Friday, September 23, 2016

September 18, 2016

This week was amazing, busy, and fun as can be!!

Elder Yamanashi and I this week have been focusing on learning, and growing, and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones this week! With the language, dendo, and just everything! It has been amazing, we have seen a lot of miracles and success come from it.

Elder Yamanashi is a stud as always, he drove on a highway for the first time this week, started off pretty exciting, but he was a natural by the end! It was pretty impressive :)

We have found quite a few new investigators and potentials this week! It is way cool, we have started teaching this amazingly cool man named Seigaku, he makes hand. They are a little bit out of our price 2,000 dollars...but he is so cool and really interested has a lot of similar beliefs, and was recently just married and thinks the message could help! WAZZUP KINJIN!

It was fun this week, I got to see Elder Hanley one of my former companions! He is doing so well, it is amazing to see people change through the mission! There is no doubt in my mind that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true.

I have been studying a lot on faith! It is so amazing, so complex yet so simple. And sooooo powerful! I love it!

Love you all,

Elder Krebs

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 11, 2016

This week has been a party, we have been out of Fukuoka all week traveling, it has been great. I am excited to get back tonight and sleep in my own futon again :)

I just love what is happening in the work here! We have found so many prepared people recently. I have been focusing again on the aspect of faith and just having a belief that through Christ we can do all things, including find new investigators. And just the change in my mindset has changed everything! I feel so much happier every day, and just free. I know that Christ's atonement and faith can change anyone's lives!

I feel so lucky to have an amazing companion who is an awesome example to me. I have been blessed to learn from him so much this past few weeks, and am excited to keep learning from him. Elder Yamanashi is THE man! He is learning to love driving hahahahaha this week we had to drive to help open up a new apartment, and I had him drive the way back to practice. It was the first time he had ever driven on a free way, it was pretty exciting to say the least. But we made it safe and everyone grew because of it :)

Love this work, love Japan!

Elder Krebs

August 26, 2016

Transfer week hahahahahaha not much more to say it was pretty crazy! Big mission makes it easy for a lot of people to get lost no matter what precautions we take but it always works out in the end! Have to love the Lord's plan! I have learned that a lot recently, just strengthening my trust in the Lord and his plan rather than what I want and my plan.

This week has gone by pretty fast! I absolutely love my companion, he is the best, and we work well together, always pushing to improve and do all that we can to serve. He is constantly trying to serve and help others always. It is a good example.

This week we were WAY blessed to be able to watch the temple dedication of the Sapporo temple. It is so amazing to have a 3rd temple here in Japan and truly see the Lord's work progressing at such a fast rate! It was also awesome to see a member of the Quorom of the 12 of apostles speaking Japanese! Elder Stevenson has a special place in the hearts of a lot of the people here in Japan.

I have been studying a lot on consecration this week, and what it means. As a missionary we have so many rules and things that sometimes make it easy for us to think that as long as we follow those we are consecrated. And that is what I thought for a while, but throughout my mission I have seen that true consecration to the Lord means giving him everything. Focusing every bit of ourselves towards serving the Lord and building up his kingdom. As we forget ourselves and make Christ the center of our life we will gain so much peace and happiness. I am no where near perfect, but I know that every day through striving and through repenting anyone can improve. Even slow learners like me ;)

I absolutely LOVE Japan, I feel so blessed to be here. These are a special people, and I absolutely love everything about them. Feeling pretty blessed!

Thank you so much for all of your love,

Elder Krebs

August 19, 2016

This week has been a blur! hahahahaha but so many miracles it ridiculous! Uchino San came to church this week! He loved it, it was a special experience as he turned to me after Sacrament meeting, and just talked about the special feelings that he had and the peace and power that he felt! I know that this church is true, because it has blessed and changed my life and to see that happen in someone else's life is an amazing blessing, better than anything else. I feel so grateful to my Heavenly Father for allowing me to meet Uchino san. I love the Lord!!!

We have been really busy this week, it has been so good to work with Elder Yamanashi again, and continue to learn from him and his amazing example to me, I just want to be so much better when I am with him! Should be a fun 2 transfers!

I have been thinking a lot this week about consecration and what it means to consecrate yourself and forget yourself in the work of the Lord. And what impact and change that has in my life. I have on my mission learned that no matter how much you want to change it is hard to change unless you forget yourself, give your will over to the Lord and do all that you can. That is when true change comes. I have been focusing this week a lot on focusing on others every possible second. It is so hard and tiring, because I am naturally not like that at all, I am naturally selfish, but even though I am bad at it now I have already felt a difference and more love in my life. Gaining charity for all people.

I love this gospel and the blessings that it brings into my life! And the blessings that it has given to my family as well, we have the opportunity to live forever with my supah fly family! How cool is that?? Pretty neat huh??

Love this work! Love the Lord!

Elder Krebs

August 14, 2016

Well, this week was a blur...literally, I got pretty dang sick towards the end and don't remember much hahahaha my companion got sick last week and passed it to everyone around here...I got hit pretty hard. This week on Thursday and Friday we were helping President prepare for transfers and I was just sitting in a chair not moving hahaha I felt like the guy in Princess bride when he can't move his body but his mind was still working was a good time!

Well some sad and happy news this week, Elder Pettit is transferring :( I am way bummed, I have absolutely loved working with him the past two transfers! He is an amazing example to me, and an absolute genius!

But I have an AMAZING new companion who just got in, Elder Yamanashi! We worked together in Fukuoka for about 4 weeks, he is literally perfect. literally. He is Japanese (if you couldn't tell by his name) but his english is WAY good. It is impressive! I am going to love working with him!

We had an amazing miracle this week teaching Uchino san, he is a new investigator who we were able to make a baptismal date with! He is SO solid, and has so much interest in this gospel! We set up a calendar and things to prepare him for his baptism, and he was excited and willing to work to get the answer he needs before baptism! So keep him in your prayers!

I have had some humbling experiences this week, I have so much to improve on and grow. It was a good experience for me to learn how I can improve. That is to me one of the most amazing parts of this gospel is that we have the power to literally change who we are, for good or for worse. And the gospel helps us make sure that it is a change for good!

Love you all so much,

Elder Krebs