It's been a great week. The time is flying SO fast! Can you believe that tomorrow is already September? We were scheduling an appointment this past week, and when we realized that the next time we meet will be September, my heart stopped for about half a second. Looking back at everything that happened in this past week, it feels so long, but when we get to the end of the today we just think about how fast it went. And now it is also September! I feel like it should still be May or something... Crazy how fast time flies when you are having fun.
The work here is going great. We got to teach some new people this week, and also some people we haven't seen in a long time. It was great. We had a lot of really cool experiences this past week. But this week I am especially grateful for members. We have so many incredible members in Yonago.
One of the sisters in the ward mentioned a little while ago that maybe we could start a cooking Eikaiwa class with the kids once a week, and we could invite our investigators to come. Last week one of our investigators came with her two kids, and it turns out that her daughter is friends with the members daughter. M Shimai and T San started talking and became really good friends. It was awesome. This week, we invited one of our other investigators who has a 3 year old son, and an almost 1 year old daughter. M Shimai also just had a baby a couple of months ago, and her son is about the same age. It was another wonderful opportunity for her to be able to fellowship N San, and really help her to feel welcomed.
While we were cooking with the kids, they were talking, and at some point they ended up talking a little about baptism, and how we all choose to be baptized. They were able to become really good friends, and talk about things that we hadn't had the chance to teach yet. M Shimai also invited her to come to the primary picnic coming up, and even offered to give N San a ride. It just made us so happy to see how when members get involved, and become friends with our investigators, it makes the work so much easier. Now she will be able to see the blessing that the gospel has in the life of a family, similar to her own. And maybe some day we will be able to have a dinner with both families, so N San's husband can also see the blessings of the gospel, and meet an incredible dad, M Kyodai. We are so excited to see what will happen. :) one of the best ways to do missionary work, is to work with the members. If you haven't talked to the missionaries in a while, maybe invite them over, and see what you can do to help them. See if there is anyone that needs a friend. I promise it will not only make the missionaries happy, but it will also bless your life as well. And who doesn't want new friends? :)
Heavenly Father is truly in this work. I have learned that a lot recently. As we just try about best, and put our trust in Him, everything always works out. Not always in the time or way that we would hope, but it always works out in the time and way that we need. In God's time and way. Just trust in Him. Have confidence in His timing. Have faith that He hears and answers your prayers. I love you all so much, and I hope you have an incredible week! You are amazing!
We had a kokan, and there was a typhoon... We may have gotten a little bit blown over.
Sister Amanda K. Robertson
Japan Kobe Mission
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints