Sunday, February 16, 2014

With God

Hey everyone!  Happy Valentines day! (I am not quite sure if that is how you spell that) This week has been crazy busy-I am so exhausted.  Since transfers, we have just had so much to do because we are working with so many people now.  The most exciting thing that happened this week was probably that our investigator Manuel came to church!  He said he enjoyed it, but there were a lot of words and things he didn't understand which is as expected.  It is really interesting, but because Japan hasn't grown up with a Christian background, there are a lot of church words that nobody understands because they are simply not used here, where as in America most people are familiar with Christianity and the words associated with it.  One other cool thing that happened this week was that me and my companion gave a blessing to one of our investigators who may have had a minor stroke.  He is still fairly young so it won't affect him too much, but it was amazing that he had the opportunity to see the priesthood authority of God being exercised.  This week we got two new investigators through our free English classes we teach. Both of them are starting to do our other 30 30 program where we teach them one on one English for 30 minutes and then a Gospel message for 30 minutes.  Well, today I am going to have to cut this email a little short, but one thing I have been studying lately is what are the most important parts of missionary work.  I have learned through last transfer especially that the most important part of the work is the Lord God.  This is His work and He will hasten it in His own time D&C 88:73.  Without God, there would be no missionary work to be done because it is His purpose. We are merely God's tools, but He will cause success to happen.  We have to do our best, but no matter what it is in Their Hands, Moses 1:39, Ezekiel 34:11-13, Mathew 4:19.  The Lord is causing miracles to happen, and I am so happy to be serving in Japan right now!  I love you all so much, stay well!

Me, my first companion and a member at Sushiro which is a way sick sushi place.

Ping Pong dendou - ping pong missionary work