Elder Gardner

Elder Gardner will enter the MTC on Wednesday, June 23rd. We will keep this blog up-dated every week with his letters and pictures. If you would like to write to Elder Gardner, please click on the "write a letter" link on the right hand side for directions and his address. If you don't know much about Mormon Missions read the "about missions" page to learn more; it may help you understand some confusing terms in the letters.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

¡Hola! (Cazador Week 21)

Hello everyone,

This week has been all right. For those of you who remember that I said we had baptisms planned for this week, they did not happen. The two people need more time to prepare. The two are the 91 year old grandfather of a member and the 15 year old son of the lady who can´t get baptized because her husband has to get divorced. They are both great people and we are working hard so that they can be baptized this Saturday.

Besides that there isn't too much to say about this week. We have lots of really good investigators that we are teaching. It makes missionary life a lot nicer because we spend almost all our time teaching instead of walking around looking for new people to teach. But we still walk a lot because all the investigators live far away from each other. One day we walked from 4:00 in the afternoon until 8:15 without stopping because we went to visit a lady that lives really really far away and she wasn't home. But that´s the life of a missionary, you got to do what it takes to help people come unto Christ.

I've learned a lot this week about the importance of attitude and outlook. If we had a bad attitude about life then we won´t be happy no matter what, even if we have a good life. It´s so easy to just focus on what we don´t have. And if we have a bad outlook and expect things to go wrong then they will go wrong. But if we expect things to go right there is a chance they will go wrong but they are a lot more likely to go right. Not so much because our thoughts magically make things happen, but because we will work harder to make things happen the they we want them to. We get the things we work towards and pray for. And if we have a good attitude and always look on the bright side of life we will always be happy, even if we are stuck inside a box that is glued to the bottom of a tree that is being chopped down by a beaver. I've always wanted to see a beaver in the wild.

So those are my thoughts for this week. I hope everyone had a good week and that everyone will make this week be even better.

para siempre Dios esté con vos,
Elder Gardner

p.s. I've been trying to send pictures for the last few weeks but I never have good luck with the computer. Sorry, I really am trying.

ok. only one. I finally got it to work but don´t have time for more.
It is of me and a rabbit in a farm that a member owns that lives really far away.

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