Monday, April 30, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Well it was a weird week. It really only felt like it was maybe 3 days, but it was 7. Pretty nice I guess.
The work is slowly getting better. We are talking with everyone and trying our best to find the people who have been prepared. Right now there is much for us to do besides tracting!!!! (yeah) We are working with Matthew and trying to help the family progress together. I really do love that family though, they are awesome. The dad, Mario, is a really nice guy, we have been reading the Book of Mormon with him a lot and trying to help him feel the spirit.
Thursday night we got a call from a member of the ward wanting help giving a blessing to a nonmember friend’s baby girl. Apparently she had fallen off the stairs and hurt her stomach. So we went over to the house and the member stopped us before we went in and told us what had happened the night before. He had tried to give her a blessing by himself and I guess the baby girl went crazy! She started attacking him and started to bite her mom. I guess the eyes of the baby were black and that the baby didn’t look like herself. Then the baby ran up the stairs, but the baby is only like one so she usually can’t run, but apparently she ran way fast up the stairs. The member, who is a recent convert of like a year and a half, asked me and Elder Wood to give her a blessing because he was terrified of the little girl. As soon as we walked in the house we felt evil was there and the spirit had long gone from that home. So we started with a prayer to invite the spirit and then we gave her a blessing. It was a very spiritual moment. While I was pronouncing the blessing on her, I felt the spirit telling me what to say and I felt him standing right next to me. After we closed, the little girl opened her eyes and I saw a flash. I saw the light of Christ illuminate in that little girl. It was way cool to be able to use the priesthood and help that little girl. Very, very powerful ...
Other than that it was a normal week! Nothing really too crazy happened, we worked hard. We have been trying real hard with declarations, but it seemed like this week everyone we tried to talk to was Spanish. I’m doing great!!!!!
Love you all and hope that everything is well.
Monday, April 9, 2012
One more week has passed crazy!!!
This week Elder Wood was sick from Monday to Thursday and I was sick AGAIN!!!!!!! on Thursday and part of Friday. It was a week full of studying and reading the scriptures! It was fun! I learned a lot about the sons of Mosiah and learned even more about the Savior.
Yesterday at church the 2nd ward had a sweet Easter program!! There was like 5 musical numbers and two brief testimonies given, it was sweet! It ended up going an hour and a half, the longest sacrament meeting I have ever been to!!!! In the 4th ward, Elder Wood and I had to give talks!! (The same ward I talked in 4 weeks ago!) It was fun though, I had to speak on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I learned a lot about the Savior’s life and His reason behind coming to earth. He really is an amazing example and I know that He lives.
At district meeting, Elder Haws, my district leader, told us a promise that President Castro gave to all of us for this weekend. He promised us if we went and testified of the Savior and His atonement and resurrection that we would be able to find the searchers and find the people who the Lord has prepared. That is exactly what we did, sick and everything, we went out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and testified of the Savior. We placed 10 Book of Mormons and handed out sooo many pamphlets on the restoration, we feel that with that promise and our efforts that we will be able to have at least one baptism from all the people we talked to and testified to.
We are still working with Matthew and everything is going well with him! George on the other hand is a little different .... he told us the other day that he thinks that we are trying to kill him and doesn’t want us to talk to him any more ... weird but it is what it is ... that was a first for me though! I have never had someone I’m teaching about Jesus Christ think I’m trying to kill them. ha ha
Last week we did find this lady named Nellie. We knocked on her door and we started to talk of the Savior and His teachings. She started crying, we asked her how she was feeling and then she opened up and started talking about her family and we taught her about the plan of salvation, it was really good. We have an appointment with her on Thursday.
Well love you all and hope that you had an awesome Easter, I know I did!!! soooo much candy ha ah
Love Elder Garrett
Monday, April 2, 2012
Well this week was better than last. It was a lot of hard work though. We were able to find a few new people to teach and we were able to teach a few more lessons. Hopefully all the people we taught will start to progress and start keeping commitments ...
We are still working with Matthew, he is a cool kid. He and his family are really nice and I hope that the family starts realizing how important baptism is, because he really needs it. It’s been a real learning experience teaching a 10 year old though, it’s hard! But it seems like we are getting the hang of it, just gotta keep it simple right?
GENERAL CONFERENCE!!!! Are you kidding me that was sooooooo good! We watched it at the church which was different, but I can’t believe how fast the sessions went! Did you all hear the part about writing the missionaries???? HA I learned so much from it though! I know that they really were inspired in the messages that they shared because it helped me more than I ever expected! I’m sure that you all loved it as much as I did!
Nothing new is really going on, but I sure miss you all!!! I hope you all have an AWESOME EASTER!!!
sorry this is so short ...
Love Elder Garrett