We randomly met her when we were doing our grocery shopping this past pday. Isn't see the cutest thing you have ever seen?
My first time seeing squid. Doesn't it look so scrumptious and slimy?
So I made Megumi chan a cute little journal for her to use. After a convert is baptized, we teach them all the lessons over again. This has all the lessons in it so she can record and remember the important things in life.
September 8, 2014
Buenos tardes (yes, my Spanish is coming along). It's funny because I will have lots of deizavue moments when I remember things I learned from my Spanish classes I took in high school. Hope you had an incredibly successful week. I always pray for you and your health and strength. I know The Lord loves you all so much. We have been able to keep in close contact with Megumi and her parents this week and have had lots of wonderful experiences I wanted to tell you about. 1. Megumi is being bullied at school and that hasn't been very good on her. We went to have a lesson with Maria this past Friday early in the morning, but Megumi still wasn't gone for school. Usually she goes by bike. However, she wouldn't go, so we went in the car. Megumi did not want to go into that school to save her life. It was so sad. With the teachers help, she eventually went inside and we went back to Maria's house. Maria broke down in tears and said it is so hard for her as a mother. She is also struggling with Carlos, her husband. They are trying to save the marriage and family I think. I know the gospel will help them so much with that. Please pray for this family. Megumi only lasted about an hour at school and then called her mom and wanted to come home. While Sister Cortes talked to Maria in Spanish, a member and I had a lesson with Megumi. She looked like she hadn't had sleep in a couple days. It was way cute and the start because we were talking about he Book of Mormon and she said that the Book of Mormon is what saves her. We read some of Alma 26 and talked about how when the lamanites were about to go down into despair, The Lord told them to go back and her with afflictions and The Lord would give them success. We talked about how if we just read the Book of Mormon. She ended up happy and smiling at the end. The power of the Book of Mormon is incredible! She also asked me how she can find true friends. She knows that her best friends are in the church. What an amazing testimony she is to me. 2. We have been praying and Maria has been praying that she will be able to find a job. She finally got one this past Saturday! That will be such a wonderful blessing for their family. I read something interesting in Preach my Gospel this week that had never stood out to me before. It says to use members in every lesson possible, ESPECIALLY RECENT CONVERTS. I love that. This week, almost all of our member present lessons were with our recent converts. It strengthened them so much. Preach My Gospel is the best! Love you all, Have a wonderful week! 山内姉妹
We had a wonderful mission leadership council this week in Nakano. It was well prepared and I learned so much. Oh, I don't think I have told you that I live far away from any train station. We are taking really inaka. We have to make sure we catch a bus that is about a 5 minute bike ride from our apartment (the bus doesn't come to often, so you have to make sure you don't miss it). Then ex ride the bus about 40 minutes to get to a train station and then about a two hour train ride to get to the honbu. Woot! We've been waking up do early for our meetings lately. Poor sister cortes is worn out. Although President Budge probably has much more knowledge than us, I am always very impressed with the fact that his really listen to what we are saying and takes it into account. I know that The Lord sent me to a specific mission and to a specific mission president for a reason. I am really excited for our zone meeting this week. It will be a great experience. This time we will be training on obedience and sacrament meeting attendance. Can't wait!