This sister has such a pure heart and we saw so many miracles together!One was meeting the “Mister Doughnuts“Angel! There`s a doughnuts shop called “Mister Doughnuts“ and everyone loves it in Japan. Well, we were on the street walking to a stoplight and there was a woman on her bike. Before the light turned I said hello and asked if she was from Yamagata. She said yes and warmly began to talk to us. We asked her the happiness she feels in her life and she told us her family is her happiness. We started to testify of Jesus Christ and she complimented us on what we were doing as missionaries. Before parting ways after giving her a mormon.org card she said that she had just gotten off work and handed us a whole bag of doughnuts! We were shocked at this woman`s kindness and told her to please give the doughnuts to her children. She wouldn`t stop insisting and so we gratefully took the doughnuts. What an Angel! I turned to Fujiki shimai after and said, “The people of Japan say they`re not Christian, but they are the most Christ-like people I`ve ever met!“
Another miracle that day was housing. Fujiki shimai chose a random apartment building to go housing at. We started knocking on the doors and no one answered. We realized we hadn`t prayed and so said a prayer before continuing. I prayed specifically that we would find a prepared person to hear our message. The last door we knocked on surprisingly greeted us on their intercom. Instead of introducing us as missionaries from a Church, I asked the woman on the intercom what her happiness was in life. She told us, just like many else have, her family was her happiness. We started to tell her that we had a message that would bless her family and we talked so long that the intercom cut us off and she ended up coming to the door.
Elder Whiting even asked us, “Are you searching the scriptures diligently?“
So I ask you, are you searching your scriptures diligently every day?
Nakaima shimai and I had 2 mogi`s (practice lessons with members) on Sunday after Church, but they were only 10 minutes. We simply had the member ask any, one question and we would answer that question through using scriptures. It was amazing!
There`s a 19 year old member, Miruka shimai. She served mission in Fukuoka for 6 months but had to come back due to illness. Nakaima shimai and I are trying to serve her and do things with her because she loved being a missionary and was sad to come back early. My heart goes out to her. But she said she is determined to go back out once she gets better. She did a mogi lesson with us and asked us the question “Why do I need Faith to be Baptized? Why can`t I just be baptized?“
We asked follow up questions to find her needs and then the scripture Alma 7:14 popped in my mind. To be honest I didn`t even know if it talked about faith but I followed the prompting and sure enough it did! It was amazing to feel the Spirit even in a practice lesson.
Tui shimai was so bold and sweet and gave him a BOM and he was excited to read it after we taught a little bit about it. Little miracles like that teach me that even young kids can be searching for this message of Truth.
I always want to share so many miracles because so many always happen! Sister Meralyn Johnson shared with me about recording miracles. She told me that she spends a few minutes every night writing in a seprate journal that day`s miracles. It hit me that I need to do the same thing! Sister Johnson is a wonderful example and she is probably the sister I admire the most in this mission. She shared with me she`s had many trials on her mission but learned to serve and love. I am so grateful to have her example in our apartment.
Forget Yourself and Get To Work
Every Week is Full of Miracles!
I love these members in Aizu and this is the first time I`ve seen members and missionaries work so close together with one heart and one mind! Moses 7:18,