Good morning from Shinkotoni!
These past few days were long but also went by so fast. Not too much
happened, but that’s okay. I got rejected a lot,hahahaha it’s so funny because Nihonjin aren’t even rude compared to Americans. So I think it’s so funny how we get rejected. Some excuses are funny. One time this lady was like, “My bag is heavy, so no thanks”.
So, the bishop asked us to visit all the inactive sisters and that is what we have done. And also did a lot of housing. A lot of miracles happened. My companion and I had been praying to receive new investigators, we hadn’t seen much while housing and streeting. And one day during morning schedule we had received a referral! From another area. And then later the elders forwarder us 6 more referrals. And by the end of the night, we received another referral from another area and by the end of the day we had 8 new referrals to contact. Definitely blessings from Heavenly Father. And so grateful each day. We cannot wait to see what happens with them.
One more story…so on my second day in Japan we chose an area to house. We chose it, but we’re kind of disappointed in the amount of old men lived in this block. All of which were Buddhist. LOL, but our last house we went up to this lady…and she knew who we were.
Apparently, she had been baptized. And read the Book of Mormon. How cool right? But
she is inactive. The only thing she misses from the part of her life was when she was able to quit smoking tobacco. And a few days before we stopped by, she had thought of wanting to stop. And so we taught her a short lesson about how God loves her! And we came back this past week to help her stop smoking. Last Friday we went over to her house and taught a very very spirit filled lesson on the word of wisdom. We promised we will call her everyday, and she threw away all her tobacco products. We came back yesterday and had a member present lesson who also used to smoke and to bare her testimony about the word of wisdom. At the end of the lesson she threw away more tobacco products she bought, and prayed with us. And we made a game plan for her. It was amazing. How much the influence of the spirit can be on a person. We tried finding her records..and have yet to find them. But she is one of my favorite miracles so far!
I’m going to Yuki Matsuri with our investigator and member today! I’m excited, the festival is only this week, it’s free and I’m so excited.
Time to go, I love you all!!