September 20, 2016
Hello Family and Friends!
How are you all? Seems from what I've read that everyone is good. I'm glad everyone is happy, healthy, and doing good. I pray for you always and hope you're staying close to your savior to receive the blessing of being well. Well this week, so busy and lots happened. Haha first off we had Zone Conference, which is where President Welch, Sister Welch, and the AP's come and train us and also us and the Zone Leaders train. So that was scary because first time training in front of President Welch but it went so well. We trained about hope and it was so so great. We did a little activity where we wrapped a small amazing present in a billion boxes and had one of the missionaries open it and it took time but he finally got to it and we asked him why he did that and he said because you said there was something at the end so we related that to god promising us success if we have hope and work hard. It was just a great discussion and went awesome. Friday we went as far as we basically can in our area to visit some less actives and such. We had no idea if they would be home or not but we felt like we should go. So we did, met two less actives we planned to meet that really were so over joyed we came out there then we also met an awesome cute pregnant mom named Nomura who listened to our message and told us to come back. It was a long bike ride but a great successful day!! Saturday we were going to visit a less active and we stopped and talked to this cute mom and her daughter and she was from Toyooka and moved here. Yeah Toyooka my last area. What the small world ha so we were able to teach her and invited her to activaties and we are hoping she comes! She was so cute and we built such a good relationship. So we will see what happens with her. So Sunday is what I mainly want to talk about. We have been planning this splits activity for a month or so now and it was yesterday. We did a lunch with then YW, YW, and YSA of our ward and also our zone missionaries in our area. Then practices teaching and taught a small lesson about missionary work and then split up and went our way. So I was with Erisa and she's 21 and wants to serve. We went and visited an investigator I have yet to meet because she's never home and well we knocked and she was there. She came out and had been praying still and felt god help her in her tests. Then we were able to talk about church and the importance of it and invited her to come and at first I wasn't sure what she would say then the member testified of why she likes church and well she said yes. And let me tell you the member testifying made that whole lesson work out right. Then all the other missionaries found prepared people, met awesome LA etc. it was such a great experience to work with the youth and help them prepare and love missionary work. So please, suggest this to the ward or stake in our home ward area I promise it'll help youths desire to serve. Last is the thought of the week from a talk called "Living the Abundant Life" By President Monson and he talks about three points. The ABC's; Attitude, Believe, and Courage. Attitude: "The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.” Believe: "He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.” Courage: "Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ Everyday please remember these ABC's and I promise you that life will be so much happier. I'm not saying there will be no trails or hard times but facing them will be different. I've been trying to always apply the ABC's daily and it's been awesome. So go read this talk and then personally apply it in your life and I would love to hear experiences from changing and strengthening those three things. This church is so true. God loves of all us and Christ suffered for each of us individually. I know that it is true. I love my Savior. I love you and miss you all! Thanks for all you do! #RELY #ABC's スミス姉妹 Smith Shimai