Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Becoming a Member Missionary!
This week was fast and had some up and downs.
Monday we had a cool experience where a less active in our area is about to get married and his parents came into town. We sat down with him and gave him a blessing. He isn't coming to church because of his job. For some reason I feel like a lot of Japanese church members don't fully understand the Sabbath day. Granted if they told their boss they couldn't work on Sunday, they could get in trouble. But if more and more Saints were to press forward then it could start a culture of Sabbath worship in Japan. It has to start somewhere, and that's our faith.
Later K had his baptismal interview. It didn't end well. The zone leader wanted to hear more of his testimony and K doesn't do well with explaining things and being asked a bunch of questions. So he freaked out and ran out during the interview. Needless to say, he wasn't baptized. But he will soon. He just has to work out his problems.
Tuesday we met H again! It's been a while but we called her and she said she was at a nearby store so we went there. When we got there, there were three college students that she caught and told them to talk to us in English and about the gospel. So from here out I think she will start meeting us again.
Wednesday we worked pretty hard. There isn't much to report on this day other than we were being soaked in the rain.
Thursday was amazing! We met with this lady named A. We found her a few weeks ago when her and her daughter were trying to find a cat. We helped and it turned into a pretty good experience. Well we came back and this lady is super cool. About 10 years ago she had a vision of Christ and he was doing everything that she was doing. She assumed that he was in her heart. We told her that everyone has the light of Christ in them and it tells them from right and wrong. And when she looks at people, it's kind of like the older pictures of Christ, where there is a light or a glow around their heads. After that we basically introduced almost every other doctrine that we had and we testified that it was true. She said, "around your heads the light is enormous. I know that what you are saying is true because I feel in my heart that it is true."
Hopefully she will come through. But she brought 2 friends to have us talk to as well. They all had pretty good interest. They told us, the things that we teach a lot of Japanese people have interest in, but when we knock on doors, people just see us as people trying to get them to church. It made me realize the importance of members who can introduce the gospel to their neighbors and friends. Member dendo is the best way to go!
Friday we again set out to try our hardest. Taught some lessons with some new investigators. We found this one guy named Ha. He is in his 60s and he is Christian. His wife is from the Philippines. They are from the Church of Christ and they don't believe in resurrection. Which gave us a great chance to teach through the bible. I know that there will be a resurrection and we will all rise the last day because of what the scriptures teach. If others teach differently, they, as Moroni says, they do not read the scriptures or they do not understand them.
Saturday we dendoed a lot and saw some new potential investigators. Nothing too crazy happened. It was another good day.
Sunday was good. N worked super hard to be able to come to church. It was really good of her. I'm so happy she is such a great person and I know she will go far in life.
Later we had a meal where we got to teach N about temples and we are prepping her to go to the temple next month to do baptisms.
I'll be coming home soon but I hope that I can always remember the things I have learned here so that I can be the best member missionary I can be.