This past week`s high light was going to Zone Conference! I loved Zone conference! I felt the Spirit stronger than I ever have in many ways. We watched Joseph Smith Prophet of Restoration and it was so spiritual. It`s exactly what I needed. From watching that movie to getting your wonderful Christmas letter as well as Coomer`s and Butler 2`s the water works were pouring! I must have been holding in my tears for the past 6 months because I cried more than I have in a long time haha! Then the last thing was a testimony meeting and it was so special! Listening to every missionaries testimony was so powerful. It was the most powerful testimony I`d ever heard. I was grateful to be able to bear my testimony too.
So I have a miracle this past week! Sister Iwahashi and I were riding our bikes to go give a bag of apples and oranges to one of the members brother Saito who is a convert. His house was about a 30 minute bike ride, but we got lost and couldn`t find his house. After searching for a while I decided we might as well try and talk to people to ask for directions as well as share the Gospel. We met a few people. They were all so friendly but no one seemed interested in our message. The Japanese make it very clear when their not interested in something. They just bow and wave their hand. We followed the directions we were given to try and find brother Saito`s house, and on the way saw a women throwing a ball while her little black dog would run to fetch the ball. Riding our bikes in her direction I looked to sister Iwahashi and said, `Let`s talk to her`. We slowed down and started to talk to her. She actually began to have a conversation with us and I got off my bike to pet her dog. We talked with her for 30 minutes and it was so powerful testifying to her that God lives. She looked into my eyes and said in Japanese, “God really lives?“. I smiled and said “Yes God really lives, and He knows you and loves you“. I felt the Spirit testify that truth to me as the words came from my mouth. I could feel that she felt something too and we gave her a Book of Mormon. She has bad eyes she said but read a little with us. She said that she is alone and only has her dog. She`s about 50 years old and her family is away from her. She said her friend had died just the day before. As soon as she said that I knew that we had gotten lost for a reason so that we could find her. She needed the comfort we could give her, telling her that she is never alone. We asked if we could meet again and she said she`d be in the same spot throwing the ball to her dog at the same time on Saturday. So we promised we`d come back. Saturday we had gone out to lunch with Ishida and Hikari and all the missionaries and were running a bit late. We rode our bikes so fast to meet Iwasaki san, who`d we promised we`d meet her again. We got there, but she was no where to be found. I wondered if she had come earlier but we had just missed her. We are praying that we can find her tomorrow, because we will go back tomorrow to try and see if she`s there. I know she needs our message at this time.