Last Monday was a very productive PDAY. You should expect letters soon. They better come. I spent $22 on stamps. I will send more today.
We visited Murakami Danji (Peru town) on Monday evening. We visited 2 less active families and then F shimai. She is an eternal investigator. Her son is a member and served a mission in Fukuoka. She loves missionaries though and is really fun to visit. We tried to share a spiritual message...but I don't think she cares. She just likes to talk about her son's mission and shows us all the pictures of the missionaries who have taught her. haha. It was so funny.
We met a random dude on the street Tuesday. He is this Indian guy named J. Missionary work is sort of scary here sometimes. He gave me a super creepy feeling. We invited him to Eikaiwa and then just left. Of course then he actually came to Eikaiwa and tried to talk to me the whole time. It...I don't...it just creeps me out. Tuesday night I woke up having a bad dream about him and went and locked all the doors. Scenes from "Taken" kept playing over and over in my mind.
On Wednesday we went housing. Now the ZL's emphasize streeting and approaches alot...but I think that is because Elders don't get let into houses. But sisters do, so I don't think our efforts are in vain housing. Plus streeting is super creepy if you are an American girl. Weird old dudes always come up to me and stuff. It just feels creepy. But I believe there isn't just ONE way to proselyte. After looking in the areabook, I've found that a majority of people were found housing. Because if they let you in their house to share a message, they are obviously going to be more receptive to it. The home is a better environment to feel the spirit. On Wednesday we went housing in this really nice neighborhood...and we were at this really giant house...of course with an intercom system, but to our surprise, we were let in! The guy who owns the house has been to Eikaiwa and has friends in the ward. He was super nice. He doesn't really have an interest in the gospel, but his wife wants us to come back! So that is exciting. The man, he reminds me of an asian grandpa. He has golf clubs all over his house and asian stuff on all the walls Haha. He even kind of acts like Grandpa down to just the way he sits in his recliners chair.
On Friday we visited a less active with the chorotachi because they invited us both over for dinner. That's great except she lives in Yachiodai which is not only a train ride away, but also a 2-3 mile walk after that. And of course it POURED on Friday. And when it wasn't raining, it might as well have been, because I was soaked in sweat.
After our lesson, we met with my STL and did an exchange. On Saturday, my exchange went really well with Nagamine Shimai. We went to the Yachiyo festival and dendoed. It was fun! All the women were wearing kimonos! We met a lady named S who wants to come to Eikaiwa and then we went housing and found M...She is vietnamese/japanese and we gave her a book of mormon and she wants us to come back. So that is exciting. On the street I talked to these Peruvian guys about the restoration and gave them a restoration pamphlet. It was cool using my spanish. I understand so much more Spanish than Japanese still...is that a bad thing? Lol...I definitely speak more Japanese because of my doryo but I feel like Japanese is a million times harder.
I had my battles with Nihongo this week. People talk to you so differently than you learn in the MTC. It is frustrating.
Saturday night we went to Stake conference in Chiba and met up with our doryos.
Sunday morning we went to stake conference. Budge kaicho and Budge shimai spoke. Their Japanese is so good. I'm really hoping we ride less trains this week. The trains confuse me so much and they are really expensive. I'm trying to stay on a budget here. lol
Anyways. I love you so much.
I am thrilled to hear from everyone and how you are doing.
I love an miss you so much.
Kokoro kara ai shite imasu!