Keep in Touch!

1. Send her an email, Her address is: amy.garrett@myldsmail.net
2. Send her a single-page letter, following these directions:
Fold the bottom of the paper one-third of the way up the page and crease. Fold the top of the letter to the bottom of the first fold and crease. Secure the long side with two pieces of tape about 1 inch from the end, but do not seal the ends. Write your name and complete return address in the top left corner. Put on a US. stamp in the top right corner. In the middle write the address below:

Sister Amy Lee Garrett
Guatemala Guatemala City East Mission
POB 30150
Salt Lake City UT 84130-0150
3. Send her a package. The main mission office address is:

Sister Amy Lee Garrett
Guatemala Guatemala City East Mission
Avenida La Reforma 8-60, Zona 9
Edificio Galerias Reforma
5to Nivel Oficina 505, Guatemala City
Guatemala

If you are using a private courier, you will need the mission home phone number which is 502 2362-7887.

Also, it is recommended to use a padded envelope for protection and put pictures of the Savior on the outside.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Black Trash Bags, Bananas, and Pouring Rain...all in One!


It was STORMING!! And we were walking around with black trash bags, in the pouring rain, eating bananas... because when else would you do that other than on the mission?? :)
The best pinol and masapan EVER from a member!!! Masapan is like a vegtable, I think.
But it is kind of like a big fried potato...but not. You've just gotta try it! :)
It was Elder Ruiz's (second from right in back row)) last Friday on the mission!
This is like 2/3 of the zone.

Week 53

Hola todos!!! 

So this week FLEW BY!!! We started out with divisions on Tuesday, and then we had a multi-zone conference on Wednesday, and then the Women's Conference on Saturday! (And yesm I did get to see it this year!!!!!!! Just that it was in Spanish, but I am at the point now where I understand more than I did 6 months ago :) You would hope, right?! )

Well just about the coolest thing ever happened this week. Our mission president and his wife came to our area on Wednesday night to visit our investigators with us!!!! We were STOKED!!! Well I was super excited, and my companion was super nervous, but it ended up being so wonderful!! :) We had made so many plans and back up plans, and then a little before they got there, we started calling and passing by the houses of these people to confirm our appointments, AND EVERY SINGLE PLAN FELL: Literally every. single. one. But I had fasted that day that we would be able to have a spiritual experience with them, so I wasn't too worried, but I did kind of start to panic, thinking WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO NOW?!?! So we said a little prayer, and thought of Jonathan and Deyli. They are the couple that needs to get married. 

It was a little bit of a risk, because they don't have a phone, and they live far, and sometimes they are working at night, and the day before they had told us they wouldn't be there. ALLLL of that being said, we get there with President Crapo and they were home, and happy, and we were able to have one of the best lessons ever. It was so wonderful! And as we were almost finishing up, Jonathan said that President Crapo looked familiar, and asked if he spoke in a conference in Puerto Barrios like almost 2 years ago, and Jonathan started to re-tell a story that he had heard, and President Crapo was like, "Yes, that was me. That was my first conference as a Mission President." WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT JONATHAN HAD GONE TO CHURCH IN PUERTO BARRIOS!! He said that he only went like twice! What a tender mercy. And that after all this time, he still remembered the story!

Well that was a super hightlight of the week. And now they are both reading and praying everyday! And they both came to church yesterday and are planning on going to Conference this weekend!!

Ponderizing: Alma 19:33. I love this. I hope that one day I can be 100% converted, to the point that I don't ever want to do anything bad. How wonderful would that be?! 

Well I love you all!! Enjoy conference!!! :)
Hermana Garrett

Here are some quotes that I have found throughout the week that I really liked:

¨Pull out the weeds and water the flowers¨ Dieter F. Utchdorf

¨You can have what you want, or you can have something better¨ Jeffrey R. Holland

¨Life must be understood backward, but it must be lived forward¨ Soren Kierkegaard

¨Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be¨ Abraham Lincoln

¨Jesus was not afraid to make demands of those he lead. His leadership was not condescending or soft. He had courage to call Peter and others to leave their nets and to follow Him. Not after the fishing season, or after the next catch, but NOW! Today.¨

Monday, September 19, 2016

Homemade Cheese



One YEAR Mark!



Meals From This Week








Week 52

HOLA!!!

So this week went by super fast! 
-I have now been here for a year! 

-We celebrated the dia de independencia (Independence Day), 15 de septiembre! but here they don't do much, just have a few parades! 

-We have been visiting some less active sisters, and Sunday THEY CAME!!! It was so great. We had plans to go and visit them this week, and I was trying to think of what we could share with them, when I opened my Ensign to the talk It Works Wonderfully! by Elder Uchtdorf. We shared that AND it was perfect.

-We found some people that were from New Jersey! (Shoutout to Hermana Pace!!) They had an accent and it made me super happy.

