What made this experience even better was how excited Stevenson shimai was. She`s never given a Book of Mormon out before so it was awesome just watching her hand this lady a copy of the book we all love so much. Stevenson shimai is a 4th transfer so she`s relatively young, I`m considered a grandma in the mission. Sometimes I forget how young Stevenson shimai is mission wise, because she`s such a mature missionary! It was awesome to be able to share an experience like this with her.
Our week was full of unexpected things, but one of the BEST things was when we were riding around trying to locate a less active`s house but couldn`t find it. It was weird that we struggled to find it because we`d been there a couple times before and looked it up in our phone before (which has a built in navigator). So it was weird that we couldn`t find it. We were looking for almost a half an hour when an investigator called and said they wanted a lesson in 20 minutes. The timing of it all was just perfect! And we were able to get a solid lesson in. I don`t believe in coincidences. I don`t know how anyone can. There`s a Greater Power out there, and the Person who holds it is our loving Heavenly Father who will guide us and make things happen in our lives if we let Him. I`m so grateful I have wonderful parents who taught me that our Heavenly Father loves His children too much to leave things up to chance. He has a Plan, and He`s always aware of us. Like the Stripling warriors said, `We do not doubt our mothers knew it.` (Alma 56:48).
I have learned over and over again out here in the mission field that God loves His children here in Japan too much to leave His most important work to chance. There are no coincidences. We are ALL part of His plan. It is OUR CHOICE what part we play in this wonderful Plan of our Heavenly Father.
Love you all! Have a great week!
Some island pics for you!
are all the missionaries in my district! The Watabe fufu (front row at left) love|
dad. They said they`re his number one fans...
|Niihama church building|
|Our baptismal font|
|Heart-attacking some members|
|Stevenson shimai did all the work...go girl!|
and Ryouta kyoudai (choro in the pic)|
at the Nakanishi fufu`s house!!!! It was the BEST! Yakiniku|
is probably my favorite thing in the world!
|At the chapel|