Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Following up!

So this week I went on splits to Mito which is an area my Dad served in during his mission.
I got to teach an investigator of his! It was amazing!
We met up with a member who remembered my dad and showed me pictures.
I got to see my dad on his mission here! 
My dad is the non-Japanese Elder in these photos (1986)
Then we went to the address of Muto-san. My dad had taught her on his mission and I had met her while I was young. We rang the bell and I explained that I was a missionary for the church. 
She came out and I said that my father had been here too...
She said "What? Orton?" Yes! "Emily?" Yes that's me!
It was so wonderful! 
She was so happy to let us in. Super super surprised! 
We went through the pictures from home that I brought on my mission and 
she remembered my father really well. 
Then in the back of the book was 
a picture of her and I when my 
Dad took us to see her when I was 
little (1 1/2). 
Muto-san and Emi-chan
Then we took another photo together (20 years later)!
Muto-san and Orton shimai
This was such a miracle. She explained that if we had been just one week off she
would have been on vacation. I am so glad we got to see each other again!
The gospel makes the world very small.

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