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