Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017: Crepes with Czech's🍜

Well this week had some crepes, ramen, tonkatsu, and lastly some NATO!!!😊😊🏻 Stomach was full all week.  I think that will make you happy mom! πŸ˜‚. In all seriousness, this week was a good one and we accomplished the mission standard of excellence.  We needed a nonmember to come to church to get standard and after 20 mins or so of sacrament Miura san comes and stays for 2 of the 3 hours.  So he is a man that is progressing slowly but surely.  We can't go to fast when we teach him because we will leave him in the dust behind us (so to speak). He has a little mental problem and apparently was an investigator 3-4 years ago.  However since hearing what the branch members say, he has completely changed over these couple of years and is progressing a lot better than previously.   Everyone is a child of God and needs to taste upon the good word.  Excited to continue to teach him!
We got into a lot of houses this week either for lessons or just getting invited.  We housed to some Czechs, we couldn't share anything but the hospitality of those 3 people we meet as way nice!  I promise there are good people out there, you just have to house in the cold sometimes to find them.  Plus it reminded me of the crepes dad would always make.. I promise I am not trunky.
Friday was a really busy day we had lessons at 3, 5, and 6pm.  All of them were really good and spiritual.  Especially the 5 o'clock lesson where we set a new bap date with our investigator named Chiba san. She is a single mom who wants to improve her life and her kids future.

She let us in and we sat around her tokatsu and had a short discussion about the plan of salvation and after we committed her to be baptized and she said yes and that she will try to make it out to church on the 19th with out us asking her!!  She is very aggressive and it's in a very good way.

Sorry my letters aren't great but I take an incredible journal!!

We have two choice in life 1) enjoy or 2)endure.  I want to talk about this with kanji (Chinese characters). θΎ› this is tsurai which means heart breaking, suffering, pain etc. however if you put another line at the top it becomes εΉΈ. Which is happiness!  Do you notice the difference one line/decision makes?  When that line goes into the top it make a cross.  Because of the cross at the top we can go from pain and suffering to happiness!  Because of Jesus Christ choice to die on the cross and suffer for us we can go from pain and heartache to happiness.  Now why would we choose to suffer when Jesus has already done it for us??  Lets all choose to be happy and make good choices!

I know Jesus is our savior and best friend!  This is true and church is also true!  Love you all and have a good week!!

(Btw mom put this in the ward newsletter thingy). Please!

Elder Halverson


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