Hope Cometh of Faith, Maketh an Anchor to the Souls of Men (Japan Week 3)

This week has been really amazing, we have been doing a lot of housing recently and have been trying really hard to find new investigators. This week we found three new investigators! One of the investigators was a referral and we couldn’t find her apartment. But this week we were able to her! She is Filipino so we speak English to her. She is super nice, we didn’t have an appointment set up with her but she let us come in and talk to her for about and hour. We have an appointment with her tonight.

On Wednesday night we were just sitting at home after planning and we were tried from biking far that day when we get a phone call from an unknown number. This woman tells us that she wants to hear the gospel! She wanted to know if we would meet with her to teach her! We were so excited, the Lord is really blessing us and her. We had a lesson with her yesterday and she is so prepared to hear the gospel. She is really amazing. So she heard about the church through Facebook. She is also Filipino and so she became friends with a man who went on a mission to the Philippians. He would post videos and links to the church website on Facebook and she would watch them and it made her want to know more about the church. A lot of her family is in different religions and she said that she had learned about them but something was missing, but when she saw the videos from our church they really made her feel good. We are so excited to keep teaching her.

Yesterday we went to the Shibahara’s house and had dinner with them. It was so good, we had rice, miso, salad, and chicken katsudon.

It is really fun to talk in Japanese to the members because they understand that I am learning and help me.

This week I have found a scripture that I really love, Ether 12:4. I love where it says “Hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men” It is super important to have hope for everything.

I’ll talk to you next week!

あいしています!

Thompson Shimai

My (Aubree) district getting lunch together after district training.

My (Aubree) district getting lunch together after district training.

My (Aubree) district getting lunch together after district training.

My (Aubree) district getting lunch together after district training.

Here are some notes that Aubree sent to us 🙂

Can you send me some potato recipes and any other simple recipes you think I could make? People ask me for potato recipes all the time because I’m from Idaho.

We asked Aubree about the food in Japan, and she said it’s good, we eat a bunch of vegetables and rice normally just white rice but we ate brown rice the other day. I’m not too worried about calories cause of how much I am riding my bike.

I really like my bike it is awesome; it’s like the perfect size.

So we talked to a man in his bath tub when we were housing, through a window. We ping ponged the door and he got up and looked out the window that was about head height and said I’m in the bath, and sat back down. haha it was super sketchy because we just hear all this water noise before he stood haha.

We had an unagipai which has eel bone powder in it, it was pretty good. They are really good, you don’t eat them all the time.

This is a picture we found of the unagipai.

This is a picture we found of the unagipai.

Yes, (I sleep on the floor) on a Futon Its good, I think it’s comfy.

We asked Aubree why in every picture in Japan do they do the peace symbol, and she said, it doesn’t mean a peace symbol to them, it’s just what you do for pictures.

Aubree and Ward Shimai

Aubree and Ward Shimai

Aubree and Ward Shimai in their Study room.

Aubree and Ward Shimai in their Study room.

Ward Shimai, Aubree, Gillespie Choro, and Schmeil Choro.

Ward Shimai, Aubree, Gillespie Choro, and Schmeil Choro.

We made Crepes for breakfast one day.

We made Crepes for breakfast one day.

We had Pizza and Jelly (Jello) at a members house.

We had Pizza and Jelly (Jello) at a members house.

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