"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, September 19, 2016


I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've last written. A lot of things have happened!

We got to go through the Sapporo temple for the first time and walking in and feeling that special feeling and spirit at the temple was so special! It felt like home! I'm so grateful for temples we have that help us get back to our Heavenly Father, and help give us strength to keep going until the end. I'm grateful for a loving God who has prepared all the things to help us.

And we had transfers, and sweet Aoyama shimai was taken away from me, but I am training! Her name is ribgy shimai from st. George, Utah, and she is perfect. I love her so much already, like more than I thought I could. She's just a great big blessing. To life.

We've been doing a lot of finding this week, and it is cool to see that God definitely puts people in our paths! We've had a lot of cool conversations and teaching opportunities with people on the street this week. One day we gave out a couple pamphlets but they all said no to hearing the lessons and I was a little sad, but then we went and visited a member and we were talking about her conversion story, and she said she was converted because she had received a pamphlet before and when she met the missionaries by chance again, she recognized the pamphlet and decided to listen and eventually be baptized. It was a sweet feeling that God recognizes us and knows what we are feeling right at the moment, and that no effort truly is ever lost.

We also went to stake conference this Sunday, and I got to see a lot of people from Asahikawa and from shinoro, where I used to teach eikaiwa, so that was really special! Our mission president and temple president spoke, and one story Nakatsuka kaicho shared really stuck with me. He said there was a little boy who told his mother that if she saw Christ today, to tell Him he said hi. And his mother got a little nervous and said, I think Christ might be a little busy today. And the boy responded, "mom, if you look really hard, you can find Christ."

I'm so grateful  for all that He has done, and still does for us. I know that if we just seek Him out, even or especially in our darkest days or hardest moments, we can find Him. And I know he is always there waiting for us to let him help us, because I've felt him and I've seen him help and change the people around me, and even me.

Love you guys ❤️
Be safe and have a miracle filled week!
Massey shimai