Monday, December 16, 2013

December 16th, 2013

Well, this week has been very... uneventful. Everyone is getting into the Christmas season and has no time for us. besides, it's cold.
I am so glad to be staying in Lovell this transfer because I don't want to go somewhere new just before Christmas. That would not be fun because I wouldn't know anyone.
Everyone is putting up Christmas lights. I sent some pictures of the best ones I have seen so far. It's fun in Wyoming because even the people in the middle of nowhere put up Christmas lights even though no one is going to see them.
My district is doing a musical fireside for anyone and everyone who wants to come! My pal Elder Howard and I will be doing a duet of What Child is This, and we will all be singing Angels We Have Heard on High. I am very excited. We have a lot of talent in our district. We have 3 piano players and pretty much everyone can sing. Should be a good show.
We are also having our Christmas Zone Conference tomorrow. I am going to sing while Sister Mecham (mission president's wife) accompanies me on I Heard the Bells on Christmas day. We found a very good arrangement of the song that I like. Wish me luck!
The people here are wonderful and I should have a very good Christmas this year!
Hope all is well!
Elder Garceau
(I love you Mom!) 

Monday, November 25, 2013

November 25, 2013

This week has been pretty great. It started snowing early this week. It is very cold up here but not as bad as everyone says it is. Sure it's only 2 degrees in the morning and the high is 20, that's okay. Bring it on!
We had a baptism on Saturday! It was wonderful! Her name is Jeanayha. She is 9 years old and she understands everything we teach her. It was a great baptism. 
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We have another 9 year old baptism coming up this weekend on friday. We've really seen some growth in our work here in Byron and Lovell. It really is great to see!
I've got some other wonderful pictures to show as well...
This is the deer that Brother Wilkerson shot. He's 83 and still goes hunting and does it all himself. I went out into the garage to put some food in the fridge and the first thing I see is this body with no hind legs lying next to the fridge. Wyoming!
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These next two are pictures of what Wyoming looks like.

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I went to the Chiropractor for the first time in my life. I woke up one morning with a terrible knot in my neck that made me walk around with my shoulders all skiwampous. My neck was tilted to the left, and my left shoulder was about an inch higher than my right. It was very painful. Luckily we have two chiropractors in town that are both members and will help the missionaries out for free! So now I am back into my push up routine from being out of it for a week. I felt useless because I couldn't really do anything with out feeling terrible pain. The other Elders gave me a blessing which helped a lot! Sister Wilkerson wouldn't let me leave the house. I made the mistake of asking her for an ice pack. -_- She made me lay down on the couch for the entire evening with the ice on my neck. It was probably for the best anyway. Sister Wilkerson loves to nurse people back to health. She's great! I'll bet I made her feel good by giving her something to do, she's a very nosy 83 year old lady. 
For thanksgiving we are supposed to go to about four dinners with Investigators, Less actives, and ward members. President wants us to feel sick to our stomachs. I'm going to get so sick! Bring the pain!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!
-Elder Garceau
(I love you mom!)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28th

Well we are doing great! We just got transfer information yesterday! I will be staying in Lovell and Elder White will be a zone leader in Corvallis Montana. I am getting Elder Rust as my companion. He is from Georgia. That's really all I know about him. He should be a good missionary. 
Today the temperature is supposed to drop to 15 degrees Fahrenheit. It started snowing in little flakes. Winter here I come! I am so ready for this! Bring it on! 
We were at a members house with the sisters and there was this crazy cat named Spaz. We stuck straws in his collar and messed with him. Tons of fun. Then we gave the lady a blessing for a surgery she was having. We've been giving a lot of blessings lately. It's awesome! The first picture is Sister Wing from Texas. She's cool. Then we found these 3D glasses and made funny faces.
I will finally be getting my I-pad this week. Which is great, because I want to study Revelations and I need a side-by-side help because I can't figure it out. It's going to be great! We have our planner, our area book, ward information, scriptures, all of the conference talks!, all of the magazines! I'm pretty excited. It's like a new video game just came out.
That's all I can think to write about for now.
-Elder Garceau
(I love you Mom!)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday October 21, 2013

Hello everyone! It's been a very good week for us here ! We have done a lot. We have more people to teach and more people to look up. Things are great!

