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.

Monday, October 10, 2011

(Loma Week 23)

Well, here we are again. Another week... Another destiny. The never ending road to Calvary.

This week has been pretty good. The most important event of the week was that on Sunday we had a confirmation! Benito, the kid we baptized three weeks ago, was finally confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (I have to use the full name or Elder Ballard will get mad at me) and given the gift of the Holy Ghost. He is an awesome kid and will some day be a great missionary and great leader in the church.

Sunday was a really good sacrament meeting. We had the confirmation of Benito as well as a baby blessing of the daughter of members that moved here from Misiones (another state in Argentina). We met the family a few weeks ago and have been working with them to make sure they come to church and get to know the members here. It was also good because the parents of a family with 10 children were there to see it all. We found this family a few weeks ago and the parents were able to come yesterday for the first time. The children all stayed home, but the parents loved it and some of the children should come next week. We are working with the parents to help them stop smoking so they can be baptized.

Other than that, exciting events of the week were: Putting on a red nose and make-up to be a clown for a birthday party. The family is REALLY poor and was probably the first time the kids had a good birthday party. Watching The Legacy with less active families twice in one day because it was raining and no one ever wants to let you into their house when it is raining. Walking a lot... But that`s an every day experience. And today for p-day we went to a place called Tecnòpolis. It has a ´futuristic technology´ and other fun things to look at and do. It really wasn`t all that impressive, but maybe that`s just because I`m used to Disneyland.

Well, that`s all I have to say for this week. I hope everyone has a great week and keeps up the good work. Talk to you next time.

¡Un Dia Mas!
Elder Gardner

That`s me. Rocking it at soccer.

Yeah. I put on a clown nose to go to a birthday party at a less actives house. You got to do what you got to do...

Yeah, Katie, those are penguins.

I have a secret to tell you. I`m a dinasour. I`m glad I finally got that off my chest.

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