Mom and Dad Hellloooo Wow This week has been so crazy!! I have seen so many miracles. So yesterday Irita received the gift of the Holy Ghost! Yay! It was such an amazing experience. I wish I could truly express to you over this email how much this lady truly means to me. Today we saw so many miracles. We were actually able to teach more than 10 lessons this week!! Yes! That's like 3 weeks in a row! I guess when you are working as hard as you can The Lord truly provides miracles. Also this week we found 2 new investigators! We have been praying hard and we have been working hard to find new investigators and we did!
This weekend was way hard to dendo. Nagaoka had a huge festival! And when I say huge I am talking like double the population of nagaoka was here. A little over half a million people. So it was crazy seeing and being around so many people but the problem is, no one wants to talk to you and it's just so crowed it's way to hard to dendo. But it's all good. We still worked hard and tried to see miracles. On Saturday and Sunday night there was a huge firework show! The biggest in japan and one of the top 3 largest in the world!! And we were lucky enough to watch it! On Saturday we went with a member and sat way close and watched them and then on Sunday we went up in the mountains to watch with a member. It was extremely amazing. Like it was hard to tell how big they truly were up close but up in the mountains it was crazy!! I was so lucky to be able to experience that as a missionary.
I am so excited for lizzy!! I can't believe that August is already here and next week is here farewell. That seems unreal to me. I am so excited for her. She is about to begin the best journey of her entire life!! :))
My heart is broken. Oh my gosh. The Ross's I am completely devastated for them. I can't believe that they are going through this. Let alone Carson. :( the poor kid. Goodness I can't stand it. I know that they are so strong. Please give me their address and information so that I can write them a letter. Dylan. The poor kid. It's so hard because as a
missionary you are promised those extra blessings upon your family. And
I am sure for him and for everyone even for me, how could you think this
is a blessing. But with that we can't lose hope! We have to find that faith and the trust we have rooted down deep in Heavenly Father and our savior Jesus Christ. And know and believe and trust him like we never have before. I will be sure to keep the Ross's in my prayers. I know that they are so strong and I know Carson will be a fighter! Please send them my love. It's crazy how blessed we are in our lives. The things that I have learned the most from my mission are 1- god truly is our Heavenly Father 2- he loves us more than anything 3- he has created this perfect plan for us 4- and I know that the atonement of Jesus Christ is real and because it is real we should have no reason to fear only reasons to rejoice 5- this life is such a short life, such a small portion of our test. What may seem like an eternity is truly only blink of the eyes I love you and I feel so humbled and blessed to be here serving The Lord! XOXO Sister Brown