Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Big News in Yellowknife

Elder Garrett was called to be the Branch President for the Yellowknife Branch.  The Stake President, Pres. Garside came to sustain him and set him apart November 4th.  He actually called him before we left Edmonton on October 10th so have been waiting for him to have the time to fly here.  And yes, Elder Garrett has been restless and waiting to go!!  The High Councilor over the Yellowknife Branch, Brother Durham came with him.  On Saturday night they took us and the out going branch president and his wife out to dinner.  This was the first time we had been out to a restaurant since arriving here in Yellowknife.  We had an enjoyable time.  When we came out of the restaurant snow was really coming down and the wind was blowing.  We invited everyone to our apartment for desert and Idid not know if they would come since the weather had gotten so bad.  But people here just keep going and act like nothing is happening!

President Garside, President of North Edmonton Stake. President Garside reminds us of David Denton, in looks and in mannerism.  He is an amazing and humble man.  We love him.
Brother Paul Nestman and his family. Brother Nestman is the first counselor for Elder Garrett.  They are from South Jordan and got here the week after we did.  A great, amazing family!!!  They have four other children.

Elder and Sister Garrett with President Garside.


  1. Hitting the ground running, as usual! You're in our prayers.

  2. It was so great to see you guys while you were in SLC!! The years just melt away. Now I understand why they sent you to Yellowknife so quickly. They know great leadership when they see it.

  3. It was great to be up there and experience the spirit that abounds there. I would not have missed it for the world.