Tuesday, October 30, 2012

29 October 2012

 Baptism in Santa Barbara
HOW IS IT GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well this past week was so so good!  We had two baptisms!  It was really humbling to see a mother and a daughter come into the church together and make a covenant with God!!  It was so so cool. Yesterday after their confirmation they were actually glowing, and you could tell the difference the spirit really made in their lifes.  Everyone at church was complementing them on how they looked like angels and they were radiating the spirit.  It was a really good past two days.

I'm loving Santa Barbara, the people here are really nice but they also really need the gospel too!  haha. Halloween is in full effect here.  People are running down the streets in costumes already!  Last Friday we were being followed by this giant bunny ..... for like a block and a half ... it was really funny!   Oh the things that happen in Santa Barbara!!!! It’s so fun here!

We have this couple that we are working with, we are doing service for them, what we are doing is basically re-doing their back yard that used to be this beautiful garden.  It’s a lot of fun and a lot of hard work.  Last week we were shoveling dirt for what seemed like forever!!!  We leveled out part of his yard so we can put down a path way to his garden.  But the really cool part of this story is that the husband in the couple isn’t a member.  We have been teaching him the restoration while doing service for him!  He committed to read the Book of Mormon and is excited about it!  Now we just got to get him to church!

It’s hard work here in Santa B, tracting and talking to people really doesn’t work that well .... SO FRUSTRATING!!!  But we are gaining the trust of the ward members, yesterday we got a really nice complement from the bishop about the work we have been doing!  I hope that we will be able to see some referrals from it!  The work here in Santa Barbara is going to explode here soon, I have a feeling!  I can’t wait!

I’m doing great here in paradise, things with my companion are great, and the things with the ward are going fantastic!

I love you all!

Elder Garrett

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