Monday, November 9, 2015

Dear Family & Friends, ONE YEAR  I've finally hit my year mark! I've been on my mission for a year!

There are no words to describe my mission so far but that it's been the most amazing experience I've been blessed to have. I can't believe it's been a year since I entered into the MTC and started my journey! What a joy it has been to be apart of Heavenly Father's work and to have the opportunity to bless the lives of others. It's insane how much things change, how much time flies, and how many countless times God has worked miracles int the lives of others.
I've been in Taiwan for just about 7 months now and have been able to do many wonderful things and have amazing experiences! I'm excited to see what the Lord has in stored  for me next and I am excited to continue my journey in helping the people of Taiwan find the greatest gift God has given to all of us, which is the Gospel of Jesus Christ!          
Nothing too exciting happened this week in the work but we were able to find an inactive member named Joyce! She is so cute and loves missionaries! She speaks english and so does her family. She is from the Philippines and just lives too far from the church - which makes it hard to come every week. We love her and it was a miracle that we even ran into her. We biked for about 1 hour to get to her house not knowing if she'd be home or not. But as we got to her house we stood around for awhile and she came up riding her scooter because she forgot something! It was a miracle and we were able to get her number and she said she wanted us to return a again so we could met her family! What a miracles!

This week we also had a Halloween english party to the chruch! It was fun! We had trunk or treat in our parking lot and played a lot of games! 
Sister Lindsay and I have been having a blast in TaiDong! Here are random pictures of our adventures and here are picture from our last Prep-Day! We went to a famous bridge in Taiwan called the SanChongTai in TaiDong. All us missionaries went and had a blast seeing the view and crossing the bridge to get to an island off the coast!!! As we were walking up and down the humps we realized that it really was the Great Wall/Bridge of Taiwan!! Amazing! 😁

Family & Friends! I love you all so much! Thank you for being apart of my mission experience and for allowing me to go on a mission to bless the lives of others! It truly has been a blessing and here in Taiwan we have been able to help people be baptized and come unto Christ!!

Sincerely, Sister Komatsu 小松姐妹

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

My brothers and sisters,

Happy Halloween! Hope you all had a good Halloween! The way we spent Halloween in Taiwan was just me and my companion sitting on our beds and talking about halloween in America and about the haunted houses we've been to..Then someone gave us a ton of snickers! That's basically it. Sister Lindsay and I are really excited for Christmas though! 🎅 It's almost christmas! WE just have thanksgiving left! It's crazy!

Family & Friends! This week was a hard week!

Sister Lindsay and I went tracking all week this week! To be honest it was ruff. No one wanted to talk to us and no one had any interest in our kuaile de message! WHY? you ask. We don't know. We did a lot of decision making and praying. But through trials and challenges we learned a lot about faith!

We know that we are imperfect beings doing the impossible but with the faith that we had we were able to accomplish a lot. We were biking along a ride that my companion had thought to go down - I saw someone over a gate cleaning. We stopped and yelled, what we usually yell, "Wuan, you ren zai ma?" A girl popped up over the gate and stood over the gate to talk to us. She was a sweet 22 years old. She said she'd never seen missionaries and hasn't heard much about Jesus Christ. I had this overwhelming feeling to share with her our happy message, the message about the restoration of the gospel! It was awesome and she was willing to hear everything we talked about. We invited her to be baptized and she accepted! 

"And neither at any time hath any wrought miracles until after their faith; wherefore they first believed in the Song of God." Ether 12:18   

I believe in this statement because it really is true. I have seen these miracles play out in my own life and in the lives of others.
I believe this church to be God's church. I am just a humble servant doing his will! How lucky am I!
I love you and thank you all for your support and love!

PS. Here's some random pictures! Hope you have a amazing week!
Sincerely, Sister Komatsu 小松姐妹