TRC last Saturday was really special. We taught an older Japanese woman who actually used to teach at the MTC. SHE WAS SUCH A SWEETHEART. And because of her, any anxieties I had about teaching in Japan slowly slipped away. I cannot wait to serve among such incredible people. Also, we had a former mission president from Japan talk to our whole zone and he was so inspiring. His biggest message to us was to take ALL of OUR expectations that are in our hearts about Japan and missionary work and get rid of them. Then to replace them with the LORD'S expectations. Modern prophets have prophesied and given direct instruction about Japan and their words are amazing. In the prayer to dedicate the land for missionary work, the prophet even pleaded for the assistance of the three Nephites in bringing the Japanese people to a knowledge of their Savior. Wow. So this week I have been striving and pleading with the Lord myself that I may have my heart filled with His feelings and expectations for the missionary work in Japan. Pray for me because I am not enough on my own!
PLEASE CONGRATULATE grandma and grandpa for me on their anniversary and birthday!! And thank them for the wonderful packages and letters they have sent me. :) I've appreciated them so much.
I love you so much!! Thank you so much for the letters and packages and most importantly for the prayers. When it gets tough I start thinking about all the support and people I have behind me and it helps more then I can ever express. Mom and Dad, I couldn't have done this without you. Oh and tell Trevor good luck with his job! I'm super excited for him!