Dear Family and Friends,
Who knew what a difference church would be in English as opposed to Japanese! I was so surprised! Whoa!
It was a great week, and I actually didn't transfer until Saturday night. I got a couple of extra days in Shonan Ward.
Oh what a crazy transfer.
OOOOOOK. lets start over.
Monday. we tried to visit a lot.. and tried to hurry around to all the people. One of my favorite visits (on Friday) was a sweet older Japanese Christian lady who we met at the station a while ago, and she let us clean a bit around her house. She was so sweet, and sang "Jesus Loves Me" in English and Japanese for us, and then we talked about the Plan of Salvation together.
We were there for a while, but a great visit.
So, what else...?
Well, all I can think of is all the visits with people we had, but then fell through, but one of the best things we did was change what we've been doing with one of our friends. We decided o make a plan and stick with it, and now she is progressing so steadily towards baptism. It may have to be pushed back a whole week, but she will make it. We met every day, and we were able to help her in a hard time, and members were present for every lesson, and it was just a great change compared to how we were moving so slowly with her. I am happy that I was allowed to be there and get that all organized and put in order.
I am grateful.
I came here on Saturday night, after a Luau activity at Fujisawa Stake Center. Then I went to church and we were there from 8:55-4:50. The English church is 9-12. Correlation Meeting is 12-1. The Japanese is usually 1-3, but there was Relief Society on Fast Sunday, so we stayed there a little longer. :) It was really great. There was one Sister in the Japanese Branch that really was kind to me. I am looking way forward to working with them.
My favorite thing I read today was "On Being Genuine" by President Uchtdorf.
A note I want to add. I know that the most important things for us to know are written and spoken by the living prophets. I trust in them and I sustain them with all my heart.
"You are hereby called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission."