At MLC- The two elders to our left- elder Clark and Elder Judd. They
are the Matsudo Zone leaders.
Mission leadership counsel
Dear Family, It's so great to hear from everyone and about everyone! We are so blessed. It's neat to see that the miracles I see here in Japan are not the only ones that are occurring. God is blessing you all so much! I am so happy to see the Lord's goodness in your lives and in the lives of our friends and extended family. God is so gracious. Thanks you for sharing about everything that has been happening. I hope the little boys win the cub car race coming up! ;) 頑張って下さい! Sister Bettridge and I had two really big meetings this week to attend and so we were worried we may not be able to accomplish some of our plans for the week, but we've learned that God is able to magnify our efforts and multiply it by thousands! We have seen amazing breakthroughs in our Tokyo Japan Mission this last week! As a mission, we've really united in our efforts to find the elect whom God has prepared and we have been talking with everyone. As a result, our mission has talked to over 10,000 people this past week! Our mission has 180ish missionaries in it and we have over doubled the amount of people we have previously talked to. It's amazing! Together, we have found more new investigators than ever before. God is really preparing the minds and hearts of the people here in Japan. It's so neat to see everyday as we go out and try and find people. Sister Bettridge and I have been praying specifically to find someone who is really prepared to receive the gospel. Everyday, we speak with everyone who will hear us and try to find our kinjin. We had a really neat experience this past week at the train station! We were talking to a woman just before getting on a train and she said she had no interest and shut us down pretty hard. Our week had been full of many rejections, but that wasn't keeping us from opening our mouths! On the train ride home, we talked with many people who did the same thing. As we were walking out of the Eki, we stopped to speak to a young mother who was near the Eki's fountain with a bunch of her children. As we were walking over to her, we heard a voice behind us. We turned around and to our great surprise, we saw a very tall, dark, African man standing behind us. His soft voice was reassuring and quiet even though he was tall and a little bit scary. He must have seen the shocked look on our faces because he apologized for being so sudden. He then went on to explain that he had heard our Japanese conversation on the train with the woman who had turned us down and that he wanted to come to our church. He kindly asked us if it would be okay if he could have one of our chirashi's so that he could find the church building and come to church on Sunday. We were amazed as we began to talk with him. He shook our hands and thanked us as we gave him the church address. As he turned to walk away, we asked him for his name. He said his name was "Amen." ...He was the literal end of, and answer to our prayers. So cool! Hopefully he will be meeting with the elders soon. MLC was really great this week! It's always great. The spirit was really strong as we talked about some of the things that were happening in the mission. It is really neat to be able to receive revelation together as a big group of missionaries and to figure out ways to change things in the mission. It's really taught me and helped me understand just how involved the Lord is in our work. It's always an amazing experience. Sister Bettridge and I also had exchanges this week with the Kamagaya Sisters- Sister Clark and Sister Moore. I love the opportunity to work so closely with the Sisters in my zone. They are all so amazing! I learn so much from them every time we have exchanges. :) They have such strong faith and testimonies. It's neat to see how the Lord is able to use each one of our strengths and even our weaknesses to further His work. He really doesn't need us at all, and is able to do His own work, but I am grateful for the opportunity to try my best to serve Him everyday. Sorry, this is going to be a bit of a shorter letter, but I love you all so much! I hope you have a good week. :) Things are happening all over the world and it is so exciting! God is still hastening His work and we are so lucky to live in this time preparatory to the second coming of Christ. I know Jesus Christ lives. I know He is always close to us. He understands and knows us perfectly. Love always, Sister Hubbard