Can`t Wait for General Conference!!!
We all read a talk, “Opening the Heavens“ by Elder Kikuchi of the Seventy. That is the exact talk I needed and I believe I have changed because of reading that talk. I hadn`t been so heartfelt and diligent with personal prayers and made them more rushed than sincere. I know every missionary goes through this. But after reading that talk I felt the Spirit whisper to me that I need to pause and remember my Heavenly Father and take time each morning and night to sincerely talk with Him. I have made the goal that I will do this the rest of my mission.
Kanno shimai and I are following Kawamura choro and Furukawa`s challenge to pray as a companionship each morning and night as well. We pray many times a day but now we pray before exercise in the morning and before we go to bed. It helps me remember the Lord in all things and I know it`s strengthening our companionship as well. Prayer is so powerful and truly conversation with our Heavenly Father. Kanno shimai is a special missionary and she shines. I learn from her each day and one of her many Christ-like attributes that I love about her is humility. She will sincerely compliment me sometimes, with more sincerity than I`ve seen before. She is honest with me. I love that she`s honest with me! She started to tell me if something bothers her and that taught me things I can change about myself and we both are coming closer to Christ.
This next week in preparation for General Conference, we are going to do our very best to go out and find those brothers and sisters who need these messages. I can`t stop thinking about Zone Training Meeting and how Heaven inspired that training was! We were all challenged to write down our specific daily plans during weekly so that we can just make back up plans when daily planning comes at 9pm. From that challenge, Kanno shimai and I made many appointments with LAs and members for Mogi`s. It really helped set the tone for us to accomplish our goals this next week.