Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
On Monday, May 12 Sister Johnson wrote:
Skype was definitely the highlight of my week! I love talking to you all. I can't want to see you in six months.
This week was also good on the work front! We were able to teach a woman named Michiru San this week, and she became a new investigator!!! Michiru San is the girlfriend of a YSA in our branch. She is 23 years old, and doesn't really have a religious background. She hasn't really ever thought about God before, but she is definitely willing to learn. Her and her boyfriend are thinking about marriage, and so her boyfriend wants her to at least understand somewhat about the church, if not become a member! So, we received the referral, and we were able to have our first lesson with her this week. She is super shy, but very cute. She always relaxes into the meeting by the end, so we were able to build a really good relationship with her this time around (we had dinner with them a couple of times before now). We had decided that we wanted to go into the lesson with a "Plan of Salvation" kind of mindset, and focus purely on what she needs. So we began by talking about God and who He is, and what His nature is. She seemed to understand well, and her boyfriend was really great at helping us explain to her the basic attributes of Heavenly Father. We talked about the pre-earth life and what we did there. When we asked her if she could remember it, she laughed and said "not even a little bit!" It was cute. But then we talked about how in this life, we are to walk by faith and not by sight. She then asked us what faith is, which was an awesome question! Her boyfriend gave a really wonderful explanation, and then introduced the Book of Mormon for us! So then we read together in Alma what faith is, and we invited Michiru San to reread the verse later that night and to think about faith and also about God. She said that she would! We invited her to come to church, but she didn't want to come by herself (her boyfriend had to go to Fukushima for the weekend), but she will come with him next time. We were then able to set up a next appointment with them for next Thursday. It was a great appointment, and it was amazing to see the way the Spirit led the discussion. I am so grateful that we decided beforehand to just trust to be guided, because we were in exactly the right ways.
That is about it for this week. It was a good one. I am looking forward to another good one! I love you Momma. And I love my Savior. He is my light and He leads me along.