Wednesday We had a wonderful relief society party making scarfs, socks, and neck warmers. Eikaiwa and a few lesson with Fuyumi and Maria. Maria and her family are really struggling right now. Please continue praying for them. Pray for Megumi chan to be strong and continue enduring to the end. She needs all the help she can get. It is so hard when her parents are not going on the same path as her.
Thursday I love weekly planning. I think it is one of the most underused revelatory experiences as a missionary. It is a time to get lots of direction from our boss, Heavenly Father.
Friday Today was splits with Sister Carrasco. She is so gentle and sweet. We saw so many miracles! Kakuhata kyoudai and Okada Shimai graciously drive us. We felt so bad that they were helping us and Kakuhata kyoudai says, it's okay. We are family. It was so simple to say, but it hit my heart so hard. We really, really are family. How cool is that. I am so thankful for that simple truth. Saturday This is Kokai shimai and her husband, Kazuhiro San. They are less actives. He actually has mental disability. We had a little picnic outside of our apartment and a lesson. During the lesson, we talked about why we need the Holy Ghost. At the start of the lesson, he said that he doesn't need the spirit in his life. As we talked about the reasons why we need the spirit and shared tewtimony with each other, it was incredible to see the change in him and her. They both went to church this Sunday. What an incredible thing it is when the spirit works on people.
Sunday Ueda San came to church along with Fuyumi chan. Ueda San was a huge miracle. I don't know if I've told you a lot about her. She lives fairly close to our apartment. No home phone, no cell phone, sometimes it is really hard to meet with her. I am so thankful to be a missionary in these times when there are so many ways to share the gospel. She loves going to church and feeling love from the members. Pray that we will be able to meet with her often and she will progress well towards baptism. We also met with Kenson San. He is quite the miracle. He called some other missionaries phone asking for us and so those missionaries called us and gave us his number. We called him. He is a southern baptist, but currently has desired not to go to any church. He knows that god is love and truth. He wants to find truth, but he's not sure where it is. It was incredible some of the questions that he asked during the lesson. He is so excited to read the Book of Mormon. He is going to come to church sometime soon. Monday
Today we had our zone pday in Koga at the Suzukis house. Actually, the Suzukis have two houses side by side and one of them they have allowed the elders to live in, so we actually did it outside their house. We did a BBQ. It was a ton of fun. We had an investigator and recent convert with us, so it was awesome for them as well.
This is the elders house. The two inside are our zone leaders. The two outside are the two other elders in our district. The one on the right in the hat is our district leader. I love our district.
This is from my lovely companion today. The things that I love from Yamauchi shimai️ No matter what, she will work hard :) She is incredibly good at Japanese, she reads kanji and she is always ready to learn more. If she has a goal, she will do it without doubts. When she teaches she does it with boldness and it is always out of love. I love language study because I always can hear her reading in Japanese and learning, in order to teach our investigators. She does something funny every day She tells the people 'I love you' every time she talks with them Once I started this I realize that my companion has a lot of awesome attributes that makes her the powerful missionary she is. Thank you ^^ I love Sister Cortes. She had a pretty bad bike accident when she went to Oyama on splits. She has been super sore and super tired, but she still tries hard no matter what. Also, to end today, we were able to meet with Ueda san!! Hurray. She is now on officially on the road to baptism. Pray for her like crazy this week. I'll pray for all of you like crazy too. Love you all tons and tons and tons!! Have a wonderful week Sister Yamauchi
I appreciate so much having Facebook because I am able to keep in contact well with converts and investigators from my previous area. Today I saw this on Facebook. My beloved Urri and William. Love and miss them so much. Today is Williams birthday! Can't believe it. He turned 11. One more year and then it's priesthood time!
I tried some really funky juice and cheese bread from Peru.