Monday, February 24, 2014

We had a Baptism

   Well I'll just tell you the big news first.... We had a baptism on Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok now before you jump to conclusions, it wasn't one of our investigators, but it was an 8-year-old girl in the ward named Kamada Aoi chan. She is so cute and it was so exciting to be able to see my first baptism! :) The service was so nice. One of the ward members gave a talk about the importance of baptism. And then us missionaries and the YSAs in the ward sang "Love at Home". And she was baptized by her father. After she was confirmed a member, she bore her testimony. The good thing about when little kids talk, is that they're pretty easy to understand. And so she just bore the sweetest, most innocent testimony about the church and how she knows the Heavenly Father loves her. 
   The work here is moving along! Because of the efforts of past missionaries, now those converts' children are now entering into the covenant of baptism. And that family will bless future generations as well!! I'm so grateful for all the missionaries who have served here in Japan. And they may not know it now, but their efforts payed off. Because of their missionary efforts now there are families who can raise their children in the gospel and continue to share the gospel. 
   Ok I'm almost out of time, but I'll just tell you quickly about Ayana chan. She is one of our current investigators. She's 22 years-old and currently a college student studying to be a nurse. We met her at the end of January, but we haven't been able to meet with her recently because she had a big test at school, but she finished her test last week. We were able to meet with her on Saturday! We taught her about the Plan of Salvation and she seemed to really understand it all! She even said that she wants to go to the celestial kingdom so that she can live with her family forever. So at the end of the lesson we extended the baptismal commitment and she said yes!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh!!! We were so excited!!! So we scheduled her baptism for May 18th!! 

Love you all!!! Have a great week!!!
Morrison Shimai

 Baptism with Muroran Elders and Sisters

 Splits with the Sister Training Leaders

Young Single Adult's with the Elders and Sisters

Got my birthday package!

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