This week has been good. :) I learned a lot about the power of the spirit in our lives this week.
If we are worthy of the spirit it can guide us in ways we don't realize. I love the spirit and this
week I have been so grateful for it.
Thursday and Friday were a miracle days. I was on splits with Johannson Shimai. After a amazing
study we ate lunch and headed out to go visit a referral from the elders. We were biking around
looking for a yellow apartment, but no luck. But throughout the day we were able to teach four
lessons! It was amazing! I know the spirit was guiding us to every person we met that day. The
first was to a funny old lady working in her garden and washing vegetables. She wasn't interested
really but listened to our message and gave us some onions and lemons. The spirit guides us to
those with a kind heart.
After we were riding our bikes and saw a crying girl walking home from school. We stopped
and started to talk to her. It was her last day of high school and she was really sad to be graduating and leaving all of her friends. We talked about Gods plan for her and his love. We were able to share with her the Book of Mormon and set up an appointment for the Shonan Sisters to meet with her again. She was able to stop crying and it went away smiling. She was really grateful for it. It was a really happy experience. I have wanted to have an experience like that. :) The spirit guides us to those in need.
Next we were walking through the most beautiful park and met this old grandma who loves
Jesus Christ. We shared with her the Restoration and she thought it was interesting and gave us her address. She was so cute. The spirit guides us to the prepared.
Last we decided to go housing, but past the street we had decided to go down. We turned
around to walk back and said hello to a grandma on her bike. (Note that old people in Japan ride bikes! I want to be like these genki old people when I am 80 years old!) She stopped and we talked for a while, shared with her about who we were, but she wasn't interested in church. We talked for a little while and all during this time I kept having the impression, "we need to ask this lady for a referral" just over and over in my head. So finally I just asked her. She looked at me and then looked around at the houses and really searched and then pointed to a house across the street and said maybe her. Then got on her bike and rode away. We couldn't tell if it was someone she knew or just random, but we walked over and knocked. A lady came to the door
and was so happy to see us. She used to know missionaries over 17 years ago. In fact she went to America to go visit them in Utah and New York. They would come over to her house all the time for dinner. She said she hadn't seen sister missionaries in a long time but saw the elders ride by all the time. We just stood there stunned as she told us all of this. That old lady on the bike was inspired by the spirit! Haha :) She didn't join the church and but she thinks the missionaries are amazing young people. We felt prompted to share with her about the atonement of Jesus Christ. As we testified of Gods love for us you could tell she felt the spirit. She said she has a hard time with church things, but that we can come again anytime. She was so kind, and I think God is giving her another chance to hear the gospel. The spirit guides us to those who have lost their
way and who need another chance.
I am so grateful for the guidance of the spirit and the happiness we can feel when we follow the
spirit. On those days you just feel so energized, no fear, full faith, hope and happiness. It is the best rush you could ever feel! The spirit has power and God is guiding is servants on the earth though this wonderful gift of the spirit. :) I challenged you to do more in your life to qualify for this blessing. :) it is the best!
I love you all. Thank you so much for the prayers. :)
I think missionaries are the most prayed for people on the planet. Thank you!!!