Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December 12, 2016


So grateful for the time I have had as a missionary and the time I have left to share this gospel!!! I know this church is true. Throughout my mission through many many experiences I have learned that Jesus Christ is my savior. I can never deny this, I have learned the beauty and simplicity of the gospel. I am so grateful for all those who taught me the gospel growing up and the help I have received from it. I am full of gratitude!!

This week was fantastic, we were all over the place and busy as bees!! We were able to find a lot of new investigators and make a couple new baptismal dates. It is absolutely ridiculous the blessings that the Lord has been pouring out upon this area!! I feel so grateful. I love these people and this ward so much!! They are so kind, and I truly feel the love of God whenever I am with them! The investigators we have all have such strong desires to come closer to Christ. And it is amazing to see them changing as we go through the teaching process!!


We had a great sacrament this week where 3 of our investigators were able to come! The Spirit was so strong, one of my greatest examples on my mission visited and talked at church that Sunday. The Fukuoka temple president, president tashiro came and spoke. It was a powerful testimony on the power and beauty of the temple, and why it is so important. All of our investigators had a desire to go to the temple after his talk. It was so powerful! He is AMAZING!!! He is one of the happiest people in the world, and it is because the gospel has truly been what his whole life is centered around! 

I love all of you, I am grateful for my friends and family who have shaped my life!! I know this church is true, and I know the Savior is always with us! Helping us every step of the way!

Love you all,

Elder Krebs

December 4, 2016

I can`t get over how amazing this area is, and how amazing the Lord`s plan is!!

This week we had the amazing opportunity to meet with Junki, a chinese college student, who was raised in Japan so he is basically Japanese. We met him at a basketball activity, he is fluent at Chinese, English, and Japanese...communicating is almost too easy ;) He is soooo solid! Has a lot of Faith in Jesus Christ, and as he was going around looking for a church to go to hear and praying to Heavenly Father to meet some Americans who could help him learn more about Jesus Christ he met us....THE LORDS PLAN IS PERFECT! He is set to be baptized on January 14th! SO keep him in your prayers!

Takenouchi is doing well, his date is now for the 24th so he can work through some of the commandments but he is progressing amazingly well!!

Tantan Lee is doing FANTASTIC! Came to church yesterday, loved it. He said every time he starts reading from the Book of Mormon it is hard to put it down because he knows that he is coming closer to God through reading it....I mean come on...I feel God`s love for him so strongly every time we are near him! God loves and cares about every single one of His children!

The Lord is amazing, the Spirit is the key to everything we do in our lives! I have learned so much and changed so much on my mission!! And I am grateful that I still have even more time to learn and to grow and to come closer to my Savior. I truly love this work, my heart has been changed through the Gospel repeatedly, and I know that it will bless everyones lives as they take a chance to listen to the happiness of it. 

I have been studying a lot recently about the need for a Savior, and it has truly been eye opening to me. I am grateful for the Savior`s amazing teachings from the Sermon on the mount. It is a beautiful sermon that I have been studying a lot more in depth and gaining much more knowledge on! 

I love this work!

Love all of you,

Elder Krebs

November 25, 2016

What an amazing week!!!

I love tsuboi! It is so good to be out and running here, the Lord is blessing us so much right now! We had two amazing investigators come to church on Sunday! They are so prepared! They have baptismal dates for December 11th together, they are ridiculously amazing! Please pray for takenouchi and maeda SAN! WHOOOO!!

KUMAMOTO ZONE is amazing!! The people here are ridiculous! So nice, the apartment is really fun with Elder Johnson and Elder Westhoff! Super blessed with some amazing people! We had a huge ZONE p-day and did a fun Olympics with lots of sports!! And I got to throw a real frisbee for the first time on my mission...exhilarating....

I just feel so grateful this thanksgiving! So grateful for the opportunity to be a missionary, to feel the love of God and the Spirit so much. There is no better time!! 

The Lord has blessed me with some of the most amazing companions, I am so grateful for each and every one of them! I can't thank my companions enough for teaching me and showing amazing examples to me of love and the huge amount of patience it takes to deal with me!

This week I have loved the scripture in 2 Nephi 9:39 focusing on to be spiritually minded is life eternal! If we are constantly focused on the most important things in life, and the large goals that we have in life, we truly can have the Spirit of God with us at all times in life! And as we do we will have the Light of Christ with us and gain eternal life! How cool is that!! 

Love this work and I love the Lord!

Elder Krebs

November 7, 2016

What a wonderful week in the crib!!

