|The little kids love Elder Sherrill|
|Eating horse! (He loved it)|
This past week was amazing! We saw so many cool miracles! Oh and also this is coming a day early because we changed our P-Day at the last minute to Friday instead of Saturday because we are really busy on Saturday. But anyways, let me get started but telling you that Heavenly Father is pouring out his blessings on us here. The week started off pretty normal as usual with doing reports on Monday and just preparing for transfers. However just this last Sunday our investigator who we met for the first time the Sunday the week before came to church and loved it. We had a dinner appointment and lesson planned with him on Wednesday. We go to meet with him and unfortunately the restaurant was closed so we had to walk about 30 minutes to a different restaurant. At first I was a little bummed out but it was great because we got to talk for an extra 30 minutes and explain more about our purpose and get to know each other better. We get to the restaurant, have a good meal and an even better lesson. We extended the invitation to be baptized on September 30th and he said yes! Then in order to reach that goal he committed to coming to church again next week and continue to take the lessons from us. His name is Takuya and he is 26 and originally from Okinawa. We are super pumped to work with him.
Our next cool miracle started just this last Tuesday when I was on our last round of companion exchanges with one of the new Fukuoka Zone Leaders. To begin our day of dendo slam we prayed that we would be led and guided to a man in his mid to late twenties to whom we prayed we could also have a lesson on the spot with him. Within the first 2 hours we didn't see a whole lot of success but the very last guy we talked to before we came home for lunch was our guy! We met a 26 year old named Miyazaki who was on the way to work. We stopped him on the
street and talked with him for a while (30 minutes or so) about how God loves him individually and wants to guide him in his life. He said he didn't understand a lot of our message but it sounded like it could be something of worth to him. We prayed with him and set up an appointment to meet in a couple days on Thursday. Just yesterday we met with him at the church and had an amazing lesson! It was seriously one of the best lessons I think I have had on my mission. The spirit was so strong throughout and he was able to understand so many clear
points of doctrine. He is incredibly humble and said he really wants to know if it is true or not. We extended the invitation for him to be baptized on September 30th as well and he said yes too! To finish the lesson off he closed with a prayer for the first time and it was such a simple and beautiful prayer. Needless to say we were both on cloud 9 after we left that lesson.
I'm not sure why Heavenly Father has been blessing us with so many amazing and prepared people to teach but for that I am so grateful. I really am so excited to teach both Miyazaki and Takuya throughout the next month or so and see how well they progress. Having people to teach while we go throughout the transfer process is really a blessing. We have started the transfer board for this next transfer and these next couple of weeks there will be lots of office work to do which will be fun but our dendo time will definitely go down a little. But the work here is moving along! I love being here and serving in Fukuoka, it really is the best. I'll be sure to update you all with more miracles to follow next week. Love you and take care!
|One of their favorite restaurants|
|Shopping in Fukuoka|