptisms. We have a desire to do everything we possibly can to invite and bring unto Christ those who are prepared to receive this gospel message. We know there are those prepared. We just need to find, teach and baptize them. It is our great desire to be worthy to participate in these great miracles.....As President has interviewed each missionary this month I have had the privilege to give them their "last brownie" and express my appreciation to them for their righteous service but to also reiterate that each and every baptism that takes place during the month of May is a MIRACLE for the individual who accepts and changes their life, through the principles and ordinances of the Gospel Restored. How grateful I am for the sweet spirit I have felt as I have expressed my love for each and every missionary in the MML.