|Sister Lacey and Sister Smithson|
|All dressed for Barentain's Dei (Valentine's Day)|
|No classes on Preparation Day :-(|
|Her mom's favorite drink and candy (Swedish Fish)|
|New skirt mom just sent :-)|
|MTC Zone at the Provo Temple|
|Sister Leung-Wo, Sister Coughanour, and Sister Lacey|
So last Thursday our lesson with Tsuboyama Shimai was rough! I felt good with my Japanese, but my heart hurt. Her family doesn't want her to be baptized and today we learned yesterday that she is having even more struggles so we are trying to figure out how best to help her. But she gave us good news! She said she prayed and received an answer to her prayers and she knows the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was a true Prophet! We were so happy and thankful for that!
Our district devotional was on repentance and we had a really good discussion. For choir we sang "Consider the Lilies" and it was so beautiful. I LOVE singing in the choir, it is so amazing. Our devotional speaker was Brother Stephan B. Allen again and he is so awesome. He talked about the importance of companionship and obedience.
Afterwards we watched a video from Elder Holland called 'Missions are Forever' and it was so good! He talked about how we really need to focus and do our best and how important missions are and we need to be obedient and convert ourselves. I love Elder Holland!
Monday was our one month until Japan mark! YAHOO! I'm so excited! Only about 3 and a half weeks left! It went by so fast! It's still hard to imagine that I am going to Japan! AHH!
The other day we had a 'How to Begin Teaching' practice and we actually taught it in English to see how we should improve our Japanese lessons. At first it was hard to teach in English, but then things just started coming! It was nice, I can't wait to improve my Japanese lessons. Tuesday class was a little rough because I just could not understand. But then yesterday Olsen kyodai came back from vacation and Coughanour Shimai and I improved so much! It was subarashii.