Monday, September 28, 2015


3 WILCOX HIP HIP HOORAYS FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU RAN A MARATHON (me and Parker jumping up and down for you because how did you do that?!?!) We are so prouda yew
Update on the Gifu:
Cline Shimai and I love housing. If we find any spare minutes you'll find us knocking doors. We have so much fun and it's the quickest way to talk to people (since the streets are more bare than a baby's bottom.) However last week we were riding around OYMing and stopped this lady named Kayo who ended up making a next appointment at the CHURCH and was interested in our message.
*Quick miracle story: we were scheduled to meet with her on Thursday night, so we were waiting at the church with a Sister Asano for the lesson, 10 minutes, 20 minutes pass and she hadn't shown up. :( Well as we are about to leave, the elders call us and one of them got hit by a car and about to get in an ambulance. So we needed to go pick up the elders' bikes, and go to the hospital, but Asano shimais car was too small. Well right then, the Bishopric pulls up in a big van, about to have home teaching at the sooooo the Bishopric was able to pick up their bikes, and we were able to go to the hospital. The elders are fine, but it was a little tender mercy that the timing was perfect.*
So anyway in the car on the way to the hospital, KAYO calls us and was at work late but rescheduled HERSELF for Saturday. How. Cool. She is 40ish years old, not married, lives alone. We testified that Heavenly Father is a loving father and He knows and loves her. We taught her how to pray, she had a lot of questions, and wanted to meet again. :) Please keep her in your prayers!

This week we had Mission Leadership Conference, and had a little "Skype devotional" with Brother Mills from the MTC (dad and mom- he was the guy in the MTC who asked me about you!) he taught us how to use the new "How to begin teaching" pamphlets, and we were actually able to use them in our lesson with Kayo. Hearing a meeting in English made me sooooo excited for General Conference!! It was so powerful, it made me want to study Japanese harder so that people can understand the Spirit in their own language. Parker, I've been praying for you- sounds like you've got the language down!! You go elder.

Last week, a member from the ward just returned from his mission in Tokyo so we had a Shokujikai after church and a welcome home party last night for him. The family was SOOO happy. They don't have a car, so the 4 of them were riding their bikes around introducing him to us, and visiting other members. It was so cute, I was thinking of you guys and how happy our reunion will be. The dad has been less-active, but for the past month-ish he has been coming to church. He was beaming when his son came home. The daughter also wants to serve a mission, this family is truly the most incredible family I've met on my mission. They are always thinking of ways to help us with missionary work, and are so on fire with the spirit. I hope to be more like them when I come home from my mission. Yesterday ANRI came to the welcome home party! She just got back from Okinawa, and we found out her grandma and friends in Okinawa are against the church. That is making her decision hard, and her strong foundation she had before is falling apart. :( However, today we are going to the mission home with her and Tokiwa chan for an FHE! So excited!

I wanted to share real fast what I found while studying the scriptures.
I was reading in 2 Nephi 25. Nephi is testifying of Christ (when Christ's atonement is foretold, rejoicing in Christ, talking of Christ, Christ hastening his work is the last days, etc). And in verse 28, he says "And the words which I have spoken shall stand as a testimony against you; for they are sufficient to teach any man the right way; for the right way is to believe in Christ."
You and I have some sort of testimony of Christ. We each have our own talents and abilities, and using those to hasten the work is important. Yet Nephi tells us that our simple testimonies are sufficient. Our responsibility right now IS MISSIONARY WORK. It is part of enduring to the end. We are responsible for "teaching man the right way." But hey, YOUR testimony is sufficient. You can do this. I can do this.
I have grown to love to bear testimony. It is a fiery dart against the adversary, and I love to share my witness of our living Christ. I love Him.

Love love love you all. Hope you have a super happy week!
Love, Sister Wilcox

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