Monday, April 20, 2015

The Work

Dear Loved Ones,

Here's the update on how the work is going here in Shuri Okinawa.

We actually have a decent amount of investigators, the Lord has been blessing us a lot lately. Especially with the youth, this past week the Lord led us to 3 college students (one trumpet graduate student and a couple) who are actually all quite interested and are pretty solid investigators. I have never taught so many youth before it is so fun!

On the down side, Mitsuru was going to get baptized this next saturday, but he told us he needs some more time, he still wants to be baptized, but he doesn't feel ready yet.

It's okay though, I was honestly getting a little wierded out because the missionary work was going just a little too smoothly, and that just about never happens haha. But I even though there are always bumps and downs and ups, the Lord is with us every step of the way and as I read this morning

"The works, and the designs, and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to naught." -DC 3:1

One of the biggest miracles we had this week was yesterday. After church we taught an investigator named Shirasuna san. He has been an investigator for a while, and is kind of becoming an eternal investigator because he still doesn't feel like he has gotten an answer. Well anyways we taught him yesterday and for the first time since we have taught him we were able to really get into his heart.

He is a 21 year old college student who really just wants knowledge, but he has never really let the gospel into his heart, always talking simply about what the doctrine, is, but not really the meaning it would have for him. But this time we felt the spirit guide us so much so that we knew what he needed and the questions to ask to help him see that he needs to desire to know god, to have it in his life and were able for the first time to get into his heart.

In big and small ways Heavenly Father is always guiding me, I am so grateful to him!

Love you all,

Elder Walton

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