Another short email day because we unexpectedly are heading out. I just want to tell you how much I love you. This week we contacted a man and spoke to him for a long time. We explained the gospel, testified with the Spirit, and he said that he didn't want to listen and had no questions. Oh, well. Maybe another time. Its the nature of missionary work, right? However, we then met a lady the next door who said we could come back! Wahoo! I am so aware of the love that Heavenly Father has for His children. The other night while studying, I realized at the truths found in the Book of Mormon, and realized just how FUN it is to share this message, and to teach people what Heavenly Father's children are here to do. It is the best, and it is true. We have the truth! How I love to share it!
This week Higashi Shimai moved, but also said that she wants to be baptized as soon as possible. It's so awesome! I love baptisms. I love the Gospel. I love you! Time is so short and so precious. Hug the ones you love today, and hug yourself for how loved you are by me - and let us rejoice forever in the Gospel!! It is true.
Love you forever!
Sister Jen's cousin (who has been serving in the same mission) returned home last Wednesday! Here are some pics of the amazing, hard-working successful missionary Elder Lythgoe and his welcome crew at the airport in SLC!
From Sister Zinke:
Last week we welcomed twenty new energetic missionaries from the Missionary Training Center. What a crazy week it was...but what fun! Fourteen of them come to us from right here in Japan, three are from Australia and three Americans. We are thrilled with our new missionaries!