Sunday, November 10, 2013

Planting Seeds


Another week gone by! I don't have much time to write, so i'll update you on all the miracles we saw last week

We found 3 new investigators last week, and about 4 new young families that all said we could come back if they were home.
We have Nakamura San, Yutani San, and Kyoshi San. Two of them are older men who aren't married. One has a 20yr old in Tokoyo, the other one isn't married and has no kids.  The other one has 2 kids that are 18 and 20.  The one that we met last week at the festival is way nice and he invited us into his home. We tried teaching home the restoration but he wasn't super interested in it…I think he mainly thinks americans are cool ha.  However he said that he wanted to come to church sometime so we will keep in contact with him.  We met his wife and she was really nice too.  We are meeting with the other two this week so I will let you know how their progress goes.

One of the potentials that we met is form Indonesia and he speaks English!! YAY!  He has a young family and is married.  We need to go back to him this week to drop off English materials because he can't read Kanji.  He was really nice though and knew a little bit about Christ.  When we asked if we could come back he seemed more than willing to allow us to drop by. YAY!!! Miracles!!!

Kaneyasu's lesson went really well last week.  We are teaching her again tonight and we are going to ask again if she will find a way to come to church..we also really need to start teaching her with a member so I hope she will allow us to start coming with a member, she will start progressing so much faster!  She kept her commitment form last week yay! She read 3rd Nephi 11 1-17 its when the Savior come to the Nephites.  She understood it, and committed to read the rest of the chapter.  Before our lesson with her started she pulled out some old photos for us to look at and they were the photos of the missionaries that she had met 20 years ago!! The dates on them said 1994, SO crazy!! Her whole family met with them, her kids and her husband were in all the pictures with them.  so that was sooo great to see.  The lord has been preparing her for 20 years.  I was saying last week to sister Southworth how it would be so cool to be able to meet her old missionaries and tell them that their efforts were not wasted, and that they planted huge seed for us..and then she pulled out their pictures and I was so happy!! miracle

Since that experience I have realized that probably more times often then not, missionaries will probably never see the majority of the fruit of their labors.  We are planting seeds that might not start growing until 20 or 30 years down the road when the next missionaries knock on that persons door.  Its comforting to know that the Lord really is in charge of this work.  He knows exactly what he is doing and has a time and season appointed for all people and all things.

I love the gospel!!!

I love you all sorry I don't have more time.  I will send some pictures!!
Love you,
Sharp Shimai

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