been bad about emailing lately!
But things are awesome here in Izumi! I feel like we are always busy
doing something and the time is flying by like crazy! Missionary work
is so fun because all of us in the apartment are doing our best and
striving to work hard and be obedient! We currently have three
investigators with baptism dates in February which is awesome! We
hoped that they would all come to church yesterday but atleast one of
them did! One of the greatest things i learned from this past week was
having the courage to just open my mouth and say what i am prompted to
say in the lessons we had. In previous weeks we would be in lessons
and i would participate a little, but would hesitate and not say
everything i wanted to because i wasn't sure how to say it in
japanese. Always after not opening my mouth i would feel super empty
and disappointed. This past week i made it a goal to act on the
promptings from the spirit and open my mouth. I was amazed that i was
able to articulate the things i wanted to say in teaching the
principles, extending commitments, and bearing testimony! I know that
the holy ghost is a real and that he bears testimony of God our
Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ. After we are baptized by proper
priesthood authority we can have the promise to have the Holy Ghost
with us always if we live worthily and strive to be in tune with him.
His role is to comfort us, warn us, testify of truth, and even guide
us to know what we should do. This is so crucial in missionary work of
course, but also in everyday life! I know that as we continually
strive to keep ourselves clean and pure, and seek the companionship
of the spirit, and act on promptings when we receive them, we will
receive more and more promptings and our lives will become so much
more inspired and awesome!
Also big news the missionary schedule for missionaries worldwide have
changed! Still not to sure what the exact schedule is for our mission
as there is some room for mission presidents to adjust schedules to
meet the needs of specific cultures and regions. But I am excited to
see what great things will happen with this new schedule. I love you
all, have a great week!
Pic1: Thanks sister Lee for the scarf and beanie!! Its still really cold over here in Izumi and supposed to get more cold next month!!
Here's a regular picture of me and my companion mitabi choro
week and play games!