Our mission has been selected to pilot the I-pad as a missionary tool and I have been approved to have one! The training for them is today in Billings. And I'm not going. For some reason my Mission President wants me to be here in Lovell on an exchange with another missionary Elder Ross. He's a pretty cool guy so we are going to be hanging out today. My companion is going to be at the training today so he can tell me all about it.
Sorry, I don't have pictures of me getting punched in the nose or any after photos. I really don't want anyone to see that anyway. 

I met a less active member who is a petroleum Engineer. He supervises the directional drilling for a major oil company. It uses a lot of math and I am very interested in it. As part of the procedure they drill down two miles, and then out two miles. The oil is collected in 4 miles of pipe (kind of similar to wiring but bigger) and then it gets pumped up to the surface where they clean it out and store it. I guess it's a pretty new procedure. His job requires a lot of math and it sounds like tons of fun! He goes out on the site for three weeks and then he is back home for about a week. It doesn't sound like something I would want to do for a very long time, but maybe for a little while because it pays well. He is on his week off at the moment so we are going to visit him and his family this evening. He's going to tell me more about his job and then maybe we could talk religion for a bit. Who knows. We'll see how this goes.

Every week, the missionaries in the district have to report numbers (lessons taught, baptisms, people attending church,...etc.) to the district leader so he can send them to the zone leader. Elder White has decided the give a prize every week to the people who call in first. This week we gave the prize to the second caller. The prize has generally been the same every week... a sugar beet! We keep finding these on the side of the road because the trucks keep dropping them. Just last week we found 30 sugar beets on the side of the road! Someone is going to be getting a very big prize.... We're going on exchanges later this week and my companion is going to hide sugar beets everywhere in the other elders' apartment while he's there. And next weeks prize, the only one who doesn't get a sugar beet is the winner! This is going to be so great! I can't wait! 
I love you all!
Elder Garceau
(I love you mom!)

Friday, October 18, 2013

October 16th, 2013

I am taking the time right now to finally send my weekly letter. On Monday I was on an exchange with the one of my zone leaders in Powell Wyoming. It was awesome working with him for a day! We went to this house that had no joke about a hundred cats. I know my parents would never let us have that many cats. I wouldn't know what to do with so many cats.

On Monday we also went to Cody because we had a member driving us. I got myself some good boots and a hat that will keep my head dry so I am ready for the winter! We went to the Cody Dam that's on the way to Yellowstone. It was huge! But it was snowing so we couldn't see that much.

I went to a district meeting in Cody with the zone leader and we talked about humility. 

Humility as a missionary pretty much means relying on the holy ghost to teach people things. Because I know as a person I am not a very good teacher. I can't do it unless I have divine help and I pray for it every time I teach someone. A good way to recognize that what you are saying is coming from the holy ghost is if you learn things from what you just said. If you are learning things from your words, then you know the spirit is teaching.
Also a story I can tell now because I am not in Dillon Montana haha...

