Elder Beau Gardner -
Hawaii Honolulu Mission, August 2011 - 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

So Pitted Brah!

Dude what’s up everyone!

Sounds like everyone had an awesome week!  That’s really good to hear.  Everything is still cherry over here in Kona.  I’m telling you, I really don’t think life could be any better than it is right now!  Glad to hear that EFY was a success for Sam.  That’s also super cool that Ben is in his first golf tourney.  Let me know how that goes.  Congrats on the Cub Master calling Emmi and Hal, that’s dope!  You guys will tear it up I’m sure!  I’m super stoked to see all of the family again.  It still doesn’t really feel like I’m coming home that soon.  It still feels like I have a while left.  You can have whoever you want to come to the Airport that’s totally fine with me.  Nine weeks left that’s really crazy!  Wednesday is transfers, which also happens to be my last full transfer.  Crazy stuff.
P-Day at Spencer Beach Park
This week was pretty golden.  We had a lot of good things happen which I’ll fill you in about.  So remember me talking about Auntie Darleen?  Well she has a baptism date for the 15th!  We committed her to that date and she was super stoked!  That’s all she can talk about now is her baptism.  We’re still hoping to commit a couple more people.  This kid named Kekai who came to church for the first time we can probably get him baptized end of June or sometime in July.  I’m really pushing to hit my baptism goal for my mission and I’m so close so I have to push hard and make it happen somehow.  So, that family that I was telling you about in my last email - the one where we blessed the house.  So, we went back a couple more times during the week to teach them.  On Wednesday we went back with our ward mission leader and taught them the Gospel of Jesus Christ lesson and it turned out really good until we committed them to baptism.  They said yes to baptism, but they had some concerns because they have already been baptized before, so we ended up teaching part of the Restoration, and I’m pretty sure it left them pretty confused.  So that was kind of a bum visit.  Well, on Friday Angela texted us and wanted us to come over and give each of them a blessing because they were still experiencing some stuff so we went back over and gave each member of the family a blessing.  After that we sat down and answered all their questions and it turned out really good.  One thing we found out is that the kids are leaving to Oregon for the summer, so it will just be Angela and Dave.  What we’re hoping for is Dave to be baptized and then when the kids come back he can then baptize them.  Dave and Angela are the ones that are a little more interested anyway about the whole thing.  They continue to read the Book of Mormon and continue to invite us over, so something must be going right!  

So I found out that Elder Melville and I will be dying together in Kona!  (finishing our missions together)  I’m soooooooo stoked about that you don’t even know how excited I am to finish my mission in Kona!  It would probably break my heart if I got transferred to a new area for only one transfer.  It’s super sick over here!  Today for P-day we went longboarding.  It was sooooo sick.  Probably one of the best p-days I’ve had on my mission.  I only have videos so you'll have to watch them when I get back.  Yeah, that’s about it for me for this past week.  Definitely a good one, so no complaints there!

As for the school situation, I have an Idea of what classes I need to sign up for.  I’ve emailed one of the councilors in the business department, the one that changed my major for me, and I asked her what classes I should sign up for and she looked up my profile and gave me a whole list of classes I still need to take as well as classes I should take.  Thanks for working on the FAFSA stuff dad, sure has been a big help.  Let me know when you find out more or get any updates.  So you asked about girls when I come home?  I’m excited to date again but will be feeling a little awkward because by the way, I don’t know if you've realized but I’ve been on a mission for 2 years so my canteen is pretty much dry from walking in the desert for 2 years haha.  So you asked what kind of food for my homecoming?  Well I would love to have some Mexican food, and also I know its probably pretty hard to find up there but if there is any possibility to fry up some fish.  I would love that.  

Well that’s about it for me.  Hope you all have a great week!  Love you the most

Elder Gardner 

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