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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 25, 2014

Dear family,

It has been another great and busy week!  There were quite a few activities this week for members to invite their friends and neighbors to.  The Emerald Bay ward had their annual ice cream social which had a great turn out.  There were at least four part member families that came and a few non members that members invited.  The ward missionaries in the Crystal Shores ward put together ice cream making party.  They called it an ice cream freeze off.  It was at one of the ward missionaries houses and they had a great time making ice cream and then eating it.  They also had a great turn out.  There were probably around 20 to 25 people there and probably close to half of them were non members.  We were able to meet almost everyone we didn't know at both of these activities.  There was also what they called a "Mormon Movie Night."  It was a movie night put together for the youth to bring their friends.  They have done it every month this summer and every time there are about fifty youth and several non members.  The stake actually wants to continue doing activities like that every month.  It seems like all the activities just happened to be this last weekend. 

We started teaching a former investigator and her two kids this week and have an appointment for this week.  We also have a couple appointments set with part member families and some less active members.  It should be another busy week!  I'm also going on exchanges twice this next week so that should also be fun!  We also have the first mission choir performance at the reception area that our mission put together at the church right next to the temple. 

This has been a great area to serve in and a lot of great things have happened here.  This is the last week of the transfer so next week I'll let you know if anything is changing.  I've been in this area for a while, but who knows maybe I'll stay another transfer!

It's great to be a missionary and there are miracles that happen every day!  I'm grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  This is also the last week for the Book of Mormon reading.  Thank you for all of your prayers.  I love you all so much!


Elder Joshua Gandy

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