Elder Tayrien had just been put with me in Dillon. It was his fifth day in the area and we were driving into town for a 10:00 am appointment. We were going to do service for a very nice lady who needed things moved. As we drove down Smith road (or Axes Canyon depending on who you ask) we got behind a truck that was towing a trailer. The speed limit on the road was 35 mph. He was going 20 mph which is perfectly within his rights. It is also within our own rights to pass him on this particular road, in which we passed him. We were talking about our plans for the day as we drove the six miles to the lady's apartment building. We got out of the car and took out our backpacks. We were just getting ready to go in. Elder Tayrien was putting on his backpack and tightening his straps while facing the road when to our surprise, out of nowhere this crazy dude comes rushing towards Elder Tayrien and punches him in the right cheek. He then proceeded to yell at us about how we needed to slow down and not speed and how we could have put a chip in his windshield. We were both very astonished and confused. He said that he had seen this car speeding down Smith road often. This was not in fact Elder Tayrien's driving, which he explained to the man as well as the fact that he had only been here for five days. The real culprit was my trainer, Elder Nay, who had no qualms about speeding down Smith road in our Ford Fusion. Elder Tayrien asked the man what he would like us to do for him. The man ignored him, called him a liar and punched him in the face two more times. The whole time going through my head was the thought,"I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the son of God."  I knew it would not end well if we had chosen to gang up on him because it would have made us look bad. I tried to tell him to calm down and he didn't like that very much so he proceeded to punch me in the nose (Which was very annoying by the way. It's not fun having blood drip out of your nose in a constant stream.). I was not going to let him think it was okay to hit me again so I shoved him very hard to get him away. After that he hopped in his car and drove off. The police officer showed up and got some statements from us and the other 20 or so witnesses in the area. I called my mission president and told him about what happened. He said that I did the right thing pushing him back and that if it ever happens again I have his permission to destroy whomever it is. So, in the rare event this does happen again, I'll go to town on so and so's face :)

It actually turns out is was better we didn't paste the guy to the pavement because now it is a more black and white situation and there is no way that the missionaries look guilty. The situation looks more like, "these nice Mormon missionaries were just standing there and this crazy guy attacked them for no reason. What a jerk." So he was cited and as far as I know the last thing I heard about it, he was sitting in front of a judge. Two counts of assault. Word traveled around town fast. And the guy is a general contractor. No one wants to work for him, and no one wants to hire him for any jobs. He's basically losing the shirt off his back. From the stories I hear, he's had it coming for a while. It was a great door knocking opportunity because everyone wanted to hear our story. 
I almost wish that Elder Nay had been there. He's a fighter and would have wrecked the guy.

Elder Tayrien handled it very calmly and neither of us has bitter feelings toward the man. We are actually kind of sad at the way he chose to handle the situation.

I didn't want to tell everyone about it while I was in Dillon, because I didn't want my Mom to worry and get sick. The people in Dillon really are great people, but there is always one bad egg in every bunch. We just so happened to meet him. I am fine and my nose is well. But next time, I will remember what my mission president has said.
We are doing just fine!
Love everyone!
Elder Garceau
(I love you Mom!)

Monday, October 14, 2013

October 14th, 2014

This week has been crazy! don't have a lot of time! I'll see if I can take time later to tell but I hope you all have a wonderful day! Sorry!
Elder Garceau

Monday, October 7, 2013

October 7th, 2013

I loved conference so much! This conference I focused on things said about faith and Jesus Christ. I have really been hounding down faith to get a good and solid grip on what all it is. Everyone knows that faith is Hope for things which are not seen, which are true. But what else is it? Elder Deiter F. Uchtdorf of the first presidency said,"Doubt your doubts, before you doubt your faith." I like to use short meaningful phrases to get an idea through my brain and the brains of others. The phrase that I have been searching for in my mind to make faith mean more to me is,"Faith is action in the presence of doubt.To fit your own specific needs you can replace the word,"Doubt" with any other word. One investigator we have said that he was having trouble exercising faith because of his pride and he was too prideful to go to Jesus Christ for help. For him his word was pride. But the most important thing to remember about this phrase I just made up is that Faith is action. Just do it.

Hmmmmm as far as things that have happened... not much. A German Shepherd chewed on my suit coat. So I had someone patch up the hole. It was awesome. I got this epic bite mark now. I'm never wearing my suit coat in that house again. It's still my favorite suit coat though. The scar gives it character and makes it more rugged. I'll try not to think about the 1G I dropped in buying all of my clothing... I now see the value of shopping at thrift stores for suits that I don't have to care about.

Due to constant slipping on the sidewalks I am starting to see a need for boots and a good hat,"Thank you Mom!". I think I'll start the modeling photos for these awesome hats and scarves my Mom is sending me.
Oh yeah and the picture I am sending with this email. Any guesses on what it is? That's right! These ain't no chicken nuggets! It's a delicacy known as rocky mountain oysters! Just had to do it because it's part of being a missionary. We're supposed to eat weird stuff so there you are!

