Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Week two in good ol' England!

Dear Friends and Family,

I really feel like I'm in school. Not kidding. I feel like I'm in Utah at school. We sit in the classroom all day! We barely get out of the building and when we do I just can't except the fact that I'm in England. Last Thursday we went finding. We got onto the train and went to Manchester. We talked to people about the gospel. It was so hard walking up to people and talking to them but once you started it was easy. They all asked about the name badge and it was a perfect conversation starter. One man even knew a lot about the gospel but just wasn't interested. Tomorrow we go finding again and I'm kinda excited!

Sunday was the best day so far here on the mission. The spirit was just so strong the whole day. We had a devotional by a member of the Seventy. His name was Elder Christopher Charles. He and his wife spoke and it was AMAZING! Then we had a testimony meeting which really was the best ever. I shared my testimony and honestly I felt the spirit so strong when I bore my testimony. I don't really like speaking in front of people but I felt like I could stay up there on the stand for 30-40 minutes just speaking. Whatever the spirit told me to say, I did. I actually saw one girl start crying. I'm not sure if it's what I said or maybe just homesickness but I paused in between every sentence to gather my thoughts and spoke with the spirit. After I sat down and tried to remember what I said and I could't remember anything. It was so amazing I can't describe it.

We taught a lot of lessons this week but two stuck out to me. The first, we invited one of our investigators to be baptized and she accepted! I know it's just role play but the spirit is there in role plays. The second lesson that was powerful was with an investigator who wasn't really open. He had questions about the book of Mormon and we bore our testimonies to him and asked him to pray. It took him 10 minutes to get him to pray but the spirit was so strong. I just can't explain it.

I think that's enough for now. The next time I email you all I'll be out in the field declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ to England.

Until then, Sister Garrett

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