Monday, October 27, 2014

Hello world!
Hope everyone has had a fun week! That reminds me of a quote from the
beginning of my mission, "The Gospel of Jesus Christ is meant to be
enjoyed. If you are not having fun, you are probably not doing it
right." I don't know if all things can be absolute fun, but I do think
most things can be.
In order to do my post this week, I will use a list of questions that
 my Mom sent. (This is like the last one)

1. Where is your comp from?

 Sister W is from St. George, Utah. And she strongly dislikes the cold.

2. Who was the most inspirational person you meet this week?

I can't pick most. I would say one is one of my friends named Uchida.
She has been through a lot, but still holds hope and faith. I see how
God is helping her, and I am amazed at who she is and who she is

3. If you did, what was the most memorable street contact you had this week?

One today. Well, two. We met two older ladies in the park and we
testified boldly. They felt the Spirit, I could feel it, and they
could feel it.

4. What was the most American thing you saw this week?

A missionary that just came from America broke out a container of Ice
Breakers. i forgot those existed. They were fruit punch flavored. That
was even stranger.

5. What was the opening song in Sacrament Meeting yesterday?

 Like many songs used in church meetings in Japan, it is one in the
English Hymnbook I have maybe heard only once. they love it here,
though. I do not remember the name, though. i will get the one next

6. How many people attended English class this week?

About 25.

7. What was a new thing you ate this week?

A persimmon(?) I blended it in a green smoothie. The taste was really
strong. It was pretty good.

8. What was a new thing you drank this week?

A persimmon? It was in the smoothie.

9. What scripture stood out for you this week?

1 And now it came to pass that according to our record, and we know
our record to be true, for behold, it was a just man who did keep the
record--for he truly did many miracles in the name of Jesus; and there
was not any man who could do a miracle in the name of Jesus save he
were cleansed every whit from his iniquity--
3 Nephi 8:1

In order to, as missionaries, have God work miracles through us, we
need to be clean.

10. Who could we pray for to help with your missionary effort?

Please pray for missionaries worldwide. If anything particular, please
 pray that people we are working with will recognize the Spirit

This church is true. No doubt about it. Sometimes we go through
 chnages in our lives. At first, they may seem hard, but I am glad to
know that God is thinking a few steps ahead of us, and He will lead us
to the promised land.

And it came to pass that the Lord commanded them that they should go
forth into the wilderness, yea, into that quarter where there never
had man been. And it came to pass that the Lord did go before them,
and did talk with them as he stood in a cloud, and gave directions
whither they should travel.
Ether 2:5

Ai shite imasu.
Sister Molen

Monday, October 20, 2014

So as to answer everyone's questions and to let everyone what is going on this week, I will answer some questions that my Mom sent me.
I will first say today was transfer call day! We received the call....and I am staying! Woot! Two transfers in one area. I truly love this area, and am grateful for the opportunity to stay. My new companion is Sister W! I knew her in the MTC, and am excited to work with her again. I will miss Sister J lot. She and I are basically the same person- which is very strange to say. She is a better missionary than me, though.

What did you do this week for the first time?
-I translated an entire meeting from Japanese to English to my friend from the Philippines. It was one of the most humbling expreiences I have ever had. I realized how much I do not know. But I found that all I could do is my best. And I was surprised how grateful she was to me. 

What was the funniest thing that happened this week?

We are required to practice lessons in our mission in our apartment a certain number of times each week. And we were doing one very late at night (very late=10pm). One person is the investigator and one is a missionary. And we started and went for about a minute just smiling and greeting each other and nodding-until we realized BOTH of us were pretending to be the person taught. That was pretty hilarious.

What did you see this week for the first time?

I saw my friend come to church for the first time. I saw the utter faith and joy in her expression.

Did you see any animals this week?

Just tailess cats. They roam the streets here in Japan

What scripture did you use the most this week?
2 Nephi 28: 30

How many times did it rain?
We had a typhoon! But I slept through it. Then it never rained again.

Did you see a miracle this week?
Yes. I saw many miracles. I watched my friends' faces as the Gospel became clear unto them. I watched as God worked in the hearts of people and in the hearts of my friends.

If you could sum up this week up with one word what would it be?

Love you all! This is a great work I am involved in. The more I work, the more I realize how much the Lord does. I am excited for this new adventure.
I am also seeing that as we give ourselves to the Lord, we can do His work. It is only when we give ourselves.
Love you all!

From October 12, 2014


it has been a while since I have written a big letter. Sorry that it
has taken so long. But thank you for always being patient!
Yes, among all of the typhoon 台風 here, we are still alive and happily
doing missionary work! I am grateful for all of the opportunities we
have to serve here.
As we continue to teach our friends about Jesus Christ and how He can
heal them, it reminds me of our mission theme. I didn't really think
about it too much. But I find that I love it.

Obedience is the Price.
 Faith is the Power.
Love is the motive
The Spirit is the Key
Christ is the Reason

 This week we had a very powerful lesson with a friend. And I will now
expound what missionaries are taught in the MTC. You ready? It is this