What a week!!!!! So many miracles, so much learning, and being humbled
every single day. Honestly, I'm incredibly grateful for this
opportunity I have to serve The Lord. I am grateful for the patience
He has to work with me, an imperfect being, striving to help Him in
this perfect work. And even though I am making mistakes every single
day, He is still sending me more miracles than I can even comprehend.
I love my Savior, and I love this sacred time I have in my life to
The new missionaries came on Wednesday, so we had the opportunity to
work with them and introduce them to working in the field. It was
reminiscent to be streeting with them and remember the first time that
I approached someone on the street in Japan. To remember feeling
completely inadequate, and wanting so badly to understand what is
being said, yet being completely lost. It was exciting to see how far
I've come, yet humbling to realize that they were depending upon me to
speak the Japanese and to do the understanding, when in all honesty I
am far from fluent!! The Lord is pretty sneaky, humbling and
strengthening us at the same time.
English class was so fun!! One of the people we met while streeting
with the new missionaries came, and she is so amazing!! She actually
stayed with an LDS host family in Montana and really wants to learn
English. Then she came to sports night the next night, and we met up
with her today to go shopping and we got tapioca drinks. We introduced
the Book of Mormon to her, and she seems to be pretty interested. We
will start studying together later this week probably!!
We met the kindest woman in the world. She's from Poland, speaks
fluent English, and is working on some post doctorate work at the
college which is right down the street from our apartment. She was so
kind and thoughtful, and I seriously loved her! It's just so nice to
meet people who are so genuinely kind. We ran into her again at the
grocery store and will be meeting up again in the next few weeks!
I ate croissant taiyaki. Literally one of the best foods I have ever
eaten. It is just killer delicious.
This area. We have so many people who we are working with and so many
people who we are meeting and helping. It's crazy, because Fujisawa
and Kichijoji Sisters B were relatively young areas, but this area is
old. It's almost overwhelming how many past investigators, potential
investigators, and current investigators we have right now. But it's
so much fun! We literally do not have time to think about ourselves.
We don't have time to become tired, because we are constantly moving.
I mean, it's way weird to juggle appointments instead of finding ways
to fill time, but I love that!! It's so much fun!! Sister Reeves is
incredible and already such a good friend to me, and she is exactly
who I need to be working with on my mission right now. The Lord is
inspired in sending us those we most need at the right times. I am so
happy right now, and really enjoying my life as a missionary. I love
it so much!!
Sunday was so interesting. First of all, the young men gave a musical
number. It was hilarious. There are only two young men in the ward,
they couldn't sing, and the pianist didn't really know how to properly
play Called to Serve. It was so bad, the bishopric was dying on the
stand which just made the congregation laugh even harder. But they all
laughed it off so we had a good time. We were going to have a picnic
with Mari Shimai, but it was raining so hard that we just ate in the
church building. She is going on a cruise around the world!!! So cool
right? I am friends with the coolest people in the world!!
Today was Pday and it was a blast!! Real Italian pizza for lunch with
an English class student. Shopping with our friend who stayed in
Montana. Sewing lessons with a different English class student!! She
is so funny. She is a professional designer. Her dream is to become a
monk in India. She loves American horror movies. Her favorite American
food is cherry pie. She fixed my skirts that are too big and she made
me and Sister Reeves matching dresses!! Pictures will come soon!!! :)
In closing. Life is incredible. I am blessed to see the Lord's hand in
my life every single day. Love is my motive for serving, but Christ is
the reason. His perfect love has changed my life, and I pray that I
can become an effective tool in His hands to help others feel His
perfect love. I am so happy right now.
I love you all!!