We have had some way cool miracles!! I will start with kouki and his dad! So we were out proselyting the other night and we felt like we should do a specific apartment with the the 5 minutes we had left! So we ran to the fourth floor last door ;) and knocked, this man came out who had met with missionaries 30 years ago and LOVED them! Said he had been waiting to meet them for forever and was excited that we had finally come over, we gave him the Book of Mormon and it was awesome! So we went back yesterday and he was a little crazy...he was talking about all kinds of interesting stuff and we were pretty sad, but my amazing companion elder Yamanashi asked if his son in the other room might want to listen! And the dad brought him out and he was AWESOME! 22 years old, way cool. Plays basketball immediately connected and he was interested as well! The Lord works in mysterious ways! Long story, awesome miracle!! :)

I absolutely love Fukuoka and being a missionary! Can't thank the Lord enough for everything that I have been able to learn! And I pray every day that I can begin to apply everything I have learned and use the atonement of Christ in my life to help change many of my weaknesses into strengths! I love this work! I know that God is our Heavenly Father and has given us more in our lives than we could ever repay him for, if we just stop and think about everything he has given us (especially a Halloween package from Mom and Dad) than we realize how important our relationship with Heavenly Father is!

This church is true! 

Have a fantastic week!!


Elder Krebs

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

October 26, 2016

Hasn't been too long! Gomen this week got crazy, p-day got moved around so that we can do some other stuff on the weekend!!

First things first! I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! I love the atonement, and I love everything about Japan. I don't think I could express that enough! I have been humbled a lot this week, and it has helped me grow and learn many new things and new skills. I am grateful for the examples of other missionaries, my parents/family, and my Mission President! I have so many examples all around me, I couldn't be more grateful!

My favorite quote this week that I heard from our Mission Presidents wife's training was

"We can't just produce happiness, but we can produce gratitude."

It is so true! Whenever I have caught myself getting discouraged or feeling like I am not good enough I just focus on being grateful for EVERYTHING that my Heavenly Father has given me and I immediately just feel the joy of the gospel and a strong motivation to improve! We have truly been given so much, I just wanna sing count your many blessings all day every day!

Elder Yamanashi is still the greatest companion of all time! I love him to death, he is the best example to me. The gospel of Jesus Christ is a part of everything he does. To be Spiritually minded is life eternal!

I love getting to share this happy message with all those around me! I hope that they can feel the joy that I have been able to feel!

Love you all so much,

Elder Krebs

October 21, 2016

This week was FLYYYYYYYY!

We had a cool experience with finding this week! We have been focusing on putting a lot more effort into finding and we saw the miracles from it this week! We were able to find a new young family, a super cool young guy who is a badminton pro, and a former investigator! all in one night! It is so cool! We had been struggling to make return appointments all week it had been way hard, but then the Lord showed His hand!

We have learned a lot this week about finding joy, and how we can choose joy! It has been good for me to learn! To choose joy to choose the gospel and stay focused on the work at all times! We can always improve!

I am so grateful for this gospel and for everything it brings to my life. We may have trials but the Lord will always be there to help us, and as we rely on the atonement of Jesus Christ we will gain blessings! 

This work is the greatest!!

Love you all!

Elder Krebs

October 16, 2016

What a great week! Ended off with a trip to the beautiful island of Okinawa! I am writing this on the plane back to Fukuoka. I LOVE MY MISSION! Planes, trains, automobiles, boats, cars, canoe, you name it ;)

This week I have been humbled a lot by the grace and goodness of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and for their patience with me! I have seen some amazing examples and friends throughout the mission, and just realized how wonderful this gospel is, and how we have all changed over the time we have been here! How could this gospel not be true???

I have been focusing on humbling myself, and putting all my trust in the Lord and in The Holy Ghost to guide and direct me. I too often get distracted and worried about small little details that make it harder to feel the Holy Ghost. But I know as we relax, trust in the Lord, and CHOOSE to be happy that we can accomplish anything. And especially accomplish what the Lord would have us accomplish! I am still working on it though. I would give myself a solid D+ for now....but hey, that's better than computer programming ;) 勉強します^o^

General Conference was AWESOME! While watching I was remembering myself as a little kid, I could only make it through a session if I had my Harry Potter book behind the Book of Mormon, or 15 coloring books in front of me. Now I never wanted the spiritual feast to end! I was so grateful for Elder Nelsons talk, I also loved the talk about not comparing ourselves! It was definitely something I needed to hear in that moment! All of these talks are so applicable to our lives at any time! Can't wait to study and re study them all again!

So grateful for the opportunity to be here and to serve and learn from amazing mentors! That teach me everything from how to budget my money, to how to cook cookies right in Japan :) plus all kinds of gospel goodness as well! President and a Sister Egan have become amazing role models to me, I know that the opportunity to work with them was for my benefit, the Lord knew what I needed in my life right now. I am grateful for his plan! 

One amazing thing I have learned this week through my experiences and help from others is that we cannot make ourselves become happy but we can make ourselves be grateful and that makes all the difference!! Be grateful for everything you have! We are blessed beyond belief!!


Elder Krebs