Elder Samuel Mischa Chun
Japan Tokyo Mission
4-25-12 Nishi-ochiai,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

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Week 45 - May 25, 2014

Hello Everyone!
So this last week we had the incredible opportunity to hear from Elder Quentin L. Cook come to Japan and speak to us. We have 4 members of the 70 (one of them was of the presidency) and Elder Cook there. Needless to say, it was an incredible conference filled with lots of inspiration and helping me desire to change.

One of the cool things I learned in the conference was to simply let go; to stop worrying so much about things I can't control. There's a lot of things missionaries simply cannot do, not to mention having my own personal weaknesses and shortcomings. If we get caught up in what we can't do, then we severely limit our ability to act. In fact, we even limit our ability to receive blessings. Elder Cook shared a story that entered my heart and burned in my soul with a ferocity. He talked about the original missionaries who went to England, and how Joseph Smith saw a vision of the Savior waiting to bless the missionaries who were too distraught to receive the dews from Heaven.

Those words entered into my soul and lingered there as a bright hope. I then prayed and asked God what He wanted to say to me just then. These words came into my mind.

"Elder Chun. Thank you. Thank you for being in Japan; for trying so hard all day every day. Thank you for realizing this is important. And thank you for finally letting go of our reverse pride long enough for you to hear that I love you and am grateful for your service."

These words truly brought me peace. In fact, all day yesterday I was supported by those words. For some reason, my body refused to be as energetic as it usually is. I tried all day long to be genki and keep working, but I was quite worn out. That being said, I never quit working and I did my absolute best. Although I was weak, I know that it was enough. God will do His own work. In fact, He led the mother of a potential investigator we found on Saturday to come to church! Her name is Obata and his name is Koutarou. Please pray for them!

You are all awesome. v(T~T)v
--Elder Chun

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