Don't worry, safe and sound and it's now a sunny and bright 80 degree
October afternoon! The weather in Japan is so bizarre. We won't be
experiencing fall until November maybe? I'm not complaining!
Besides the weather, being a missionary is the greatest thing in the
world. I love the people, the country, the culture, and especially the
work that I'm doing. I'm not going to lie to you. Being a missionary
is so hard. There are times when I feel like I can't keep doing it.
But it's at those times that I realize that I need to stop trying to
do everything on my own. I need to trust my companions, the ward, and
especially my Savior. He has given me this time and these people for a
reason. He doesn't expect me to do things perfectly. It's impossible.
He simply wants me to do the best that I can. Which is pretty amazing
right? He wants me to succeed, so He has sent me to a place where He
knows that I can succeed. Where He knows that I can become a tool in
Which brings me to Alma 36. Wow. Power. To know that the loneliness,
bitterness, or unworthiness we might feel can be placed with
inexpressible exquisite joy through the power of the Atonement is
incredible. Christ loves us and He knows us. He wants us to succeed
and He has made a way to relieve the guilt and anguish we might ever
feel. I am so grateful for my Savior and all He does for me. Compared
to Him I am nothing, but to Him, I am everything. I love Him so much
and am so grateful for the love I feel thanks to the Atonement.
This week has been amazing. We had zone conference and mission
leadership council so I was in meetings for most of the week it seems.
We were able to see a lot of miracles though and to learn so much! I
feel as though God is really looking after the three of us, and that
we are able to really learn from each other. I love Sister Lopez and
SIster Foutz so much! We laugh together all the time, but we also work
so hard together. Isn't that amazing? We expect a lot from each other
and I feel like I've been able to grow so much this transfer!
Adriana Shimai bore her testimony in Sacrament Meeting. So many
emotions. The ward loves her so much, and she wants to share the
gospel with all of her friends. She is amazing!! I am so happy and so
grateful for all the people who are in my life right now and the
eternal impact they have on me. It's incredible.
I love you all! You're all amazing and have changed my life in some
way or another. I love this gospel, and I want you all to know that
this is Christ's true church on the earth. I know this!! Not because
I've had a vision or talked with angels, but because of hhow I feel.
The Spirit testifies of truth. And I know that this is true. If you're
ever unsure, or don't know what truth is, Pray! Read the Book of
Mormon! God will answer your prayers and He will teach you truth :)
I love you all! Have a great and safe week :)