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.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

12 June 2017 Week 51

I want to discuss with you the quote at the bottom of this email.
Keep Trying. Keep Pushing. Keep Believing. Keep Growing. Heaven is cheering you on Today, Tomorrow, and Forever.

I can admit that the life of a missionary is tough. That is why I love this quote. This week was full of up's and full of down's... We had many fall through appointments with investigators, But we kept trying. We went through a lot of opposition, but we kept pushing. We had some rough lessons, But we keep believing. We recognize our faults and our mistakes, and we keep growing. When all is said and done The life of a missionary is the best. God knows what will happen when we council with him and trust. Because when all is said and done Heaven is cheering us on today, tomorrow, and forever. 

It is up to us to keep on keepin on!

-Elder Gibbons-

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

Monday, June 5, 2017

5 June 2017 WEEK 50

There is not a lot to describe the productivity of the work this week. Basically to describe everything that happened, is we had to white wash our entire area.

Our mission president has received the revelation that we need be looking for kingdom builders. What he meant by this is we need to be looking for those who are a little bit more well off.

I agree with this revelation considering the entirety of our circumstances. I know that we will help build the kingdom of the lord here in the Turks. Does this mean we forget about the other people? Of course not. The gospel shall be spread to all nations, kindreds, tongues, and ears. We have been focusing our finding efforts using family history. We have been finding great success from this. It really is an easy way to get one foot in the door. People love talking about families. Why not share with them how there family/ancestors can be together forever?

But we endured much trials and opposition this week. It reminds me of a scripture found in the Book of Mormon. "And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day." Alma 36:3

God does not reveal unto us our success until after a trial of our faith "6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:"

I have really come to find sanctuary in the scriptures.  "15 For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children.
16 Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and my heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard."
I know the lord gives us opposition to fulfill his mighty purposes. "2 The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him." Exodus 15:2
I can testify that we are preparing an habitation for the lord. This is his vineyard and we are his servants. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

-Elder Gibbons-

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