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.
(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 <email@example.com>
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!