Sunday, May 31, 2015

Nagasaki Wk 7 - Mari's Baptism

May 24, 2015

Start of my Second Transfer!

So much to say and so little time!

We had an awesome week this week! The two highlights were Mari's Baptism and the Church Open House!

Mari w/ Parents
Mari is awesome! She is shy but super funny! Her baptism was this Friday and it was amazing! Her dad recently became active and was able to baptize her and they plan to be sealed as a family this October!  During the service a couple members from the Branch spoke about baptism and how it is such an important step in following Jesus Christ. And even though I cannot understand a lot of Japanese, I was just thinking about how awesome it is that this gospel of Jesus Christ is the same around the world! Everything that I studied in America, and that I study in my English scriptures every day is exactly the same as what the wonderful church members in Japan are studying too! And that has been such a testament to me that this truly is the Church of Jesus Christ. 

The awesome members of the Nagasaki branch! So many came to see Mari be baptized!
We also had an awesome Open House at the church where we simply explained our beliefs and what we do, and we made ice cream all together! It was so much fun! Some moms from Eikaiwa [English lessons that we teach] came and seemed super interested in learning more about the church!

Sorry it's short this week but I love you all! Thank you for all the prayers and support!

Lowe Shimai

Mari always bakes us treats; so we bought her an apron.

 I bought a Kimono this week! At the last Eikaiwa of the transfer all the missionaries wear Kimonos!

Making Japanese food w/Keiko!

                                                              Nagasaki Missionaries!

                                                        "spectacles bridge"; Built in 1634

Klein Shimai and me :)

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