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During this challenging time when all seems uncertain, it is easy to be filled with hate and doubt. You might be asking yourself, "Why is this happening to me?", "What is the purpose of this?" or "Is there really a bright future ahead?". While it is natural for us to think that way, I've learned during my 6 months of...
The ongoing global crisis caused by COVID-19 has drastically changed everything that we once knew. I've never expected to see Manila streets so empty and several countries under lockdown.In response to the threat of this pandemic, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had also made necessary temporal changes in an effort to become part of the global...
Leaving my mission area is difficult especially if you're too attached to the people. I love helping the Japanese people and somehow making their burdens light. They're hard workers and the only thing that they desire is happiness; every day they're tired from work and talking to them makes their dull days brighter. Last preparation day. we were cleaning...
Last Saturday, we received the news that all missionaries in Japan except for the natives will go home to their home country. I was exceedingly sad to leave Japan, especially that I've developed genuine love towards them. I love being a missionary in Japan and helping both members and non-members to come closer to Christ, but I know that...
We're still in quarantine this week but life in Japan is starting to be normal again. A lot of cars are now on the roads again and students are playing outside. This week, I was inspired to focus my studies on reading and understanding the Japanese version of the Book of Mormon. Although, my reading speed is still slow my...
We've been in lockdown for several days now because of the virus outbreak in China, and since we're in self-quarantine, I've had a lot of chance to read the scriptures and to become closer to my Savior. I also had tons of time to contemplate and to get to know Him more. This week, I've learned how to effectively...
The area presidency recently gave us a new safety guideline in response to the virus spreading throughout the world. The Area Presidency asked us to self-quarantine in our apartments and asked us not to leave the apartment except if we're going to buy groceries or for emergency evacuation. Church services were also cancelled and instead, we had a digital...
The threat of Corona Virus has affected our work significantly. Since we're in the centre of Okayama Prefecture, it is more likely that an infected person will visit the city anytime soon. The Area Presidency has also announced that we should avoid crowded places and big gatherings. We're also asked to avoid all forms of public transportations and to...

Golden People

There are indeed miracles if you believe. This past few days, we've seen a lot of it and met golden people 金人. Last Monday, my companion and I were visiting less active members but since none of them was there we decided to write them simple notes. It seems like it took me hours to write a single letter because...
This past few weeks we had a lot of teaching appointments and met a lot of new people. I wasn't even able to write a letter last week! Last Sunday on January 26, I had one of my most spiritual sacrament experience. A deaf and mute member of the ward gave a talk! He's been going to church every...
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