Well so far on my mission I've been punched in the face, had a dog bite my suit coat, and I ate some weird food. Almost a real missionary!

For those of you who know him, I am in a 3 missionary companionship with Elder White and... Elder MR.Bill!
Love you all! Stay in touch!
Elder Garceau
(Love you Mom)

Monday, September 30, 2013

September 30th, 2013

Hello all! Everything is going well here is Wyoming! We have a lot more investigators here than in Dillon. We teach a lot more lessons in a week here. I love it! We have met some amazing people here. The frost is kind of late so it hasn't started snowing just yet. I'm going to have to get some good boots pretty soon. I have plenty of warm things to wear so I am ready for the winter.

The people we live with are nice. Sister Wilkerson is kind of a stern lady some times. She makes me laugh! She keeps telling us we are going to get fat. Brother Wilkerson is a nice man who is always the first to bear his testimony on fast sunday

So far on my mission I have made it a point to bear my testimony every fast sunday so the members can warm up to me better. For some reason, members have to gain trust in the Elders but they instantly trust the Sisters. I don't know why this is the way it is.

My new companion Elder White is from Frezno California. He is our district leader. I think he's pretty great. He's a good missionary. We have a lot of fun.

This place still smells like sugar beets. 
Love, Elder Garceau
(I love you mom)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Hello everyone! Here I am in Lovell WY! It's pretty great so far. The only downside is it smells of sugar beats ALL THE TIME! We live right next to a big sugar plant. There is also a facility here that makes Benonite for oil drilling. I love the people here! I am excited to work with them! We live with a wonderful elderly couple Billy and Fred Wilkenson. Fred is a Navy WWII veteran. Billy is a very nice lady and she likes to help us with everything (even if we don't ask her to)! 
Something I think is very notable: When I was at Fort Benning, we were the Bravo Bulldogs. When I went to Fort Lee, we were the Bravo Bulldogs. In Dillon, the mascot for University of Montana Western is THE BULLDOGS. Lovell High School's mascot is... you guessed it, the bulldogs. I don't know what God is trying to pull on me...
I wish I had more to say, but I've kind of run out... 
I hope all is well and everyone is doing fine!
Elder Garceau
(I love you mom)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September 2, 2013

This is my weekly letter hope you like it! We are doing well. We have found some more people to teach here! And just kidding, no truck. I don't think Dillon will ever get a truck. They said they still need it in Billings. No idea why because all it does in Billings is hog gas. It would be much more useful in Dillon (we are kind of out here a ways) but oh well. 
We went to the temple and saw the new video on thursday. It was amazing and we felt the spirit so strong! Afterwards we went to the Golden Corral and a few hours later felt something deep inside me stir... We got home at midnight because we had to drive for so long but it was well worth it. I haven't got very much sleep lately, but that is because of temple week. We were very busy. Hopefully I will get back to a regular sleep schedule but who knows? 
In our Zone training last week we talked about the law of obedience, law of sacrifice, law of consecration, and the law of the gospel. It was such a spiritual meeting and we were receiving revelation left and right! My group was assigned to study the law of sacrifice. At first we talked about what we had to sacrifice to come on a mission. Family, school, career, music, entertainment, maybe a girlfriend... but then we decided these things weren't that big of a sacrifice in the long run. I believe that it would be more of a sacrifice to not go on a mission because we simply cannot live with out the Blessings that come along with being a missionary and having someone on a mission. 
I hope everything is going well, I love you all!
Elder Garceau 
(Love you Mom!)

