|This is a fabulous quote. I heard it from a friend this week and thought I would share it.|
Well, this was the temperature last week, in case anyone is curious. Blazing hot weather calls for blazing hot dendou! P.S. That tall tower in the picture is called Tokyo Tower. It's not in my area, but I can see it from my area.
This is the Yamashita family's little boy named ryuusei kun. Talk about kids being smart when it comes to technology. I put the camera up to him so he could look at himself and he knew the button to take a picture.
Brother Takayama is leaving for his mission this week. We had a little farewell party after church this Sunday. He will be serving in the Fukuoka Mission. And...he got baptized last year! He just turned 22. We are going to save Japan together!
Hello everyone who is the best ever and reads my letters. Thank you so
much. Hope you enjoy another week in my shoes as you read this. We had so many less actives come to church. Our less active reactivation in this ward has been incredible, though it makes me so sad that there are so many. We had 4 less actives come to church this week! As far as investigators goes, we had a few come to church. They were huge miracles! I have to tell you about one of them. A member from another ward called us and said that she was going to go with her friend to our ward because her friend lived in our area. Then her friend got sick and we prayed really hard that she would be able to come to church, and she got better!! She is awesome. Her name is Satou san. Miracle!! Went over the the Terasaka family house this past week. The husband came out and said I thought you would be coming today. Woot for revelation. He and his wife are so close to coming back to church I think. Hurray!! We had a really cool experience this past week where a less active(Kobayashi shimai) brought another less active friend (Kanemaki shimai) to the church for a lesson. Kanemaki shimai is actually someone that we don't have in our records because she became less active in her past ward. Kobayashi Shimai said that she wanted to meet me before I transferred, but had no intention of coming back to church or anything. We prepared for this lesson very carefully and thoughtfully and went into it with lots of prayer. Going into the lesson she didn't seem very willing to budge, especially when we asked her the reason she decided to leave the church. However, as we explained the blessings that she was missing out on by choosing to do so, her heart changed and she felt the spirit. Kobayashi Shimai was shocked when we were able to make another appointment with her and invite her to come to church on a specific day at the end of this month. God is real! We just visited the Sawamura family yesterday and went through the kind of the same thing that we did with Kanemaki Shimai. The reason they left the church is because they were offended by those of the church. We told her our message is that we need her and she needs the church and that now was the time to come back. She said, muri (can't) and iya (no) over and over and over again. Then, all of the sudden at the end she said, I will go just once with you two. Wow, talk about the spirit of god slam dunk!! All 5 of them should be coming this next week to church. Sooo excited! Next week is transfer week! Always exciting slash crazy to think about. Next email you get next week I'll have to tell you about. Don't you just love cliff hangers!? Love ya! 山内姉妹