February 23, 2015


Kurayoshi, Japan


Violette Shimai

Transfer 1: Dekkita

So in japanese, the word dekiru means `to be able to verb`. When you conjugate it into past tense, it turns into `dekitta`. But they use it for super funny things like `girlfriend dekitta` (I got a girlfriend) `kodomo dekitta` (I had a child). Funny stuff. Anyways- first transfer dekitta!

Nothing particularly exciting happened this week, but it was a good week with quite a few good lessons:)
- We met a new investigator, and she is way awesome. During our first lesson, I guess a lot of crazy stuff had been going on earlier that day. But when we shared something from the Book of Mormon, she said that she all of the sudden just felt like everything was going to be okay, and that she didn`t have to worry about that stuff anymore. In other words, she received personal revelation from the book of Mormon in lesson 1. And that was wayyy cool to see.
- We had an awesome lesson with a less active sister. Normally, we talk and she kind of just nods and smiles and doesn`t say much, just `thank you for coming, I love hearing the messages you share` stuff like that. But this week, she opened up a lot- she talked for a solid ten minutes about an experience where she could see God guiding her life! It was way awesome. I don`t actually understand anything that is being said as it occurs, but I was just way happy that she was sharing something with us, and I`m glad I got a chance to not understand what she was saying!
- We got to go clean another less actives house for a good 3 hours, and we were all pretty good friends by the end of that. Service is the best!

Yesterday in relief society we had a lesson on the talk given by Elder Jorg Klebingat:`Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence`. everyone go read this talk!

I loved this talk when I heard it last conference- I think it was my favorite. And reading it again was awesome. It brings up the question `If you were to have an interview with your Savior right now, how would you rate your confidence, on a scale of 1-10?` Interesting to think about, huh? that`s something i could definitely keep in mind a lot more. I know I`m probably not as confident in that aspect as I would like to be. I have a lot of work to do! But i`m (most of the time;)) happy to do it. I hope i`ll be able to reach the point on my mission where I can confidently answer `10` to that question:) Iesu Kirisuto o toshite... gambarimasu.

Hope everyone is having a good week:) The church is true!

1. planner #1 - I the back is decorated with all different kinds of tape. I may like japanese decorative tape too much.


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