(later that day)

We just made our apartment "temple clean". It's so much nicer now! 4 years of Elders in our apartment... Any way. I would be a cleaning Nazi too if I had a new house lol. I have to speak in church on sunday. I didn't know what to talk about. but I have decided on valuing people. I just feel like someone needs to hear it. I think that is one of the best and hardest lessons to learn. How to value other people. Should be good. I'll tell all about it on monday. wish me luck

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 19th, 2013

Hello everyone! Things in Montana are getting exciting. We just worked on the ward mission plan where the members talked about using the Elders with their friends a little more. We are planning a mission wide temple trip. My zone gets to go to the Billings temple on the 29th! I am very excited for that! We are having a large zone training which is going to be so cool! We all go to Helena for a full day of training, then we stay in members houses in Helena. In the morning we go to the top of Mount Helena for a devotional! I love zone functions! It is so wonderful to see so many missionaries together! 
It's starting to get a little cooler here and Elder Tayrien and I turn on the oven to heat the apartment in the morning. We both come from warm places of the Earth. Me being from St.George and spending all of last summer in Georgia, and he is from Queen creek Arizona (south of Mesa, East of Gilbert) right in the middle of the valley, kind of makes us not used to cold. However, I am excited for this winter to be able to show these people that I won't have a problem with the cold! 
We just had Dinner with the Wright family last night and they are wonderful! The four year old (Claire) has a crush on me apparently because when we had dinner she sat next to me and told me that she "likes" me. I was flattered of course when she gave me dead flowers and wanted me to push her on the swing. She even colored a picture from primary just for me! So you could say things are going well with the members in our ward. 
We finally have an investigator! Her name is Dell and her husband Seth is an inactive member. They both smoke but she really wants to quit so she can get baptized. I can't say how well it is working out now, but I may have an edge with Seth because he is in the Army National Guard in Montana. He recently got promoted to Sergeant so I get to bug him about that a little. He has sort of the same job that I do, except instead of fixing artillery, he fixes vehicles. Every time I see him I shout out with,"GO ORDNANCE", which is our regiment's motto. 
We still go play bingo at the rest home. That's always fun to do. Afterwards we may also play checkers with one or two of the residence. 
I hope things are going well back home!
Elder Garceau
(I love you Mom!)

Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013 (Photo says July 20 but email came the 12th of August)

Be expecting more emails. I have a lot of pictures and can't send them all at once...
the first picture is the antelope that committed suicide on the neighbor's fence. We were driving back from town and there were two of them running down the road. rather than jump out of the way they kept running. At 35 mph! One of them dodged left up another road, but this one was not so fortunate... It smacked into the barbed wire fence and was done for after it broke it's neck. And no we did not save the meat. The adrenaline running through ruined the meat so we couldn't.
The second picture is Elder Nay and I at a Lewis and Clark monument with Dillon in the background. Inline image 1

August 7, 2013

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This is Me, Elder Nay, Sister Hixon (The shorter one), and Sister Newel at transfers. Sister Newel got transferred and we got Sister Spencer who is brand new and being trained by sister Hixon. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August 7, 2013 Transfers

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This is me with Elder Nay and one of his previous companions (Elder White) in the background. Got this picture taken right before he went home and I got my new companion.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Hey there!

Dillon is pretty great. We had a pioneer celebration on the 24th. We went to the Barrett camp grounds near by and had a BBQ and played games. It was lots of fun for us.

The Williams, who we live with, just got a new Quirgy puppy. They're cute dogs. Their family just had two extra puppies so they got one. And just yesterday we got two baby rabbits that we are going to surprise them with when they get back from park city! We just saw a sign on a corner for baby bunnies and we decided to call the number. We got a boy and a girl. We are going to see if they will keep the rabbits for us since we can't really have them. We're hoping to have them mate in a month or two. And it's okay if they don't let us keep them at their place, we'll just set them loose on the property. I got a black one and named her Eve. They smell really bad so we put them in the garage. We're going to put up some fencing in the barn so they will see them when they go to feed the chickens in the morning.

We just had one family reactivation and the eight year old son just got baptized. The father is a nonmember but it won't be hard to get him going. We got our first referral this whole transfer just the other day! There is a lady who really wants to hear about the gospel. We're going to knock on her door some time soon. Member referrals are a must!

I'm just going to send this letter to both of you because I don't see a reason in writing the same letter twice.

