district a lesson the Holy Ghost last sunday and discussed what spiritual gifts and how to recognize promptings of the holy ghost. We talked about how spiritual gifts don't necessarily have to be something big like "the gift of prophecy" or "the gift of tongues" a spiritual gift can be your personality like "being happy or the time" or "always being willing to help." So we all had papers of someone in our district and wrote down what we think one of their spiritual gifts are. My district wrote on mine that I'm hard working and always doing what I know I should and how I'm an example to them. My district is awesome! I love them. We've really become a family. Our elders are so weird. They have this thing going on where when one of us
sisters cry, they love to say, "Oh did you just get engaged?" Apparently Nelson Choro shouted during lunch, "Earling Shimai just got engaged!!!" And the tables around started to clap. Haha! No she's not engaged, but I bet some of those
people thought she was. We're in the MTC! Who would propose to someone while their in the MTC?!
little kid! If I was to explain Prayer, or the Spirit, or How God loves us, I could explain it like a scholar in English, but in Japanese I can only say the simplest phrases. Later that day, I was reading the Book of Mormon in spiritual
study and came across D&C 50:40-41.
40 Behold, ye are little children and ye cannot bear all things now; ye must grow in grace and in the knowledge of the truth.
41 Fear not, little children, for you are mine, and I have overcome the world, and you are of them that my Father hath given me
That just kind of woke me up. This language isn't suppose to be easy, I didn't expect it to be, but I'm not only learning it so I can speak it. Learning this language to humble my heart and learn to rely on God. It was such a great spiritual experience. Just one of the many tender mercies I've experienced here.
NATATLIE ALLEN IS IN THE BUILDING!!!!!!!!! That's right kids, my best friend is at the MTC. >:D I know I'd be jealous too. I was so anxious for her all day! I like went through the emotions I felt when I was dropped off. I looked for her at dinner but didn't see her at first. I just got my
dinner thinking that she probably didn't have the same dinner schedule. I was feeling so down. Then right as I'm heading to the Japanese tables, turning the corner there she was, that skinny blonde girl giving me that snarky look she always gives me. I put me try down at the closest random table and just attacked her with a hug! She's here! Natalie is finally here! I probably could've cried, I was so relieved that she was here, but I was way to happy to see her!!! It was
so great! We're going to party it up for the next 11 days :D I've just had so many tender mercies this week. It all starts with prayer. I've taught a few lessons about prayer in Japanese and I feel like this week totally proved that it works. If you need a miracle, pray. If you need help, pray. If you need a tender mercy, however small it might be, pray. The most
powerful being we know is willing to put the universe on hold just to answer your prayer, but you have to pray first. Of all the more important things God had at the top of his to do list, he answered my prayers to see my best friend
yesterday. I know this church is true. I know Christ is our Savior.
Iesu Kirisuto no mina ni yotte o-inori shimasu, amen