Tuesday, October 27, 2015

HK 35 The Beautiful Wan Chai ( 灣仔 ) Metropolitan !

On Monday, October 26 ,2015, 2:04 PM, Jayzon Christian Sy <jayzon.sy@myldsmail.net> wrote:

Dear Fam !

Whoa ! I am grateful for this opportunity to serve my fellow Filipinos. I am transferred into the Victoria 2nd/ Island 1st ward. My new companion is Elder Mangrobang from Olongapo, he was originally Cantonese speaking. Now I am living in the island and its pretty crazy. From all the nice cars, busy people, super tall buildings and more! Crazy thing is that I feel like a new missionary because I can't speak Tagalog and the Filipino work is different from Mandarin work. So it is something I have to get used to. My previous companion moved to Macau and I am pretty sure he is having a great time in there as well. Hopefully we will become companions again in the future.

I am humbled down once again. It was pretty tough on the first day cos I couldn't speak any Tagalog. Chinese would always mix up when I teach the Filipinos. So, I have to adjust once again. I am reminded of how I should rely on the Lord in whatever things I do.

So it is really special here. We have church services from Monday to Sunday. Its because the Filipinos only get one day off. So we get a chance to take the sacrament everyday. Its cool. The members here has a really strong testimony as well. They are happy all the time and they always crack the classic Filipino jokes. Its really funny. Aside from just having fun all the time they actually go finding with us. So approaching people that are sitting down is not a struggle now haha. Cool thing is Brother Boboy, a person who was baptized last week, was out there handing out pamphlets to every one he sees.

One thing I learned this week is how important prayer is. As we ask for specific things from God, we receive specific answers. I invite everyone to pray with real intent and be specific in your prayers. I promise you that if you do, you will get to develop a stronger bond with heavenly father and will receive the specific things that you desire.

I am excited to get this work done. I feel like there is much to learn out here. I hope you guys have a great week. I am so grateful for the things I have learned out here. The more I loose my self in the work the more I feel good. As I focus on the needs of the people, I receive many promptings that are essential for there progression. I love this work. I know this is the Lords work. I love the Lord. I am here to only serve my master. Have a great week.

Elder Sy
China Hong Kong Mission
2014 - 2016

Wan Chai Church Administrative Building

"Last Evening" together with my companion with Sister Gamboa from the Philippines

Wan Chai, Gloucester Road.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

HK 34 I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go ( Transfer Week ).

On Monday, October 19 ,2015, 12:54 PM, Jayzon Christian Sy <jayzon.sy@myldsmail.net> wrote:

Hey how is everyone doing? Having a fantastic time here, serving in Tolo Harbor south. This week we were told that they were closing down our area which means my companion and I will be moving within this week. I am really grateful for opportunity to train Elder Woolley. He has impressed me in a lot of things. We've become great friends just within 2 months. Well, hopefully we are opening an area together! That will be fun. I have grown a lot from the experiences I had from the past 2 months. Reopening the south area was hard work. We prayed really hard to find the people here in the south area. My faith is strengthened everyday as I rely on what Heavenly Father wants.

Okay, my English brain is not working right now. Might now be much but I hope my words can inspire you. This week we taught two new investigators. We were able to develop a really good relationship with both of them. They were awesome but we will be turning them over to the north Elders as we are moving. We were able to turn over Summers last week. It was a great lesson cos finally he said his first prayer. After two months he was able to say a really beautiful prayer. I am grateful for that opportunity to see him develop faith in Christ. Hopefully we will be able to turn all our investigators over within the week.

The last 2 months we worked really hard to help (Jason) our investigator receive that spiritual conversion. We were able to see a glimpse of how powerful Jason can be when he talks about spiritual things. We were able to become Jason's best friend by helping him recognize the spirit. He was really grateful for the help we rendered unto him. I was able to see the testimony of Jason grow. I have learned a lot from the experience. It takes patience and persistence to help someone grow. To be honest it was really frustrating at first because almost every lesson will turn into an intellectual discussion. I have learned to be patient from teaching Jason and I am grateful for that wonderful learning experience. PATIENCE, PERSISTENCE, and QUIT ACTING UPON THE CHILD. A really great counsel from Elder Bednar.

