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March 17, 2014

Dear family,
It has been an amazing week!  Just to let you know Elder Merrell and I are both staying in the area for another transfer.  One of our investigators is still on date and is super excited for her baptism.  She is actually going to be baptized on her birthday.  She came to church yesterday and was telling us about how she felt so welcomed by the ward.  She is going through a lot of challenges right now, but it's amazing how faith in Jesus Christ can help us through every challenge that we face in life.  She just has a great desire to serve others and is so willing to make any changes to follow the commandments.  

This week we met with a part member family.  It's a young couple and they have a six month old boy and the father is not a member.  When we met with them we showed the temple presentation that we have been doing to them.  Afterwards we bore our testimonies of the temple and asked them about their experience as they went to the open house.  They had a wonderful experience and they talked about the peace that they found in the temple.  We asked the father if he could imagine himself being sealed to his family in the temple.  He said yes and that was something he wanted.  He is now on date to be baptized in April.  It is amazing how much Heavenly Father has prepared them over the past year to be where they are now.  Their son was born premature and everyone even the father recieved priesthood blessings and they saw many prayers answered.  It was an amazing experience to teach that lesson.  I've thought a lot about how grateful I am to have this chance to teach these people.  Every time we have a lesson or talk with them I want to be a better missionary.
It has just been a great week and I'm glad I get to stay in this area another transfer.  We have a couple more investigators that we are working with.  Missionary work is awesome!  It's amazing how much work there is to be done in the two wards we cover.
Thank you for all your prayers. I love you all so much!
Elder Joshua Gandy

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