GOOD MORNING! HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!
Ha ha, guess what everyone, I transferred. Again. To Hakodate. I have finally left the 愛するOdori Zone and on to bigger and greener things! Moiwa was the best, but God needs me somewhere else. This is now my fourth area.
Well this week was transfers. Took a 6 hour bus to Hakodate because it’s the most southern part of Hokkaido. I love Hakodate. It is a beach city and it feels like I’m back In Hawaii. Salty smells and onigiris. I’m a happy person. And everything is SO GREEN. And my companion is WOMACK SHIMAI! It’s a party.
So some miracles that happened this week:
-Met a Chinese girl who speaks English while streeting. She’s met missionaries before. It was so cool.
-Made a baptismal date with the cutest mom. She cried as we showed her a “because of Him” video. The power of the atonement is real. I’ve seen it. I’ve felt it. And now she has too.
-Helped resolve some concerns with another investigator and will have a baptismal date made this coming week
-Danced with these grandma sisters and saw their faces light up. One of them has Parkinson’s Disease. So it was cool to see how God is aware of these grandmas. Giving them small tender mercies to make life so sweet.
-Our investigator came to church for all 3 hours of church
-It was Hakodate’s ward Conference so I got to see some members from Kotoni and Moiwa Ward because they are in stake callings!! It’s a special feeling to see the people from an area you served in. It’s a humbling feeling.
Quote of the week:
“Happiness here and now consists in freely, lovingly, joyfully acknowledging God’s will for us–and doing it in all ways and all affairs big and small.”
I’m grateful for this mission! The people of Japan! God loves us all so Personally!
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES! They really made my day yesterday. This was truly one heck of an awesome week.
For starters this week the missionaries were fed 4 days in a row by members!! (Which is not common in Japan) and I have such bad rice cheeks right now it’s a little (a lot) ridiculous. But when you see the pictures just know that’s all the love I’m getting from Moiwa! (Which you can say is quite a lot)
Fun fact, all our addresses for our investigators have been erased from our Area Book so it kind of been nuts because we don’t know where these people live now. BUT! Through the spirit we have been guided to so many people’s houses which has been a blessing and tender mercy.
Yesterday was my birthday in Japan and so many amazing things happened. Our investigator came to church, our less active came to church and stayed all 3 hours! And at the end of church a cute young gal came in and told us she had interest in joining our church. Seriously miracles after miracles. All in between members gave me birthday presents and wishes. I feel so humbled by Moiwa Ward’s love for missionaries.
At night the cutest family fed all of us missionaries and made me cakes! Not one…but 3! Ahh! It was so sweet. And the elders made me a cake too so we all ate tako,rice, karaage chicken, and CAKE! And it was my favorite. Strawberries and cream. It was really a birthday to remember!! I’m so grateful!
On a spiritual note: this week I’ve been fervently studying faith because I felt like that’s what I’ve been lacking. Me and my companion have working hard on having faith as we dendo and oh my goodness, this week has been wonderful. Have faith everyone! Remember God is always here!
“If there is any one thing that you and I need, … [it is] the kind of faith that moves us to get on our knees and plead with the Lord for guidance, and then, having a measure of divine confidence, get on our feet and go to work to help bring the desired results to pass.”
-Gordon B. Hinckley
I love you all!! Be happy!