Hello mother hello father What's up....???? How was Easter.
So I am sure you have already seen the video because of him... But if you haven't please please please look it up!! And if you have, just look it up again. Because I love it so much.
I got your package!!! Yessss it came the next day. So Tuesday haha. So asada Shimai was able to have some of it!! Thank you so much. I loved everything. It was like the best package ever!! Like no joke I was so excited over it!! Once again thank you so much.
This week I have really been focusing a ton on church attendance. Since Sunday is Easter, I thought it would be great for many people to come to church!! I thought a lot about what I needed to do to see people at church on Sunday. I did everything I could. By Friday night I still had no confirmation that people could come. It seemed as though everyone I asked said they couldn't come. It was getting frustrating. I invited everyone from kids eikaiwa to come, even the less active people that were there. On Saturday night I prayed for a miracle. I prayed so hard that we would have people at church on Sunday. Church is soooo important. I had put so much work and effort into getting people at church on Sunday. Ivory Shimai and I asked everyone to come. But still... No one said they could. On Sunday Morning, everyone started settling into their chairs for sacrament meeting to start. There was probably 5 minutes until it started and still no investigators at church. That's when the elders came up to me and said go out to the hall people are here. The family from eikaiwa is here. I got up and went right out. Sure enough the dad and his two daughters were here.
During the sacrament I was pondering and praying. I was overcome by the spirit, a feeling of validation came over me. It was like Heavenly Father was telling me your work is not being wasted. So often I get caught up in not seeing results right away I get frustrated and lose hope. I had the feeling that with patience the miracles will come. I thanked Heavenly Father very much for showing me such an amazing miracle. And teaching me such am important lesson. I know that this is his work. And I know that what I am doing is important. I know that with diligence and patience I will see this work come to pass.
Right now it is 10:45 am. We are at the church emailing. I am glad we have wifi here. Very thankful for that. Ahhh I am a little sad I missed Brandon and Haley. I can't believe that their wedding is coming up so soon. I am so excited for them. I saw some of their wedding photos. Well engagement photos. They are soooo cute. I can't wait until I get to finally meet Haley!! I am pretty sure that I will like her. I love hearing all the wedding details. It's needed. Sometimes I need to give my mind a break and get rid of the stresses of being a missionary. So never hesitate to tell me any of the goods!! I am glad it's a hot Easter for you!! Remember last Easter I went to that baseball game. Haha everyone in japan loves the Seattle mariners. So I feel cool saying that I have seen them play. I like to think that my Japanese is getting better. Well for the most part, my understanding is becoming so much better so that is a major blessing!! I know Heavenly Father is helping me it every single day.
This transfer is going to be a great transfer I just know it. I know we can see awesome miracles. And Elder Cook is coming to speak to us next month so I am way excited about it!! I love serving a mission. I love it I love it I love it!! Thank you for all of your love and support.
I love our savior and have come so close to him this time while serving a mission. Something that I have learned is really how much he truly loves us and how he is so aware of us. I know that I am never alone. I know he paid the biggest price for me to always feel this way. I know that he was so utterly alone at the hardest moments in his life but because he was so alone and he never stopped and he finished the fathers will. I never have to be alone ever in my life. I will always have him there and have a testimony and a knowledge of that is the biggest comfort and blessing I could ever have!! Have a great week. I am sorry if I snows for you!!
XOXO Sister Brown.
Ward activity on Saturday. We played soccer ice. Most of these people are not members but eikaiwa students so fun!!!