Sunday, October 18, 2015

Blog: Love Conference
 So this week was pretty crazy. Pretty crazy. Yes, yes indeed. And
you're probably thinking, what week isn't for a missionary. I say this
is true. But this week a lot of unexpected things happened. So
scheduled crazy is good, unscheduled is also good. So on P-day we went
and window shopped at this HUGE mall which was way fun, then we had
like an apartment meeting to try and organize who will visit which
member for this member missionary message we were asked to share and
we were able to share it with the bishop which was so amazing! It was
so spiritual. The video is called I'll go where you want me to go. Go
watch it it is amazing!! Then on Tuesday we had some lessons planned
but they fell through. Unfortunate, but the member that came to joint
called like 10 people on the phone and I got to talk to her friends
and invite them to church which was way cool! Then on Wednesday we
went waaaaaaaay down to visit a member in like the middle of the
darkness with both our headlights broken and no sidewalk on the road,
so that was pretty wild, but with prayers and some directions from
nice bar owners we were able to make it and wake them up and share a
small message. Haha! Didn't think they would be asleep so early, but
they were so nice to us! Then on Thursday was mostly just weekly
planning and eikaiwa (English class). Then on Friday we went up to go look at some
colleges to see if we could do some volunteer and one of the sisters
tires popped so we changed it, and the new one popped so we had to
look for a bike shop and got the college by like 7 so nobody was there
at the front desk and all the students kept saying hi to us and asked
if we had boyfriends. Haha, crazy kids! So we handed them some
chidashi's (pamphlets)  and left and went home to finish planning.
Then we had conference! OH the sweet joy of conference!!!! Wasn't is
just the best! I especially loved the talk from Larry R. Lawrence what
lack I yet. And also the general woman's session from President
Uchtdorf. This conference really spoke to me as trying to look at
things in an eternal perspective. Like sometimes the mission requires
me to speak kinder words and have patience. Which as all mothers,
especially my own, probably know is a skill required for parenting.
The Lord has taught and humbled me in so many ways and I love it...
afterwards, haha! But yes, on Saturday we went to a BBQ from one of
our EKW students which was great! Then we went to the only American
members apartment and watched conference the American way, a bunch of
friends with a bunch of food, basically in the dark sprawled on the
floor. It was the best. Yay American conference. Then on Sunday we
watched it at the church in a separate room from the members. But a
crazy miracle was that this girl we had met on the street last week
just came to conference on her own. She thought it was regular church
and that it was really strange walking into a dark room with a
projector and probably very confused at all the gospel words. But she
handled it like a champ and it was amazing! We were able to teach her
a little, but because she is so busy with work wasn't able to make a
return appointment, but will call her again this week :)
Then that night we had an amazing dinner appointment with a member!
Her husband is less active and her two kids are the cutest! On our way
there though we found a dog about to get hit by cars, so we called it
over and it came and we put it in a bag and rode with it to the
members house. Then another member that came over put it in her car,
so that was a miracle. She said she would bring it to the police to
see if anyone was looking for it. Then one of the members that kind of
needs strengthening surprisingly came over as well. And she was so
kind to Bair shimai and really took a liking to her, which was just a
miracle because usually she is quite stand offish. It was so heart
warming to see her open up to Bair shimai, bean-chan miracles!!!
That was basically the week. Love you all and hope you are doing so
good!!!! Apply something from conference. I already have my ponderize
scripture!! Church is true!
Sister Johnson
We bought some death sauce for the apartment :)

A selfie we took with a store clerk who carried our bike to the bike shop. He's so nice. And we're so rude. Haha! (me, parmley, and store clerk man)

We went out to eat wit a recent convert and we ad some fun with the photo booth (yamaguchi)

The shokuji we went to, love these sisters!!! (me, Ali, Bair-shimai, wataru-kun, riyo, crump-shimai, kamakura-shimai, Parmley, itsuki-kun, ushijima-shimai)

Had to send this picture! It's her son (wataru) that literally ate his weight in food. But as he was stuffing down some chicken he got distracted by the onigiri and obviously all his thoughts were on that rice ball. Haha he was the cutest!

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