Week #23 This week I ateTurtle….

Hello hello family and friends πŸ™‚ I hope everyone is having a lovely day!

This weekend has been amazing. Brother Welcome got baptized on Saturday!!! I am so proud of him. He is literally one of the most prepared people that I have ever met! He is going to influence so many people here in the Cayman Branch as well as his friends/family who aren’t members. Jane, his daughter who got baptized a few weeks before I got here, had a huge smile on her face when she say her dad get baptized and then when he received the Holy Ghost. It is amazing that a daughter, father and grandson are all baptized. Bringing salvation to one family at a time. They are already planning to go to Utah next February to take out their endowments πŸ™‚ How cool is that?

As you can tell by the subject line, this week I tasted turtle. Yes, I actually ate turtle. Weird… So the baptism was a potluck and Brother Welcome brought turtle… Honestly, it tasted like beef. It didn’t have a seafoody taste at all. It straight up tasted like beef. Sister Rampersad and I recorded a HILARIOUS video of us trying it for the first time, but it’s too long to send in an email… Sad day! Also, Brother Welcome brought Breadfruit because he knows that it is one of my favorite foods here in the Caribbean πŸ™‚ He is such a sweet man!

The missionary work is different here in Cayman compared to Jamaica. Back in Jamaica when appointments fall through we could just walk around and meet people because Jamaicans walk all the time, but here everyone has cars so it is just a completely different. I love it here though! We are really working to try and find some more people to teach, some prepared people to teach. We are inviting all to come unto Christ. I love the members here! They treat us so good! There are some families who tell us that they want us to feel at home whenever we go to their house. The members here are amazing. I am so lucky to be serving here. They feed us randomly and unexpectedly, they are constantly checking up on us. I love the Grand Cayman branch πŸ™‚

I gave a talk about member missionary work yesterday. Member missionary work is crucial to doing the Lord’s work. We can’t do anything without the members. The missionaries get moved around a lot, which means the investigators and recent converts need to have a foundation with the members because if they rely on the missionaries what will happen when the missionary gets transferred? The people we work with need to gain relationships with the members. That is how this work needs to be done.

I love this gospel. I am so grateful to be a missionary at this time. The Atonement is real. Christ is waiting with open arms to help you and build you up when you feel like you are falling. Jesus Christ, our elder brother, loves you and knows exactly what you are going through. He knows your weaknesses, your pain, your sorrow as well as your happiness and joy. Lean on Christ at all times and in all things and in all places. Pray everyday and read your scriptures daily.

LOVE YOU ALL! Have a wonderful week.

Love,
Sister Garrett

Picture- My beautiful Trinidadian companion and I

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