So! Not a lot new here--yet. Lots of wonderful learning that I want to apply so much this week! I love a new week. It's like something good and clean in a new light, still the same life, but all washed full with Tide and ready to be put on with experience. It is a wonderful work!!! Thank you so much for your prayers for those we are teaching! I really know as we continue to pray, the Lord's work is perfect--and His sheep will be gathered. I love this work - the Takamatsu Sisters will not give up on anyone!
How blessed we are! I marvel at the goodness of my Father in Heaven letting me come to this beautiful place, to serve such wonderful people. There are so many challenges, but there is no way that I could have learned the lessons He is teaching me any other way. When I am facing something hard, something that is trying, I can rejoice in the goodness of God and remember that Jesus Christ experienced EVERY trying thing--so that we could experience life, and so we can return triumphant through Him. Isn't it amazing, our Father's plan?
We had a baptism on Sunday! Isono Kyodai was baptized!
His is a really interesting case, so it wasn't a normal baptism and we actually haven't taught him a ton. But, Sunday, he entered the waters of baptism. It was neat to see him, who is always in dark dark clothes, in his beautiful white clothes--even if his smile wasn't there. I think about how Heavenly Father wants that for us--we who are sometimes scowling, in our habits and such. He looks at us and smiles because He sees what we can become. I know He loves us!
We are part of a wonderful work!! This is the final work before our very Savior and Redeemer comes to earth again. It is so precious. The missionary force is increasing! What could be better? In our mission next July (after I am home) there are going to be 11 new sisters coming in one transfer! President Zinke has told us that there may even be more! All the sister missionaries who are still out will need to be trainers for the new sisters! They will be amazing!
I love you! Rejoice in our sweet Savior this week--He loves you so much. He wants you to look into the future, clothed in new-ness, prepared to go forth shaking off yesterday--one step forward to the possibilities of a rich eternity. How He loves us. And how I love you! Thank you sweet people, you are in my heart.
The work is TRUE!
Love, a blessed Sister Anderson
PS The new MTC program sounds incredible, the Lord is "hastening His work in the latter-days"... I think it will be so good!
Cold weather has hit us! Gotta love it!!!