Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Dear Family and friends,
My companion and I have been working a lot on finding. We have been going through our list of investigators and trying to see which ones we need to drop because they are not progressing or don't have a desire to meet with us. We have a few that we are working with who have said yes to being baptized but they have not set a date yet.
I have learned to recognize when the spirit is present and when it is not. There  have been a few times in the past week where we have been teaching a lesson and it did not go well. On more cases than one it was because the people in which we were teaching were not open to listening to the things in which we are sharing with them. It is heart aching to know that you have a message that could change their lives and make it better but they don't want to listen to it.
I know as missionaries we are to INVITE others to come unto Christ by helping the receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the End.
I am working on finishing to Book of Mormon by the end of the year I started is a couple weeks ago, it was a challenge given to us during a Zone meeting. In order to finish it we are reading 5 1/2 pages daily. As I have read to Book of Mormon I have learned so much.  I was reading in 2 Nephi one of the Isaiah chapters, when Isaiah prophecies about Joseph Smith. It is incredible to read about it and to understand. We are told that the people in the last days will understand it the best, because they will see it unfold. As I was reading about Joseph Smith and I understood it I was surprised that I understood what Isaiah was saying. We have seen the words of Isaiah unfold in these latter days, and we can understand them because we have seen the unfold.  I know that Joseph Smith restored the fullness of the Gospel on earth today. I know that Jesus Christ is our savior and that though him we can repent and return to live with our Father in Heaven again. I know that he loves us and understand exactly how we feel. I know that the Book of Mormon is True and that it is another Testament of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon by the hand and power of God. I know that we can see our loved ones again after  this life. I know that we are loved more that we can imagine b our Father in Heaven and our savoir Jesus Christ. I  know that the priesthood is God's power on earth today and that it it to bless the lives of His children on earth today. I love you all
Sister McGarry III

Monday, October 19, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,
The weather has been a lot cooler this week, during the first few weeks that I was here it got up to 104 degrees.  So this week have been a lot cooler.  Last week Sister Emmert and I went on exchanges with the STLs. That was so fun. I learned a lot last week about the STLs. So the scripture I ending up Ponderize last week was D&C 4. Now I will be working on ponderizing 2 Nephi 2:16.  I am also working on the Christ like attribute of knowledge as I have been working on this attribute I am feeling more confident in my teaching skills and in my studies. 
 I know that this gospel can change lives.  I know that pray can help us and that God wants us to pray to him day and night no matter what. He wants us to pray when we are scared, lost or alone. He will be there for us. He doesn't want us to feel bad for calling upon to help us. He wants to help us in our lives. I know that God's love in for everyone to share and that he wants all his children to know of his gospel, which was restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that through Christ our Savior's Atonement we can overcome all things.  I love you all. I know that this Gospel can bring us closer to Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that Christ lives and that he loves us.
Share to Gospel, Be an example to those around you and love as Christ would love.

Sister McGarry III

 Sister Skelton, Sister Webb, Sister Van DeVelde, Sister Emmert, Sister Simali and Myself.Sister McGarry III

Monday, October 12, 2015

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6500 East Atherton St.
Long Beach CA 90815


Dear Family and Friends,
I am so happy to hear that you are all doing well.  I have chosen to "ponderize" Matthew 5:14-16. We will be going on exchanges with the Sister training leaders tonight. So that should be fun to learn from the STLs.  We are working a lot on finding right now. It's is different, but so much fun. We are looking a potential and former investigators to better help us find people who are prepared and ready to hear to Gospel. We are also talking to everyone we see. I am grateful for Family History and for the tools that we have to use in order to help us find our ancestors better. I am learning that some times Family history is a way to find people. The heart of Elijah is effecting people all round the world, man are looking for ancestors and where they came from. It is interest to see how many people are interested in family history.
I know that the Lord is hastening his work. I know that I am here for a reason and that Sister Emmert is my companion for a reason. I am learning so much from her already, she is helping learn how to listen to investigators. She is also a really good listener which I need the other day. I am grateful for her and all she does to help me. I know that Power of the Priesthood is real and that it can bless the lives of  some many people. I know that I am a daughter of God and that he loves me.   I know that he know and loves all of you too.
I love you all.

Sister McGarry III

This is Sister Emmert and me. Sister Emmert is very sweet and loving

Taken from the plane before the mountains of Utah left my sight for 18 months

Just before the plane landed in the Long Beach Airport

Monday, October 5, 2015

Week 2

Dear Family and Friends,
I have had yet another week in the mission field. We have the opportunity to watch Conference this weekend. The talks were amazing. I really liked Elder Bednar's talk at the end of conference.
My companion and I have been trying to figure out where to focus our effects, we have some investigators we have been trying to see since I got here two weeks ago and we have prayed asking the Lord to make it work out if we are suppose to focus on the investigators we have had a hard time getting a hold of, and it have helps us decided where to focus our effects.
We have also been meetings less active members and recent converts, I am learning how to teach the Gospel more and more simply.
Im learning more about the importance of the plan of Salvation each day, we have taught the plan of salvation quite a bit. Cancer is a disease, I didn't know was so common. We have quite a few investigators who have either family or close friends with cancer.  I know that we can see our loved one again again and that they are watching our us and protecting us each day.
 I am slowly beginning to understand the important of "every member a missionary". We are so blessed to have the  Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives.  I am grateful the have this wonderful Gospel in my life.
I know that Jesus is the Christ. I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father, and that he is mindful of each and every one of his children no matter how old and no matter where the are, he loves us and know our difficulties and our good times. If we will only put our trust in Him, he will help us find our way back home when we are ready. He truly has blessed us with the agency to chose what we do and how we act. He loves us. He knows us.

Sister McGarry III