Dear Family and Friends,
I'm just glad for this day! It's been a great week. I've felt the Spirit stronger than I have in a long time. I want it to continue, but that will take a lot of effort on my part. I love Shonan!
We had training for the leaders. Well, really it was MLC, Mission Leadership Conference, but it's where leaders are trained, and then they go back to their own zones and apply and teach it to the other missionaries.
We got to Skype with our families, and we, Sister Lambert and I, went to Kichijoji, where we visited the Honbu. (Mission Office)
Saw a lot of miracles this week. And if it weren't for the ward members, they never would have happened.
We had a lesson with our dearly beloved friend, and it was her and her son. My companion and I prayed about a date that we could invite her to be baptized on, and we felt from our hearts that she and her son could be baptized on June 20. We prepared a lesson, but the members seemed to all be way too busy to come.. They said, "if I can, I'll come!" But chances were way slim. My companion and I knew at if we didn't have a member there, it would not go as well, and inviting by the Spirit would be harder. We need to have members with us, who will help the investigators. Well, we arrived. Actually, the Elders' investigator was early to their appointment, and he was the only one there. We awkwardly let him in the church, showed him where they would probably have the lesson, and then waited outside until the Elders were there. Haha.... Ha..
Anyhow, the family we were going to teach was late, but we set up, and got ready. She arrived 25 minutes late, but no member was there. We began the lesson. We were teaching the Plan of Salvation, but it wasn't going too smoothly. Then the miracle happened. Two very tired members, who hadn't had enough sleep came into the church. They were friends of the family we were teaching, and it was way good to have them there. The Gaitau couple are the best. Brother Gaitau was so tired. He had not slept at all the night before, it seemed, but he and Sister Gaitau were so helpful.
They are our angels. We were able to successfully extend that baptismal commitment, and Sister Gaitau was way supportive and loving, and giving necessary help, and I am sorateful they were present.
I hope this weeks a good one. Seek to do things by the Spirit. We are not lost.
1- my caaaaaat! And my beloved family. :) that is not in order of preference or precedence, I promise. :) she looks like she's doing well, and it's a happy thing!
2- FHE at the Bishops house! It was wonderful!
3-tennis activity with the ward. Satsuki chan came! So happy!
4- Happy Mother's Day, mom. From my companion and I.
"You are hereby called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission."