Tuesday, June 14, 2011

ALOHA May 31, 2011

Well my friends this week has been pretty solid for us! So I am not sure if you remember but our mission at the beginning of May set a vision of getting 100 convert baptisms for this month, we called it Miracle May, because that is what really needed to happen. We hadn't even come close to that the first 4 months, we got 68 in January and every other month was lower than that. So we started things off right with a fast, and than some other things. Well as of the end of last week we were 30 short and needed miracles this weekend. Sunday night at 830 PM our mission had 3 convert baptisms and so for the month of May we hit 101! It was amazing. Something I am so happy to be a part of. I have learned the power of a lot of things when you put your trust in the Lord. No one in their right mind would think we could jump 40 baptisms in one month, but we set a vision, made some goals and heavily relied on the Lord and we saw the biggest miracle I have ever been a part of in my life. It was cool to listen to President tell us Monday morning that Vision 100 was reached, AMAZING experience. I appreciate all your prayers, I know not one prayer ever goes unanswered.

So we also had a once in a lifetime experience on Wednesday when Elder Pearson from the quorum of the 70 came to speak to us. He gave some of the greatest council, stuff I will remember for the rest of my life. The first thing he told us was I hope you are all here when President is crying about reaching 150 baptisms, not 100. It was just a stark introduction, this guy knows his stuff. He blew us away and showed his love an appreciation, I cannot express how grateful I am to be out here. The Lord knows everything that we are doing and wants to help us as long as we just ask. Bottomline is, this is the only true church on the earth, I KNOW THAT!

We did well this week, we found some good investigators that I think we come around. We had a couple of them attend sacrament this week so it was just amazing. This area is starting to pick up, Elder Larsen and I are seeing the Lords hand out here and we just go and work our tails off. Keep praying for the building up of the kingdom.

Finally another big shock is Elder Larsen and I recieved a missionary from the MTC yesterday so we are training him! Elder Lusitani is straight from Tonga and is a hilarious guy. He is a hard worker and we are going to have a good transfer together. It was cool, they called us in the morning and we picked him up last night. Another blessing from the Lord. I couldn't be more happy with where I am right now, serving the Lord. I have already hit 1 year and I cannot believe it. Time flies but I am enjoying every minute of it. I thank you all for your examples and prayers to me. Continue to rely on the Lord and he will help you thru anything, I know that because I have seen that happen in my own life and many others.
Love you all!
Elder Garritson

PS. Go Mavs baby we cannot have this garbage Heat superstar team winning it!

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