Monday, January 26, 2015

19th & 25th of January

Family and Friends,
This week has been pretty rewarding. There have been a few blessings. On Tuesday, we finally met with Syllene after weeks of her flogging us. She has depression (which is very common here in England) and she hasn't been wanting to see us. She said after our visit though she was glad she saw us. We hope we can help her to progress and make it to baptism. I love Syllene a lot and wish she could see how the Gospel would bless her and her daughter's lives.
Wednesday was absolutely amazing! We had Zone Training and I received a lot of personal revelation. For me personally and for the people I have been serving. The spirit was so strong and I learned how I really should be setting goals more frequently to become a better missionary. I noticed I need to grow and reach out of my comfort zone. After Zone Training we went to David and Pauline's home. I believe I have talked about them before. (They are potential investigators.) It has been really hard to share a lesson with them. They are older and they talk a lot. They also are not very religious. This particular night we actually shared more about what we believe and they accepted to read the Book of Mormon. Next visit we asked if we could share a lesson. I sure hope everything goes as planned.
Friday night we visited a less-active whos daughter isn't a memeber. We have been trying to help Cat (the less-active) so we could help her daughter. Cat has been smoking since she was 9. A few weeks ago she had NO desire to give up smoking. Last week we visited her and we followed the spirit as we tried to help her. She talked about how it was her dream to go to Africa on her 40th birthday (3 years from now). Cat smokes one pack of cigarrettes a day. Which is £6 pounds a day. £50ish pounds a week. £2000 something pounds a year. We said if she put the money she spends on smoking aside for Africa she could get to Africa in three years. We said we'd bring a jar so she can put her money in it. On Friday she put her £50 pounds for the week and has cut back on smoking.
Saturday was a bad night. We went to a member's home for tea. She started having chest pains, throwing up, and starting getting really red. Sister Smith and I decided to call for a ride to get to the hospital. She is fine now. The hospital gave her some medicine but it scared Sister Smith and I.

I love you all so much! Hope you guys have a good week!

Sister Ga

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2 Transfers Gone... :(

Hi-ya family and friends,

Yesterday was transfer calls and I am still serving here with Sister Smith in Keighley. I can not believe I have been out for two transfers already. I know that it isn't that long but wow. Two transfers! Time really does fly out here in the field. Wow. I can not believe it.
This week has been mushed together so I will really try to do my best trying to tell you guys what has happened. This week Sister Smith and I did a lot of finding. Knocking in particular. Sadly we didn't find to many people. The only person we have a return appointment with is a woman named Hailey. She lives in Howarth and she already goes to another faith but we will be visiting with her on Thursday.
Syllene, one of our investigators, has canceled three apointments with us within these two past weeks. It is quite frustrating to have someone keep canceling on us. I have a hard time liking the gift agency. In a very very very small measure I feel what Heavenly Father feels like when he trys to help us. I love Syllene so much and wish we can meet her this week.
Sorry this was short. Out of time. Wish you all with the very best week!

Love Sister Garrett

Monday, January 5, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! (from the UK)

Wow, I can't believe it is another New Year! 2014 flew by! I'm going to be in England for the whole year of 2015. Crazy. This whole year will be dedicated to the Lord's work. I'm very excited to be a part of the building of his kingdom here in England. 

So this week has been wonderful! On Monday, Sister Smith and I decided for P-day we wanted to ride the steam train. So we bought our ticket and rode through the country of England on a stream train! How cool is that? I really realized how beautiful the country side of England is. There are fields upon fields of green grass (and sheep. Do not forget the sheep!) I am really so blessed to be serving in the England Leeds Mission!

On New Years Eve, Sister Smith and I spent it at a members home. Her name is Angela Day. She is a wonderful lady. New Years Eve was quiet this year but I really liked the simplicity of New Years Eve. I loved getting to know Angela! 

New Years Day was probably the best day of the week! We spent the day with the Kitsell family. The Kitsells are a family in the ward who are very kind and nice to us missionaries. They decided to take Sister Smith and I to Bolton Abbey. Which is a 800 year old ruin of an Abbey owned by monks and nuns long ago. We walked to the Abbey which were surrounded by green fields and well, it was amazing!

Unfortunately, Saturday morning Sister Smith wasn't feeling well at all. She has been a little sick lately but she didn't think much of it and on Saturday she had to be confined to her bed. Which mean't I was confined to the house. I decided to read my scriptures with this long length of time I had and finished the Book of Mormon last night. I couldn't put the book down! I become so involved with the story and wow. The spirit I felt was incredible! I know without a doubt the Book of Mormon is true. The spirit testified that to me. I encourage you all to read and gain that testimony for yourself. Read it everyday! I love you all! Make 2015 the best one yet!!

With much love,Sister Garrett