This week was a little bit on the wild side.
I can't begin to recount all the funny, random, delightful, and crazy
events that happened, but I think that if you were able to know what
happened Wednesday, everything else will likely fall into place.
We went to Takahashi Shimai's (less active) house to eat lunch and
teach a lesson to her. She's 70, put she would easily pass for 120
years old. She's pretty energetic, but she just looks ancienct. It was
our first time riding our bikes there, and the hill was killer. We
made it, but there was a lot of huffing and puffing.
We proceed to have lunch, and it's sushi. Sister Jolley and I have
grown to really enjoy sushi, Sister Handy would rather die than touch
it. But she was so polite about it! When there were things that she
didn't really like, she sneakily grabbed the saran wrap used for the
salad, wrapped up the food and shoved it in her purse. We had no
After lunch, we had had a lesson about prayer and the Book of Mormon.
It was amazing to hear that after almost ten years of not praying, she
said that she finally feels like God is listening and answering her
prayers. We tried reading the Book of Mormon with her, but since she
can't read the small print in her own copy, we brought out our ipads
for her to read from there. Apple should be paying us for how
shamelessly the ipad was product placed in our discussion. Takahashi
Shimai and Adachi Shimai spent 20 minutes discussing the benefits and
setbacks of owning and using and ipad. Getting back on subject was a
little difficult, but we made it just in time to testify that because
of the Atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Takahashi Shimai
will live in heaven with her dog again. Not sure how much of false
doctrine that is, but it sure made her day!
The way home was a blast because we got to go down the hill!! Sister
Handy and I are at the bottom, and we reallize that we can't really
see Sister Jolley. She's always slower paced, so we weren't too
worried until we realized that it had been about 5 minutes since the
last time we had seen her. We were kind of starting to worry when we
saw her hobbling down the hill. She then shows us a gash on her arm.
She had taken quite the spill apparently. 3 broken toes on her right
foot, a toe on her left foot had a contusion, and gashes up the right
side of her body.
We waited in the post office for our ward mission leader and his wife
to pick us up and the nice ladies there gave us their bandaids (none
were big enough though). We then go to the hospital and the doctor has
the funniest English we've ever heard and tells us that all foreign
women look like Hollywood actresses to him.
It was a good time! We saw a lot of miracles, and laughed a lot!!
Okay, but laughing aside, we're kind of immobile while we wait for
Sister Jolley to heal. But she is doing great, is taking care of
herself, and has a great attitude! The ward is taking such good care
of us and are being so kind about everything! We are so happy, and
life is so good!
Our friends are progressing so quickly in the gospel. I think my
favorite part of helping them is seeing their love for the Book of
Mormon grow so quickly. Kaede and Adriana are reading the Book of
Mormon so quickly, and loving it! I know that the Book of Mormon is
true, and that through its teachings, we can draw closer to Christ. It
is the most true book upon the face of the earth and has changed my
life. I am so grateful for the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and the
blessings it brings to my family and my life! I am really jus tso
happy to be here in Japan sharing this happy news with the world!
Much love from Ebina!
Sister Feist (like Feisty without the y)