Sunday, January 24, 2016

Week 51 Only Pictures this week sorry!

I have no time! I'm sorry! I'll write down all the sick miracles we
saw this week in next weeks email! We got transfer emails and I am
still in Shonan and my companion is Sister Hernández! She speaks
Spanish to help our three Spanish speaking investigators! One of them
might have a baptismal date soon! And everything is looking fly!

Love Sister Fordiani

1. Dinner at the Komine family's home with like half the ward! Party!
2. I ran into Yamaguchi Shimai in Yokohama and it was a huge surprise
because she flew up for only two days and I didn't know and when I saw
her I cried because I love her so much!
3-5. We threw a surprise party for Itou san's birthday and made a
sponge cake that tasted yummy in the microwave in five minutes! It was
a special recipie! She had no idea and she cried because she was so
6. Splits with my favorites! Smiley Shimai and Sanchez Shimai!
7. Mt. Fuji from our apartment! Today is the best weather! It's so clear!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Week 50 Our First Snow!

Hi Everyone!

The best thing happened today was when I went to Yokohama! My
companion Yamaguchi Shimai went home in December because she finished
her mission! And today we just ran into her! She came to Yokohama to
see her MTC companion and stay with President Wada! I am a big baby
and it was unexpected that I would see her so I totally cried haha in
front of a huge group of missionaries that were with her... 😐 oh
well! I was sooooooo happy! Its like seeing your family when you see
old companions!

We have had lots of success with people this week! We are finding so
many people who wanna listen to us! Yay! Most of them are from South
America haha what!!? Yeah the population of people from Peru and
Bolivia specifically is actually really high! Most of our
investigators are from South America haha :)
I haven't got the letters (from family) yet but I'm watching for them. All the mail
goes to the office then they forward it to us, but if they are busy
sometimes it doesn't come out as frequent as we'd like it to...

Other than that we have just been living the same miracle seeing,
freezing, pasta and curry eating, teaching, finding, always working
missionary life!

Sorry this is so short! We had no time today like always! And it
snowed today for the first time!

Love Sister Fordiani

Dinner with the Spanish speaking sisters!
Purikura with our high school friends haha!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Week 49 Middle of January Life


It's the middle of January and it is cold! Now I don't have a lot of
room to complain because I'm not in Hokkaido and we don't have any
snow yet, but being cold is not a fun thing! We battle it with layers
of tights skirts, shirts, jackets, and I have yet to layer coats so
that's good! Humidity just pierces through it all and makes you freeze

This week was literally probably the best week of my mission so far!
We found and taught two new investigators who are already progressing
making our pool of progressing investigators 4 people! This has never
happened on my mission before! I love each person so much it hurts! We
have Sayuri Itou San and Selena Crespo San from before, and this week
we found Jessica and her beautiful Bolivian family of 5 and Hiroko
Shimizu San!

The Spanish speaking elders actually housed into Jessica in the
beginning of December, and she said the sisters could come back to
teach her. We haven't been able to though because Wallace Shimai and I
don't speak any Spanish haha. But when we went on splits we had a
Spanish speaking sister come to our area and go with me to her house.
She didn't remember the elders at all due to the length of time
between contacts, but she still let us in and let us teach the
restoration! I could barely help teach at all because she only speaks
Spanish but we practiced in the morning and I introduced each part of
the lesson and the Spanish speaking sister then explained everything
after that haha! Whoo! Maybe I'll come back trilingual? (Not) 😉 We
are going back tomorrow to teach her the plan of salvation!

We were handing out English flyers at Chigasaki station later that
night when I met Shimizu San. She has a background in Christianity and
a love for English so she loved the Family English Eikaiwa program I
introduced to her. She told me very strongly that she is not looking
to join a church, but that's okay because when we met with her again
that Saturday, we introduced the church anyway through teaching the
restoration haha! Yes! The Family English program we do is 30 minutes
of English class and 30 minutes of gospel study/intro to our church
and beliefs. When we taught the restoration it literally answered all
of her concerns! She didn't realize we were the Mormon church until
the end when we introduced the Book of Mormon! But that ended up being
a blessing because lately I guess there has been horrible newscasts on
TV saying bad things about our church. 😔 she said if she knew we were
Mormon beforehand she would've never said yes to meeting with us... 😳
holy miracle. At the end we read the promise in Moroni 10 and as she
read it out loud she all of a sudden looked up at us and said, "Do you
feel that!? It just all of a sudden got way hot!" Oh my! The Holy
Ghost filled up the area of the tiny study we were in! AND THEN after
all of that we asked her if we could meet with her again because we
were really ballsy for teaching her when she said not to haha. (We
said that it was an introduction to our church so it worked out) and
she said NO. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE. She is so prepared and this
will bless her life so much! So I asked why! And she said when she
studied before she took a lot of time to investigate and we don't
wanna waste our time and she doesn't wanna waste our time either. I
was filled to the brim with love for this woman already, but in that
moment it overflowed and I told her I knew God loved her so much and
he wants her to be happy. And because he loves her, we do too and we
want her to know the truth for herself. The spirit was guiding me
because she paused and said, "Okay, I'll meet with you one more time."
 This whole lesson was a miracle but shoot after that I we were so
exhausted we went out to eat cause fixing food sounded like torture
haha! So that lesson will happen sometime this week... Pray for us and
this amazing person!

Though the lessons we taught this week my testimony was strengthened
in this gospel so much!  It is true. The gospel answered all of our
investigators questions and the spirit we felt together was so sweet
and pure. I'm so blessed to have this missionary experience. It has
been worth all of the tears and heartache! I can't wait to watch these
two special daughters of God progress on their journey to find lasting
peace and happiness which I testify is only found in the gospel of
Jesus Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is
Christ's perfect church once again restored to the earth through the
prophet Joseph Smith. Until next week! I'm sorry that was ridiculously

Love Sister Fordiani

The mission at Christmas conference
Dendo with the nekko chan!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Week 48 New Year

Hi everyone!

I had a great new year! We were really busy but we have two new
investigators and I got to go see the sun rise on the very first day
of the year! It was the very first sunrise and Fuji San was in the
background! Way beautiful! We got permission to go to the beach💛 we
also had a zone meeting and Christmas party where I saw all of the
missionaries who were in the MTC with me! We took a picture together!
Yeah transfer 7!  Plus my old companion met Elder Clinger when she
went home to Fukuoka!
I hope everyone has a wonderful new year and remember that as you set
goals work on them slowly and don't stress yourself out with all of
the different things you want to change in your life! Plus if you go
to God in prayer he'll help you too. God loves you so he will help you
achieve your goals.
Love Sister Fordiani