Everyone here keeps complaining about the heat. It only gets up to the 90s! I don't see the problem. They all think I'm going to freeze in the winter. Apparently it only gets to about 40 below. Not a problem. I'll be fine!
My companion has been in this area for a total of a year. Everyone knows him so it is kind of hard for me to open up because people know him and don't really talk to me all that much. I am sure after he leaves I will be able to talk to people more and find out who needs to hear the spirit through me. We both agree that things might run smoother after he goes home in a week and a half.

There is a lady here that we visit every Friday. She always gives us ice cream! She is a nonmember and doesn't really like going to church because of the way she has seen people act in church. She has never been to a Mormon church before but she doesn't want to go to church. It's very hard trying to get down to what she needs to hear. But I think she really likes me and might be seeing something soon. I shared with her a scripture and she asked for me to find another! I hope that soon she figures it all out. She says she knows God put us boys into her life for a reason, but she just doesn't know yet. She's been visiting with the missionaries for over a year now. I'm hoping that I can be the straw to break the camel's back. She shares a lot of our view about the world and I know she would make a perfect Mormon. It's just so confusing...

I hope all is well and everything works out with the vending machines! I'll make an edited version of this letter and send it to the bishop to read because I don't feel like writing out the whole thing all over again.
Love, Elder Garceau (I love you mom!)

Monday, July 15, 2013

July 15th 2013 part 2.

I played basketball with some of the young men. It was fun and I even made a few baskets. Super proud of myself. I stole the ball a bunch of times as well. I went golfing today. I sucked! It was awesome though. We caught a snake and found a dead rat floating in the pond. 

The work here is ok I guess. Not too many people want to talk to us. Knocking on doors is pointless. The members don't give us very many referrals grrrrrrrrrrrr always... always... always! ALWAYS! GIVE THE MISSIONARIES REFERRALS! It's really kind of hard. 

We had a baptism on saturday. he's 16 and his name is Gavin. He's been dating this girl for a while who is a member and he took the discussions from my companion and his last companion. He really likes the spirit and the church so he got baptized! it was wonderful. They made me lead the music. Someone apparently thought my voice was good. I hope they don't make me sing in sacrament meeting. 

My companion is teaching me how to play the guitar. Now when I play, I'm not really paying attention to how I sing the words because I'm taking it one step at a time. I sing the words to the song, but I really only care about learning the instrument when I play it. And now the family I live with is under the impression that I have a hideous singing voice. Oh well. I can use this to my advantage and maybe I won't have to sing in sacrament if they say I'm terrible! yes! hahaha >:)

Peanut Soup

Steve wanted me to add this in since Adam wanted it.

Peanut soup... probably would have helped if I would have written the recipe down... :)  Here is the winged version, in order of how I made it.

Take 1/2 of an onion, chopped,
 and add to that 3-4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped, 

saute them in olive oil, or vegetable oil if you don't have any olive oil.  Do this on medium heat.  

Add a few pinches of salt and same amount of pepper.  Once the onions are softened (probably 2-3 minutes of stirring around), add a half cup of peanut butter. 

 If you are feeling extra nutty, add another half cup of peanut butter.  (I was feeling extra nutty)  

Then add about 2 teaspoons of crushed red chili's or crushed red chili paste.  Add about 1 tablespoon worth of finely chopped ginger, you can crush that amount in a garlic press if you have one, and just get the juice.   Stir all of that together with the onions and garlic. 

 Add water slowly (about a cup or so), working it into the peanut butter.  Add thinly sliced cube steak, about half a pound worth. 

 You can use stew meat too, it will just take a bit longer to cook.  Stir that around until the meat starts to brown.  

Add your vegetables, whatever kind you like.  We used some fresh green beans, peas, carrots, and then some frozen stir fry stuff that I chopped up.  Let that cook for a few minutes.  

Add another 3 cups of water, and some beef stock concentrate, or beef flavoring.  Allow it to cook for about 15-20 minutes, staying on medium heat, it should boil a bit.  Serve with rice or with potatoes.  We were actually going to fry up some already cooked potatoes and just pour it over that, but we forgot to fry them up... they are still in the fridge.

You can use sausage too, if you have that, or you can use chicken as well.  Then just switch out the beef stock for chicken stock.

