"Now my brethren, we see that God is mindful of every people, whatsoever land they may be in; yea he numbereth his people, and his bowels of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy, and my great thanksgiving; yea and I will give thanks unto my God forever. Amen." (Alma 26.37)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hi everyone!
Love you all! Sorry I didn't email last week... BUT I'm still in Asahikawa and still loving it.
Free shimai left which was hard but I know it's God's will. My new companion's name is Wo shimai and she is from Australia but is Samoan and she is a party.
We have a lot of fun together and she tries really hard to comfort me in the way I need and reassure me a lot. She is a good companion and always has such a strong desire to dendo and work hard. It's really admirable.
Since we've been together we've seen a lot of miracles and found some really promising people. Yesterday our dendo time was kind of short but in that short time we found a new investigator who is our age and felt the spirit and we set a solid return appointment with her so we're SO excited!! We taught her how she can pray and she said she would. Miracles, man.

It's been kind of hard this transfer but I was able to rely on the Lord and every time I have asked for strength, I have had enough to get me through. I know He answers prayers and am grateful for that. I have also been able to use the Atonement more this week, and am learning that I make mistakes and that is okay. And through being patient with myself and those around me, I can grow closer to Christ.
Love you all! Hope your week is beautiful. ❤

Monday, January 4, 2016

Hey everyone!
It's been snowing everyday since Christmas and the world is very white here in Hokkaido. We were fed so much by members recently. They all are such good cooks and spoil us. But we got to see the far parts of our area because a lot of them live far, and so we spent more time in the rural areas which was really pretty. When it was snowing you couldn't tell where the ground met the sky because everything including the air is WHITE.

And somehow we never run out of mikans. I don't think we've run out since Halloween. Everyone gives them to us, I can't even keep track of where they come from. It's like magic or something.
We went to the ふじたかぞく for lunch on the second of January and she made us おせち!