Friday, November 25, 2016


November 24, 2016
From Saijo

To everyone:
Hello everyone, I am still in the same area! I love the people so much, as well as the new missionaries coming into the Hiroshima Zone. My new companion is Gerard Shimai, and she is such a hard worker. She is a strong leader, and this transfer is going to go by so fast.

We also had a baptism for a woman from the Philippines. There were so many other missionaries that have been with her, and I am so blessed that I was allowed to see her baptism. She has also grown in so much faith. I am grateful for her, and her family's support. Her husband, is also a convert, of only a few months.And was able to baptize her. It was such a blessing to see.

I am also honored to teach her "AB-After Baptism" lessons. Where we get to talk about the temple. And for me, that is such a tender mercy.

Minamimoto couple ( angles from Heaven. They cook us tons of food at least once every other week. And they practicable hold the ward together. Literally. Saijo, gosh I don't know what we will do without them.) Kakegawa, and Rawlinson.

Happy thanksgiving everyone! I am so grateful for the Minamimoto Couple! More on them this coming week! Have a great holiday! 
I love the temple, and the peace found there!
I'm honored to be a member and a missionary in Japan.

Much love and prayers,
Freed Shimai

Thursday, November 17, 2016


November 16, 2016
From Saijo

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for your prayers as always. Today is transfers and my trainer a Johnson Shimai has been called Nagasaki! More than anything she has taught me how to have charity, the Atonement, and how communication is key in any relationship. I also wanted to give a shout out to Jocelyn, her sister :) I am overwhelmingly grateful to her as well, because without her. I would never have had the chance to have met someone as loving as Johnson

As far as a spiritual thought goes.
In Alma 4:10 
It says-
10 And thus ended the eighth year of the reign of the judges; and the wickedness of the church was a great stumbling-block to those who did not belong to the church; and thus the church began to fail in its progress.

I really like how it doesn't just say that our "wickedness/pride" is just a stumbling block for "us". But to "those who did not belong to the church". 

Our goals are to not only find people, and redeem the dead. But to strengthen the members. In essence.... ( since I only have one arm to type this, and no time left to make this eloquent.)When we are not following the commandments. It makes it harder for investigators, and good people to find the true church. It's because of us, and our less than great examples, that people see. And it's our less than stellar examples that may that may hold them back from wanting to be in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And thus keep the church from growing.... progressing. 

And in no wise are we perfect, but we can always say loving words. Help others, stop gossip, and not be judgmental... and to accept everyone. Because that is what Christ would do. 

Much love to you all.

As always,
I am honored to be a saint and a missionary in Japan

Freed Shimai

Everyone have a splendid Turkey Day!!! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sierra broke her wrist

From Saijo

Hello everyone, I fractured my radio us last week so there was no blog to post. I should be healed in about 3-4 weeks. It is quite hard to type with one hand, so things will be pretty short. 

But as always, thank you so much for your prayers as always!

Here are some pictures of our multi-zone P day at Miyajima :)

Johnson , Ford, Freed, Sato
( Saijo Sisters)

Sato and Ford Shimai!  ( There both models )

Much love to you all, and I am honored to be a saint and a member here in Japan
Freed Š—ÃÃ

This world is a beautiful place!!!!

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