Tuesday, July 7, 2015

One year July 9th!!!! Week 43

Greetings citizens, my fellow friends and family.

It's been a bit crazy this past week with transfer week, and hospital visits. Last week, my old companion Elder Nitta was transferred out after being here for six months serving as the Branch president. My new companion, Elder Watanabe, and I arrived here last Friday. Back in Shingu. With this illness I've got, it's driven me to the sheets of my futon. I constantly am needing rest just to keep myself going. Last Wednesday is when Elder Nitta and I headed out for transferring. All day walking, trains, carrying different luggage and possessions of my companion for him, just about killed me. I felt I was going to pass out many times. But we safely made it to Wakayama for the night, and got myself ready for another full day of transferring. 

We rolled out to Tennoji Eki in Osaka, and there was where I met Elder Watanabe. Then we rushed onto the train and trained to get to Tanabe as fast as possible, I had an appointment in the hospital that closed around 6 PM. And from where we were it took about 5 hours with trains, traveling distance, and so on. We were cutting it very close. 
We finally made it to Tanabe, and we had to almost run to the hospital! I was dying with my condition. But I made it! And was able to see the doctor to get the results of my last weeks test for a parasite. 

And NOPE! No flipping parasite within me. I was upset about that. It's quite ironic how this is considered as BAD news in my case. Had I had one in me, we could take care of it. But the fact that I don't, and are still don't know what's wrong, just puts us in a guessing game. It seems we have tried everything, but are still looking for ways to figure this out. I ain't giving up! What I am doing, is just setting out my sail, and going where the wind of our Father in Heaven is taking me. I know it will all work out. I feared immensely when we began this all. Back in Kyoto. But as I've learned to just trust in the Lord, I know it will be alright. It will just be alright. There's a phrase I love in Japanese that a friend whom I love very dear, taught me. It is,"なんとかなる" (nan toka naru) which basically means it will all work out. I know that Heavenly Father is mindful of every one of us. I also know that he loves me, absolutely, one hundred percent purely, and perfectly. And because he does, I have no need to fear. 

1 John 4:18
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."

When we learn to just love the lord, and love his ways, his teachings, everything, things will be alright. They will just be okay. His love has created me into someone better, and is continuing to do so everyday. The good news is, that it's infinite, and free for us to partake of everyday. Through this, and many other experiences I've gone through here, his love casts out every bit of fear, it replaces every bit of darkness, with the brightest light, "above the brightness of the sun"
For God is love, and "he is the light and life of the world."

It was a hard week, but also a good one. I don't know why, but it was. I'm just loving life. Hope you all have a great week, and are filled with Gods love always.

Love you all,

Elder Preciado

P.s. I would love to hear from you! :)

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