This was such an exciting and eventful week in the Kita Osaka Zone. We
had MLC, Zone Conference, a 4 day typhoon, and a challenge to give out
as many copies of the Book of Mormon as possible. All along the way we
saw many miracles and received great revelation for our areas and the
work. This last week during our Book of Mormon Week. We ended up
giving around 50 people a copy of the Book of Mormon as a Zone even
with the rain and Conference. Elder Trevisan and I were able to see
such a tender mercy of the Lord last night too. We had a goal to give
15 people a copy of the Book of Mormon throughout the week and at
about 8:30pm last night we were at 14. We didn’t know how we were
going to give out one more copy that late at night when there are not
many people out and about, but we had faith that God would provide the
way. We said a prayer and then felt to go to a nearby Lawson and try
stopping someone over there, but there wasn’t a single person around.
We tried stopping a couple people on bikes but they wouldn’t stop for
us. Finally we saw an older man with a bike pushing it towards the
main road. We stopped him and he remembered meeting missionaries
decades ago. He said that he felt that we were very pure people and we
told him about the Book of Mormon and shared Jacob 3:1-2,
1 But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart.
Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding
faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead
your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your
2 O all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads and receive the
pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love; for ye may, if your
minds are firm, forever.
He loved the scripture and then we offered him the Book. He was so
happy to take it and and said that he might call us to meet again. We
were able to get back home just in time for curfew and were both so
filled with Joy because of the Miracle that the Lord provided for us
in accomplishing our goals. It is so great to be a missionary of the
True and Living God. Onward ever onward!