Sunday, January 5, 2014

It is really cold with 100% chance of snow.

Dinner with a family in the ward

Hey everyone!
So New Years happened. It basically consisted of eating a ton of food. We weren't able to see the shrine because in Sapporo is one of the biggest shrines in Hokkaido so there were like a million people and we had to be back at the Honbu for an activity and then we had an appointment so that was a bummer. But we ate lunch at a hamburger joint and it was so delicious. We also had a Book of Mormon Fast on last tuesday I think, where we started fasting in the morning and read the Book of Mormon from 8 until 6 and then we broke our fasts. It was a little bit of a struggle in the morning to stay awake but it was a really awesome experience and really cool to see the big picture, the story of the Book of Mormon. Something that stuck out to me was the story of Laman and Lemuel. Not about how many times they made the wrong choice and went down the wrong path but how many chances the Lord gave them to come back and start again. I was thinking about people we meet who maybe don't seem like, "church people" or have made bad choices and don't seem like they would accept the gospel in their lives. But the thing is maybe they just need a chance to choose it. Wealways need to give everyone another chance, another opportunity tomake the right choice. We can't decide for them whether they will or won't accept the right path. You never know what will happen.

We also had deep cleaning day! On Thursday we cleaned the apartment from like 9 in the morning until like 6 at night So that was fun and I'm pretty sure we left a trail of bleach behind us everywhere we went haha. But it was so great. We found lots of interesting things from sister missionaries of past. Good stuff.

Anyways this past week was fun and it snowed and is still snowing like crazy. The piles of snow along the road are mostly taller than us haha. It's fun. We also found a really awesome lady housing yesterday! So Yay!! Life is great! Love everyone!

Oh and Kapeliela shimai and I sang in Primarry yesterday for their singing time. Kapeliela shimai played the ukelele and they loved it. It was really fun.


Murray Shimai

Dinner with another family in the ward

The cutest kid I have ever seen! He's the youngest in a family of 5 boys in the ward.

This was a young women's activity we got to go to! And PS just so everyone knows that's my sweatshirt bumping out there. Just so we're clear.

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