Monthly Archives: February 2015

24 February 2015

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So this week we got transfer calls. And today was Temple p-day which
is why I did not write yesterday. So as far as transfers go I get to
stay in the area that I love so much and I get a new companion, Wilson
Shimai. She is Polynesian and has this beautiful long curly hair that
I’m way jealous of. I heard she is very easy going so I’m excited. But
there is more I was also called as Sister training leader, bluh. Not
to happy about that part. To much responsability that I don’t want to
be accountable for. Oh well I will take it and run.  Pray for me so I
don’t screw everything up. Jk. I don’t think it will be a problem (
hopefully). As far as investigators go, we taught Kaneko san last week
and we asked her if she wanted to be baptized and she said someday she
will. So tomorrow’s lesson we want to set a date with her. I’m so
excited. And then we have Tomomi san who is awesome. She is our new
investigator. Last week she was having a hard time and we went and
visited her to drop off a belated valentine and we had an amazing
break through with her. She was crying that night because she is
struggling going through a divorce and she had been praying to know if
God was there. When we showed up she said she knew that God was their.
We testified and comforted her and then we had her open the BOM to a
random page so she could get an answer. The scripture we found was
about praying and fasting and they did wax strong in their faith. We
asked her if she knew what fasting was and she did not know. So we
told her it is a way to get extra strength and help from God. We asked
her if she wanted to fast and she said yes. So we fasted together on
Wednesday. It was awesome. We all broke the fast together by having
dinner but I had to be quick because we had to get back for teaching
English class, so we weren’t able to teach a lesson. But she said she
liked it. We were suppose to have an appointment with her that
following Friday but her son got sick and she couldn’t do it. We are
going to visit her tonight. So hopefully we can teach her then. I’m
pretty sure she is going to get baptized sometime in the future. I’m
loving this area. We are seeing so much success it’s awesome. Well
that’s all for me. Love you all

Brox Shimai

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16 February 2015

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It’s official, Moeka got baptized this last Saturday. Woo how. I
didn’t get to go to the baptism but my heart was still there with her.
It’s fun to share the gospel. I love it. Last Friday we had a sisters
conference and it was a lot of fun. I got sick this past weekend. I
have been throwing up. Yesterday I was feeling queazy on and off. I
made it through church just fine but hat night we went to a members
house for dinner and we had authentic Chinese food because she is
Chinese. Well she had us help her prepare it and it was raw meat. I
must say that is not the most appealing smell when you are not feeling
to well. And then we ate it. She prepared a LOT of food.  I ate a lot
but not as much as the others, and then on top of that we had to bike
home. Let me just say I was proud of myself for holding it in until we
made it home. Not a fun experience. Well I’m feeling much better
today. I think I threw up most of the junk yesterday.
The two girls haven’t come to church these past two weeks. I’m way sad
about that. But we keep visiting them and they want to come but they
decide to play instead or they have to do chores or something. We are
trying to set up an activity with them this week, they want to make
pancakes. 🙂 we have a new investigator, Tomomi, and she is my age
and has a 5 yr old son. I may have already talked about her before but
we taught her last Wednesday and it went great. She really wants to
know for herself. We have hope in this one. We really feel she could
get baptized but of coarse we can never make that choice for her . All
we can do is invite. I really hope things go good with her. Keep her
in your prayers.
Other then that I have nothing else. I love you all!!

Brox Shimai

P.s. Happy birthday Chad, Kylan and Sara

8 February 2015

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Hello everyone. We have seen some miracles this past week. I know I
have written before and told you of the girl we found on my first day
in Japan. But you all may have forgotten that story so I will tell it
again. My first day I got to be a real missionary. I woke up got ready
and went out with an older missionary ( a person who has been out on
the mission longer) to get our first experience to proselyte. The
first person I talked to was this girl and I noticed she had a CTR
ring on, so I asked her if she was a member. She said no, she did a
home stay in America and stayed with a LDS family and they got her the
ring when she left. Well as the conversation went on I didn’t say much
because I didn’t speak much Japanese. After that I got sent to
Fujisawa to no longer hear about what happened. I had no idea that she
started coming to eikaiwa ( English class) well long story short
almost a year later (11 months to be exact ) she has decided to be
baptized. Her baptism is this Friday. She is the cutest thing. She
wrote her family in America and sent a postcard with just her
baptismal date on it. So cute. She was worried about her dad being
against it but after she talked to him about it he came to church to
check it out and he told her that if she gets baptized then she has to
stay devoted to this faith for the rest of her life. And of coarse she
gladly accepted. It just goes to show that we don’t see all the seeds
that we plant grow, but God sees everyone and he really does have a
plan for everyone. I’m so grateful to have been the person to invite.
I was a tool in Gods hands. But it’s also way cool because she was the
very first person I talked to. 🙂 so fun! I’m so grateful for the
gospel and I love to see people come closer to Christ and to accept
him as their savior. I love his gospel. I hope everyone is praying
everyday. Just be praying we are utilizing the atonement. I hope
everyone uses it multiple times through out the day. Love you all!!
I’m grateful to have you for eternity.
Ohh and I forgot, we went hiking with the ward this last Saturday. We
hiked up mount Takao. I will be sending you some fun pictures and
videos. I will upload them onto Facebook as well. Takao is so cool.
They have all these shrines and temples and they way up and down. I
hope one day to take my family to these areas. They are so fun.

Love you

Brox Shimai

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