Monday, October 31, 2016

"Don't afraid to make mistake" - Inaba Choro


  I've thought a lot about that wonderful English that Inaba choro
said weeks back. What a good lesson we can learn from him. Its so
important to try the best we can in everything that we do, because if
we don't, we are losing out on so many big learning opportunities.
Being afraid to screw up or make a mistake is just holding you back
from a great learning or growing opportunity. I'm grateful for inaba
choro's nice word of wisdom. I've learned a lot from that.

  This past week was a quick one, and we got a lot accomplished and
found new people to teach! We also had a great lesson with Jessica and
her son, Hiroyuki! Hiroyuki accepted to he baptized so we picked a
date for him in February where he can get baptized with one of the 8
year old members in the Ward so it isn't as scary. I'm so excited for
him! He is such a good kid!  Jessica is still doing so great! She is
preparing to go to the Fukuoka temple!! Her and Hiroyuki study the
scriptures and pray together before bed every night, and we didn't
even ask them to do that. What an amazing little family. I sure love
them so much!

  Jay is also doing great. He has been praying to know for himself if
the church is true or not, but he feels like he hasn't received an
answer yet. But he really wants an answer! So we met with him and had
a great lesson on faith, and how we receive answers from the spirit. I
love teaching him because he has a testimony of the Book of Mormon. So
if he ever has questions about anything, we just point to the Book of
Mormon and he says "oh yes of course!"  He understands so easy when we
use the Book of Mormon, so that has helped me strengthen my own
testimony! We are so blessed to have that book and I hope we are all
using it daily. I personally want to be better at studying the Book of

  The nishiyama family (chikako and eternity) are doing well. We had
a lesson with them yesterday, and it was a bit frustrating. We asked
her if she had prayed about the church and she said yes! She had
gotten an answer that it was true. We asked her how that answer came
and she said it was a warm feeling and she new it was from the spirit.
The frustrating part is that she isn't ready to let go of Buddhism,
and still wants to do both religions even though she has gotten an
answer. So we are trying to figure out how to help her change, because
she is really afraid of upsetting her ancestors. We are working to
help her understand that her ancestors need her help. But her daughter
(eternity) is doing great and would be baptized tomorrow if she could!
They are both planning on coming to church in 2 weeks, so I am super
excited for that. Please keep them in your prayers.

Well, that's about all that I have for this week. I sure love Okayama
and love the people that I have the opportunity to work with. I hope
everyone has a fun, happy and SAFE Halloween! Love you all!!

Elder Evans

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