Tuesday, October 18, 2016

See you soon!

Dear Family and Friends,

Not much time today. Transfers are all underway and we are geting things wrapped up! 

Tomorrow I'll be at the SLC airport there have been some lapses in Itineraries getting where they need to go, but my flight is Delta #4862 from ABQ to SLC departing around noon. From there it's truly a new begining. 

Thanks for all of you who have supported me, and encouraged me. I have gained much from you and I am so grateful for each of you!​

Elder McGarry

My Last Car Selfie (From this side)​

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Dear Family and Friends,

This week begins my last week #104 approximately (I haven't really counted). I can say that these last two years have literally changed my eternity. The 15th of October this week marks the two year to the day that I was dropped of at the MTC by my family. I still remember like it was yesterday the feelings of the unknown and the excitement and energy. I have been blessed to serve in the greatest cause known to man and the whole purpose of the initiation of creation, to bring to pass the salvation of souls of God's children. It is hard to believe that two years have gone by so fast, but the best is still yet to come. I have learned to trust my Heavenly Father through thick and thin. Through challenges I didn't think I could possibly overcome at times, the Lord has magnified my best effort and made me a better person. 

I have had an outpouring of the spirit this past week in providing blessings and teaching people about pure simple truths that make an eternal change in people's lives and I am so grateful! I have felt the spirit confirm that thought there is much to do elsewhere my work here is nearly finished. I can feel him preparing me to make this transition and the allegory of the olive trees comes to life here when I think about being grafted into another part of the vinyard. I am excited for the change, yet still I am sad to go. I have grown to love the people here in Albuquerque and the surrounding regions so much. I will always have a part of my heart here in the southwest! 

Looking forward I have an eye of faith knowing that the challenges to come will stretch and grow me beyond what I am rigth now. I think it's perfect for me to see that 104 could be a percentage of effort that needs to be put in. I want nothing more than to please my Father in Heaven and return home to live with him again. I know he loves me, I know he is ready to support me in every trial, to help me use the gifts and abilities I've been given to help those around me wherever I am. 

To those who may be considering a mission, Do it. No questions asked I would not trade these experiences and time I have spent here for anything in this world. To those I'll see soon, I'm Excited to see you!

Mark your calendars-
My homecoming talk will be given on Octpber 30th. Chapel and meeting time:
Bridgerland Park 3rd ward, and the meeting begins at 11 am, 280 W 1200 N. Logan, Utah. I would love to see all of you there if you can make it, if not I understand and look forward to seeing you at another time. 
In case I don't get a chance between running around with new missionaries next week I'll say now thank you. Thank you to all of you who have supported me and given me the encouragement and love that I needed in times you may not have even known I needed it. I am so grateful to know each of you and I love you!

Have a great week! Catch you on the other side..

Elder McGarry

My companions and I this morning after our workout.

 At the Office