Monthly Archives: March 2015

29 March 2015

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Hola, 皆さん( everyone)! 元気 ( how are you)?
Well the repot for this week. Ok well we had an interesting week
that’s for sure.we had things that went wrong and a lot of things that
went right. Last Wednesday we had an iPad exchange conference so we
all got new iPads and with the new start we are no longer allowed to
use Facebook for a couple of months or so. So basically I will be able
to use it when I’m about to go home. Can you believe it? It’s going by
so quick. I only have three transfers left and  then I will be home
soon. I get to skype everyone again in the next month and a half. Woot
woot. Ok well no really writes me to often anymore so it must be true
when they say by the end of your mission your letters start to die
out. Well I love you all any way. I will miss Facebook though. I admit
it was a good way to see how everyone was doing even though they don’t
write me. But now I don’t have that luxury so you will have to pull up
the slack and write me :-). Tyler? Chad? Shanna? Travis? Kylan?
Kierra? Mom? Mom is still pretty good even though it comes late.
Travis how are you, Melissa,McKenna,and new baby boy Joseph? I can’t
wait to see all these new babies. Chad how is the family? Tyler how is
Liz and work? Shanna how is that little girl, Daniel and your
pregnancy going?
As for my week we got a new investigator. Her name is Sakura. She is
16 yrs old and she is so cute. Our first lesson with her was kind of a
disaster. We didn’t scare her away or anything we just did a terrible
job teaching her what needed to be taught. After her lesson sister
Wilson and I went over the lesson and determined what went wrong and
wrote down the things we wish we had said instead. So we will be
better prepared next time. But doing that really helped us for the
next lesson we had with Hikari. Hikari is 15 yrs old. And she is the
cutest thing ever. Her lesson went awesome. The spirit was strong and
we really explained our purpose and our expectations and she told us
hers. We explained about how our message is there for her to accept it
and as she does the things we tell her to do she will receive answers
and will feel God in her life. It was such a good lesson. You could
see that she couldn’t wait to learn more where as with Sakura she
kept looking at the clock waiting for us to end. It’s ok we are not
perfect and we know that. We still lots of room to grow and become
better. This week should be fun with all the happy Easter activities
going on. Well family, that is all for this week. I love you

Brox Shimai

22 March 2015

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So much happened this weekend and then not a lot happened. To start
out our we week we had a mission conference and Elder Nelson came and
spoke to us. It was way good! I love Elder Nelson. He was awesome! I
liked this conference better then Elder Ballards but his was good too.
We had a special conference about the proper use of electric devices
aka iPads . We have to return our iPads that we have now and we will
be getting new ones this week. And as part of that we will be taking a
break from Facebook for about 3 months or something like that. We
actually don’t know how long until we get to use again, it’s all up to
our mission president. When he feels we are ready to use it again he
will tell us. We had Another conference the next day after that. It
was a long week of a lot of sitting but it was a good spiritual
booster. These conferences lasted all day too. Man I’m just so
exhausted but it was good. This last weekend we had another ward
activity and we went to Kamakura which is a really old area of Japan
but it is also a very big tourist area too. The walked around to all
the old Shrine temples and then we went and saw Big Buddah. It was so
fun. We took a potential investigator of ours. She is actually
straight up crazy! But she just needs love. She is looking for
acceptance and love but she is a pathological liar. She really lies
about everything. She is older, she is in her 50’s. She says she is
married to an American and she showed us pictures but we think she is
just obsessed with the guy in her pictures. She says he lives in
America. She was born and is from Seattle Washington and she is grew
up there. Her english is pretty good but I would never had thought she
was from America. But we can’t tell what she lies about and what she
doesn’t. She is obsessed with the Elders. At one point she wasn’t
going to come and asked us to take pictures of the elders for her. Of
coarse we told her we couldn’t that that is inappropriate. So when she
showed us her picture album we found all of these pictures of a
previous elder who use to serve here. And now she loves this new
Elder, Christensen Choro. She is crazy. She has been around for a
really long time. The whole ward knows all about her. She use to come
to the english class we teach and then she would tell lies about the
church to people and then we would never see those people again. She
no longer comes to English class because we got rid of the advanced
class. She wasn’t the only one, I guess there was a group of them that
would come to the advanced class and bash the church. It was just a
huge mess. We hadn’t seen this lady for a while but then recently she
has been showing up again. She comes to church sometimes. I don’t
know. I know she has a sickness but she is a little crazy. But we just
love her anyway. Her name is Kyoko. Anyways she came with us to
Kamakura because she wanted to see the elders. Well family that is
from me. I love you!! 愛しています!

ブロックス姉妹
Heather

Sent from my iPad

8 March 2015

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Hello family! This week has been a pretty awesome week. We have been
teaching a lot and staying busy and I like it. Yesterday was a great
day. So we have this investigator who has a baptismal date but
struggles coming to church. We had a lesson about the importance of
coming to church and we really tried to have her see the blessings she
can get from coming. She finally committed to coming to sacrament
meeting. And then after sacrament meeting we had a baptism so she said
she would come to that too. We tried to   have her bring her family
but she said it would probably just be herself. So church roles around
and she doesn’t show. We thought for sure she wasn’t even coming but
we went outside and saw her and her family pull up in the drive way.
She made in time for the baptism. And she brought her family. We were
so excited. The husband didn’t come in. He just dropped them off. But
it was a great day. We had 9 non members come to the baptism
yesterday! It was amazing. We may have not properly prepped her well
enough though. She was surprised and kinda seemed uncomfortable at the
end. But we will see her on Wednesday so we can work our her concerns.
But please pray for her. Her name in Kaneko San. It was a great week.
Sorry that is it from me for now. Love you all

Brox Shimai

3 March 2015

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Ok so this week has been crazy busy. And it’s just started. I told you
last week that we got a baptismal date!! What!! I’m way excited.
Kaneko san agreed to a baptismal date and she is planning on getting
baptized 5/17. I couldn’t believe it. This last transfer has been
amazing! So many miracles. We asked Tomomi san if she was ready to be
baptized and she is not quit ready yet but she will be praying for a
baptismal date. I’m way stoked! So many miracles. And then to top it
off the two little girls we work with, one of them got up during
testimony meeting and bore her testimony! She was so sticken cute. She
just got up and said how they have been coming to church since last
August and she was very grateful to all the missionaries. It was so
cute. Luckily we have a plan. On Saturday we are doing an activity
with them and with another member and her daughter. The members
daughter ( Remi) is getting baptized this Sunday so we are going to
talk about her baptism with the girls. And hopefully we can teach them
with out directly teaching them. Someday they will for sure get
baptized, it just might later in their life. In the mean while we are
still trying to figure out how to meet the mom to get real permission
to teach them. Oh I just love this place. My new companion is awesome.
I don’t see us having any problems ( at least for now) 🙂 ha ha jk. I
love her. Things are going really good. We are crazy busy with lessons
this week. With members, less actives, potential investigators and
actual investigators. I love being this busy. If all goes according to
plan we would have taught almost 30 lessons this week. And that is an
amazing week. I’m so excited. I’m in my 9 th transfer which means
after this transfer I only have 3 more left. And next transfer I get
to call home again…. Woot woot! And that will be the last one until
I come home. Well family, I love you!!

Love
Heather