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