Monday, July 7, 2014

Saddest Day Yet



Oh man today was a rough one!!! Dang. I received a call from President on Saturday asking me to come back up to Taizhong for a bit....well of course I complied however that means that I am about a 3 or 4 hour train ride from my other home!! 東港! I love that place so much, I can't even explain it. For those of you who know me I am TOTALLY not a crier...except for some movies...and some songs...haha but really I hate crying and I feel like I have gotten better at not crying on my mission...but dang, when I got that soon as I hung up, the tears started comin and it didn't really stop till that next morning! It is amazing what happens when you POUR your heart and soul out every night for a place and a really love them. I didn't want to leave. However, here I am back up in Taizhong writing this email home. Please keep DONGGANG in your prayers, it is like my home away from home.

But flippen hilarious!! The day before I left the small branch threw me a tiny party and it was so fun and one of the games we played was everyone had to say something to me for 3 to 5 min and then at the end I had to say something to all of them but the whole time we couldn't use the words "me, him, her, you, we, them, yall" (i think that is how it would translate over...) It was SOOOO funny. and since we ALL messed up we all had to eat a spoon full of wasabi!!! oh man it was nasty...oh gosh it was trrible! all of us felt like throwing up!



I love that group of people so much! We really grew so close!! So close that one of the members called the mission office and got mad and started complaining....uh oh...maybe we were TOO close hahaha. No but really i love them all so much! It gave me a big testimony of the power of prayer! So my invite now, set a goal and for one full week pray everyday sincerely for someone else...just watch your love for them grow OFF THE CHARTS! It is incredible! I pray for all of you, friends, family, people in and out of the mission! I love you all!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!!!!....I love America.

I want to be a champion, kinda like Nephi and Lehi in the 3rd book or Nephi. They had people to look up to like Ammon and you know how insignificant they must have felt....but still, look at what they accomplished! I know that we all have people that we look up to, but don't look down on yourself! You are a son or daughter of God and have all the power that his child should have! So go out and be great, go and be a champion!

The girl Caroline that just got baptized might go serve a short term mission in the next week or two...AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #TreeOfLife

Time flys you cannot they go to fast.-----think about that one #PapaJim

But really, where did the time go! wasn't I just in the MTC totally lost? How do I only have 4 months left...that seems like nothing.....what am I gonna do!

I really appreciate everyones love and support!! thank you so much! It would be nice to get letters and hear about your amazing lives (cough cough family!!!! cough cough I didn't hear that BRENNEN got his call till today!?!?!?!?!?!!?!? Thats you Uncle Merle ;) jk.,.....but really :) )

Shine bright!!!

I love you all! have an amazing week!!

Elder Gish


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