Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 3rd, 2012

Elder Gagnon, Elder Jones' ex-companion, Elder Jones
Elder Jones at the Boyes place...
An oil vial Elder Gagnon picked up at the MTC
Hey Fam! Magrath is the best! I've actually thought about moving here some day just because the comunnity is so great! But at the Lamb's place we live in their basement and I do my own laundry and make breakfast and lunch because dinner is always set for us at a member's home. We have a great ward mission leader Brother Spackman who sets us up with these dinner appointments. He actually was baptized the same year as me, Chris and Andrew. He is really on the ball with helping us and our missionary work and is hoping to serve a mission with his wife within the next two years. I love that family. But we serve the whole Magrath stake so we cover 8 wards, 6 in Magrath, one in Spring Coolie, and one in Del Banida. we haven't been in Del Banida yet but Spring Coolie has about 60% active members and the population is about a little less then 100 people and apparently everyone else who lives in Spring Coolie are active non members. This week we also went on splits with a couple of young men because I told my comp that I support bringing young men with us because that's what helps them want to serve missions in the future. So as we were on splits I found a non-member family through some investigation through other people. You really have to search and find out through other people who is not a member in this town. Like one time we were at a member's home and she told us of a person who is less active that works at the gas station at a specific time, so we wrote it down and went there to get snow cones just to talk to her. Anyway, I gotta go now! Talk to you next week! Love Elder Justin Gagnon

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