Sorry for the late email this week, but today was transfer
announcements, which for all intents and purposes means that I have
finished one more transfer as a missionary! It's crazy, because I feel
like it's only every other week that we get calls, and Elder Zeller
basically just barely got here. But, thankfully, I get to spend
another transfer with him, as no one will be leaving the island. So
one more transfer of watching the hand of the Lord with Elder Johnson,
Elder Zeller, and Elder Ehlert!
It's crazy, because we are definitely in the stages of being blessed.
The quickest example is from only last night, when our plans fell to
pieces, and Elder Zeller and I were left with time, and out of things
to do. So, we prayed, took off on the streets, and less than 5 minutes
later, ran into Sakae, one of the investigators me and Elder Jo has
found, on a back road we never take. It took an amazing miracle to
find him, as he came to church, and then another one to run into him
again. Sadly, we don't have any contact information for him, so I have
no news on when we will be able to meet him again, but I know that we
were guided last night. As Elder Rasband stated in his conference
address, coincidence isn't a word in the vocabulary of God.
That's almost been the theme of the last six weeks. I've found as we
try to do the right thing, something good happens. Our life gets
better. And not only ours, but also that of those we have been blessed
to work with. Another example from last week is working with a lady
named Horita. The first time we meet her, she invited us in for a full
meeting and lesson, and every time we meet her her faith grows even
more. When we taught on Wednesday, she told us that she feels better
when we come. She can't explain why, and to be honest, I don't think
anyone can. Explaining the power of the Spirit, which testifies of
truth and brings light unto everyone's soul, and why and how it works,
is really difficult. But I do know that her feelings come as a result
of hearing truth, of knowing that she is a beloved daughter of God,
and He knows her.
As a side note, being transfer p-day, we also went to the beach!
Attached, at long last, are some pictures!
Love you all,
Elder Mitchell Woodhouse