Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Birthday, Elder Gygi

A cat joined him at the Cyber Café
Tomorrow I will turn 20 years old! Kinda strange not being a teenager anymore, ha ha I guess it's time to grow up! Good news is that to celebrate my birthday we went out to eat pizza today! That was very fun!

I hope everyone was able to watch all of conference this past week. I watched it in the mission offices with the 4 other English-speaking missionaries in the city. Everyone else watched it in Spanish. It was a great conference. What I felt and understood was the message of simplicity. Especially President Monson's short address. He told us that God has a perfect plan for each of us, all we need to do is keep his commandments. Great advice for all of us. I really enjoyed when President Eyring expressed his gratitude for all the missionaries serving in the world. It felt very comforting to know that the apostles and prophets personally thanked us. 

Elder Ehlert and I decided that we are going to wake up early to get more study time and I can tell that I have been blessed with more knowledge and an increased amount of the spirit throughout the day. I found one verse that I love. it is found in DyC 88:

73 Behold, I will hasten my work in its time.

What I learned from this short verse is that missionary work is not ours to speed up. Too many missionaries have the mentality, "Oh if we would have worked harder we would have baptisms!" When really if we do all we can, we can know with a surety that the Lord is pleased. He will hasten the work, we just need to be ready to go when He gives the word. I know this is true.
San Justo District

I hope all is well back home! Only 3 months till Christmas and I can Skype!

Elder Gygí

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