Sorry this will be short! Thanks for all the birthday wishes! You guys are the best. I still dont believe Im 21. I still feel like a 19 year old about to head to the MTC, but whatever ;D
This week was busy! We had Elder Choi of the 70 come to tour the mission and I got to meet up with all my peeps! I love being a missionary. I love all the missionaries in this mission SO much! Especially my comps. I got to see Healey shimai and Carvalho and Malone. It was great! Being around other missionaries is like no feeling there is. You`re just surrounded by young people all fighting for the same purpose and cause. I love it! And Im going to miss it so much. Gah!
Anyway, One short miracle. Yesterday we taught our 90 year old investigator Yasuko-san. Since shes so old, its so hard for her to hear. We were teaching about the Atonement, which is the most difficult principal to understand in the gospel. Akuta Shimai has to write out a simple lesson on paper and show her using pictures. Akuta Shimai did her best to talk loud for about 10 minutes, and Yasuko would try to understand, but in the end she`d just turn to out member joint and ask what she said. Then I tried. I looked her in the eyes and said in a loud voice, ` You know Sister Yasuko, I`m really grateful for Jesus Christ and what he did. Because of what he did, we can live together forever with our families. We can be happy all because he made the path clear for us.` I looked at this 90 year old child of God, Body pretty much skin and bones and I promised her, `I`m grateful for Jesus Christ because because of him, we will all one day be resurrected and have perfect bodies.` After, she looked to our member joint and said,` WOW! I could really hear her.` Know I would like to say it was the spirit, and maybe it was, but it`s also because I have a deeper voice and old people cant hear high voices like all the Japanese have.
What a blessing! I`m not insecure about my voice, but I'm not the biggest fan of it either, but I'm glad I was able to be use in the lords hands to relay that message to her. I love that feeling. I love that feeling of when as a missionary, you feel like you fall short in so many ways, and you try and try and then boom, God uses you. You make a difference and you feel like you did something. I love that feeling when God wraps his arm around you and says, `You know, you`re doing better than you think.` I love it!
Love you all!
See you in 0 fast Sundays :D