"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, June 27, 2016

Hope everyone is doing well! Transfers came and I'm staying with Welch shimai who is just perfect in all ways!! ❤️

Kobayashi san was confirmed a member yesterday and it was so so special. Every time we see her our day just gets a little brighter.

This week was a little bit of a harder one, but we were able to work more with the members this week which was really really good! The young women are on fire and we've met a couple more of their friends this week. Just perfect.

One day we decided to clean the baptismal font, but we couldn't get the water working so it didn't work out, but afterwards we went and talking to people on the streets on the way to an appointment and one of the first people we talked to was a girl our age who believed in God and wanted to come to church with us the next day! We invited her to the temple open house and she came to church too! And the whole program yesterday was so perfect for her and what she needed. We're meeting with her again this week and excited about it!

We also taught the two Vietnamese girls this week, which was interesting! They speak pretty good Japanese but we used Vietnamese pamphlets to help them and they were really into them. They're really sweet and one said she wants to be baptized ๐Ÿ˜Š

Shinkotoni is such a special place. And I'm truly blessed to be able to work here.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Kobayashi San got baptized!!

Hi everyone!!
Welch shimai and I have been seeing so many miracles together. It's really amazing. We're starting to work with the members more lately and it's been really good! The young women are on fire and want their friends to get baptized. And the members help out a ton with team ups and inviting their friends to the temple too.

One member took us out around her neighborhood to invite her friends with her, which was really really good. And this last week Welch shimai and I went back to them and one wants to listen to our message! We went back to another friend and met her husband who actually have a son who is also LDS! They see his example and said that they know his religion is good because of it. We're excited we get to teach them as a couple, because it's our first time being able to do so.

We also met with another family we are teaching, and taught them the plan of salvation and the mom really wanted her kids to be involved and understand what we were saying and was involved in teaching them too, which was really cool!

And then last Sunday makino shimai brought 4 new Vietnamese neighbors and wants us to teach them as well. They're all really cute and sweet

Also also!! Our beloved kobayashi San got baptized this Saturday! It was so beautiful and her testimony at the end was just perfect. She is just perfect. Its been so humbling to see her testimony grow and progress. The spirit was so strong when she bore it as well, I wish I could just bottle up that experience forever.