What a week it has been for Elder Davies and I. It couldn't of ended any better with one of the most spiritual baptisms I've ever been apart of. It has not just affected the now new member but the entire ward and all of her friends and family. I've never seen so many big tough boys be touched so strongly by the spirit. Almost the entire ward came together in support of the baptism and the desire to do missionary work spreading like a wild fire throughout the ward. Not to mention this weekend and is now the last week for Elder Davies as he now starts his new chapter in his life. Luckily I still have a year to go and hope to become the incredible missionary he has become who has influenced not only and entire ward as he has the last 6 months but all the islands of Hawaii. He has been an example to many, and I find myself quite fortunate to have been able to serve by him day after day the last 4 1/2 months! Just one of those people that enter into your life and leave an endless mark for the better. I know myself and the ward that he will be greatly missed and remembered in our hearts forever.
Love, Elder Gardner