Monday, November 4, 2013

Everyone Needs Friends

 So this week was Transfer week! And I am still in Obihiro, and my companion is still Lundstrom Shimai. We went from a 3 person companionship to 2. It was a little sad letting Bastow Shimai go, but she is still in Obihiro as well, just has a new companion making 4 sisters in Obihiro now!   Me, Lundstrom Shimai, Bastow Shimai, and Miyamoto Shimai.
   One of the things we do as missionaries is that we not only teach people about the gospel, but we also help those people who are members but may not necessarily be active (coming to church every week). We like to stop by and see these people and find out if there is anything we can do to help them and we try to share a spiritual message with them. Almost every week since I've been here in Obihiro, we have tried to visit one lady, her name is Uge Shimai. She is older, and her kids are all grown up and have moved out of the house. We haven't been able to meet with her because she is super busy and she is rarely ever at home. But 2 weeks ago we went to her apartment, and yet again she wasn't home, but I decided I would write a note saying we stopped by and tell her we would try to visit her next week at the same time. We went back the next week and to our surprise she was home!! This was the first time I had ever met her in the 2 1/2 months that I have been in Obihiro. We talked with her for over an hour. She is so nice and she really appreciated the note that I had left for her. Then the next Sunday she came to church!!! (She hasn't been to church in months). It was so great and we were really excited to see her! She came up to us and thanked us again for coming to see her. Just that small little act of leaving a note and talking to someone made a huge difference.
   True statement: Everyone needs Friends!!!! No matter how old you are or what language you speak, everyone just needs someone who cares who they can talk to! It can make a huge impact in everyone's life! So my message for this week is be a good friend and you never know who you might impact! :)
Hope you have a good week!! Love you all!!!
Morrison Shimai

Volunteering at a Marathon

Obihiro Halloween Party - Lundstrom, Bastow, Morrison

All the missionaries serving in Obihiro - Halloween Party

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