Email Nov 9, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014 12:24 AM
This week was really cool! We had a lot of cool things happen. This work really is the best!

Tuesday we went to go see a pi. She was not home. As we left we passed by this community building type thing and we heard really cool music. The door was open and they were playing taeshogoto. It is a japanese harp. We waited until the song ended and then went and asked if we could listen. They said please! it made their day to play for us. They played two songs. They had someone recording them. As we were recording them we realized that the guy started to just film us. At the end he asked questions like why we came and why we are here in japan. We were able to tell them more about missionaries and our message. He was still filming so that was pretty cool. As we left all the ladies came to the window to see us go and wave goodbye. It made there day that we wanted to listen. It was really cool.

Wednesday we got a new investigator! she is 21 and has 2 children under tha age of 2 (one is like 20 months and the other is 4 months). It is kind of crazy to think about. She is my age and has 2 kids already. But she is awesome. She really cares about her family and has really thought about how to be a good mom and what happens after this life. As we testified about how to get answers to those and talked a little about eternal life the spirit was so strong. She is awesome! Then we went and did some housing. We went to go see a pi and we did the house next to her instead of hers. But we were for sure it was hers. i know there was a purpose for that. This lady had meet with missionaries before and had a book of mormon but stopped. she was nice and talked a lot. We were able to share parts of 3 ne 11 with her. It was cool to just share the book of mormon on the door step. The spirit came so strong. She still had no interest. we asked if we could come again and she said she goes to tokyo a lot so she does not have time. I felt like i should show her a picture of the temple. So i gave her a temple pass along card and asked if she has ever seen it in tokyo. She got really interested in it and wanted to know where it was and if she could go take pictures of it etc. We told her she can look it up on the website and find directions how to get there. she still did not want to meet with us again but maybe she will go see what the temple looks like in person and something will come out of it. It was really cool to see her change all of a sudden and have some interest.
We also taught a recent convert who went less active but is active again. We are finishing all her AB lessons now. She just went to the temple a few weeks ago so we heard about her experience. She talked about how it was so cool to come home and see everyones environment change. they were all a lot happier. it was cool. We taught about the priesthood and shared a scripture in dc 107 talking about how the aaronic priesthood is the power of ministry angels. It made me think about how eric will be having that soon. He is getting so old. Kind of crazy to think about.

Friday we went to ztm. it was awesome. We have this new challenge to finish the book of mormon by feb and just highlight things about christ. I am way excited about it! our zone leaders had everyone who is going home get up and bear our testimonies. It was a really cool experience to stand there and be able to bear my testimony about the book of mormon after we had talked a lot about it. I know that it is the word of God and that we can grow closer to God by reading it. I have found so many answers to my questions through the book and I have recieved a lot of comfort from it. What a blessing to have it in our lives. That night we visited a former investigator. She wanted to get baptized but her parents were against it. We eneded up talking a lot to her parents and had a great time. Her dad ran inside and grabbed food and gave it to us and said because he had a good time. So hopefully we can start teaching her again and show the parents the importance of the gospel.

Sunday we taught the girl who is preparing for baptism. It is awesome to see her desire for eternal life. we watched the restoration and she is praying to see if it is true. We have a lesson again with her tonight so we will see how that goes. She is excited. She prays everyday and says every time she prays she feels really warm. As she told us this she had the biggest smile on her face. It was so cool to see. I am so blessed to be here and be able to teach her!

Well i hope you all have a great week! I love you!

Happy birthday to ricky this week!

love
shelton shimai

the moon! we did planning outside this week. so fun! and we had this view!P1010999

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