Monday, March 25, 2013

hello everybody!!!

       This past week has been pretty awesome!!! We had the chance to go up to Clallam Bay and Sekiu (C-Q)  and visit some less actives! we went over to a less active named Jon. he is awesome!! We went over and taught him the first lesson again because he said he wants a refresher course :) so we taught him and then i invited him to church on sunday and guess what!!! he came to church!!! super awesome!!! it was kind of funny because when we were at his house i told him if he wasn't at church on sunday i was going to call him and voice my frustration to him... when he walked into the foyer and started talking to bishop he turned and pointed at me and was like "Elder Garr was going to call me and voice his frustration with me if i didn't show up to church i'm here!" it was super funny and we all had a good laugh :) Side note... that awesome moment when you are writing this letter and your email refreshes itself and you have a new email in your inbox...that just happened to me...(you know who you are) ;) anyways Jon came to church and we are going back over there sometime this week to teach him again and he said that he is going to start re-reading the book of mormon and praying about it and that he is going to start coming back to church!! I love missionary work!! We also had the chance to teach a lesson with another less active the same day with someone sitting in on the lesson!!! any guesses?!?!? Jon and his wife sat in on the lesson with Melody!! it was super powerful and i invited Melody to church and she said she was going to try and make it but she didn' i get to call her and voice my frustration ;) This last sunday i had the chance to play another musical number in church!!! I played Redeemer by Paul Cardall!!! I had a ton of people say that the song touched them :) I love how music can do that to people :) like when i told everyone about how i was asked to play a musical number in my last ward and my dad (sorry dad calling you out) said that the song made him cry :) music is awesome!!! I had one lady in the ward come up and tell me how the song touched her. the song starts off one note at a time, and gradually gets more and more complex. she said thats how new converts in the church feel. when they first come to church they are like that one note. Over time as they grow in the gospel they become more and more complex like the song does :) i had never thought of this song in this way. I love being a missionary! I love doing the lords work! being in the Beautiful WA-TAC is the greatest! I love how music can touch the soul :) i love and miss everyone!!!
                          -Elder Garr

                                     Here's an map of where Clallam Bay and Sekiu are located:

Monday, March 18, 2013

hola everybody!!!

           This week has been very boringly busy (yes i like to make words up) we have been told by our bishop to go and meet all the active members in the ward. so we have made our way through the ward list meeting people! some of the members are really awesome! others are kind of sketchy... We had a service project this last saturday and elder warren and i decided to bike to save miles on our car...bad idea... we made it almost to the members house and when i was riding my chain broke...dont ask me how i managed to break a bike chain but it happened...while we were working one of the members went to the store and bought me a replacement link for my chain (told ya some were awesome) I have yet to fix it since we have been busy. We also had an exchange this past week where one of the zone leaders came to forks with me and elder warren was with the other zone leader in Port Angeles. The ZL that was with me is Elder Bell who happened to be my District leader my first 2 transfers so we had a blast!! He served in forks back in october and one of the families that we hang out with is really cool so we decided to go visit with them and have dinner with them. we walked in and she was on her computer and so we just stood there waiting for her to notice bell. finally she asked if bell was here and i said no but bell said yes. so she looks at us and says well which is it yes or no and looks away still not noticing bell standing right next to me. then she made the connection and we all started laughing pretty hard :) when bell was on this exchange with me we decided to go to La Push which is on an indian reservation!! I tracted for the first time on the res. :D it was pretty sweet!! I love how the natives all let their dogs roam free there :P sometimes its kind of sketchy walking while these dogs are barking at you and following you. but it was way cool because La Push is right on the Ocean and oh my...the ocean is so legit up here. everything leading up to the ocean is green!!! I dont know if ive ever seen this much green before!!! Well i know that this gospel is true. the Book of Mormon is the true word of God. Share it with someone!! im still waiting to hear from people on how their experiences are going!!! I love you all!!!
                       -Elder Garr

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hola everybody!!

            So being in forks has been pretty awesome! fun fact: everyone in forks hates twilight :P The area is so small that if you blink you miss it. Everything is fairley close to us so we get to drive everywhere which is nice :) My companion is Elder Warren and he is from Georgia. He has been out one transfer longer than me :) When we left tacoma on transfer day we left at about 6:30 and didnt get to our apartment till about 10 pm. it was the longest drive i have ever made :P Everyweek for P-Day and District meeting we have to take a bus to Port Angeles. The bus ride takes about 1 1/2 hours :-| We got to our apartment and it was totally trashed... There was garbage everywhere. The dishes were stacked a mile high in the sink. It took Elder Warren 1 1/2 hours to do dishes while i cleaned th rest of the place. Also there was no progress records as to who the previous elders were wokin with or anything. so we are shooting in the dark with this one :P The first picture is of Steve...he was the apartment pet...we lost him... the second picture is of my planner the lily shill drew for me!! :) the third one is of Elder Bowser and myself with one of our converts Alex Farnsworth. The fourth picture is of Alex's family and us elders!

PS: The area is very small:P there are no stores around us :P all we have is a thrift-way store and subway.that's it. church has about 60 people. both Elder Warren and i have to speak next week in church.

   Elder Garr

Pic #1: Steve, apartment pet.

Pic #2: Kyle's Planner created by Lily

Pic #3: Elder Garr, Elder Bowser, & Alex Farnsworth

Pic #4: The Elders and Alex's Family

Pic #5: Map showing where Forks, WA is located. Hint: Near the coast & Canada

Monday, March 4, 2013


       So im guessing you all want to know where i will be serving for the next 6 weeks!?!?!?! I am leaving port orchard and going to...(drum roll please)..........Forks, Washington!!! it is the biggest area in the mission and from Tacoma it's about a 3 hour drive!!! crazy!! My new companion will be Elder Warren!! i know absolutely nothing about him so my next email will have some details about him!!! We had another baptism this past sunday!!!! (but i forgot my camera at the apartment so i will send pictures next week) His name is Alex Farnsworth!!! He is an un-baptized child of a less active family that is starting to come back to church! Elder Bowser performed the baptism and i got to comfirm him!! also in sacrament meeting i had the chance to confirm Cody Brooks!!! Two confirmations in one day!! who knew?!? Anyways regarding my new area im going up near where my last companion is. Elder Hathaway will be in my zone! Forks is so far out there that For district meeting and P-Day we take a 2 hour bus ride to the next area!!! told ya it was the biggest area in the mission! OH!!! so yesterday (sunday the 3rd) We were driving into the church parking lot when i noticed a guy and his friend walking to their car to get something. i looked at him and he looked so familiar!! After we passed them we got out of the car and i was looking at these 2 guys like a creeper. so i walked in the building and these guys caught up to me and i turned around and one of them was an elder that served in the mesa az Eastridge ward on his mission!!! I cant remember his name to save my life but he is like 6' 2" and has blonde hair! its crazy that he served in my home ward and when he got back like 2 weeks ago i was serving in his home ward!!! small mormon world!!! it was neat to catch up with him. but its wierd because he is no longer an elder and im the elder now :P I can remember when i would get a call from the missionaries back home and they would need a ride somewhere. I drove this guy around town a ton of times back in AZ :P Anyways im running out of time on the computer and i still have more people to write! i love everyone! i love being a missionary!!
                               -Elder Garr

ps. My new mailing address is 

Elder Kyle Garr
P.O. Box 1132
Forks, WA 98331

:) feel free to send letters here :)

Also, here's a random picture I found of Kyle on the Tacoma Mission Blog. I know nothing about the picture but it looks like Kyle is doing well.