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Sharing the the Gospel

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Heavenly Father knows and loves all of His children including us and all we those we know or will ever meet. As we are willing to share His message of love to those we know and meet, based on the exact situation we encounter, Heavenly Father will bless us to know what to say and do for the benefit of those He loves. We can trust in this truth completely. Here is an example that happened this morning, 9 January 2012 at about 6:00 am..

A Simple Story

This morning on my walk, I stopped at Hanamasa as usual to buy milk, etc. Mrs. Tamiya, my over-70 tiny friend who rides a motorcycle to work every day, rain or shine, was not there. In her place a newer employee, Hayashi,  with a delightful smile assisted me to checkout.  

I told him I really like the name Hayashi. (It is written like this in Japanese, —Ρ, meaning grove of trees. This is one tree, –Ψ, pronounced gkeyh means a tree, sometimes more.  Three trees , X, pronounced gmodeyh means forest. And the compound word, X—Ρ,  both forest and grove and pronounced gSheend reenh means large forest perhaps like those in Siberia. Hayashi is a very common name in Japan.)

Hayashi, in answer to me, said, gOh, why is that?h 

I told him that when I first came to Japan over 50 years ago, I was in Yanai in Yamaguchi Prefecture and a man named Hayashi helped me in so many ways. And I added that another Hayashi from Hiroshima was helping me with another matter. 

He continued to smile. No one was waiting in line so we could talk a little. I said there is one other important reason why I like that name. I then told him about a 14 year old boy who wanted to know which church to join. This boy read the Bible and learned that if someone lacks knowledge, he could pray to God and God would teach him. I said that the boy went into a grove of trees (hayashi) and prayed to God. God taught him what he needed to know.  

Hayashi of Hanamasa smiled and I thanked him and left.  

Now I think Hayashi of Hanamasa is ready to be taught more about what happened in the sacred grove.

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