Hey family and friends! What’s up?
I teach two eikaiwa classes ( English Conversation Classes) , in my ママ英会話 ( for mothers) class there is a lady that
wants to learn slang. So I taught her how to say, what’s up and cya
later.. Etc. she is so funny!
This week went by fast. I know I say that all the time but I mean it.
I guess that is what happens when you lose yourself in the work.
In my new area we do a lot of finding. This week we focused on
housing. We had some nice conversations with people, but we have yet
to get a new investigator. The church is great in Japan! It is the
same everywhere. We read from the liahona and the teachings of the
Yesterday the relief society asked my companion and I to teach the
lesson. So we taught the restoration from the pamphlet. We had it set
up as a practice lesson so members could see how we taught. I’m hoping
that through this experience we can get more referrals!
How goes the missionary work at home?
This week we had a lunch appointment at a members house. She is like
70ish years old and got baptized two years ago. It blessed her life so
much that she told her grandson about the church and now he is
baptized! The gospel blesses families! I tried to look up a good
scripture about families in the scriptures and then I realized , it
is all about families. The Book of Mormon starts off with a story
about a family, and it ends with message about how we can be together
forever. You have to follow the challenge given in Moroni 10:3-5. That
is the only way you will know of the truthfulness of the words.
I went on splits with my 同期松坂姉妹 ( my first companion at the MTC, Sister Matsuzaka), it was way fun! We did kubarikai and
talked to a ton of people.
This week I have been thinking a lot about how much Japanese I don’t
know, and then I realized, the only requirements to being a missionary
are faith , hope, charity, and love, with an eye single to the glory
of god, qualify me for the work. It is okay that my Japanese is very
basic because I have faith, and I trust that The Lord will help me
because it is his work!
Oh and on Saturday we were with a lady who isn’t a member yet, but
wants to be and she took all the missionaries and some other church
members to an all you can eat すき焼き (Sukiyaki) place. I thought I was going to die.
She was siting next to me and kept putting food on my plate…. She is
so funny and I love her a lot, but I was so sick of eating! She
reminds me of Great Aunt June. We walked to the restaurant and she
started telling them our orders. And she had the button to ring for
more service. If it didn’t come fast enough, she went in the back and
did it her self…
Yeah, I learned a new word from her, じゃんじゃん! ( More and more!)
So she kept ordering more meat, we went through like 16-20 plates….
And at the end she ordered ice cream for all who wanted it, I told her
I was on a diet so I couldn’t eat it, the truth is, my companion and I
had ice cream earlier that day, and I was so full. She ordered herself
ice cream and tried to feed me it with chopsticks. I was laughing so
hard I thought I was going to be sick. I’m grateful we don’t get fed
Anyways! Love you all! Stay safe! And remember the gospel blesses families!
Went on splits with my MTC companion!
I love the beach and my companion!
In front of a Japanese castle