Anyways...hope things are going well at home. Congrats to Harris on
winning star student.
Life's going well here in Tokyo...it would seem the snow storm in
Atlanta decided to visit Tokyo this week. I was on an exchange with
Sister Edwards on Saturday when the biggest snow storm I've ever seen
hit Tokyo. It's the most snow they've had in a long time. About a
foot fell.....It snowed and snowed and snowed all day. Needless to say
we didn't have the gear...people kept stopping us and telling us that
we look "kawaso"...or pathetic...so that was nice. I had so much snow
in my hair. I did manage to take some sweet pics though before I
started looking like a wet rat...so I'll send those.
This week was busy. We've been really trying to build up this area. So
we've been teaching alot of appointments. It would seem all of our
investigators are really devout members of other faiths....so it
does make things a little difficult. Right now we are teaching a
Jehovah's Witness, 2 Seventh Day Adventists, a few Protestants and a
handful of Phillipina Catholics. It's hard keeping lessons from
turning into Bible bashes...but it's always entertaining. I think we
are wearing em down.
On Tuesday....the work was hastened and we became the first
international mission along with Tokyo south to get the iPad. I now
have an iPad mini and it is adorable and I love it. Unfortunately this
now means we have to go all the way to the church to get access to
wifi...I know, poor baby....I've been spoiled my whole mission and had
a laptop in the apartment....so this is hard for me...first world
Wednesday was good. We went to Japanese class. The elders have found a
lot of investigators at these classes. We've decided to try that out.
Wasn't very successful but I was pleasantly surprised to find that my
Japanese isn't that bad. In fact...I feel my understanding has
improved even more. Instead of hearing key words...I'm really hearing
details and stuff...almost like I would in English. It's kind of cool.
I'd still like to Improve my speaking....but I feel really blessed.
On Thursday we had a lot of appointments...they went well. I love
being able to work in the English ward. It's really such a rare
opportunity to have out here in Japan. I feel that I am growing a lot
as a missionary. Success in my mission has been hard, but this lesson
in patience has helped me develop as a person. I'm really
grateful to be out here.
Friday we had more lessons....had a bit of rejection...one of our
investigators flat out told us she would never join our
church. It hurts on the street but it is just worse from people you've
developed relationship with ....aw well.
The snowpocolypse happened on Saturday. Sister Hall went to Tokyo 1st
area and I stayed here with sister Edwards. It's so cool. She's Levell
(spelling) Edwards granddaughter. Sweet huh? We had fun freezing to
death in the snow. It actually was really painful. I thought my
fingers and toes were going to fall off that day. We were able to go
to kodomo (kids) eikaiwa with the Senzokuike sisters. Elder Day is so
funny when he teaches Eikaiwa. The kids Eikaiwa is apparently just
always a disaster... Children screaming and their parents force them
to play the games....fun time. We then took a train to McDonalds and
it was delicious. I don't think I've had McDonald's or any kind of
fast food since I was in America. It was so good though. Like
Sunday...church was cancelled which means we
still have to go out in the snow....we ended up teaching Christina and
then on the way home this old Oba-San Japanese lady stopped us and
told us to follow her. It was interesting talking to her...she told me I looked like
Miss America...which I definitely don't, but all Asian people think if
you are like blonde you are someone famous....and then when she found
out that hall shimai was half Japanese she told her it was pathetic
that American Japanese people weren't in touch with their
culture....typical old Japanese person thing to say...it's funny being
able to understand more Japanese....because you really get to know
peoples personalities and some of the things they say...just
Anyways....now it is pday. I think I'd like to chill out but I think
my roommates have plans for us to go take pictures or something.
P.S how am I ever going to go back to life without an iPad...
Hope your week is great.
Sent from my iPad
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