This week we visited the Sawamura family. They are a less active family who sleeps during the day and is awake during the night. Pretty interesting right?! After really building a good relationship and teaching a lesson geared toward getting the children they are excited to come back. The Mom said that when they can get their sleeping schedule back to normal, they would come. We committed them to coming this upcoming week and are excited to see that dream come true. I have thought about less actives a lot this week. I read a really good talk that really helped me know how to approach them. It is a General Conference talk October 2006 "And Nothing Shall Offend Them." If you haven't read it yet, I strongly recommend it.Izumiya ke still plan on being baptized as long as they can get their
answer by their baptismal date of July 27. They have asked incredibly
deep questions, very rare for us to get! They want to learn about the
temple and the Doctrine and Covenants right now! We are finding
success with them by communicating through email. They came to church
this week and absolutely loved the old Testament class. I decided
after attending that class that I should probably know my Bible a
little better. The only hold up we are having is getting them to
tell their family about what they are doing. They told us that they
would be fine if going to church was something they wanted to do, but
I think they are worried about something. We will continue to work on
Kay finally came to church!! I have been working and praying forever
for this day to happen! And he loved it. It made me so happy. When he
finally does get baptized, he is going to make the best member ever.
He seeks for the truth and really desires to be good and do what is
This week I had the wonderful opportunity of going on two splits with
two wonderful sisters.
On Tuesday, I went on splits with Sister Hall and we did Japanese
dendou in Senzokuike. We were able to learn so much from each other.
She worries about her Japanese a lot. It has been so long since she
did Japanese dendou. But, she is transferring to a new place so she
will get in the hang of it again. One of the things I like to do for
my companion during language study is make them a Japanese card. On
the card it will always have something new, whether it is bunpo,
kanji, or tango. I will then write what it means in English and the
give them tatoebas so they can figure out how to use it. I am now
doing a bunpo card for Sister Hall every day because she that is what
she wants to be better at. She is so great at being everyone's best
friend and really makes others feel good about themselves.
On Saturday, I went on splits with Sister Dopp and we did English
dendou in the Tokyo 1st area. We went in to the split with no
appointments or activities for the day but we set our goals high and
worked hard to achieve them and saw tons of miracles! We visited a few
less actives and along our way, were able to run into sooooo many
prepared people. They have now got a lot of new PI's to work with. She
is a wonderful missionary!
I feel so blessed to learn not only from the people here in Japan, but
also from the missionaries. They are so wonderful and I love each of
them so much!
That's it for the week. Have a good one!