Monday, April 11, 2016

An Active God

I am so grateful for the knowledge of an active God. Our Father in Heaven worries over each one of us, wanting us to come back to His presence--and he will do anything to help, so long as it is righteous and His children let Him.

Scripture of the week is Jarom 1:4, "And there are many among us who have many revelations, for they are not all stiffnecked. And as many as are not stiffnecked and have faith, have communion with the Holy Spirit, which maketh manifest unto the children of men, according to their faith."

Me with a famous Japanese man who was born
in a small town in my area. He is on the 1000 yen bill.

Kanji of the week: 鞄 pronounced "caw-bahn" and means "bag."

Monday it was raining all day, so we had to walk everywhere, and basically only did basic shopping. In the evening we found someone who had interest while housing, but his health isn't the best. He did say we could come back and teach him whenever he's feeling well.

Tuesday we had a lesson in the morning with a less active, and talked about patriarchal blessings. He really wants to get one, and recognizes that he needs to be coming to church and keeping the other commandments in order to get one, and he's trying to better his life. He's a great guy. Then we tried to visit some less active members, but didn't find any. In the evening we had a lesson with a recent convert, and had fun with him. The rest of the night was more finding.

Wednesday we tired to visit some more less active members, but weren't able to find any. We also were trying to find new people to teach, but no luck there either. English class was fun though, and was a good experience.

Thursday we went to a lesson in the morning with a less active again, and talked about family history, and showed him how he can do it online, or on the family tree app the church has. Then we went to visit another town to find a less active member. We met him right as he was coming home, and had a nice warm conversation with him. He's a nice man, but doesn't really feel like he can follow all the teachings of the church right now. Then, in the evening, we had an activity set up kind of like family home evening, with a spiritual message, and then some kind of activity. We played card games.
Elder H. on a road near a grave I front of a
mountain that is very famous here.

Friday we had zone training meeting, and that was great. After that, we were going to have a lesson, but the investigator cancelled this week on us. We did get to meet two college students we met last week, and they came to English class with us. They are foreign exchange students, and they are really nice.

Saturday was General Conference, and that was great, because of studies and the 6 hours of instruction from prophets, that's all we were really able to do, but we did get to call some people and set up an appointment.

Sunday was also General Conference, and also had a lunch provided by the youth. It was really delicious Curry Rice. The rest of the day was studies.

I love General Conference, and am so glad to have learned so much. Please, everyone, learn from God's prophet, and fulfill your amazing destiny! Love you all so much!

Love,
Elder
長老
A funny sign at a bookstore that part of it got
knocked off and now says that they atone. Not sure what it says
originally.
 

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