|Dinner on the exchange|
|Chapman shimai and me. I love this girl!!!|
It`s been the best week of my mission. I don`t even know where to begin. I guess I can start with: We had our music fireside yesterday! Ashitani family came! On top of that, their NM daughter brought 2 of her friends and the 2 of them expressed interested in learning about the church.
|Niihama missionaries and the whole Ashitani family|
Also, another member`s NM daughter came with her daughter and she`s now our new investigator. She`s having us over for dinner on Saturday. She said when she stepped foot in the church she felt different. And as she sat through the fireside she said she felt close to God which is different because she`s never really thought about God`s presence before.
I am so grateful for the talents the Lord`s given Crofts shimai and me. The more we`ve used them this past week, the more I`ve felt the Spirit with us. Just like that new investigator, I`ve felt close to our Father in Heaven and to the Savior. I felt like I could really walk with Them. (Walk with Me is our mission theme; Moses 6:34).
|Fukuda family. Fukuda kyoudai has been LA for over 20 years but came to the music fireside and let Crofts shimai borrow his violin! She just killed it on that violin. She is SO good!|
|RyuSama. I love this little boy! After the fireside we had some fun...and some oranges.|
|Practicing I Am a Child of God with Yumiko shimai's children for the music fireside|
|Singing a special I Am a Child of God musical number with the Ashitani grandchildren|
This past transfer and a half will be one I will cherish forever. It`s been a humbling experience being a Sister Training Leader. I get to dive in and work with our sisters one by one.
|Crofts and I eating out with our Takamatsu Zone sisters after ZTM on Friday.|
|How is it possible to have so many beautiful sisters in the same zone? I love each one of them!|
|Yes! $1 Sushi is the BOMB! We can eat a lot!!|
|So if you eat 5 plates, you get to play a game. And if you win, you get a prize. Guess who won?!!!|
|It is a long 5-hour train ride home. One of our sisters knocked out. Like her handmade sleeping mask?|
Now I see why the Savior asks us to seek Him, to come unto Him, and to Walk with Him. Just like I love working with our sisters individually, He wants to work with us individually as well. There`s something really intimate and special about working with the Savior one on one. I love that we`ve been able to do that this week. This doesn`t only have to apply to missionary work. It can apply to us as we are running around doing errands, chores etc.
|This morning we volunteered to clean up the mall by our church. Just trying to be like Ammon.|
The Lord knows all. He`ll help us in all phases of our lives, not just in church. He knows how to catch and run footballs, jump hurdles, swim, make pottery, paint, write music, race cars, create universes, etc. He knows it all. All we have to do is walk with Him, and He`ll teach us what we need to know.
|Went to Aoba choro's pottery show. He is SUPER famous. His works are in the temples here in Japan. And right here is where those famous pieces were made.|
|Aoba shimai made me perform at their showcase|
I`ve gained this testimony this week. And I plan on strengthening it more as I finish out my mission. Have a fantastic week, my family and friends!
P.S. A couple of bonus pics
|Sometimes eating sushi is like Russian roulette...|
|...Sometimes you die|