Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

It's like spring-time here!

We had a Leadership Training this week with Brother Heaton, one of the managers at the MTC. It was really spiritual and my companion and I learned a lot. I feel everyone will be encouraged to work hard and trust in the Lord as we realize that we're not alone in doing the Lord's work. Hastening the work is not only our responsibility.

I had a comp exchange with Elder Hogan in Fujieda this week. It was really good and we were able to have a really good English Class where all the students were asking lots of good questions about the church. Elder Hogan said it was the best class they have ever had.

We met with our investigator with a baptismal date, Nobu, on Monday. He had read the Book of Mormon and we reviewed with him the assignment (2 Ne 31) and talked about the Gift of the Holy Ghost. We were able to strengthen his commitment to be baptized a little more and also committed him to come to church on Sunday. Unfortunately he was able to come because of his college exams, but we are going to meet him again soon and set goals with him to help him be baptized.

We also met with a former investigator named Bruce this week. He is from America, but he has been in a lot of different countries spreading the cause of Christ. He said that as he has met others from other religions, he has developed questions about his own beliefs. He also likes Mormon missionaries a lot because each one has had a real conversion experience with Christ. I think he has a lot of potential to accept the Gospel, but it might be a little difficult for him here in Japan with the language barrier.

Yesterday we had a Stake Ward Mission Leader Training Meeting with President Yamashita. Our WML wants to work really effectively with us and he has a lot of good revelation and ideas that we discussed on the way home. I think Shizuoka stake will really start to progress now.

That's kind of the highlights for this week. Love you. Bye Bye.


Elder Sanderson

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