I am looking for the new challenges that lie ahead. I will serve wherever God wants me to serve. I hope you guys have a great week. I know Christ Lives and that the fullness of His gospel is restored once again. I am a witness, and I cannot deny it. I know that as we rely on Him, our weaknesses will become our strengths.

Elder Sy

(薛 長 老)
China Hong Kong Mission
 2014 - 2016

Last Sunday dinner in the apartment.

With Elliot (E.Q. President).

Our investigator Jason (middle).

Notes from Mommy and Daddy Sy:

(Above) This letter dated August 19,2015 coming from Elder Sy's Mission President stating about his assignment as a trainer.

(Below) Letter coming from Elder Sy's companion.

---------- Forwarded Message ----------
From: Ryan Woolley <ryan.woolley@myldsmail.net>
Date: October 19, 2015 at 5:09 GMT

Hello Brother and Sister Sy! This is Elder Woolley! I just wanted to email you two to tell you what a privilege it has been to be trained by your son Elder Sy! He is without a doubt the most humble missionary I have ever met, and has inspired me so many times with his great example. So I know you two must have done an excellent job raising him! He is truly a dedicated missionary who is trying to consecrate himself, he has trained me very well and really just helped me learn and grow. People say that your trainer often gives the strongest impression on what a missionary will turn out to be like, so I'm grateful to have had such a qualified example and great friend to be trained by! Thanks for being great parents! Haha Elder Sy is an amazing missionary, and I know he will continue to do great things here in the field and for you family!
Elder Woolley

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hk 33 Suits Season !

On Monday, October 12 ,2015, 12:47 PM, Jayzon Christian Sy <jayzon.sy@myldsmail.net> wrote:

Hello, how is everyone's week! It has been a great week of missionary work. Lots of things to learn out here in the field. I'll be honest, time is flying really quick. I remember  6 months ago was general conference and from that time to this general conference was pretty quick! It is suits season now actually, we were asked to wear suits for every proselyting activity. It is getting colder! It was really hot three days ago but in just a day the weather changed. So yeah, I am kind of grateful I was able to make it through summer! The challenge now is taking cold showers. The apartments hot shower is really hot and we cant control the heat. So we had to find a way to make it warm enough to shower on.

Anyways, this week was general conference week. I am grateful I was able to hear the voices and counsels of the prophet and the apostle. As I was pondering upon there words I realized how important their words are. I realized how their words helps us understand how we can specifically apply the gospel of Jesus Christ into our lives. Its like a map with a compass! Everything just becomes clearer and the gospel does not become vague. There were three things that stood out to me as I was listening to the whole conference. First is commandments, the Lord gives us commandments for our own benefit not for restrictions. We have to see the bigger picture! We get protection from the things we are commanded to do. Plus, we also receive temporal and spiritual blessings from it. How great is that! Second, I learned about how keeping the Sabbath day is really important. The servants of the Lord has counseled us to keep the Sabbath day holy, like REALLY KEEPING IT HOLY. As we go to church every week, we have to be spiritually prepared for the personal revelations we can get. So when church starts we have to be focused in learning by the spirit. It may be tough but if we really try to we will be blessed by it. Third is the gift of the Holy Ghost. We must be worthy to have the companionship of him. Every time we get that hunch from him, do it. Every time we pray we have to take time to ponder and let the spirit guide you in your prayers. If we do that, we are promised we will be able to know what we should do. It just brings a big purpose!

Last week was really great! We were able to teach a lot of lessons. One of them being a mainlander. It was another great opportunity for me to grow as I taught a woman from jiang xi. My testimony is strengthened once again. These people coming down here are very humble and receptive to the spirit. We were able to find a lot of people to teach as well. We are excited for this week. I hope everything goes well. I know the Church is true and we have a living prophet. I know Christ lives. I love Him and I am grateful for the impact the gospel has in my life. I am grateful.

Elder Sy

                                    ELDER SY
(薛 長 老)
China Hong Kong Mission
 2014 - 2016

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

HK 32 We Do Not Strive For Conversion In The Church BUT TO CHRIST AND HIS GOSPEL.