Dear family,It's been another great week! The first exciting news is that we got a new ward mission leader in the Emerald Bay ward. His name is Bro. Snuka. He use to be a pro wrestler. He is a really cool guy. We'll miss working with Bro Nicoll, but we're excited to work with Bro. Snuka. He loves missionary work and wants to get the ward excited and have fun doing missionary work.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
It has been another great week here in Arizona! The weather is now in the triple digits and will probably stay that way. It is still going to get hotter, but it's not too bad. I'm definitely getting use to the hotter weather! This week we had stake conference and it was great! Pres. Nattress spoke and a counselor in the temple presidency. This is a great stake to serve in! There are so many great leaders and so many great examples to look up to. One great thing about serving in Gilbert is because of all the members that we get to work with.
We taught R. again this week and he is definitely ready to be baptized. They have picked a time and everything for June 7th! We've had several great lessons this week! One person we taught is going through a lot of challenges right now, but we were able to teach them about Heavenly Father and how he loves us and that we can pray to him. It was amazing to see them exercise their faith and to see the peace and comfort that came.
I was reading this morning in Alma 29:10 "And behold, when I see many of my brethren truly penitent, and coming to the Lord their God, then is my soul filled with joy; then do I remember what the Lord has done for me, yea, even that he hath heard my prayer; yea, then do I remember his merciful arm which he extended towards me." As we see others come unto Christ, it reminds us what Christ has done for us. I'm so grateful every time we teach an investigator that has such a great desire to change and come unto Christ, because it reminds me how grateful I am for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It's amazing all the things that we learn as we read the scriptures!
Thank you for everything! You are all great examples to me. I love you all! Hope you all have a great week!
Elder Joshua Gandy
Monday, May 5, 2014
It has been a great week! It seems like the work here in our area has started to pick up. We were able to pick up four new investigators this week! We started teaching the part member family that I mentioned came to church in my letter last week. When we went back over this week they bought new sunday clothes for their kids and agreed to take the lessons. The first lesson went really well and the mother had a lot of questions. We are excited to start teaching them! Everytime we schedule an appointment one of the kids always asks us if we can come back the next day.
We also taught another of our investigators again this week. He is doing awesome! We don't know exactly when he will be baptized because of his work schedule, but we will find out this week! We have some great investigators right now and some potentials that we hope to start teaching this week!
This week we had transfer meeting. Since our mission is so small the whole mission gets together and our mission president trains us. Pres. Nattress is so awesome! We have zone conference this week and we get to be taught by him again and I'm so excited!
Things are going well and being a missionary is amazing! Thanks for all your prayers! I love you all so much!
Elder Joshua Gandy