WOW I am so excited for lizzyyy like really my words can't explain. She is going to love it and the fact that she will be in the same mission as Elise is so awesome. She is going to love it soo much, maybe she will meet Taylor swift... Maybe.. Haha if only she spoke Spanish. And it will be so cool for josh and lizzy to speak to each other! Haha gotta love it. I didn't get to see the video of her opening it though... Which totally is lame. My iPad is dumb and doesn't let my down load the videos anymore..more problems a lame block they put in this thing haha. It's crazy how everything for lizzy is happening the exact same time that happened for me!! Wow so crazy! She is going to love it!! I am so pumped!! So how was conference?!! Did you love every minute of it? How many times did you fall asleep watching it. I missed conference from the couch this year :( haha and eating all the food you want during it. But oh well.. Next spring right.. Haha anyways the general woman's meeting was pretty awesome!! I am glad that I was able to watch it and yes, I watched it in English so I actually understood it and was able to get something from it!! Something that I got from it, like if I have to pick like two or three sentences to describe what I leaned this is what it is. Stay on the straight and narrow pathway. Keep my feet planted firmly and walk, do not hesitate do not look back. I know the example I must follow, I know where the path leads, just stay on it and follow it. I am not only in this journey I have my savior and all the sisters of the church. Okay so maybe that was more then a few sentences but yeah. This week was awesome though, we saw so many miracles but my favorite miracle that we saw was this. On Thursday we had lunch with a former investigator. She had a baptismal date and everything. The reason why she stopped meeting with the missionaries is because of her family and that is why she didn't get baptized. She is amazing, she has so much faith and truly has a desire to know and understand these things. She talked with her family about the church and being baptized but they were against it and she didn't want to cause a problem... On Thursday we were able to meet with her and just see how she was doing and if she still had the same feelings about the church. We met her and her son at a restaurant. She said she just found it and she had never been there before but she wanted to try it. We have never heard of it before so we were like sweet lets go. We get there and sit down and order our food. It was a little awkward because we didn't really know what to talk about and like we were having a very hard time bringing up the gospel. When the cook walked out of the kitchen and brought us some food. He looked at asada Shimai and and I for several seconds and was just like ohhhh hmmm mmmmm ohhhh i see. We both are thinking what the heck is going on, we don't know him. We figured maybe we said hello to him or something during smile dendo or what not. He then brought us some more food we never ordered and we were just so confused. And then he says to our investigator are you studying about the Mormons. And we were just blown away. We weren't expecting that at all. So we had to ask. We asked do you know us? Have we met before? He said yes I know the missionaries and several years ago I was baptized. Whattttt we all just looked at each other and didn't really know what to say. We asked his name and then it all clicked. Turns out he is the less active member the elders are working with and this is his restaurant that they always go to. Our investigator was extremely impressed by how kind he was an everything. She asked is that how everyone is? Like it was so perfect. That right there was gods hand creating miracles for both her and him. That week he met all 6 of us missionaries with out us even planning that. With our investigator we were able to talk about a lot of things, the main thing was prayer. She loves how she feels when we are with her and when she prays. She said she gets so busy with her little son sometimes she feels like she can never pray. We talk about being able to pray anytime and anywhere. Needless to say today was full of miracles and it was amazing. At the end of the day we got a message from her saying she was so grateful for today and that she learned so much and she felt so much peace and calm and joy. I am so happy that I can be apart of this work and helping people just like her really feel gods hand and strengthen testimonies in these hard times!! So the cherry blossoming are coming... But yesterday was a blizzard. So lame.. But I think this time it's finally done snowing haha. Or it better be at least. There is this really awesome river here and it's just packed with cherry blossom trees it's sooo cool!! They have like all these lights stringed up in the trees and everything. I am way excited for the blossoms to finally come!! So today was zone pday so guess what that means next Monday is transfer calls!! Wow this transfer has flown by!! I can't believe it. Things are finally starting to roll along here. Our investigators and people are awesome. I don't want asada Shimai to leave but I think she might... Which is really starting to stress me out, because I am not ready to be the person who speaks better Japanese in the companionship because i can still hardly speak at all... I am so nervous like really. But all I guess I can say is come what May and love it. Oh and sad news.. Since I am serving clear up in Niigata.... It's too far to come for temple pday... So I don't get to go. Which is lame but I am blessed that I had the opportunity to go while be a missionary. So no complaining, and I am sure that I will get the chance to go again. Mom I am glad you had a good birthday week, every one deserves that once in a while!! :) haha anyways I can't wait to try that swing out!!
poor grandma I will keep her in my prayers! I don't think I even know
who alisa and Riley are... I think I remember those names but I am not
sure. I got a letter from Tanya and Shaun so that was nice! Hopefully
those two write me.. I mean I am still a live.. I just don't live in
America or have a cell phone haha. Thank you for getting mad at them..
They deserve it haha. Oh so umm do I have another brother.. I think his
name is Brandon... But I can't remember or not. Dad that's so awesome to
hear about that meeting. I look forward to being able to meet him in one
year!! Wow that sounds crazy!! Thank you so much for all your prayers and
support. From you and everyone. I am so thankful for it!!
I am doing so good here!! I am so blessed and so thankful to be serving here in japan. There is no where else I would love to be. I love you have a great week!! Xoxo Sister brown!!