Mom and Dad Dad, I am so happy that you got your letter. I wasn't sure how much it was going to cost and I was feeling extra lazy, so I just stuck a several postage stamps on it because I didn't want to ride my bike to the post office. Forgive me! Haha Anyways! Oh yeah happy anniversary! You old love birds.
Another great week here In Urawa. I mean every week here is great. Not too many things have changed though... We still don't have any investigators let alone progressing investigators but it's all good! But I can see the progress coming and I have the faith that sooner or later things will start happening.
Last night I talked with sister Clark on the phone and she told me that this man that I found in nagaoka and taught him for a little a while before we referred him to the elders is getting baptized on Sunday! Ah such a great feeling. Also she told me that two other people we found (sister Clark and I) and started teaching, now both have baptismal dates for the 28th, I am beyond excited. Such a testimony builder that the work I am doing here really is seeing results. They might not be exactly when I want them to be, but is know that they will comes so that is very comforting to me and makes me really happy being able to know that. I am happy.
So the temple was amazing. I am so lucky to go there. While waiting for the session to being I was just sitting there and I truly could feel so much love from god while sitting in there. I love the temple. Every time I go inside I feel all these burdens lifted off my back and I feel like I am finally free and truly be at peace. I love it. Anyways, we worked way hard last week and this week is also looking promising. We saw lots of progress with less active members last week and I think we are going to see more progress haha. So I was thinking and I had an experience last week that made me think haha. Here I teach people basically straight from the Book of Mormon I don't really use the bible. Which is kind of a good thing because I don't have a knowledge or the bible to save my life. Most people dread when people bring up the bible because it can cause problems and things haha. My most dread question is when people say, I don't really understand Jacob 5 at all. Please explain it to me. Haha that happened this week. Oh my I wanted to die. I had no idea what to say. I just looked at my companion and cried a little on the inside. Haha i mean come on I barely just started truly understanding that chapter a couple months ago. It took me 21 years and becoming a missionary to understand it in English. Not Japanese Haha so that was a terribly awkward situation. But I handled it and needless to say this week we are going to try explain it... Hahaha good luck... Lizzy is cute. She sounds good! I love her. Send me her weekly emails please!! Also I can't believe Hayden is all grown up. What happened. All of a sudden he is a man and on a mission haha. Oh yeah, my apartment has crock roaches big black ones. It's so gross. I hate it. I want to die. I am so afraid they are going to like get all over me when I am sleeping haha. Ewwwww Everyone sounds so good! I love you so much and I miss you so much. Thank you for all of your love and support. I hope the utes win this week. Same with Murray. And go angels. They better be this good next year!! Ahh have a great week. I think I am good... Haha maybe. Pray for me please ha. I need it....
a lovely fountain show in a park that we dendo by!!
|me and my companion|