Thursday, May 21, 2015

He inviteth all to come unto Him - Wk 6

May 19, 2015

End of my first transfer!!

Hello Everyone!

So, the mission is split up into 6 week periods, or Transfers. And every Transfer there is the possibility of moving to a different area within the mission...or not! Today we get our transfer calls. Most likely I will stay here with my Trainer Klein Shimai, but you never know! 

This has been another great week in Nagasaki. Earlier we had an appointment with a Mom of four that we made a month ago, and had forgotten to get her number so we couldn't confirm the appointment. Well she ended up calling us to confirm!! We were so grateful! A lot of times, people just don't show up or aren't home when they say they will be, so we were so happy that she called! She is a super nice lady and I look forward to teaching her!

Also this week we went to Kurume so we could go on splits with the Sisters there. That was really fun, I went with Stevenson Shimai, and It was just neat to see how other missionaries do missionary work! We all have the same purpose but there are so many different ways to accomplish it! I learned a lot from them!

We also served with the local lions club, we pulled weeds outside of the train station and then afterwards went to a really fancy restaurant! So yeah, that was pretty cool. 

Some cool miracles we saw this week:
  • So a while ago we taught a really awesome girl named Mihara, she came to church, but she has been really busy with school and hasn't answered our phone calls, BUT! We were riding to the church and I saw her backpack from across the street!! So we hurried and crossed and caught up with her, and we are meeting for dinner this Saturday!!! I am so excited, she is really special. 
  • A couple of days ago, we were knocking on Apartment doors and we met a family from Myanmar! (Close to Thailand) They invited us in right away and it turns out that the Father is really interested in learning more about Jesus Christ and about the Bible! They are Buddhist but he said he wants to learn from the good things that are in the bible. We are teaching him for the first time this week!
  • Also, we were walking around the College and we found a girl from China, we gave her a Book of Mormon and we testified about the peace and happiness we have felt from our message and she agreed to meet with us again next week! 
*Funny note, right after we talked to the Chinese girl, Zhou, a security guard came up and asked what we were doing...yeah apparently proselyting on Campuses is yeah we won't be doing that anymore!

This week I have been reading in 2 Nephi, which is just all awesome! I would love to share with you all part of a scripture that really stuck out to me, its 2 Nephi Chapter 26:33 -He inviteth all to come unto Him and he denieth none that come unto Him- How powerful is that!! Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, invites all people to come to Him and He will not turn you away! I know that this is true. I know that no matter who we are or what mistakes we have made, the Savior will always embrace you with his arms of mercy! 

I love you all! And I love this work so much!
Next week I will try to send pictures!
Love! Lowe Shimai

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