Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New mission life!!

Dear Family and Friends,
A lot has been happening in the missionary world lately. We have had a change in our schedule. We plan in the morning instead of at night when we get home to allow us to get more sleep if we need it. Preparation day starts at 8 now instead of 10 giving us more time to get down what we need to so that we can spend the rest of the week to serving the Lord. It is really amazing! Companionship study is anytime during the day that we can find the time to do it.  
We have seen a  lot happen this week. We have seen a lot of miracles this week. We saw a new member in the MSA ward who was needing a bit of support. She met us at the church, where we meet. She is very sweet. We also have seen some less active members. It has been a very good week.  I look forward to a new week full of fun and hard work. I am super excited for another great week in Sunny California! I love you all and hope that you have  a great week!!!

Sister McGarry III

 Afters Ice Cream Shop is da Bomb

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Well.... El Nino has finally hit!!!!

Dear Family and Friends,
So this week has been fun in the rain!! We have had so much rain!!!!   We have had to be careful about where we park the car so that we don't open the door and get rain in the car or step in a puddle the size of a Lake! 
Sister Dimmick and I have been able to see the Lord work in mysterious ways.  We have seen a lot of less active members this week. We have been also trying to clean out the area books that we have.  We had ward Conference this week also which means that the Bishop and Stake President speak during Sacrament meeting. 
I know that everything happens for a reason! I know that God is mindful of us all! I know that he is truly looking out for us and helping us along this journey we are on. He knows each one of us he loves us and he will help us to accomplish what we need to accomplish. I am so grateful for this Gospel in my life! I am grateful for the knowledge that it gives me!  I love you all and I hope that you have a great week!!

Sister McGarry III

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Go to their level!!!!

Dear Family and Friends,
This week we have seen many miracles. We had a mission Conference with Elder Jeffery R. Holland. We also had a few members of the 70 come with Elder Holland. He is truly amazing. I learned so much about the Gospel during the mission conference. We also got the shake his hand!! 
One of the biggest things that I learned is the importance of going to the level of the investigators, less active members and contacts and lift them up rather than trying to drag them to your level. We should do as the Savior did with Nicodemus and the Samarian woman.If we can find out where they are at then we can better help them to  understand what they are missing. We also had Stake Conference with Elder Holland too. That was very cool!
I am very excited for this upcoming week where I can work on going to the level of the people we are teaching.  I am so excited to work with the people of the Mid-single adult area and the Seapoint area. 
There are many miracles that we saw this week.  We had two our our investigators come and hear Elder Holland speak on Sunday at Stake Conference. They both were not sure it the would be able to make it when we talked to them about it but they came!!! God knows us and he loves us. He is willing to bless us! I am so very excited to have the wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord here is the wonderful wards of Huntington Beach. Miracle number 2 is that we were in a particular part of our area where we had planned to visit an member,when we got to the members home the lights were out. Neither of us (My companion and I) felt good about knocking on the door with the lights out. So we started walking away unsure what to do so we prayed and right after the pray. We looked around still unsure what to do. When across the Street we saw some one walking down the street we walked over to contact them. He told us that he was looking for God! We told him that we were there to help people come unto Christ!!!!  My testimony was strengthened at this moment that God will put us into the path of those who are prepared to receive the Gospel or he will place them into our path!! 
God knows his children! He loves them so much and he is able to help us all come to the Gospel. I know that God loves each and every one of us! He is willing to help and strengthen us. The Gospel of Jesus Christ as restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith is true! The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ! It is by read the Book of Mormon and by abiding by its precepts that we can draw closer to our loving Heavenly Father and our loving Savior Jesus Christ. They love us more than we know and there for us every step of the way.Love you all and hope that you have a great week!!

