Wednesday, May 27, 2015

HK 13 The "Black Rainstorm Warning" In Hong Kong


On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:07 PM, Jayzon Christian Sy <jayzon.sy@myldsmail.net> wrote:


Ge Wei Dixiong Jiemei, Ni hao,

Its been a crazy week! This might be a cliche sentence but I HAVE LEARNED A LOT THIS WEEK. There is a lot of things to learn here on the field. Everyday is an opportunity for me to become a better person. Its all about taking a bigger bucket because the bigger the bucket the more information I can take. One thing I learned this week is humility. Sometimes I get upset when I get corrected by my companion, but then I realized how it is an opportunity for me to grow and become a better teacher. Another is prayer. Prayer is really important, it just sets my day. I always love it when I pray because I know Heavenly Father is up there to listen and to answer. Best thing is when I can feel the spirit as I pray. Sometimes prayers can get a little bit repetitive here on a mission because you pray almost every time. As I was reading preach my gospel I learned how I must pray with the full energy of my heart everyday because it gives you the spirit and that motivation to work hard. 

It was raining the whole week! It got to the point when they hoisted up the "Black Rainstorm Warning". Because it was raining everyday and finding was really tough for us because we had to carry umbrellas while talking to people. There were 3 days when we just stayed on a bridge and talked to almost everyone we see. You really have to have patience and hard work here on the mission.  The cool thing is we found this guy on the bridge, his name is Richard Xie from beijing. We taught him a lesson on the bridge, met him 3 days after that and he came to church on Sunday. Miracles I tell you! I see them almost every week! Sean, One of our investigator is getting baptized on june 21. I was so happy because at first he didn't have faith in Christ, but the more we met with him the more his faith developed. What's even cool is that he was part of the choir for ward conference and he was wearing a suit. Its really a front view seat of seeing God's hand in peoples lives. 

I know Christ Lives. I know he is Risen. I know his atonement can enable us to do things we cannot do on our own. I know we have a loving Heavenly Father. I love the gospel. I know families can be together forever.

Elder Sy

                                      ELDER SY
(薛 長 老)
耶穌基督聖徒教會
中國香港傳道
China Hong Kong Mission
 2014 - 2016









                   
Its been raining the whole week.
                   
Soaking Wet
                   
Tamzai
Exchanges with Elder Wong
   
  
Sights and Sounds of "Black Rainstorm" Week.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

HK 12 " The First Twelve Weeks "



On Monday, May 18, 2015 11:28 AM, Jayzon Christian Sy <jayzon.sy@myldsmail.net> wrote:


Hello! 

Wow I cant believe it. It was around this time last year where I started processing my papers for my mission. Can't believe how time is so fast! Deciding to go on a mission is the best decision I have ever made. I never thought I would be out here wearing a name tag representing Christ here in Hong Kong. Who knew a kid whose just wants to play basketball for the rest of his life would make the biggest decision of his life. I remember the day when I was standing on the pulpit and these words came out of my mouth " I am going to go serve a mission". Until now I can't believe the spirit led me to say those words. To be honest after saying that on the pulpit I was like " What have I gotten myself into". But then everything went really good. I prepared for my mission really well, I can say I was physically mentally and spiritually prepared before going on my mission. I have no regrets out here in my mission. Everyday is a blessing for me and my family. The work is hard but at the end of the day its all worth it. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, I am so glad to be out here serving the Lord. I know blessings will follow after all this service, so what I am trying to focus now is His work. 

This week was fantastic! It was the last week of my 12 week program! Wow, its so quick! Guess what? More finding for us HAHA! Its another time for adjustments. We will start having 7 hours of time finding this week! This will be fun, really fun HAHA! By the end of my mission I probably will be a really patient man. 5 hours straight of finding isn't gonna be easy. Hopefully I can keep up the hardworking attitude. This week we also had Zone Conference. President Hawks and his assistants gave training. It was a really good training, it'll be the last one as president hawks is leaving in July. It was a really powerful training. I learned a lot and felt the spirit. The spirit was so strong that day. It was fun too because I met a lot of missionaries. Met the filipino Elders, Its just so fun talking to them! 

Hebrews 11:1 "Faith is the substance of things hoped  for, the evidence of things not seen" Faith is our foundation. Without faith we cant do anything. I encourage everyone to build their foundations upon Christ. God answers our prayers through our Faith. Remember, faith is an action word! So we show our faith to God by keeping his commandments even tho sometimes it doesn't make sense. I know that Christ Lives and he loves each one of us! I know Families can be together forever.

