Monday, January 26, 2015

New Photos!

Heey Gaughans!
We've had some great things happen recently! Yesterday a less-active brother that we haven't taught in weeks just showed up to sacrament meeting yesterday with two of his daughters, which was a great surprise. Also the Honduran couple that showed up two weeks ago came back! We had ward conference yesterday and it was one of the better 3 hour blocks that I've been to in awhile. Basically all the stake presidency talked about was the basics of the gospel--the importance of praying, reading, and obeying on a regular basis, living our baptismal covenants, and building our lives on Jesus Christ, the ordinances of the Priesthood, the scriptures and living prophets.
    Next Sunday night/Monday morning is transfer calls, and seeing I've been here in Grand Prairie for six months I've got the feeling I'm leaving. But we'll see! I've really enjoyed my time here and I feel like I've grown more than any other time in my mission. There's a giant mural of Ensign pictures that cover about a wall and a half of our bedroom that past missionaries put up, and it's helped me to look over the different pictures (Jesus healing a leper, the Title of Liberty, the Pioneers, the Tree of Life, the Savior in Gethsemane, during his trial, and on the cross, Jonah, Moses, Joseph Smith, etc.) and meditate on what the gospel really means and how I can apply it to the things we face day to day. 
Love you!
Elder Gaughan
1. Hermana Blanca Chinchilla. Basically my hispanic grandma. She feeds us every week and we've been teaching her daughter and soon-to-be stepson for months.
2. Hermano Canales and I. He's our Ward Mission Leader and is extremely helpful towards the missionaries. Haha and yeah, that more or less the normal height contrast for me and hispanics.
3. Elder Loch. A really great missionary I went on exchanges with this week. He was in musicals before the mission and read a lot of the same books that I did (philosophy, political science, etc.), so we got along really well! 

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