Sister McGarry III


Monday, January 9, 2017

Seapoint and MSA Ward

Dear Family and Friends,
This week has been one full of work in the one area I am familiar with and another area I am somewhat familiar with. I say that because I know a very small parts. It has been very fun to work in both areas. We have been trying to meet the members of the MSA ward and also work in the other ward we have been assigned too! We went to Cypress this week to visit a member in the MSA ward there. It was cool!! 
Sister Dimmick is from Indiana. She is very sweet. We are getting along very well. She is the greatest. She is as amazing. 
We have two investigators who have told us that they believe that Book of Mormon is true.  We have another investigators who would like to get baptized in February. 
We also had ten hours of church yesterday. We went church when the sun was rising and came out of church when the sun was down. It was very cool. We cover two wards and so we got to both of the Ward meetings. It is fantastic!! I got to learn some much about church. I am so excited to be able to cover both wards. We also have Elder Holland coming to our Stake and mission this week! I will send an update about that next week!!
So update on the Weather (mom was asking about it): Everything is good. We have had a lot of rain lately!!! But it have been very good for Cali.  I have enjoyed walking in the rain and also enjoying a little bit on sunshine in between the rain storms!!!

Love you all and hope that you have a great week!!!
Sister McGarry III 

 Traveling down Beach Boulevard to see an member in Cypress in the MSA ward.
 Raining in Cali!!!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Transfers are here again

Dear Family and Friends,

So....You will never guess where I am going to be next transfer!!! Okay maybe you can... If you guessed Huntington Beach you guessed right. I will be staying in Seapoint and ALSO covering the Mid-single Adult ward which covers three stakes in mission, Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach North and Cypress it also covers one stake outside of the mission Garden Grove. My companion will be Sister Dimmick.  She has been out for nine months.
This week was a week of miracles and  answered prayers. I had been praying to gain a testimony about Weekends and Holiday are the best times to find.  So yesterday was a holiday and sunday, I really wanted to find yesterday. We had dinner with a non-member whose daughter is serving a mission in Salt Lake City West mission. She has another daughter who is still living with her. So we picked up her daughter as a new investigator. She is being taught be the Spanish elders. God answers prayers. He loves us and he know us.  Caeden our investigator had told us that his mom has given him permission to be baptized!!!! He wants to get Baptized in February!!!!  
We have had a lot of rain lately. It has been really cold. It had has been bi-polar, one minute it is raining and the next it is sunny. 
I know that the power of the Atonement is real. I know that God loves us. I know that he loves us. I know that the Book of Mormon is the Word of God. I know that  everything happens for a reason. I know that we are blessed everyday. I love the gospel. Love you all.

Sister McGarry III

Huntington Beach Love!!!!!

Dear Family and Friends,
Well It was great to see all those of you that I saw yesterday. I am glad to hear that you all are doing well. I love you all. 
We had a wonderful week full of less active lessons. We were able to see some elderly women who were in assisted living homes. They are super amazing. I love this time of year where we can see the spirit of Christmas in the hearts of many. We also got to visit with a part-member Family. The husband who is the member want us to teach his wife who is not a member. We have not met her yet but we are looking to meeting her in the near future.
I know that God loves us all. I know that He aware of our struggles and our trails. He loves us so much. He will help us when we need help. He will be our guides to guide our lives to accomplish his purposes through us. We must always remember that he is there for us. He knows us and he loves us. I know that the Lord is there to help us every step  of the way. He loves us tons and tons. He is mindful of us all. He answers our prayers.
This week we also had an amazing Zone Conference where we got  hear amazing training about how we can give back to Christ and our Father in Heaven. It was amazing. I learned that there is really only one thing that we can to God is our will. We read from Mosiah 2, where King Benjamin was talking to his people and telling them that they were indebted to Him, then he turned in towards the Savior to where we are indebted to the Savior. God has given us so much. He gives us breath and support. He has and continues to give us so much. We only have 1 thing that we can give to Him and that is our will. I feel that I have truly learned what that means to give our will to the Father while I have been serving my mission. It is amazing to see the blessings that God gives us. He knows us and he loves us. He wants us to give ourselves to him. I love you all.

Sister McGarry III