Addresses: Pouch Mail: Elder James O. Gillespie
Chile Antofagasta Mission, PO Box 30150, Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150. Mailing letters: Elder James O. Gillespie, Chile Antofagasta Mission, Casilla de Correo 70, Antofagasta, CHILE. E-mail:
James Gillespie [email@example.com].
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Today will be the best day of your life if you let it...
...and having the spirit will help us find happiness more than anything else.
I have a goal this month to finish reading all of the conference talks and I have found so many cool promises through out them! Like my favorite form Elder Bednar´s talk, ¨The hearts of the Children shall turn,¨ speaking about family indexing and working with the church in this he says, I promise you will be protected against the intensifying influence of the adversary. As you participate in and love this holy work, you will be safeguarded in your youth and throughout your lives.¨ so now my challenge to you is give it a try. Also realized how many scriptures the speakers use without introducing them, they just weave them in and out through there talks. No wonder they are so powerful they just copy the words straight out of the scriptures. I hope to obtain this knowledge that I may speak as an angel giving speaking the words of Christ, and they might not even realize it. (catch it?)
This past week we had a service project in a ¨jardén¨ which is like a day care center and we painted a room (It is a big room) afterwords we went to the Hna. Claudia´s home who is the owner of the jarden...kind of... not sure how it all works but we ate some pancakes and afterwords going to wash the dishes there was no water....nada...in all of Pozo. Apparently where the water comes from is flooding a lot, not sure with everything, other than we had paint all over us and no shower and it was 5 in the afternoon. Arrived in the pension and just rubbed our hands until there was no paint and our faces as well and put long sleeve shirts on and went to work. Everything worked out and the water was on by the next morning.
I found it particularly funny because that morning I read in the Liahona from March about food storage and being prepared.
One other quick story/advise- Some Elders counted their weeks left until they finish their missions and they said, ¨Let´s count Elder Gillespie´s,¨ and one said that he has more than 100....but no 2 years is 104 weeks future missionaries you only have 100 weeks to serve the Lord like this don´t waste a moment, it is a tithe for the first 20 years of your life! Crazy Don´t waste it.