Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy Birthday ! To Our Missionary

Dear Family & Friends!!

Hello!!!!!!!!! Happy Month of May!
Thank you to all those so much for the birthday emails, cards, and gifts!! It was a great surprise because it didn't feel like my birthday at all! Let's just say I'm old now in my actual age and my mission age. My sweet baby made me pancakes and eggs in the morning. It was a great day not because of my birthday but because it was a regular good missionary day. We worked hard, met a ton of people, and did all we could to help them be converted to Christ. To believe it at the end of the day writing my journal I was happy to write that it was probably the first birthday I've ever had of not thinking about myself! What a blessing that was.

Also Mother's Day is next week! Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's out there! Happy Mother's Day Mom!! Thanks to all the mom's out there and for the many mom's that let there kids go on missions!! 

Well, this week was full of interesting surprises! We were able to hang out with a lot of missionaries in Taipei when we went to a Trainers and Trainee meeting. It was fun to see old friends and cool to see new missionaries. Another surprise was our two great investigators decided to stop meeting with us and preparing themselves for baptism. It was super sad but it's great to know that God is still helping them figure it all out and great to focus on our other investigators that need our attention! We love missions!! Sorry it's a short one this week but I love you all and wish you all a great week!!

Love you, Sister Komatsu

Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy March!

Happy March! Wow, time passes by so fast and slowly at the same time! This week was a week full of emotions, life changing events, and memories to always remember! What a great missionary experience it has been! 

This week the great Brother Xie got baptized!! 😊 Super exciting! He was so nervous and excited all at the same time. So grateful for his determination and his desire to be baptized and come closer unto God! He truly has sought for God and I'm glad to say that he was blessed enough to have found the truth and was humble enough to accept it. Wow, what a huge change. When I arrived here in Zhongli he wasn't sure that God existed but now he knows who his Heavenly Father is and knows of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sister Clawson and I have been working pretty hard and have been learning a lot of things along the way! This week was full of miracles and little tender mercies every now and then. We met 2 of the cutest girls on the street this past week and set baptismal dates with them. We also met a really cool girl named Sister Lai on the street last tuesday and shared with her the restoration with her on friday! She is super cool and had a ton of questions about the restored gospel. There are so many different religions and even different Christian churches that many are confused why. We shared with them that every church and religion has a bit of truth but it isn't completely true. Sister Lai has this question of why does there have to be one - why can't they all be true. Please pray for her that she may understand and be willing to act on the the message we give her. We also found out that her friend is a member of our church! Stay tuned!
Last week monday we went shopping for some fruits and veggies at an open night market. Scary and cool!

Here is an Easter Video!! Love all this church media that is being created! Please use it to your advantage in sharing the gospel!
Love you all!!! Have a great week! Be safe and follow our Savior, Jesus Christ!
Sister Komatsu

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snow in Taiwan !

Dear Family & Friends!

Wow, it was the coldest week that I've been in since last winter in Boston, Mass! This weekend I had to wear gloves, scarfs, tights, and coats! I would have not believed it if someone told me that Taiwan actually got cold. In the summer it's super hot and coming from Taidong which is the hottest place in Taiwan I was in denial that it was getting cold till Saturday night. It was bone chilling cold and plus it was raining which was crazy. My fingers and toes were frozen literally. Then sunday came and it was even colder!!😬  A member was super sweet and made us these hand knitted scarfs! It was truly a tender mercy :) After sacrament meeting we heard that it was snowing outside! We ran to all look out the window and saw snow in the hills in MuZha!! Crazy right?! They said it hasn't snowed in Taiwan for 40 years!! Sister Everett and I needed to warm ourselves before we went our biking that day! It was a chilling cold and two american missionaries jumping up and down to warm ourselves definitely caught some attention 😁IT WAS SO COLD!! I was freezing! Thank goodness it wasn't raining because that would have been worse!! It was wearing two pairs of tights, a cardigan, a jacket, and a coat, plus a two scarfs, and a member gave me her hat to wear, and my gloves that I surprising found in my stuff!!

This pasted saturday actually it was freezing (like it was bone chiling) and plus it was raining!! That was a bad day!!
Anyways, Thanks for the scarfs that you gave me! It was truly inspired and needed!
 It was a great This week was also an awesome week!
Our new investigator that we've been meeting with has completely decided to stop drinking and smoking to live God's commandments!! 

We also met with our other investigator  who has been waiting and looking for answer from God.
I love the members and people here in Taiwan! What a blessing to be serving alongside such wonderful people!
Sorry don't have pictures of snow but here's one of us in our elevator!

Love you all!!!
Keep warm and safe this chilly season!!

Sincerely, Sister Komatsu 小松姐妹

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Happy New Year ! From Taiwan

Dear Family & Friends!

I hope you new year's celebration was great and full of joy! It's definitely time to get back into the groove of things and get down to the do the things that are actually on our "to-do list"! I do hope you've all gained some inspiration and revelation to what you want to accomplish in the year 2016 because it's going to be so good! I'm super excited for this year! It's going to be full of surprises and prayer! I've been able to obtain a vision for the half of this year - the other half I'm not yet to sure about- but I'm excited to still be here in Taiwan serving the Lord and dedicating my all!
This week, there wasn't too much excitement! We had an awesome "qingke" or member dinner some a cute old couple!  Here's a picture of basically the best food in Taiwan! There is orange chicken, veggies, beef, "di gua" or sweet potates, fish cake, "dou fu" or tofu, and egg stuf! Super yummy. Us four missionaries had to eat it all! It was crazy !
This pasted sunday our ward church members took us missionaries to their monthly activity up in another part in MuZha. There we spilt up and "chuan-ed the jiao"- we all went to share the gospel in this little community called ShenKeng. There we went with members and talked

to people on the street - which is basically what we missionaries do! It was so fun and I'm so grateful for these members and their hope and diligence in being disciples of Christ!

Here is a scripture in the Book of Mormon! The one we love to share with everyone. It's in Mosiah 4:9! And here is my added testimony: I know that God lives and that He is a loving Heavenly Father. He desires everyone to trust in Him and wants everyone to partake of His goodness! While you're thinking about your vision for the year and the goals/plans you have also think about God and what He would want you to do this year!! "He has all wisdom" and knows what the end of 2016 will bring so rely on Him and trust in His plan!!
I love you all! And wish you a a brand new start!
Keep going! Love, Sister Komatsu

Sincerely, Sister Komatsu 小松姐妹
Serving in the Taipei Taiwan Mission
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