Sunday, February 22, 2015

Week 37 - Count Your Many Blessings

name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done. Count your many blessings... (I'd write the rest of the song, but I don't remember English anymore...)

This week we have been thinking a lot about our blessings. Can I just express even a tiny bit of how much Heavenly Father loves his children? I love being a missionary and playing a small part in their lives. This week we were blessed to be a part of so many blessings that just keep on coming. One of our sweet investigators A has been having a hard time recently. She is about 8 weeks pregnant with her second child, and the morning sickness has started to get really bad. Not as bad as with her first, but still so bad that she can't really cook without getting nauseous, and she is having a hard time getting out of the house and to the store. On Monday she said she spent the entire day at home in her pajamas. So sad. We went over on Tuesday and she was feeling a little bit better, but still sick. We ended up reading 2 Nephi 31 with her, since she wasn't able to read it on her own this week, and then we felt like we should still teach her about the Priesthood and Priesthood Blessings, so we did. And she said that she really wanted one. We planned with her to have the Elders give her a blessing after Eikaiwa (English Class) on Wednesday. After our lesson, we went to the 7-11 around the corner from her apartment for a quick snack, and bathroom break, and decided to take turns calling people while we eating. The Elders had called for some reason, so we called them back and then told them about how A wanted a blessing after Eikaiwa... Well, the Elders told us that they weren't going to be able to make it to Eikaiwa, and that they could give her a blessing some other time. We were trying to figure out when, and then we explained where she lived. The Elders just so happened to be walking 10 minutes away, and knew exactly how to get there. We felt like we should call A and ask if now would be okay, since she wasn't feeling too good when we left, we were afraid that maybe she would tell us that now was not a good time. Well, she told us that G had just fallen asleep, and that we could come over with the Elders. When we got there, it was so perfectly quiet. G wasn't running around, and it was the perfect atmosphere for a blessing. The Elders then gave her a blessing, and the spirit was so strong. Afterwards, the first thing A said was that she felt so peaceful she almost fell asleep. She told us that she just felt so warm and good inside. She was very easily able to recognize the spirit, something that we had just reviewed in our lesson about half an hour before. I was so happy when we left, and she already looked like she was feeling so much better. A few hours later, she texted us and said that she was so grateful that we came back, and that she was even able to go to the store after G woke up from his nap so that she could buy some apples (one of the only things that helps to calm the morning sickness). I am so grateful for Heavenly Father and His love. Just something as simple as going to the store and getting some apples really meant so much to A and I know that she was able to feel Heavenly Father's love for her. 

I love you all so much, and I hope that you had an incredible week. You are amazing, and I know that Heavenly Father loves each and every one of you. 

Robertson Shimai

1-4 Fushimi Inari

5-8 Making mochi with N Shimai and H Chan

9-21...ish Ward Miso Tsukuri (Miso making party)... Weirdest experience...

22-24 We got heart attacked. :)

Valentine's dinner date with my companion

We heart attacked A. :) 

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