Monday, July 24, 2017

24 July 2017 Week 57

Happy Pioneer Day!!!

So I have some pretty exciting news for you all this week! We had Transfer calls. Thats right I will be staying in the turks and caicos for a while! But it is sad to say that I will have to be saying goodbye to Elder Shepherd! He leaves on tuesday, and my new companion just arived today! His name is Elder Houston, ironicaly he is from Houston Texas... But the news does not stop there. I will be training Elder Houston for about 3 weeks! Then he will be heading to grand cayman, to whom I will then receive a next missionary called Elder Burin from Haiti, and I will be training him as well! I can't believe it I will be training in the land of turks off Island haha. But wait the excitement does not stop there! I have been also called to be the district leader of the off island zone/ district. Let me tell you I was stressed out of my mind when I received this call, but things are good now haha! 

But I look forward to getting to update you on everything that will be happening this next transfer! 

Some exciting news is that we have a baptism on sunday for a man named jean. He does not speak any english only french and creole. Plus it is going to be on the worlds number one beach. He has asked me to baptize him, so I am excited for that as well. 

I will send some pictures later today But this week has been crazy and is getting crazier haha. 


-- 
-Elder Gibbons-

Keep Trying. Keep Pushing. Keep Believing. Keep Growing. Heaven is Cheering You on Today, Tomorrow, and Forever.










Tuesday, July 18, 2017

17 July 2017 Week 56

Quote of the week: Finding is a daily exercise of faith. – Elder Neal L. Anderson at 2017 New Mission President’s Seminar

Elder Obvious says: Your goals should be the focal point of all your planning.

Cryptic comment of the week: Narrow the funnel!

New question for this week: What actions are you taking to achieve your goals? 

From this week’s BOM reading, I challenge you if you can find the Patois influence in Jacob 5:71 - And the Lord of the vineyard said unto them: Go to, and labor in the vineyard, with your might. For behold, this is the last time that I shall nourish my vineyard; for the end is nigh at hand, and the season speedily cometh; and if ye labor with your might with me ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up unto myself against the time which will soon come.

After you are operating on “love power”, exercising your faith to achieve your inspired goals is all that is left to do.


-- 
-Elder Gibbons-

Keep Trying. Keep Pushing. Keep Believing. Keep Growing. Heaven is Cheering You on Today, Tomorrow, and Forever.






Thursday, July 13, 2017

10 July 2017 Week 55

Quote of the week: Finding is a daily exercise of faith. – Elder Neal L. Anderson at 2017 New Mission President’s Seminar

Elder Obvious says: Your goals should be the focal point of all your planning.

Cryptic comment of the week: Narrow the funnel!

New question for this week: What actions are you taking to achieve your goals? 

From this week’s BOM reading, I challenge you if you can find the Patois influence in Jacob 5:71 - And the Lord of the vineyard said unto them: Go to, and labor in the vineyard, with your might. For behold, this is the last time that I shall nourish my vineyard; for the end is nigh at hand, and the season speedily cometh; and if ye labor with your might with me ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up unto myself against the time which will soon come.

After you are operating on “love power”, exercising your faith to achieve your inspired goals is all that is left to do.


-- 
-Elder Gibbons-

Keep Trying. Keep Pushing. Keep Believing. Keep Growing. Heaven is Cheering You on Today, Tomorrow, and Forever.







Wednesday, July 5, 2017

3 July 2017 WEEK 54

As a Mission we have been studying the Book of Mormon everyday and this is the food for thought I wanted to leave with you today! 

2 Nephi 9

The grand finale of chapter 9 for me is verses 50-51:

Come, my brethren, everyone that thirsteth, come ye to the waters; 
and he that hath no money, come buy and eat; 
yea, come buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth,
Nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy.
Hearken diligently unto me,
and remember the words which I have spoken;
and come unto the holy one of Israel,
and feast upon that which perisheth not, neither can be corrupted,
and let your soul delight in fatness. 

It is obvious that Jacob is very familiar with the words of Isaiah (chapter 55:1-2), but he tweaks Isaiah’s words, and in my opinion, they are even better. Jacob counsels us to not just eat, but to feast on the “living water”. I pray that every missionary, member, and investigator can follow the inspired counsel of Isaiah and Jacob. What a feast this chapter was!



-- 
-Elder Gibbons-

Keep Trying. Keep Pushing. Keep Believing. Keep Growing. Heaven is Cheering You on Today, Tomorrow, and Forever.










Tuesday, June 27, 2017

26 June 2017 WEEK 53

25) "Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the deolation of the wicked, when it cometh. 26) For the LORD shall be they confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken."
-Proverbs 3:25-26

What guards our heart from fear? Only one protector is sure and faithful, and that is the lord. He truly is our confidence and our protector. As Paul said so powerfully long ago, prayer and the Holy Spirit are our assurance of God's deliverance. Either we will be delivered from death to serve God powerfully or we will be delivered through death to share with him eternity. We will not be snared when our fate and future remain in God's hands.

We are working with a lot more new investigators. We have been seeing the fruits of our labors. I am very excited for this transfer. I know that Elder Shepherd and I are going to see success as we continually put our trust in God.


--
-Elder Gibbons-

Keep Trying. Keep Pushing. Keep Believing. Keep Growing. Heaven is Cheering You on Today, Tomorrow, and Forever.






Tuesday, June 20, 2017

19 June 2017 Week 52

Well this was Just and exciting weekend in my life! First of all I want to wish My dad a happy Father's Day!

I really am grateful for my dad. I love him so much. From you playing baseball, football, and basketball with me in our back yard, to you chasing dogs around our yard for killing our rabbits. By teaching me all these years and putting up with my foolishness, For that I will be forever grateful.

Even though I am thousands of miles away, I can still come to you for advice. 

Literally everyone is going to say that there dad is the best dad in the entire world and nobody compares to him. I can definitely second that when I say that I have the best dad in the world. 

You are my Hero Dad! You always have been and always will be a role model for me. 

I love you and wish you a Happy Father's Day from the Turks and Caicos! Mwen Renmen Ou<3


I also want to wish Mi Madre a Happy Birthday!!!!
I really wish that I could be there to celebrate this amazing day with you<3 I want to thank you for how amazing you are! My present to you is that you need to make hunter do everything! Take a day to relax and go on a date with your husband! 

I love you both so much<3 I know I am apart of the greatest work. In it I'll live and In it I'll Die. May God permit both of you into his presence.




--
-Elder Gibbons-

Keep Trying. Keep Pushing. Keep Believing. Keep Growing. Heaven is Cheering You on Today, Tomorrow, and Forever.