Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

Sorry everyone, this is going to be fast. Today I went to the temple and so that is why I didn't email on Monday.  
I took an ancestor, Julius Kundert, to do just about everything. Elder Decker and I got to baptize each other for our ancestors and then we got to confirm as well. It was a neat experience that I am sure will help us to keep close as companions and as friends. The only ordinance I didn't get to do was his sealing because I wasn't sure if everything was together for that. It was a very powerful experience.  
It is getting warmer here, but nowhere near St.George Utah heats. Thank goodness. I love the heat, but not when I'm in dress clothes. If I could wear regular street clothes I wouldn't mind at all. It's a lot worse when you have to wear a suit.  
I'm hangin' in here, just two weeks before transfers. I have a feeling I might actually go somewhere! But I would be completely satisfied to stay here in Byron and Lovell. A lot of people around here have visited St.George recently. It still feels like home here with the sagebrush, red rocks, and borderline Extremist Mormon culture (just kidding).  
I'm going to the DMV to get an application for a driver's license to give to my mission president maybe to see if he gets the joke ha ha. I don't think that I could live here because of the fact that I know so many things that I shouldn't about people and their families. I just couldn't handle it. If I knew as much about the people back home as I know here, I would move away from Ivins Utah. It definitely isn't healthy for my brain to know so many things about everyone around me. 
I'm even becoming "small town" in the way I give directions,"oh yeah, the Jones'. They live in that one house down the street where that Dog used to roll in the dirt before the Harris' ran it over. Go to the first one on your left, it's not that one, but it's two houses to the left, and across the street, kiddie corner to the broken down tractor in the old football field." 
But I am having a great time! Hope everything is going well!
Love you all!
Elder Garceau
(I love you mom!)

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 16th, 2014

Hello everyone! We have had a wonderful week here! Everyone here is so nice!
yesterday at church when I walked in a little girl came and gave me a flower. I was pretty surprised. Fathers day was so wonderful because we talked about the priesthood and how great it is to have fathers! I am glad that I have had a father most of my life to have learned so many things from! The wonderful thing about the priesthood is that there are many fathers ready to take care of kids like me who didn't have one. That's the great thing about young mens.

Elder Decker and I were walking to our dinner appointment Tuesday, and it started to drizzle a little bit. So we started to jog a little bit. It started raining harder than we expected it would. We started running. It started to hail, and then we booked it as fast as we could! After a while of being drenched I stopped running and walked the rest of the way. The storm lasted about 5 minutes. It was beautiful. It didn't rain the rest of the day. Welcome to summer showers in Montana!

We had an abnormal amount of lessons with less active members this week and not so many with non members. But I have definitely seen a difference last week.

I hope everyone is having a great day!
Not much to say

-Elder garceau

(I love you mom!)

Monday, June 9, 2014

June 9th, 2014

First off, is anyone interested in adopting a baby raccoon? 
Arthur found a nest of these things in a trailer he was demolishing. There were three of them there. They make small chirping noises and they really like it when you scratch their ears and neck.
He used to have one as a pet when he was younger. It used to do dishes for him when his sister did the dishes. It would also play tag and hide and go seek. They make great pets, unless you have chickens, and they may turn into a nuisance when they get older but hey, they only live 6 years and they're pretty cute!

Elder Decker has this poem that his sister sent to him. Someone in her singles ward at the U wrote it but we don't have their name. It's a great poem that is almost guaranteed to make you cry. We don't know what the name is, so I just made up my own name. Read it, and share it, put it on your wall. We want it to become just as famous as the footprints poem!\

Well we will start picking up here soon I think. There is a lot of work to do in the towns of Lovell and Byron. I am excited for this summer because that means that people have more free time to talk to us! But that also means that people will be doing things all the time. There is an excuse attached to every season...

 We taught about the signs of the second coming in gospel principles because our teacher wasn't there. It helps to strengthen my testimony of the gospel to know that many of the signs are in relation to the restoration of Christ's true church.

I can bear my testimony to you that the gospel IS true and that Christ can get you through anything. Miracles do happen on a daily basis if you will just look for them.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Elder Garceau

(I love you Mom!)

Monday, June 2, 2014

June 2nd, 2014

We have had a very good week. The new guy is pretty cool. His name is Elder Pearce and he is from Mesa Arizona. He is going to make video games after his mission. 
As you can see from the pictures I sent, we made cupcakes. Elder Decker made a house on a hill, and I made an amoebae slug. It was wonderful. I'm not very artistic, so I went with something scientific. and it turns out fondant doesn't do so well when you work it too much with your sweaty fingers (who knew?).

We are still working hard to find people who want to be baptized.

Tomorrow we will meet in Billings to listen to Elder Godoy of the first quorum of the seventy. He's from Brasil so we are going to sing called to serve to him in Portuguese. 

I'm going to take my Uncle Steven's advice and go down to the DMV for an application to get a Wyoming drivers license. 
Here's the plan
1. Fill out the form
2. take it to Billings tomorrow
3. give it to my mission president.
I've been here a while. Maybe he'll send me somewhere else next transfer. haha 

Hope everything is going well with y'all.
Elder Garceau
(I love you mom!)