Dear Family and Friends,
What a week this has been!
I went on Exchanges with Yamaguchi Shimai, and we decided to Heart
Attack the Bishop and his family. Secretly. Well, our cover was blown
when we made it to their neighborhood, and then we saw a girl happily
running up to us to give us a big hug! It was one of the bishop's
daughters! "What are you doing near my house?" She asked. We didn't
want her to know we were going to heart attack her house. "Missionary
work" we said, which didn't seem to appease her, as she continued to
press for questions. Eventually we broke, and asked for her help to
keep it a secret. "You'd better hurry! Mom's going to be coming home
any minute!" Oh no!
We ran and taped all the hearts onto the door, only to get caught by
the other daughters, and then have the mom come home. We tried
escaping by running behind the house, but we were totally caught! She
saw us! It sure was fun though.
It snowed twice these last weeks! It's fun to introduce my companion
from Australia to things like, "oh, watch out, here's a patch of Black
ice" and stuff. :) guess it doesn't snow there.
It's fun to tell people who we are, and what we're doing, and then to
invite them. We had another Family History blitz, where many
missionaries get together and all work to introduce people to family
history! It was fun! We had so many great conversations!
That day was Saturday, and we had district Meeting in the morning.
I feel like so much happened!
Oh! And I received an awesome letter from the Young Women's group in
my home Ward!,!,!! Yay! Happy Valentine's Day!
At first, I couldn't put the puzzle together at all, but somehow
today, it just came together! Thank you!
It was the first week that we were able to give our hearts out to
missionary work and see the results firsthand. We talked and invited
38 people to come and see what church is about, by actually coming to
church, or learning for themselves through the lessons we teach, on
Saturday. I can't express how impossible that seemed just the days
before when we couldn't even ask three or four people in a single day.
I know that the Lord inspires us to make goals, and then He gives us
the means whereby we may achieve them. Our goal that one day was 50,
but even though we didn't meet the crazy goal, it made us work hard,
and we saw miracles.
I love the people here, and we really want to help Hachioji, not just
on the outside, but in the inside, too! Love you all! Do your best to
hold to the iron rod!
Picture! Christ is the Reason for Love!
"You are hereby called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission."