We had such and amazing week!
We decided to do our 12 days of Christamas to Izumi Shimai, who has been less active for 10 years. She has a plethora of problems and doesn't believe in God and has pretty much lost her faith. She was baptized in another place, but has never been to the Miyazaki church building. As we did the 12 days of Christmas, dropping off various Christmas and Christ-related gifts, making cookies with her, and sharing messages, our friendship grew. Our ideal plan was to get her to the Christmas party. We called her the day of the party and she frankly said no and made excuses like that she doesn't like going to places where she does know people. Me and Cullison Shimai knew that she needed to come to this. Me and Cullison Shimai kneeled down and prayed that she would have the courage to leave her apartment and to just take a leap of faith. Hours later as we were waiting for people to arrive at the party, and who should walk into the Miyazaki church for the first time but Izumi Shimai. It was a Christmas miracle! Me and Cullison Shimai got straight down to work, talking to every member we could about her. Izumi Shimai met so many members and was laughing and having a good time. It was a miracle!
Love you Kaicho.
I had am amazing Christmas. We opened presents, talked to family, and had the whole day off! We just had fun shopping and hanging out with the Elders. At night we went our to eat and saw some pretty Christmas lights! Love it!
Missionaries hosting a gameshow for the christmas party
Amber Drew this as a White Elephant gift ;) Sneaky Sneaky!
Phone call home!!!
Me after a long day in the cold. There is a warmer under the table ;D
This is me and Cullison shimai re-enacting our own Nativity on christmas eve ;D
Cullison shimai drew me ;D
This is me eating chocolate because I was sad, just like mom said so. Thanks Mommy! Love you! Merry Christmas!
This is us taking a mini break after waiting for a member to come home. And we sang songs from the muppets christmas carrol for like 30 minutes. Good thing I've watched it so many times that I have it all memorized! :D