Monday, May 29, 2017

Feliz Dia de Madres!!

May 16, 2017
Well this week was pretty amazing! Let´s start with some kool stuff:
1. We went to a KFC in my area this week. And even though its an american restaurant my companion and my pension´s husband tried to get me to eat certain parts of the bone that as Americans we don´t usually eat. So it was a interesting experience.
2. Last p-day we were taught how to make ice cream in our blenders. Well that night we went out and bought all of the necessary stuff to make it and we made it. I´ll just say that as men when it comes to making stuff in the kitchen it doesn't usually turn out well the first time but we eventually got it and we made chocolate ice cream with bananas.
3. Like I've probably said before, our area is Huge! So we usually are walking tons in our area and our legs are really taking the pain out here. So much that one day after kneeling down to pray my companion literally could not get up because his knees were killing him. I´ll say that I was a little mean by taking a video but it was totally worth it. I´ll see if I can send it to you all.
4. Well this last Saturday our Ward had a ward mission/ mother´s day night. We only had permission to be at the ward mission night part but as we were leaving our ward mission leader got up and announced to the entire ward that the next testimonies that they would hear from was us. About mother´s day. Mainly about our mothers. and how we are away from them for 2 years. -_- Let me just say...... Qué Tronky!
5. This Sunday after all was said and done in our area for the day we got to Skype home to our families. I´ll just say that it was super awesome to talk to my family and now 2 skype calls down 2 more to go. 😆 But after I called my family it was my companion´s turn to call his and so what we did was that when they answered the call I would be sitting there and I would start talking to them like I was Elder Martin. Well it started out by me saying ¡Hola papi! and then you could hear everyone in the back just go ¡AWWWWWWWWW! But then right after that My companion´s dad yell out ¡Qué Feo! (how Ugly). I´ll just say that that hurt a little bit.
Well this week was pretty amazing. But this week I got invited to another baptism in one of my old areas. It was one of my Old Investigators (more like 2) in Santa Anita (where I was for only 3 weeks). It was super disappointing that I showed up after 5 weeks and literally nobody from the ward recognized me. But as we were talking my old investigators showed up and when they saw me their faces just lit up. They were soooo excited to see me and well it was actually good to see that somebody actually remembered me. But after all was said and done one of them got up and bore her testimony about how she got to know us. It was super kool because it was my first day in the area and our first contact. But what truly hit me that day was that when we received news that I was going to be leaving that area and our investigators I kept wondering why I was only there for 3 weeks and I came to the conclusion that I really wasted 3 weeks of my mission in that area. But I realized, and it hit me super hard, that we are in these areas for a reason. Maybe for 3 weeks or maybe for 4 and a half months we will be in those area but God places us in these area for a reason. I am always reminded of a scripture that says that God´s ways are not always our ways. 

I miss you all very much but love you more,
Elder Garbett

Rosanna and Mario's Baptisms

Rowan and Elder Periera

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream