So in Japan they only number their big storms which is wayyyyyy lame. So I have named the typhoon that came this week Terry. Terry the Typhoon. It was a pretty big Typhoon. We were inside all day on Thursday and Friday which was way hard, but we were able to get a lot of work done that needed to be done with organizing a lot of things and getting ready to put a lot of our records into the Ipads. whooooooo.
Other than that though this week was pretty amazing! We were able to find a lot of new people to teach, and able to work with a lot of the people that are progressing now. We got to pick MANGOS this week! It was a pretty cool experience, if you non islanders don`t now mangos are a pretty high maintenance fruit. But we were able to pick about 3 thousand dollars worth of them. In japan they are 15 dollars for ONE MANGO. It is out of this world. Fresh mangos and pineapples are worth the 100 degree temperature and humidity. I have never eaten anything as delicious as them.
This week we are going to meet with our new mission president, we are flying up to the big island of Okinawa on Wednesday and meet him on Thursday! It is pretty exciting here in the mission right now!
Last week was also my first time going on splits with someone who only speaks Japanese! It was fun to be forced to use my Japanese all day long! Elder Haoka is a 2nd transfer missionary and I am only 4th so it was a good time with some young missionaries! The Lord blessed us to find a lot of new investigators and to have some great lessons, we really felt guided by the Spirit and were really blessed all day long! One of the people we met and made an appointment with has a cool miracle. yesterday Elder Lucas went back to his house to meet with him, he wasnt there but his wife was and she was AMAZING she asked so many questions about our church and about what we believe and what is different about our church and her heart was really touched by the Spirit as we testified and she really wants us to come back and teach their whole family about this gospel! So please pray for the Nakazato family!
I have been focusing on loving the people this week! The Japanese people have such a great culture and language. I truly do love them and I feel God`s love for every person that we talk with! I am grateful to get to work with the Japanese people every day (except for when Terry the Typhoon comes :()
I love you all so much and hope you had a great week! This church is true, I know it with all my heart. Joseph Smith was a prophet of the Lord, and he helped bring the fullness of his gospel back once again to this earth. We have received so many blessings from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we always need to have a prayer of thanks in our hearts for him!