Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Trust God

We had a 2 mission conferences last week. We all traveled to the Tokyo South Mission where we met with Elder Evans of the Quorum of the Seventy. It was awesome. I'll have time to write about that later.
I ran into President and Sister Welch. He was my Stake President when I was in grade school living in Yokohama.
Me with Sister and President Welch
Here are a couple of things I have learned/been thinking about lately:
When you don't give up,
you just stubbornly go on in the cause of right,
no matter what you come up against,
God can refine you and mold you into what he knows you can be.
We can trust God because He has the end in mind. He knows how we need to be prepared for what is ahead.
Its about what is ahead of you not about what is going on right now. 
Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ are easy to trust.
They have the power to change hearts, if only the owner will give it up to them.
Crane Shimai and Orton Shimai

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Here is a picture of me with my trainee, Sister Crane.
She is from Vernal, Utah and is 19.
She was in the first District I was part of for about a week at the MTC, so I already know her a little. 
I had no idea back then that I would be her trainer when she arrived in Japan!

Before my trainer, Sister Jensen transferred, she gave me a haircut (she has been to beauty school). You can see our apartment in the background.
I have some great pictures and stories of the people we are teaching, however, I am reluctant to post them because they may not want photos and things about their lives on the internet. I will ask for permission and hopefully in the future I will be able to share some inspirational stories with you from the lives of those we are teaching.
We have found many people who what to learn about the gospel. Many are referrals from members of the Niigata Branch. We feel so honored when members bring their precious friends to us so we can teach them about this most wonderful gift that is available to them! The Gospel of Jesus Christ changes lives for the better!