Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hey ya'll! This week was amazing!! Full of challenges and miracles!!
I think on Monday we just relaxed on P-day. Now I need to start
pulling out my planner to even remember what happened during this
week. Then we had a lesson with our investigator mitsuyo-san who is a
very kind and interesting woman. She is not sure if she can enter the
church at this time, but we committed her to read and pray everyday so
that she can feel the love and power of God and help her along her
path little by little. She also asked our joint of she was pregnant,
not pregnant, whoops! But the joint is super cool, so we dodged that
bullet. But one of the less actives in our wards wife is actually
pregnant (and she is a non-member ;)) and we went and visited her on
Sunday and gave her snacks for her other two kids and prayed with her.
She said she was going into the hospital on Friday and when we were
waiting for a PI at the bus stop we see her walking down the street,
and still very pregnant. So we were like "Why are you here?" Very
logical question to ask. And she was like, I am going grocery
shopping, I went to the hospital today but they said to come in
tomorrow and I am going to have the baby and rest there.  And she
wouldn't let us help her... classic Japanese. But one of our members
ended up calling her and the baby was born safely, so we probably wont
visit this week, but the next :)
Then this week we had one of the area presidency visit. Elder
Yamashita. And it. was. amazing!! Him and his wife are SO sweet! And I
learned so much from the taikai! We learned a lot about how to get
baptisms, and thinking big. It was so inspirational and I felt the
spirit so many times. I have been reviewing my notes, and it was just
WOW!! I wish I was better at describing this, but maybe it is just
something you have to be at. I learned so much and truly know that
these people are called of God!
Then after that we had junkais. Which has been changed up a bit in the
mission. Now the sisters come to our area to go on splits. So sister
Willson from Australia came over and we saw so many miracles!!! Had a
lesson on the spot with this man/woman (dont know the gender quite
yet) who prayed so fervently that their work would go better and
thanks for introducing him/her to the missionaries. It was awesome!!
Then we met some P.I.'s. Unfortunately on Sunday though, all the
people we had committed to come to church didnt show up :(. But God
gives us miracles to outweigh our trials! On Sunday night when we were
dendoing we went pretty far out about an hour away from our apartment,
and we got lost so it took us like 2 hours. But when we got there we
were having no luck. So we prayed and werent feeling the area and went
down the hill closer to the main street. We felt this other apartment
on the otherside of the road and dendoued it until about the last
floor. When we knocked on Sakamoto-sans door. Who invited us in talked
about English and his family then told us he loved Christ and we told
him our message was centered on Christ. He said fantastic! But he had
one problem... too busy this month. But we are so excited to visit him
in March!! #JesusinJapan! Then when we came back it took even less
time so we had some extra time to dendo prayed and felt to go closer
to the college. And we felt this one apartment, again the last floor
almost the last door and met Hikari-san! Who prayed with us and made a
return appointment!! So many miracles!! Trials and miracles!! It's a
heavenly combination.
That pretty much makes up our week. We also had a sandwich party.
There was corn bread. Not that kind of corn bread. It was corn,
mayonnaise, and bread, toasted. :) We thought it was very funny.
I know the gospel is true and missions are the best!!! The Lord is
truly blessings his servants and moving his work forward!! Serve
someone around you!

Johnson Shimai

Us getting ice cream for breakfast before the Yamashita taikai!

I got this from Masters shimai. I thought everybody would enjoy it.

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Us on junkais!! (me, sato, masters, weller, willson, millet)

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