Wow I can't believe that this transfer is already over!!! What the heck, I thought I just got here!! It's crazy. I saw so many miracles this transfer. I am so blessed to be here that's all I have got to say. I don't know if my speaking a little improved a whole lots this transfer... But I know my hearing did and I understand so much now. Well at least I think haha.. I love asada Shimai so much. She is awesome. I am so blessed to have been her companion last transfer. I know The Lord really is in charge of all of this stuff and he places us with certain people for certain reasons... So yes. My new companions is sister ivory! She is so cute, we served in the same zone while in kiryu. We have done exchanges together before. I am way excited for her to be my new companion!! She is transfer 6 and I am transfer 5. So general conference was so good. There were so many talks that I really loved. I really liked the Sunday morning session the best though!! I thought all of those were really good! I forget that how blessed we are and how we get to be home in the couch watching conference on the tv. Like everyone has to go to the church to watch conference. We went to the church in Niigata to watch it. It's awesome seeing people how dedicated they are because they can't sit at their home to watch it so the travel over an hour to the church to watch it. Like that is so awesome to me. Because come on we sit on the couch in our pjs watching conference. Haha This week the biggest thing that I learned is no matter what is happening with your investigators you must always keep faith and keep them in your prayers. I know that Satan is working very hard on God's investigators. He doesn't want them to join the church. He doesn't want them to receive the message of the restoration. It is so hard seeing people use their agency in a negative way. I know Heavenly Father would do anything for his children to come back to him but he won't take away one of the most precious gifts he has given us, our agency. Preach my gospel says "When people do not accept the gospel, do not be discouraged. You have raised a warning voice. You have given them a clear choice. Disciples of Christ feel sorrow when people choose not to repent, but they maintain a vision of who they are and what they are doing. They continue to diligently move forward." I believe that statement 100%. I know that I have to move on and keep working my hardest. I know that sometimes my faith is the most important thing. I mission is full of ups and downs. I know that this is heavenly father's work not mine. I know that as long as I follow heavenly father's will I will see miracles happen here in Nagaoka. I am so blessed that he trusts me to help bring his lost sheep back to him. I know that sometimes our investigators don't use the agency the way they should but I also know that there is a seed being planted in their hearts. So if not now someday they will receive the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. So nagaoka is famous for all of their fireworks like they have a huge firework show!! And it's August 2 and I really want to see it... But chances are that I won't be here in august. Today we went and watched a little movie of them oh my gosh, they were so good!! They are best show in japan. Like I was so moved haha the fireworks were so moving like they were so good I almost wanted to cry hahaha. So spring has sprung!! It's so great here!! Oh my gosh I love it, I wish spring would last forever. The sky is blue it's nice and warm with a light breeze and the Sakura are amazing. Oh my gosh soooo great :)) Easter is nonexistent here. It's so sad. I love Easter. Such an important time for us to always remember our savior. I know that this week we will be able to see many miracles. Thank you for sending me an Easter package. I am very excited. Well since I live in the North Pole who knows when I will get it... Lizzy sent me a letter over two weeks ago and I still haven't gotten it. Hopefully this week or next week. But I will be sure to share that candy with asada so she can feel another joyful part of Easter haha. I love my mission so much. I love seeing all the miracles, I love seeing how the gospel can change lives. I love seeing people after they have accepted the gospel. I know that being a member of the church is hard and I know that we aren't all perfect but that's why we have the atonement. The hardest part of the mission is those days when you feel like you can't do anything. When people have problems that you want to help them with but you just simply can't. And you just see them slip away. Seeing people slip away from this gospel is the hardest thing to see.
Have a good week xoxox