Sunday, August 30, 2015

Elders and Cousins!

Elder Hunt and Elder Gygi
I received a photo from my sister, Michele of our boys at the MTC. Gotta love this!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Week 1

My 3 Suns!!
Hey Everyone!

My first few days here have been awesome! I love my companions. I am in a trio companionship. Elder Brockbank is from Alpine, Utah and he is like 6'4. He is going to the same mission as me. Elder Wilson is from Heber, Utah and he also like 6'4. hahaha He is going to the Texas, Lubbock mission. I feel so small standing in between them. 
Our district is already so close. There are 9 Elders and 3 Sisters. I've only been here for 4 days now but I have learned more Spanish than 2 years of high school. 
Yesterday our tripanionship had to teach our first investigator... in Spanish. It was a pretty rough lesson and even though I could barely understand what was being said I could totally feel the spirit so strongly. I've realized how much we have to rely on the spirit to teach. We have a follow up appointment with her tonight. Our teacher only ever speaks in Spanish so I have to learn fast to understand what we're supposed to be doing. 
Today is Saturday and it is my prep day. Our entire zone is having a big soccer game today so I am looking forward to that. I just love the atmosphere here. Everyone is so kind and helpful. 
Oh I've seen my cousin Conner a bunch of times already! There's no one else here that I knew before but I’ve met a bunch of people who went to the other high schools in Mesa so that was cool. 8 out of the 12 people in our district our going to Argentina as well. 
Thank you for the packages! All the other elders in our hall were so jealous that I've already gotten so much food. Please send more, it's like Christmas when I get a package! And love getting letters as well. 

Elder Jared Gygi
2005 N 900 E Unit 121
Provo, UT 84604

I was informed that on Sundays, 4 people from our zone are randomly selected to give a talk in sacrament meeting in Spanish. So I need to go write one later today in case I get picked. 
If you have any questions for me, email them and I'll be sure to answer them next week.

I couldn't figure out how to upload pictures, so sorry, haha. I’ll try to figure that out too. I love it here and I'm so happy for the decision that I’ve made to serve.

Yo soy el Elder Gygi

Fabulous Friends!
Saying Good bye to Otto 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Family Together

Sean drove down from Salt Lake. Taylor and Jordan came in from Las Vegas. We were able to spend the weekend as a family with Jared. It was wonderful. This is the last photo of our family being together for the next two years. We are so proud of you Jared! 

"Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities."
The Family: A Proclamation to the World

Dear Elder Gygi:

Dear Elder Gygi:

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission...

Buckle up... Here we go...

Please, Mr. Postman