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Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

Dear family,

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

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