Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Lord is blessing Nago

This week was pretty epic.

Monday, we got a call from this random Japanese lady who saw the free English classes sign outside our church. For some reason she thought we could reverse that and teach Japanese so she called to tell us a Korean lady was living with her and she needs help. The lady came on the phone and she is completely fluent in English and a hard core Christian. She wanted to study both Japanese and the bible with us. Pretty awesome. We also met this man who recently converted to a different religion. He said we could come back but he is still trying to find out if this religion is what he wants.

On Tuesday we had an awesome day. We were dendoing and found this lady who used to live in Idaho and took lessons from the Mormon missionaries. She is Japanese and her English is wonderful. She rejected to listen again mostly because she didn't have time but we asked her help in teaching the Korean. She said yes!

We met this family on the street and we asked them if they could receive help from God, would they want it. They said yes! We set up an appointment.

Later that night we had a random appointment come up and we taught this lady named J. She is awesome. Her and her friend N are from the Philippines. We can come back soon.

Wednesday we met this lady named T. She has such a pure heart and she asked us why there are so many bad things in the world. We shared Mosiah 23:21-22 ( 21 Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith. 22 Nevertheless—whosoever putteth his trust in him the same shall be lifted up at the last day. Yea, and thus it was with this people.) and said we can become better people because of it.  We will meet her tomorrow.

Thursday we finally met the Korean. Holy Moly. I don't have the time to talk about the things she is in but just look up EMF. She talked to me about it for 40 minutes and how terrible it is. But basically she came to Japan to escape EMF and to get closer to God. She said that God is leading her where she needs to go and that she is praying more than ever. That sounded like a perfect intro into the gospel. She is hard core about health and asked if we had a health code..... why yes... yes we do. I taught her the word of wisdom and a little bit of the restoration. She said she wants to come to church and to learn what the church has to offer.

Friday we met this high school student on the street. He said "how can God exist? There are so many disasters in the world." Up until this point and because of the landslide in Hiroshima, I have heard this so many times. I just looked at the boy and said "look, if your life was perfect, would you believe God is real?" He sat there and kinda mumbled eventually saying "I don't know" We were able to teach him how God gives these things to us to grow and He will help us. He got super excited and we have an appointment with him tonight.

Saturday we met this old lady who was hard core into her religion and wouldn't move. But she talked about her daughter moving to America and converting to Christianity. I don't really remember how we got to prayer but we did. We said she can hear God through prayers. She freaked out. She said "that's what my daughter said too!" Eventually she wanted to talk to her daughter about church.

Stole this pic from Elder Bevan's email. Oh Jarom!
We met this guy named O. He is a college student and a super chill guy. We talked to him about God. He said "lots of people say there is a God but since I haven't seen him I don't know." I did the same thing that I did a while back and stood behind the door and asked him if he knew I was still there even though he could not see me. After that we asked him if he wanted to know if God is real. He said yes.

Sunday. The people offended by E completely blew me off. I went to shake one's hand and she looked at my hand and walked by. I'm tried of drama. Just get over it. She is baptized now. She is a different person now.

Last night we met this really nice old man. He said we could come back. He believes kind of in all religions but its something we can work with.

All in all this week has been awesome. I'm sorry I could write everything or put more detail but basically it was filled with the Spirit and the Lord is blessing this area.

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