Puri is something really popular to do in Japan. It's like the photo booths in America...only a whole lot better. We had so much fun. We met one of our investigators (Kamino Yuriko-19) in Shibuya after our temple stop in Hiro-o. She is simply adorable.
So, just in case you couldn't read the kanji (saiko Sakura), it means the best cherry blossoms. Yes, I am in one of the best places EVER for beautiful cherry blossoms. This is a place really close to our church. A fantabulous place to find.
We went out to eat some endo curry. Soooo yummy. Check out the size of the nan.
It is one of the best days ever!! Sayaka chan got baptized this last weekend. They unfortunately changed church in Kasukabe to be later on in the day and made the baptismal early in the morning...the same time as our church in Senzokuike. I was dying to go and if I wouldn't have been listening to God, I think I would have. I taught her for over a third of my mission. She is a miracle to me. Well, I really wanted to do what god wanted me to do and I felt like he asked me to stay in the Senzokuike ward. I still got to skype her before and after just for about 3 minutes and snapped a few screen shots of it. I was crying my eyes out in the first picture. Seeing the ward members who I love more than anyone will ever ever know, seeing Sayaka chan in white and seeing etou shimai (her mom) at church was incredible. All the little ones kept saying, Yamauchi shimai, Yamauchi shimai. I love the little ones so much. We have such an incredibly strong relationship.April 1, 2014
*This is a true story, but name has been changed...I will call her
Spring for her protection About a month ago, Spring got a baptismal date for April 6. At that time, she loved the Sister Missionaries and really enjoyed the message, but she was an alcoholic. Her house reaked with smoke, leaving the house you still smelt like a ash tray. She would be sober at one point and then the very next drunk. One of the saddest lives ever. Finally, the missionary's told said we can't come into your house any more to share this message in a place where the spirit could be. The days were stressful and we wondered if she could make it to her baptismal date. In a combined effort with prayers and fasting on our part, she went cold turkey in two days after that. She will be getting baptized on April 6. I know that miracles are so real. Spring is one of the dearest daughters of god ever. Teaching her is like teaching a child who soaks everything up like a spong. I'm so excited for her this weekend. Can't wait to see her dressed in white! The Atonement is real....that I know! 山内姉妹