Monday, May 22, 2017

Hurlingham, #9

Hurlingham Polo Club
So I am getting transferred! I will be going to the area of Hurlingham (I've never been there so I don't know what it is like) and my new companion is Elder Lopez (not sure where he is from), I will leave Las Heras tomorrow. I am very happy for the time I have had here to work and build the church. This new area will be the ninth in my mission and my 17th companion (I hope that's a good thing!). I have been very blessed to see much of the church in Argentina. It is truly a marvelous work and a wonder

This week we traveled to another area to go on divisions with the Zone leaders. I went with Elder Gutierrez from Peru. We had a great day, even through the cold and rain we were able to find many new people to teach. The lesson I learned is that the Lord rewards our work, we get what we work for. 

Elder Gygi and Elder Fregenal
In church, the stake president's counselor, Brother Carrizo, spoke to us. He told a funny story about how one morning he woke up late for work. He had to leave by 6:00 am to take the train and he woke up and it was already 6:18 am. So he ran out the door and caught a bus to the train and when paid his train ticket the clock at the station said 3:30 am. Confused, he asked the employee what time it was. He confirmed that it was 3:30. Something had happened with his cell phone that changed the time. He was so focused on getting to work, that he paid no attention to his surroundings, like the fact that he was the only one at the station when it is normally full of people at 6:00 am. The lesson he shared was that, even with a goal in mind, we need to be aware of our surroundings for people in need. We all have the goal to return to our Heavenly Father but we are not alone in the journey. Always be attentive to those in need.

I hope all is well back home. Stay safe everyone!

Elder Gygi

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Missionary Work

Hey Family! 
We are doing good out here in Las Heras! It is starting to cool down which is nice. Yesterday Elder Fregenal and I were in a lesson with an older man that we found out knocking doors. He let us in and we were getting know him. He asked if I was born in the church (that is to say are my parents members too). I said, "Yes." He then asked Elder Fregenal if he was born in the church. He said, "No I was born in a hospital!" We all laughed so much when he said that! Great times hahaha.
The church out in Las Heras is growing a lot. It is great to be able to witness firsthand in real time the growth of Zion in a place where the church is still young. I love to see the faith of the saints, how they pray that one day we can have a chapel here. I know that one day it will come. 
One of the older members of the church gave me a pamphlet entitled "Missionary Work" (in Spanish) written by President Kimball in the 70's. It is a very worn and old pamphlet, one of the first for the Spanish members of the church. I read it and it is fantastic. He talks about how we as members need to greater faith that we can find and baptize more people. Not for any statistic but to bring more souls to salvation. I know that our faith can change the heart of people we meet.

Elder Gygi

DyC 34

I don't have a lot of time to write!! Sorry you don't get a big letter this week but I will write next week! Just know that I am well and we are working hard! Read DyC section 34 this week, it's short and helped to change the vision of my mission. Glad to hear that Taylor graduated! Tell him I say "felicitaciones!"

Elder Gygi