Thursday, March 30, 2017

My Waters of Mormon!!!

Dear Family and Friends,
This week has been wonderful! I have learned so much this past week. My mission has been a wonderful experience and I have been able to learn so much! Many of you may be asking why I have title this email My waters of Mormon... This is the reason... When President Patterson can in he asked us to find our place where we can draw closer to Christ. Where we can feel the Blessings of His Atonement.... Huntington Beach in that place for me. At first I was mad a God for keeping me here for so long...but I soon realized that God places us where he needs us! I have been able to become better while I have watch the lives of others changes. I have realized that I need to change also. I have drawn so much closer to the Savior throughout these last 18 months! I have learned that the Atonement is for everyone! No matter what happens in our lives we can change and we can use the Atonement in our lives! God have given us weakness so that we can change! I feel so through my mission have just begun... but my time has come to return home where I will continue to share the Gospel with others and continue to have the same purpose that I have had as a full time missionary, which is to Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receiving 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. The only difference is that I will have people all a round me to share the gospel with, whither is be a friend, family member, my neighbors or whoever is around me who is in need of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I don't know everything and I will not claim to. 
But I willl say that I know that the Book of Mormon is True. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that he has felt our pains and sorrows. He knows us better than anyone else know us. He know exactly how we feel no matter what we feel He knows. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God to restored His gospel to earth once again, in prepartion to the second coming of the Savior. Of these things I testify in the name of our loving Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
Love you all. 
Sister McGarry III
 The District
 The Goytias (a Part member Family)

Monday, March 20, 2017

When Life gets to hard to stand, kneel!

Dearest Family and Friends,

This week has been a very tough week! My companion got sick this week, we moves out of our apartment and moved in with a member. It was a good thing too though! I have been able to learn so much. I have seen that God is there for us! He waits patiently for us to turn to him. I have had a lot of different feelings this week. I have felt that I have not done all that I can to help the Lord in his work. I have felt as though I have somehow failed...But that is the adversary telling all of this to me. He doesn't want me feel successful in the Lord works! The Lord definition of success is Effort+Desire=Success. That is the definition that I have come to see this week.I have learned that He loves us and that he will be there for us daily! We must get on our knees to pray and beg for forgiveness of our sins and ask for strength to overcome weaknesses. In Ether 12:27 the Lord tells us why he gives us weaknesses and it reads: 

"And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them." Our weaknesses are there to strengthen us, to help us become stronger. The Lord knows us so well! I have now come to see that the Lord is proud of the work I have done in his vineyard! He sees my desire and efforts! He is pleased with it! I love this work and I know it to be true. There is nothing that can convince me otherwise. I know that Jesus is the Christ. I know through his infinite Atonement that we can repent and be better people! I know the Plan of Salvation to be God's plan of Happiness for all of His children! He loves us more than anyone else does! He is proud of us if we try! That is all he asks of us is to try and do our best. If you have a desire and you make an effort, he will bless you! We will not repay him for what he has done, bu the doesn't care about that. He only cares about the process that happens as we strive to become more like His son Jesus Christ. If you are doing that, and help others along the way to find the Joy and Happiness we find then you will make it back to him. We will be able to look our loving Heavenly Father in the eyes and tell Him that we did everything we could to make it there. We tried and tried. We got back on our feet when we fell down, and we tried again and again. 

I testify that God loves each of us and that he will do all he can to help ud come back into His loving arms one day! The only thing he will not do is take away our agency or our ability to choose. He will not do that, but he will do what he can to help us see the changes that we need to make in our lives to become what he sees us becoming! I love the gospel so much! It has given me direction in my life and has helped me see who I am and what I can become.  If any of you would like to know this please ask. Also visit which can help you find answers to the life questions we all have. I love my Savior Jesus Christ and I know that he is there for me each day as I strive to become more like him. He will always be there to comfort and strengthen us, no matter what happens to us! Love oyu all and look forward to seeing you soon! 


Sister McGarry III (aka sister McGarry the third)

 Our Former neighbors Dog: Tricksy  and us

 Mariellen and Kara from the MSA ward two people that I have learned to love here on my mission!!

 Sunset again: I look at the Sunset and think about how beautiful they are and how much Heavenly Father loves us to create such beautiful things for us to enjoy and then I am reminded that he did the same for us... He created each of us so differently and have made us each unique. We will never find anyone who is just like us!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Gospel of the Lord!

Dear Family and Friends,
This week has been a great one. We had zone conference where we were able to learn so much about our work. One of the many things that was mentioned in Zone Conference was that the best age group to work with is Mid-teens to Mid-twenties. This group of people are the best to work with because they are the one who are looking for direction in their lives and they are the one who are more likely to go on missions to be married in the temple and to raise their families in the Gospel. This is not  to say that other people are not ready to receive his gospel. He is always preparing people to receive His gospel, old or young, male or female. They will find the truth in their own time, when they need it the most.  
It has been a very good week. On Saturday we got to drive up to Whittier where Sister Dimmick was able to attend a baptism of a family whom she had worked with while she was up there. It was very exciting to go up there for a short time.  I had the opportunity to testify of the blessings of the temple and about doing Family History.
I have gained a strong testimony this week of the Gospel. I have come to know that the Lord is in the very little details of our lives. Sometimes in our lives we feel small and insignificant, but no matter how small or insignificant we may feel the Lord is there for us. He knows what we are going through and he knows how to help us get through it. I love the Gospel. 
These last 18 months that I have had to opportunity to share the Gospel have been so far the greatest time of my life. I have learned so much about myself and about the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I have truly come to know with out a doubt that God love each and every one of us. That we a truly sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father who loves us. We have no need to fear God, He will allow us to repent of our sins so that we can return to him. He is a loving Father in Heaven, who wants all His children to return to Him one day. But because He is loving He will not take away our agency or our ability to chose right or wrong. He will give everyone the opportunity to hear to gospel, but he will not force them to accept it. He will only give them the opportunity to hear and accept it, they just will not be forced to accept it. I know that we are able to return to live with a loving Father in Heaven, but we must choose to follow His commandments. He is very mindful of us. He loves us and he will be there to help us. Love you all!

Sister McGarry III

 Me and the Birthday Cake!!

 Sister Castleberry and I. I saw her on Saturday

 Whittier Trees and greenery