Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
I've made it to the England MTC!! Okay, I will try as best I can to make this email make sense, but I have never typed so frantically in my life, so no promises. Also, my keyboard isnt working so excuse the poor grammar. Wow. First of all, England is SO beautiful. Seriously, everything is gorgeous. Even the windows are pretty. The MTC and the Preston Temple are together on the same grounds. We get to walk up to the temple when we get free time. It's beautiful. And the distribution center is right next door as well. Sadly the temple is closed until next week for maintenance, so we haven't been able to go which I'm SUPER disappointed about. But we can go next week which is good.
I made it safely to Manchester on Wednesday morning and have been so so busy ever since. The MTC president, President Preston, is so wonderful. Seriously the sweetest man alive. They feed us A LOT. And its so good. Were in class all day long and weve been teaching since the second day. I was so nervous to do the role plays with investigators, but they threw us right into it. And it's been so good. We taught a man named Santiago who is from Spain. He lived in Utah for a year with a Mormon family while he was on foreign exchange program, and he went to church with them every Sunday. (Sound familiar? :) He came back and moved to England with his mom. Since, he has been taking lessons with the missionaries. His father wasn't too happy about it though. But as we've taught him, he's opened up to us and his father, has been reading and praying, came to church with us, and he's even invited his father to pray with him. It's been such a wonderful experience being able to teach him. Role plays are such an amazing way to really learn how to effectively teach. I have learned more in this week than I even thought was possible. But I know that I wouldn't be learning half as fast without the Saviour. Being a missionary is so unique. I've been able to do things that I was never able to do before, and I'm comfortable being out of my comfort zone. Which is awesome because there is no growth in the comfort zone! That has seriously been my motto so far. And I understand scriptures in such a different way. Not a better way, just different. I love it.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Zac is now Elder Zachary Garside serving in the Ghana, Accra Mission in Africa. He flew out on July 25, 2013 arriving at the MTC in Ghana on the 26th. Such change in lifestyle from what he has had in Utah. He has been there a year and loves the people. He has been in two areas, currently he has been in his area for 7 months with some amazing companions. He is currently a trainer and district leader. His mission president (The Judd's) finished their mission and he now has President and Sister Heid as his mission president.
Megan is a senior at Herriman High School. This is her third year on the Ballroom Team which she loves, she is the Advertising/Social officer. MDT (Musical Dance Theater) comes next in her joys of which this will be year two and she will be female dance captain. She is joining Acapella this year at the pushing of some friends, we are exited for her to share this talent. Megan is currently working on college choice and major, it is currently looking like Utah State.
Aubrey is a sophomore at Herriman High this year. She is joining Megan on the Ballroom Team with Megan, she is to shadow the female dance captain to learn. Aubrey has spent the majority of her time learning gymnastics and cheerleading. She has learned fast and is on the cheer team at Black Diamond. They have asked her to consider working or them as a coach when she is old enough for a job.
Garrett is going to be in his first year of middle school at Copper Mountain this year. He has been playing soccer and continues to improve, he has played for many years. He has spent his summer doing a film camp and band camp from his new school. He will be in the beginning band this school year.
|Zac with Elder Cichoski, Elder Aleman and Elder Caleb, all from his first area of West Adente.|
|Zac giving service.|
|Megan and Kaylie in Palmyra|
|Aubrey in Palmyra|
|Garrett with Mrs. Rettie, 6th grade teacher!|
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Zac's rugby team played on March 30th against the Highland reserve team. He scored a try which was so awesome! Congrats Zac! Please ignore my talking and direct all your attention to number 15! This is a phone video taping of our tv as we played the teams disk.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Friday, January 29, 2010
McKell, Kip, Zac, Brooklyn and KC in this picture
Levi, Turner, Kailee, Nick, ?, McKell, Kip, Zac, his partner Brooklyn
The stakes, I believe 54 or so of them, that live in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple boundaries had a Celebration where the youth of each stake performed. Our stake, Founders Park, teamed with the Daybreak stake which we had just split from to perform a 50's number. Zac was able to perform, Megan missed it by 4 weeks. We found out after that had we asked we probably could have gotten her in as well, but we wanted to follow rules. The celebration was a huge success! Our wonderful Young Woman leader Whitney Chilcote took these pics at the dress rehersal and let us have them. The event took place on May 30, 2009 but I wanted to put these up today so that everyone would see them since I never put them up. If you can imagine the prophet was sitting right in front of Zac as he sits on the stage. They were having so much fun and looked at the prophet at one point to see him and Elder Eyring pointing at Zac and Kip because they were really getting into it as you can tell from these pictures.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Zac and I went to the first meeting with students wanting to play for the new school football team this coming school year. There must have been three hundred people there. It was very interesting and we found out that they starting on the 9th of February. My Tuesdays and Thursdays are going to be crazy (weight class for football, cub scouts, gymnastics all in the same two hours, don't expect to find me at home!). We have the luck of having one of the coaches on our street which helps for information, thank you to Coach Kalisi Uluave! The only downside to the evening was when a man turned and told me that the area in front of me was very icy and despite the warning I still fell, how uncoordinated am I!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Zac and a bunch of his friends have been planning and practicing for months for the school talent show today. The school has tryouts because they cannot fit all the kids that want to do it. The kids group "Boys, Boys, Boys" made it in. They did a great job! Good job Zac, Angel Morrison, Kenzie Sargent, Wyatt Williams, Wyatt, Chase, Erinn and Kelsey. The pictures came from the school web site so they came out weird, two came out the right size and two were tiny. I still wanted to put them on. Zac in the group picture is the boy in front in the pink tie.
Friday, January 1, 2010
New Years changed from day to day for us. We wanted to have friends over but waited to long to try that one, one couple was going to come over but we changed that when I got sick. I ended up being fine by the time the night came, our bishops family found out and invited us over. It was very nice. We owe Jenn and Chris a new night, thanks guys for being such good friends.