Thank you so much for the pictures and stories! I have definitely learned to appreciate the beauty of the world around us. The mountains out here are beautiful and I love being able to see them from pretty much everywhere. Just to add my own wildlife experience to yours (Though, not as exciting) we we walking back to the mission car because we had forgotten something in it and not 15 feet from us was a huge 8-point deer (8 points on the antlers). It just stared at us for like a minute and just walked away. It was actually pretty cool and kinda weird. Anyways, I told you guys in my last email that it wouldn't be long until we had an investigator and I told the truth! One of the ward missionaries invited their neighbors to church and then invited them and us to dinner. They agreed to take the missionary lessons and our first lesson is on Thursday! So this week had been pretty awesome. The Lord puts people in your way throughout life but especially on a mission. Obedience is the key to keeping the spirit with you throughout every part of your life. I hope you guys can become awesome missionaries through your example and the way you live. My goal right now is to be able to be bold in my teaching and living. It's awesome being out here. I love every single one of you more than you can know. Keep being awesome.
Elder Garrett Smith was called on a mission to Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is currently serving in Castle Rock, CO. This website has been created to share with family and friends Garrett's mission letters. It will be updated and monitored by his family.