Monday, September 15, 2008
みなさん こんにちわ! = (Minasan Konnichiwa) = (Hello Everyone)
This week has been great. We have seen miracles!We prayed one night specifically to find new potential investigators and then the next day we worked our butts off and we found 2! Placed a book of mormon and got one return appointment. Thats almost been better than weve gotten in total since i transfered 3 weeks ago! (You get rejected ALOT in Japan) but thats okay thats why they need the Gospel. But ya it was a miracle finding these two ppl we were definately led by the spirit! So today is P-Day right well we decided to do a lesson in the middle of P-Day and because of that we were blessed! We set a Baptismal DATE! (only with the Lords Help) She will be baptized on Sept. 27th. She has a way strong testimony and loves the new Joseph Smith Book we use in Church. And this Sunday we have a Baptism (a Filipino Lady). My companion will baptise her and im going to confirm her and give her the Gift of the Holy Ghost! What a blessing! I get to witness the first fruits of my labor this sunday! Im so excited. These two have really been prepared they were found or first contacted only 5-6 weeks ago. Ive been here for about 4. And one has stopped drinking her favorites tea and coffee and has even stopped smoking! The Lord has done it all, i am just glad to be an instrument in the Lords Hands! (Alma 29:9). So yes we have been busy and have been pumping the ward up for missionary work. So all those reading this I challenge you YES YOU, to talk to atleast one friend this week about the Gospel and attempt to gain a refferal for the missionaries. The members are the best way to finding people. So please do this challenge this week and i promise the Lord will bless you. Ask for guidance in prayer. Well on that note i want to thank everyone for their support whether its now or was in the past or will be in the future. And i promise you you can see miracles if you seek to! Brunson 長老 Elder Randy Brunson - Keep kickin your comps butt and one day he will understand an appreciate it. It may not be on his mission but one day he will. Your a great example to me and everyone you come to associate with. You have a great desire for this work, dont EVER lose that desire. You're a great missionary. Love You! Elder Hofstrand - Ya i cant email u directly but im allowed to throw this thing in this everyone email. Well youre a veteran now out in the feild. Well not yet but your getting there. Time flies by fast. So make the mission the best it can become. It has so much potential, through the Lord and our faith we can see miracles. When it gets hard, work harder. And something even more cheesy from Mighty Ducks, "When the air gets cool and the snow gets thick...DUCKS FLY TOGETHER!" I dunno i just wanted to say that and thats not even how it goes! Oh well. Keep it up! Love Ya!