Mom and Dad This week was such a fun week!! So since it was New Years and that is the biggest holiday in Japan we weren't Able to do many things. Most of our investigators were busy and couldn't meet. New Years here is comparable to christmas in America. That's how important it is here. I really like it. People have like an entire week off of work and just spend time with their families. It is something much needed in Japan. But because of that our investigators can't really meet...
So we had on Wednesday a day of cleaning and we literally just cleaned the apartment all day long. Thursday we had Book of Mormon reading day and literally just read the Book of Mormon all day long. And Friday we had a mission conference and guess what... While we were there we got to watch meet the Mormons.
I was also lucky enough to eat lunch at the Dorffs house on Saturday. And oh man. They had amazing food. It was like way good Japanese food mixed with American food! They literally had a huge turkey. So lucky and they made gluten free brownies for me. So nice. Haha
This week we did do lots with Sonpon and her family. On Monday we had a huge birthday party for Yu, her husband. That day he went to Costco with the elders and bought lots and lots of food. It was his first time and he couldn't believe it. Tuesday we also went to their house as well. We did a little follow up about Monday.. It kind of ended in a weird way and yeah... Sonpon wanted us to come over so we did. Then on Saturday we were with them for a little while as well. We went and did some purikura with them. So fun. And then had dinner at their house. Then in Sunday they came to church at ten and stayed basically until three just trying to get to know the members and figure out why this whole church thing is important. Sonpon told us that we are part of her family so she wanted to spend time with us. That made me feel really loved. I am so thankful for them. Lately we have been talking about baptism with them a ton. I know that it is something they both really want. But it's just a matter of when. This week Sonpon told me that she wants to do this whole church thing the rest of her life. She talks about how much she loves it and how much it is already changing her and her life and her family for the good. Now just imagine how much it will change everything after she gets baptized and sealed in the temple. Words truly can't describe how much I love them and how much they mean to me. I know for a fact that we were friends in the pre-earth life. I know I promised her I would help her if she ever needed it. I am so grateful that I have taken this opportunity in my life. I can't believe how much it has opened my heart and my eyes. I love serving the people here in Japan.
I am so glad that things went good at the wedding. I love Lynn she is so cute and such a sweet heart! I am happy she is happy. I am glad the king family party was fun. Sorry it was just you two that went. Next time I will let ya drag me around all the place haha.
Japan is great, thanks for all our your prayers in behalf of my investigators. I can feel them working. I love serving the lord and I love being a missionary!! Have a great week!! XOXO Sister Brown