14 April 2014

Letter Home: Good things come to those that wait

On Wednesday (my last day in Iwakuni) Sister J. and I shared Mosiah 2:17 with the member who has helped us with our bikes.

“And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”

It made him very happy.

We went from door-to-door by where he lived a bit then biked over to the store to get some things from the bakery we’ve been wanting to try, for lunch.  We ate lunch as we waited for two girls we made an appointment with the other day. They did not come, but we talked to people while waiting.

We then talked to some more people as we waited for anther set of girls with whom we made an appointment with last Thursday. They did not come but while waiting we were able to talk to a man who approached us. He committed to read the Book of Mormon. We also got to talk to a member we saw while we were waiting. Sister J. and I talked to a boy from Britain. We gave him a Book of Mormon and he committed to read it. We gave him an English one, though he was willing to read the Japanese one J.  He told his friend something like, “this is God’s guidance that we were able to meet with these missionaries.” 

It was a great day.

I am going to miss Iwakuni. But now Taniyama is my home and focus.