Monday, May 6, 2013

April 30, 2013

Hi mom,

Thanks for the email and pictures this week. Missionary work is really going well! At the service project on Saturday the 3 amigos came and we had fun with them. It was at the cemetery of the San Louis Ray Mission and we sanded and painted the gate and fences, cut back brush, cleaned headstones, dug up bodies (just kidding) and put gravel around the headstones. There were about 400 people there. 

What else this week... I went on an exchange with Elder Hegland and we talked in Mongolian a lot and discussed patience. We decided that we are starting to get a little impatient sometimes with the work and want things to happen faster then they are right now. We studied it out and understand more fully that God is in charge of the work and when we continue to do all that we can, then there is no need to be worried. It is funny that we talked about this because we each were having problems with being generally irritable and prone to anger, and we couldn't figure out why, until we studied out patience. To clarify, it was more of the mad on the inside and frustrated anger, not furious fighting anger. 

I think that from now on I will just send pictures with captions, because I really don't know what to say, and pictures say a lot. 

Life is good and I am really happy! God gives us commandments so that we can govern ourselves, He does not tell us each day the exact things that we must do at a given time. We can find happiness and build our faith when we follow God's commandments and that will also let us know what we do need to be doing.

See you in 12 days :)
Love, Elder Chandler

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