Monday July 15th, 2013

i think we have about 100 active members in our ward. They don't really give referrals like they should. It gets agitating sometimes. Tracting does nothing because people don't like us at their door. they must be afraid or something. We have maybe 1 investigator right now. A kid just got baptized on Saturday. He's 16 and he is a great kid. 

A girl called me handsome the other day. too bad she's like 80 or something. 

I would love a peanut soup recipe! that would be awesome! 
Not too many hindu squats. don't quite know what those are. I have been doing quite a few more pullups. I went to the college to lift weights with the kid we live with. He's 15 and he is pretty cool. Everyone here likes sports, so the only thing to do is golf and play basketball. 

I love dillon so much! it's a great place to be serving

Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday, July 8th, 2013 - to Grandma and Grandpa Weist

We have a family feed us dinner every night. the past couple of nights I
almost burst! sister towery is an elderly lady who cooks delicious food and
when she sees you have an empty plate, she hands you more! same with the
family we at with last night. I should be gaining some weight pretty soon

We have run into quite a few methodists and lutherans. they think
that the Book of Mormon is of the devil or something. I dont know what to
say some times. 

I love you so much!
Elder Garceau

Friday, June 14th, 2013

I made it to the Billings airport and stayed at the mission home there for a couple days and now I am in Dillon, Montana! It's a nice little town in the middle of nowhere and most of the people think the Book of Mormon is of the devil or something. oh well.

We had a lot of rainbow hippies in town for the fourth. they had some sort of circle of life thing going on in Jackson. There were about 7000 of them. it was disgusting, they are revolting people. Most of them left after that though. 

We go play bingo every Wednesday with the old folks in assisted living. That's a lot of fun. I love my ward and we got to go semen test some bulls with one of the members who is a rancher. We also get free golf at the golf course because a member owns it! I suck at golf though. Last time I only got a 62/32 par. not very good but oh well haha

Elder Garceau

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Temple photo

This is a picture of our district at the MTC. it was
fun. from the left is Elders Prescott, Taryein, Charles, Huff, me, and my
companion Elder Izatt. The sisters Munn, Winkler, Garner, Rockwood, Walker,

July 1st ~ MTC photos

This is all the Elders in my zone at the MTC. two of
them went to the Tucson Arizona mission. The rest went to Montana. We had a lot of fun. (Rikala, you like the PT belt? lol)

Friday June 14

 The MTC is wonderful. the first day we got right into the work. I met my companion, Elder Izatt. he is from nephi. he is a wonderful elder and is strong in the priesthood! the spirit at the MTC is so strong! it's a big change spiritwise, but other than that it's not as chaotic or hard as basic training. we just did a stress management class. what i find hard to get is what is so stressful about the MTC? dont got bullets flying over my head so i think i can keep myself from going mad. I cant wait to get out into the field! learning in class is so much fun! i enoy getting letters a lot more because they time us on our emails. (30 min) i ave 3 minutes left. so i will leave you with a few words. nitwit, blubber, odment, tweak... oh and if the gospel wasnt true, the 19 year olds would have ruined it a long time ago. just a little penny for your thoughts.

btw, if you have to give your two cents, and you get a penny for your thoughts, who gets the extra penny?
Elder Garceau

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday June 14, 2013

Haven't had an opportunity to try the soup yet. people keep feeding us so... The other day I decided to try making some Ginger beer.We started on friday and got all of the ingredients thursday. I left it brewing in a pot until saturday and then I put it in a jug untilsunday still fermenting at room temperature. The instructions I got said that it would carbonate if you added a little more sugar to the mix and let it sit for another 24 hours because the yeast was still alive, but it didnt end up working. Next time I am going to use just closed containers and for now we are going to get some dry ice. I made it for my companions going home party tomorrow. He's going to burn a full suit with a flaming arrow. The brew tastes good and has the right kind of kick that I like. It just needs to be carbonated to add to the excitement.
I skinned me my first rattler the other day. Adam who is Michael beheaded the serpent! It was awesome.
-Elder Garceau
btw how do you usually do your brew?