Monday, May 18, 2015

Transfer to Greerton

ALRIGHT EVERYBODY!!!!! ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!! I am out of Frankton. I am now serving in an area called Greerton in Tuaranga. OH MY LANTIS IT IS BEAUTIFUL! This place is such a honor to serve in, we have seen so many amazing miracles this week! There is two in particular that I would like to share with you.

One is this. On Saturday me and my companion were asked to give a training on talking with people in the streets at a prospective missionary conference. First off, what a pleasure it was to be able to speak to the next generation of missionaries. I have never seen so much potential in a body of youth then the ones here. So here are the miracles. When we were asked to train, we were asked to do so for only an hour. When our stake President saw how well it was going, he asked for us to keep going FOR ANOTHER HOUR! WE HAD ONLY PLANNED FOR ONE HOUR! But right as my companion and I where humbled by our fear of not knowing what to say…our minds where rushed with what to say next. Afterwards, everyone was saying how real and helpful the training was! BUT IT DOESNT END THERE!  Right as we leave and we are feeling so uplifted by the Spirit we felt, we saw this lady walking towards us, so we stop to talk to her... turns out her car had broken down and she was walking to get gas. As we shared with her the Message of the Plan of Salvation... her eyes got huge and asked if we can take her number and address to come teach her more!! SHe said yes! THAT NEVER HAPPENS!!

Last week we had an unexpected visitor come to Church. He is a drug dealer and was walking past our Chapel when he felt like he should come in. He left his backpack at the gate and walked in. When he walked in he said he just felt this feeling like he was home, but never knew that he had lost my home. We invited him to be baptized this week and has accepted! I love the metaphor of leaving our "backpacks" at the Gate in order to feel the Spirit more. 

I am so grateful for this Gospel!!

Until next time!

Ka kite ano!
-Elder Gish

Primary Kids Soak it Up



So sorry i have been so slacking on my writing these past few weeks. Its been insanely busy this transfer! But I will try and do my best not to miss another week without an update.

Now with that, I think I owe you all a nice long email!

It has really been a great week! We had an awesome privilege this Sunday. My companion and I were asked to talk about the Restoration with the Primary, but to make it more fun for them, we got to dress up as the Angel Moroni (my companion) and since I am an American, I was asked to be the Prophet Joseph Smith. Man that was so much fun! I really enjoyed it! These Primary Kids were on to it as! I would ask a question and BAM they knew the answers! I feel like they knew more then I did! The Spirit was amazing in that room, as we got to talk with these young kids, they were just soaking it all up. They loved it! It was extremely cute when one of the little ones (after I left) asked the Primary President if I was actually Joseph Smith! It was such a great honor to hear that.

Now this week was a happy sad week. I have been in a trio for a long time as one of our missionaries is recovering from surgery. He was recovering for about 3 weeks. So half of a transfer. And it was such a privilege to have 2 powerful companions with me for that short time. So this week he had to leave us, but what makes it a great week was we had to leave with a BOOM. So we strapped on our helmets and went to work. We saw some amazing things happens as we tried our best but we just felt we weren’t doing enough. But when the end of the week had come, we had over achieved the Standards of Excellence!! All we wanted to do was just work. And so we did and we saw miracles because of that! 


I am indeed grateful for this time I have to serve my mission!

kia kaha!

-Elder Gish