Elder Sy ( 薛長老 )

Mangoes from Sister Hawks




I made myself a curry


This is Sean

Tai Po Ward Primary Activity




Sights and Sounds of HK12

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

HK11 Mother's Day Overseas Call And Letters


On Monday, May 11, 2015 5:28 PM, Jayzon Christian Sy <jayzon.sy@myldsmail.net> wrote:



Hello! How is everyone this week? Its been a great weak for me. Things are slowing down for me. I guess? I am starting to talk to more people regardless of what age sex or what they look like. Looks like I am starting to overcome my weaknesses. Its been a really good week for me. I feel like my Faith is strengthened. Prayer is a big part in my conversion here in the mission field. Without prayer I don't think I have the courage and strength to continue the work. I am blessed to have spiritual eyes. There are days when its so hard. Walking for 3 hours and no one stopping to talk to you is tough, but then I am glad I have the positive attitude in doing the work.

This week I called a lot of people on the phone! First 9 weeks I don't like calling people on the phone because I feel like it is awkward. But its been a miracle. I am having the strength and courage to call. I know its through humble prayers that I was able to have the bold attitude in talking to people regardless it be on the phone or on the street. So I have this mannerism of trying to find things and reading them. I guess its called "mang-okay". So I was doing that this week, I was scanning through old investigators. Then I found good old investigators and gave them a call. I was able to schedule a man from mainland. The last time missionaries met with him was 7 years ago. Its mind blowing. 7 years ago I was still 11 and don't know what is happening in this world. Its cool if you think of it. We met him last Tuesday, we had a good lesson and dinner! HAHA! On Monday we were also able to have a lesson with Patrick, a guy we met on the street. We also had a really good lesson. Its was a really good week. We are starting to have more investigators. I know it was through our prayers that we were able to find them. I am also so happy to get to call home and hear the voice of my family. They sound so happy! 

I have gained a stronger testimony on prayer this week. I really know God is a prayer away. If we kneel with a humble heart and contrite spirit, He truly will answer our prayers. I know Christ lives. I know His atonement enables us to become better people. I have a clear purpose in my life. And that is preparing to go back to Heavenly Fathers presence. I know the Church is True! 

Elder Sy ( 薛長老 )

Wan Chai Road
LDS Church Administration Building in Wan Chai (灣仔)








Sceneries of the beautiful Ma On Shan  馬鞍山海濱長廊.










Sights And Sounds Of Ma On Shan Prominade.

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A quick glimpse of whats inside the Wan Chai church administration building.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

HK10 Going Home And Apartment Transfer On The Beautiful Ma On Shan (馬鞍山) Area




On Monday, May 4, 2015 5:31 PM, Jayzon Christian Sy <jayzon.sy@myldsmail.net> wrote:

Hello!

This week is fun! Every week is always fun! It was transfer calls on Tuesday and I am still staying with my trainer Elder Haggenmiller. So we are staying together with each other for another transfer. I am finishing my training with Elder Haggenmiller. So... We transferred to another apartment. This is the third apartment I am in for the last 2 months. Packing and moving was really hard, the Taipo apartment was really small so there was not a lot of space to move around and pack. Plus the apartment was so dusty so I had allergies and it was really Maah-Faahn. (Annoying) But all is well! The Ma On Shan Apartment is really nice, and there is a beautiful view of the sea too!

This week has its ups and downs. We weren't able to meet with our investigators this week because they are all so busy! Everyone in Hong Kong is so busy right now. It is almost the end of the semester so that is why they are very busy right now. So we went finding the whole week! It was a chance for me to grow again. Met a lot of people on the street. We met the kind people, the "no-time" people, the people who discriminates, and all that! Its fun dealing with different people and finding a way to connect their life with the gospel. This week we did mainland visitors. I was able to help a man come unto Christ by receiving baptism. His wife was a member for 8 years. He had a son who is out on a mission. Her wife encouraged him to get baptized and receive the restored gospel but he told her to give him time. After 8 years he decided to, the wife said 8 years wasn't that long to wait. After 1 year they can be sealed for eternity. I am blessed to teach him and help him. I know his son is really happy right now. 

The Gospel really does blesses families. It has blessed my family so much. I have no regrets here on my mission. I am honored to be called as a servant of the Lord and be an instrument in carrying out the restored gospel to the people. I know Christ lives and I know Heavenly father loves us so much. 

Have a great week! 

-Elder Sy

From Tai Po District To Ma On Shan Area

Ma On Shan Area
On the streets of Ma On Shan
Elder Kang finished his mission last week and went home Saturday.




The beautiful Sha Tin Sea. View from the apartment.
Ma On Shan sunset.






 

  

 Ma On Shan Sunset Video 

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