Friday, June 5, 2015

Trains planes and automobiles...or just trains / Week #53

So the reason I am emailing today instead of yesterday is because we had interviews with kaicho yesterday. This was my last interview with kaicho because he is leaving at the end of this transfer. It's weird to think the next time we have a training or interviews it will be with our new kaicho. Weird!

So kaicho shared Alma 26 with me which is about understanding the mysteries of God. At the beginning it lists the things we can do in order to come to know the mysteries of God. It lists the usual exercise faith, repent, pray continually, do good works. And kaicho said one mystery all missionaries want to know is where to find those who are prepared to hear the gospel. So kaicho reminded me that this is not just a nice scripture but that it's true. If we do these things we can find those who are ready to receive the gospel. We will be led and directed by the Spirit. Sometimes we as missionaries get stuck in the same routine of doing things and forget this is Gods work. He is always ready to help us. We just have to do our part. So there is Kaicho's parting wisdom for you.

So we also had zone training last week from the zone leaders. Whenever we have trainings or interviews we take about a 3 hour train ride there and back so I have been on the train quite a bit recently. And I love it! I feel so Japanese taking trains everywhere. Except we stand out like sore thumbs.

Last of all I just have to say Happy Birthday to Dawson! I can't believe you are 5! Sorry it's a little late. Transfers made me forget everything.

Have a great week!
Malone shimai

Iwakuni City, Japan

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh! That photo must be from the top of Iwakuni Castle! That's the Kintai Bridge down there. Love it!