Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Week 3

 March 20, 2017

Well this week was alright. Here are my highlights:

1. Our zone leader wants to do like a A-Capella style thing with the entire group. Now from past experience I know that this won´t turn out very well because a lot of people (the Elders) aren't very interested but our zone leader heard about all that I have done in the past with music and keeps coming up to me for advice and what I think we should do. I honestly have no idea what to do. If something comes out of it I´ll make sure to send something about it. 
2. Today for p-day we climbed the same hill that I climbed with Elder Salazar. It was really awesome and I´ll make sure to send you all some photos. 

Well I am pretty sure that a lot of you have heard about the mudslides and stuff that is happening here and let me just tell you that all is fine. I have not had any in my area but all of the missionaries have been trained on what to do if one happens. Then afterwards our president will move us out of the area into a different area until their original area is absolutely safe. But all in all I am safe and there is really nothing to worry about. We are here in the Lord´s work and he will not let us down. 
I love you all,
Elder Garbett
Rowan and a cute little dog that wandered in while he was emailing

Rowan and his companion, Elder Alegre

Rowan and his MTC companion, Elder Draney

 Elder Dexter

Random Photos


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Week 2

March 13, 2017

Well I actually do have something to talk about this week so let´s get started:

1. Our pension had some of her cousins kids over one night. One is 3 years old and the other is 1. Well I was giving high fives to the 1 year old and I was on the couch. Well then I got distracted and start talking to my pension. Well he didn't like that so he started to smack my chest. Well I ignored him and so then he actually slapped me in the face. Well then everyone in the room was like "OHHHHHH" and the kid just lost it and started to cry hysterically in my chest. Because our rules state that we can´t really have contact like that with kids I was all like, what do I do with this kid because he was literally hanging on me. One half of me wanted to just hold him but the other half was trying to hold me back from doing it. So tough.
2. We had a ward mission night this last Thursday and.......... nobody showed up. LOL. The ward mission leader thought that I was super mad and was all like can I buy you a drink and I was all like what? No. I´m not mad. 

Well this week was a bit better. My companion literally thinks that I´m still a baby (mission talk for someone in their training) and that he "needs to fix his companion (me)". No way jose. But anyways I think that the highlight for me this week was that this pastor from this other church invited me and my companion over for some lunch. We basically talked and just got to get to know each others churches and what we do. But I think the best part is that when they found out that I had no experience with Spanish before my mission and that I only had 4 months here they were super surprised at my Spanish. They said it was really good. Afterwards I was doing the head bob thing and saying "that´s right! I can speak Spanish!"
I miss you all tons,
Elder Garbett
 Rowan and Elder Nunez (zone leader)
 Ruin in Rowan's area

 Video from Rowan (apologies for the blurriness in the beginning)

Week one of the transfer

 March 6, 2017

This week was pretty good but not much really happened:

1. We actually had the transfers on Tuesday and my companion is a pretty big guy. Like let´s just say that one day he ate like 5 plates of food at our pensions. 

Like I said nothing much really happened. Everyone says that they receive a tough companion somewhere in their mission and it looks like it is my new companion now. Pretty much when he found out that I just finished my training I think that he thought that he was pretty much going to teach me. He is trying to change all of my teaching styles and I think that he goes kinda by rote. Like one time we were teaching a new investigator and he was talking about stuff that was in line for lesson 3. So he wanted to drop a lesson three but I felt so strongly that we needed to drop lesson one. I told him that and then I dropped lesson 1 for him but Elder Alegre almost immediately dropped lesson 3 on him and committed him to that. He later told me why but when I told him my reason why he kinda pushed it off. Well I guess you guys can tell that This week was interesting. But the thing is I still have 5 more weeks to try to change things and the thing is I think it will turn out alright. 
I´m sorry there isn't much more but Hey I love All of you guys sooooooooo much and I know that we are all where we need to be. I know that I am with a tough companion but I am with him for a reason. The Lord is constantly shaping us into what he wants us to be and to do that we need to be in tough situations. 
I miss you all and love hearing from each one of you. 
from your missionary in Peru,
Elder Garbett 😁