Thanks to everyone who came to Robert's farewell and open house tonight. Robert really appreciated everyone who came to support him! He leaves Tuesday morning for Salt Lake City, and reports to the MTC on Wednesday at 1:00. Throughout his 24 months of service to the Lord, Elder Gregory would appreciate your cards, letters, and packages (apparently they do not have peanut butter in Japan!). Robert expressed some sadness this evening at the thought that he wouldn't be able to see his family and friends again for another two years. I know that your letters of encouragement will mean a lot to him. Robert spoke in church today about how to avoid contention in the home. In 3 Nephi 11:29-30, we read that "...contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another. Behold, this is not my doctrine..." Robert would like to leave you all with this message, that if you can live with peace in your heart and forgive and love those who are contentious toward you, the Lord will bless you.
Thanks again for all of your support!