We went to see Okada shimai and Toma kun every day this week. Today, Nakajima shimai brought love, her dog. Cute name, right? Toma kun loved feeding the dog bread.November 25 Love rainy days. They happen pretty much every week in Japan. You have to know you are in Japan when it starts raining a little bit and then two seconds later it is pouring. I love the rain. Like I've said before, any weather is wonderful for me. We met with Hiroko finally!! She is this cute lady who has lived in America. Has two children. On this visit, we only got to meet one of them. We are going to do our family eikaiwa program with them. The family eikaiwa program is half English class, half gospel discussion. It is way fun. We give them 12 times to do it and then after that, they either have to be done,or have more interest in the gospel than they do in taking English lessons. However, today when we visited, we pretty much just talked about the gospel. She shares a lot of the same beliefs. I think in relation to how much doctrine we taught, it had to have been about half of the missionary discussions! It was amazing. A lot of people don't realize that Christians really hold their ancestors as important. Such a great time to talk about family history. Hiroko sans daughter's birthday is next Monday, so we are going to do a birthday party with them and share a message with them about the gospel. We went to visit Hoshida Akiko san today. She asked us all sorts of questions that I have never really been asked on my mission, but that were really good for me to hear. She asked why we would go from door to door. She has things she believes in too, but she wouldn't just go telling people about it. It's a great question. I guess the answer lies in Elder Bednar's talk. "When we invite you to attend church with us or to learn with the full-time missionaries, we are not trying to sell you a product. As members of the Church, we do not receive prizes or bonus points in a heavenly contest. We are not seeking simply to increase the numerical size of the Church. And most importantly, we are not attempting to coerce you to believe as we do. We are inviting you to hear the restored truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ so you can study, ponder, pray, and come to know for yourself if the things we are sharing with you are true." I know of the role this message has played in my life and, as a result, have a natural instinct to share it with other people. You know how Elder Bednar also talked about that story where the little boy got healed and so he wanted to share it with everyone. I have noticed the exact same pattern with Nakajima shimai and, just like Elder Bednar, it amazes me beyond anything else. She has literally become a super star hero in my life. She always carries with her church flyers, pamphlets, and book of Mormons around with her to give to people that she has ever even met before. One day this week we were with her and we ran into a lady that she had apparently seen twice that day and that was a sign, so she literally ran to chase her down to give her a flyer and tell her to try and come to church. It bewilders me every single day. If every member was like her in our church, everyone in the world would be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. November 26 Able to met with Ueda Shimai. She has been running through my mind like crazy this past week. She lives alone, but I have learned two things from her recently. 1. Do it and be happy. Dont do it, and be sad. 2. You can't do it alone. No further explanation on that one. This is Hasegawa san. I've told you about her before. She is such a hoot.