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Monday, June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

Dear family,

It's been another great week!  It's always a great week when you're a missionary!  We were actually trained again in family history this week.  I guess they're teaching everyone again.  It was fun and I learned a couple new things about how to find ancestors.  We're hoping we can start doing presentations about family history just like we were doing presentations about the temple.  Really anyway that we can meet people in a member's home is great.  Just yesterday we had dinner at a member's home and they invited their non member mother over for dinner.  We didn't get a new investigator from it, but we were still able to teach after dinner. 

We are working with several people, but with some it's just trying to find them when they are home.  We've been working with a less active family and this week we taught them about the temple.  They had several questions and want to go to the temple.  They also came to church on Sunday.  We also helped two part member families move this week.  One family the missionaries have been teaching for a while now, but recently he has been progressing.  We contacted the missionaries that are over the area he moved to.  Hopefully they can continue working with him.

It's getting hotter!  It should be exciting!  Pres. Nattress said in his letter that he sends out to all the missionaries that the hot summer months are the best time for missionaries. 

I'm so grateful for this chance to be a missionary at this time!  It's so exciting!  I'm so grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and for the scriptures!  I have come to love studying the scriptures every morning.  I wish I could read them longer.  The Book of Mormon is so important and as it says in Preach My Gospel, "The Book of Mormon, combined with the Spirit, is your most powerful resource in conversion." and "The Book of Mormon is a springboard to testimony and personal revelation."

Thank you for all your prayers! I love you all so much!


Elder Joshua Gandy

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