-So I am starting to put pictures in my Spanish scriptures to help me find stories, scriptures, etc, (because as you all know my memory is terrible! haha) And well I had found a picture of a sealing room, and it was just so pretty that I wanted to put it somewhere. So I started to look for a scripture, but gave up. But the next day in studies I felt like I had to find a scripture for it. So I started to look, until I found one in Matt. 16. And well that night we had a lesson with a member and some old investigators of the Elders, and the Hermana Darlyn is super great. And the member that went with us out of nowhere started to share about how her family got sealed, and Darlyn was like, I have had that question for so long, but no one can give me proof in the bible of how it is possible, What is this whole sealing thing and how is it possible. :) I was able to quickly flip to the scripture, and she was like, hey that makes sense. It was a "Thanks Holy Ghost, that was awesome" moment!

-Other tender mercy was that we found Edgar's dad, (that alone was a miracle because we had passed by and they said he wasn't home, so we passed by a member's house just down the road, and ended up helping the daughter with her Personal Progress, and then as we passed by his house he rode up on his bike) and then we were able to talk to him, and just like that he gave permission for Edgar to get baptized! It was so great!!

Ponderizing Alma 5:33 I LOVE this. Found it this morning, and it really hit home. It doesn't matter how many times we make mistakes, HE ALWAYS has his arms open and will forgive us. Shouldn't we then be the same with those around us?

Love you all!
-Hermana Garrett

Monday, September 12, 2016

Bakery (PanaderĂ­a)



Ward Independence Day Activity






Week 51

Hola!!!

Well this week was full of ups and downs, as usual! :) But here are the highlights:

-We had a branch activity with a bunch of cultural acts celebrating the 15th of September (independence day here). (and also my 1 year mark (: ) And we had a blast. Everyone got really into it. The youth did a dance and the primary explained different things like the flag, the quetzal, etc.

-As we were walking to a lesson on Tuesday, there were these like 6 year olds who yelled at us "Mormonas, queremos su palabra" (Mormons, we want your word). It just made me smile. At least they know who to go to! :)

-We painted a house of an inactive. We just happened to pass by the house and felt like we should stop by, and there they were, and we were able to help them! It was a "District" moment (anyone who has watched the District knows what I am talking about) 

-Jorge went ON HIS BIRTHDAY with us to go visit some investigators, And it was just about the highlight of my mission. As we are in the lesson he was using scriptures, and bearing testimony, and testifying of what we had said! He shared his experiences, and it was just so amazing to see how the Spirit was working in everyone there. Our plans had fallen through, but we were able to visit one of his friends and it made for a wonderful evening. He invited his friend to seminary, so we shall see what happens. He also invited his girlfriend! *Member missionary* :)

-Well the hard part of this week hit us on Wednesday. As we got out of our district meeting we found out that Edgar (the teenager that is going to get baptized in 2 weeks) well his mom got shot. We went over right then. We spent most of the day with him. We got some members and youth to go over with us and we sat with him, sang hymns, prayed with him. He was so strong. and the next day we had a Noche de Hogar and he came and it was so powerful. He is sad, but I am so glad that we have been able to help him. And now I think his brothers are going to start to listen to us too. His mom had already given him permission to get baptized, but now he is living with his dad and we will have to get him to give permission. PRAY FOR US!!!

Ponderizing: Mosiah 16:7

Have a great week! LOVE YOU ALL!!
-Hermana Garrett

Monday, September 5, 2016

Baptism and Birthday





Relaxing Preparation Day

In the Tuk tuk
MONKEYS!!! I think I found my soul mate. At least he wanted me to stay! :)


Every great companionship has matching shirts, right?

Before and After Cleaning House + Etiquette Dinner


It took 16 bags to clean up outside!!


Fancy dinner for the youth!

Week 50

HOLAAAAAAAA!!!

So this week flew by! Here is the rundown:
-We had divisions, and were able to find lots of new people in our area! We also extended a baptismal date to the older Palma brother, and he said yes!! 

-Jonathan and Daily also accepted a date to get baptized!! They are so awesome! We just have to get them married... :)

-We had concilio on Thursday, so we got to travel to the capital! And there were some new missionaries there, and one sister came up to me and asked where I was from, after talking for a little, she asked me if I had a blog, and I was like, oh yeah, I do! And she was like, I knew I had seen you somewhere! She has been reading my blog since she got her call! That made me so happy!! :)

BIG NEWS!!! Olga got baptized! It was such a miracle, because like the night before her mom said that she couldn't, but then we went and talked to her, and then she said it was fine. And we had a ton of problems with the baptismal font, but in the end all turned out fine. :) 

The zone surprized me with a cake, that was real nice :) And on my birthday we had divisions and the Hermanas brought little cupcakes! :)

We also had a service project with the youth. They wanted to help us out (how sweet, right?!) So we cleaned up all the weeds outside our house! And then in the evening we had a fancy dinner with them. We taught them table manners. They all loved it!

Ponderizing: Jacob 5:59. What do we need to do to change our roots, so that our branches will grow "good"? I have been thinking a lot about that "What lack I yet?" talk. And there are lots of things I am trying to change. I invite you all to think about what things you can change too. 

Love you all! And thanks for all the birthday wishes. Year 20 of my life will be a good one! :) Stay tuned

-Hermana Garrett