Welcome to Elder Joseph Gandy's Mission Blog. You will find Joseph's letters and other pertinent information about him and his work in the Japan Fukuoka Mission.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 8, 2012

Dear Family,

A lot has happened this week also. There is always so much going on it is hard to get everything in but I'll see what I can do. So this week to celebrate the 4th of July we went to Mcdonald's. It was good but probably the unhealthiest thing I ate this week. We also had an exchange a few days ago it was a lot fun. I met this recent convert who got baptized a month ago and he is just amazing. He has already been telling his friends at school about the church and how its helping him. I can already tell that he is going to be a great missionary. We taught him a lesson that night and it was great. You could feel the spirit testify of truth as we talked with him. That is what makes being a missionary so great - seeing people make a change in their life.

Another thing we got to do was go to a festival that was just down the street from our apartment. It was exciting with a lot of good food and a lot of people. We ran into some less actives while we were there also. That is something that has been happening a lot recently as we are riding to appointments. We keep seeing people we haven't been able to contact. We also went to this open house that a High School was having. We went to meet one of our investigators who goes there and builds robots. It was amazing all of the robots and other things they had there. We also had a birthday party for a less active member and Elder Everett's one year mark in Japan.

This week has just been packed with different things we did. But the biggest thing that happened was we got to meet our new mission president. Pres. Gustafson is great. I'm so excited to work with him for the rest of my mission. He really seems like quite a hard worker and has a lot of plans for the mission. I learned a lot from them in just the few hours we spent with them. They had some great insights that they wanted to share with us. Pres. Gustafson also wants to do exchanges with the missionaries. So hopefully I will have a chance to go and do some missionary work with him. His Japanese is really good and can communicate with the people very easily. There is so much to look forward to. What a great time it is to be serving in Japan it's such an amazing place to serve I love it here so much and the people are just absolutely amazing. I love you all and pray that you are having a great summer vacation.

Love, Elder Gandy
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