Tuesday: We had lunch with some members and brought our friend Mami Chan who is an Eikaiwa student. Even though the members were just two grandparents in the ward, she really connected with them well and we were able to teach her about the Book of Mormon and give her a Book of Mormon. She was so excited and she really wanted to learn more. Then after the lesson we were all just having so much fun that she asked if we could go rollerblading. Okay, I'm just in a skirt but Duh! Of course! So we hit up the skating rink in a beach town that we didn't even know existed and just had a blast!! After we went to the beach town, we went to an arcade and took puricura. It's like a photobooth that does photoshop. It makes our eyes huge and our skin super white. Sometimes I look like an alien and sometimes I look like a movie star. This time it was movie star thank goodness. And of course, Mami Chan looked so beautiful. Classic Japanese. The Fujisawa sisters have a lesson with her next week so we'll see how that goes!
Wednesday: Happy New Year's everyone!! New Year's is a huge deal in Japan and it is literally so much fun!! :) On New Year's day we went to Katase Enoshima which is the cool beach down I was talking about. We went at like six in the morming and watched the sun rise over the ocean. It was incredible because when we turned around, we saw Mount Fuji in the distance. The new year's sun rise is a huge deal here in Japan and it was incredible. We went with some ward members and the elders in our area. Later that day we had a lunch appointment and then went to ice cream with a member who I had helped prep for her mission. She is so cute!! After ice cream we went straight to an all you can eat sushi restaraunt. I only had 3 plates but everyone else had an average of 15. I'm just really not that into sushi. But the Japanese can eat!!
Thursday: Transfer day!! It went really well actually!! I love Kichijoji!! We are living the good life!! There is so much shopping and good food here! Like, we are dying! There is also a giant park where there are so many people to talk to! Sister Wells is too funny. We get along so well, and really are just enjoying ourselves. We almost feel guilty for having so much fun. We are in the same area as the Mission President so we are really trying to be on our best behavior :) Only a few times have we broken into song and dance while shopping. Everyone else just kind of looks at us like we're crazy and our companionship really is a mystery to all the other missionaries. We try to cool down the fun just so that the other missionaries don't think we're not working. We really are working so hard but we are just having fun while doing it.
Friday: We visited members and totally found their houses. Houses are really hard to find in Japan and the names are always written in Kanji, but we are trying our best! We ate tomato ramen which is like a watery tomato soup with ramen noodles. it's delicious. I love it. We also got boba drinks which were super tastey!
Saturday: More working hard!! Seeing lots of miracles and having a great time! We are planning on diong a ton of hard work!
Sunday: We proselyted at the park and brought bread with us to feed the ducks we ended up giving it to a little boy so that he could play with us and it was so much fun!! Then we had a lesson with Aki San and committed her to baptism. She said yes and her baptismal service will be February 1st. It's fast, but she is so prepared for the gospel!! She is from Mongolia and is so smart, kind, and beautiful. It is such a miracle that we even met her and now we get to see her entire conversion process!
Today: PDay!! We got to write letters, go shopping, and eat a crepe. We bought matching American flag earmuffs that are just too cute for words. We look ridiculously American and it is the best.
Also: I started running today. I hated it, but we are planning on running every day for the rest of the transfer. It's time to want to get into shape! Time to make exercise a habit!
Long email, but I really have been happy and this week has been so full of so many fun miracles! I love life, and I know that life is meant to be loved. This is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. We are God's children, and we are with a purpose. I feel so blessed for this knowledge! I feel so blessed to be able to share this knowledge with the people of Japan! Christ lives, and through His atonement we too will live again.
I love you all and know that God loves you!