Mom and Dad This past week was such a good week! I had so much fun and saw so many miracles and yeah, it was just perfect.
Next week is transfer calls and I am getting a little stressed. I literally can't leave Urawa. I can't leave Sonpon and her husband. I love the Matsuhashi family so much! They mean the world to me. I am going to be so sad when I have to leave them. I want to see their baptism. Ha I just want to spend the rest of my mission teaching them the gospel and learning the gospel together. But next week we will find out. I also hope I don't transfer due to the fact that like its Christmas. Talk about sad.. Transferring to a new area right at Christmas.
Sounds like you have been busy lately. How was the progressive dinner?! What did you eat? Is there going to be the Santa Clause Party this year? What about Christmas Eve and grandmas? Ha it's so weird being a missionary in Japan at Christmas time. Even though everyday I am trying to talk with people about Christmas, I still forget that it is Christmas time. I can't believe it has been so warm for you! Brrrr it is getting cold here! It's way sunny so when you look out the window you think oh it's going to be such a nice day, but as soon as your step outside that cold wind starts blowing in you wow. Haha riding in a car will be a treat when I get home, or I will just hate it and ride a bike everywhere. I haven't decided yet.
This week we had lots of fun lesson and went and did lots of fun things. We had a lesson with this lady and her brother. They were so cute and so amazing. We found out that they use to go to Sunday school when they were growing up. The sister, "Kei" she is so cute. She loved learning about Jesus Christ while growing up. And when we started talking about Jesus Christ, the look in her eyes like like a this is what I have been missing look. This week they weren't able to come to church because they had something already planned on Sunday but I think that next week they will be at church. This week we were also lucky enough to have several really good lessons with Sonpon and her family. I love the a Matsuhashi family so much. And I know that they are the reason why I am here in Urawa. I can't wait until I get to be there standing at their baptism and being able to share that memorable event with them. Sonpon doesn't have a baptismal date yet, but she is ever so close to have a specific date. She has told us that baptism is something That she wants and she is going to pray and study so that she can know whether or not it is right for her. Every time we teach her I am blown away by her diligence and her love for these things. Sonpon is the most amazing investigator I have ever had. She is so serious and wants to know the truth so badly. It truly is amazing. This week we had an amazing experience with her, at least I thought it was good. In Japan I have noticed that then you are teaching someone that isn't Japanese and you go out in public with them and you see some of their friends they sometimes beat around the bush that you are missionaries from a Christian church. But Sonpon didn't, she was straight up honest with them and everything. I was actually kind of surprised. It made me so happy and I really showed me how much Sonpon truly does love us and how much this church and Jesus Christ thing truly does mean to here. I love being a missionary. Sister combs is the Bomb. She cut my hair today so that was kind of her. My hair needs to be cut so bad but it will Just have to wait tell I get home in America, where I can speak English to the hair cutter people. Ha We ate dinner at the bishops house the other night and it was way fun!
Anyways I hope that things are going great! I miss YA but have a great day!! XOXO Sister Brown