Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hey Family and Friends!

Well the teaching is improving! I have been able to answer questions the investigator asks and have been a lot more confident.  My district is amazing! They have become more and more like my family here, because that all I really have here.

I ran into Sister McCloskey and Bishop Burr and (Karissa) Sister Bosco. Its really nice to see friendly faces that you recognize here. Grandma and Grandpa Pierson sent me a cake! My district says thanks and don't be afraid to send more! Haha! It was really nice to hear about Elder Griner and how he is doing! I know he is doing amazing at teaching and spreading the good word!

Dad, I was sorry to hear about your surgery, but hopefully now you'll be able to feel your hand. Haha. Thanks for sending my laundry bag cause I was in trouble if I didn't have it.  The box of goodies was quickly gone due to all of the 19 and 20 year olds here.

I can't believe its been a week!!! The time is flying by now and its really nice.They told me that I need a haircut which is crazy cause I just cut it two weeks ago!  Its weird to say but I got my travel itinerary today. I leave October 3rd, I fly into LAX then I fly to Santa Barbara Airport from there. There is a district that lives down the hall that is going to Ventura on the 3rd as well.  I've become close with two of them, Elder Ballard and Elder Alo.  Elder Ballard is from North Carolina and has a sick accent! I love him! So all around the MTC is getting better!

Love you all!!!
Elder Garrett

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Taking Elder Garrett To The MTC

Last lunch before the MTC....Costa Vida!

LOVE this picture!

Hugs to last for 2 years

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dear Family and Friends,
The MTC is really fun! It is really stressfull and rewarding at the same time! I'm so amazed of the spirit here. It seems like i have been here for ages!!!!!!!!!! but its been five days.... so im praying it goes by faster! I'm in a hurry so i am just going to send you a short email here.
I have been amazed of the brotherhood and the friendship that I have felt. I'm so happy that I made the choice to serve! This place is so peacefull and I'm so happy all the time. My companions are really cool. Please write me some more dear elders or letters cause it is such a blessing. Well I will have more time next Tuesday to email!
I love you all so much!
Elder Garrett

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The First Letter!!!

The MTC is amazing! Its really hard but good. My companions are Elder Brinkerhoff and Elder Tate.  Elder Brinkerhoff is from Mapelton and Elder Tate is from Grantsville.  My teachers, Brother Larsen and Brother Baheshte, are the best! They have this spirit around them that is so great, it allows us to feed of there's to work harder. My district is my family now! Its weird to say but I love them all so much all ready.  My companion, Elder Brinkerhoff, is our district leader so I get the mail first!

WRITE ME!!!!!!!!

I miss you all so much! 
Love, Elder Garrett

Side Note From Ashley: You can write Blake at dearelder.com and its free while he is in the MTC or you can write him at;

Elder Garrett
MTC Mailbox 157
CA-VEN 1003
2005 N. 900 E.
Provo, UT 84604

I will be posting pictures of the day he went to the MTC soon. :)