Monday, February 2, 2015

January 26, 2015

I'm so grateful for the new skirts you sent for Christmas!!!!!!!!  We had a little mishap that I forget to tell you about ... So a few week ago one of the members in our ward offered to mend our skirts because of few of my skirts had gotten little rips in them.  She did and dropped them off to us on a night that happened to be garbage night.   We left the bag by the door and accidently took it out with our garbage!  So I lost a lot of good skirts unfortunately but I'm grateful I still have enough skirts to wear because of Christmas! :)

So this week we taught Yu more about the Book of Mormon and read a chapter with him.  He said even in japanese it is difficult for him to understand a lot of things but he read Enos and really liked the last verse!  We talked about "likening" or applying the scriptures to ourselves and he felt like he could really relate to Nephi.  We gave him a restoration DVD and told him he could watch it in japanese and he was very excited about that!  He really really wants to come to church and was so sad that he couldn't this week because he had to go to Milwaukee and next week he is going to Green Bay. We are really excited for him to come but it seems like something always takes him somewhere else.  He asked if he could come on wednesday,  so he could meet some of the other people from the ward.  We are excited for him to come!

Yesterday we were going to meet a less active member that we have never met before.  The apartment building was locked so we couldn't get in to knock on our door.  We felt like we should knock lightly on the window, so we did.  A woman came out.  At first we thought she was angry at us but she was actually really nice.  She was not a member of our church but said that we could say a prayer with her.  We did.  Afterward, she said "you don't know what you just did for me."  She then said that later this week she is going to have surgery.  We shared the Book of Mormon with her and she wants to learn more and come to our church.  She even knows a member from the ward, Sister Heinrich!  She called her right after we left and Sister Heinrich told us that she committed to read and pray about the Book of Mormon! 

Also, Joy, who speaks only Laos, came to church with her family this week!  When we go to see her we always sing a hymn to her and say a prayer with her and even though it's not the same language she always loves it!  At church I just loved how happy she was!  A couple of week ago, we had a feeling to stop by when we were in the area.  We did and when we came in we saw her grandson covered in chocolate, with chocolate smeared all over the wall and candy everywhere!  She looked a little overwhelmed!  We had just enough time to help her clean up the mess.  I'm so glad that we stopped and could help her!  It was really neat so I thought I'd share it. :)

 The church is applicably true!