New area……and I love it!!! Half of it is a tourist attraction and half of it is
a dwelling place for the richest people in Japan… Which means DENDO
is way hard. The streets are jam packed with a sea of people and it’s
so overwhelming, but it’s been awesome.
The first four days I was on splits and in different areas to give and
receive training. I got to rain the brand new missionaries with
Eyring SHIMAI and it was a really awesome, humbling, and spirit filled
experience. We went to the mission home and it was so fun to teach
them about how we DENDO and our purpose, etc. but the best part was
when Eyring SHIMAI and I had to teach them how to teach the first
lesson (the restoration). We never practiced or talked about what we
were going to do but we sat down in front of the new missionaries and
grabbed one to be an “investigator.” And it was so crazy how strong
the spirit was. At one point we had the pamphlet page open to the
picture of the first vision. And we read Joseph smith’s experience
and testified of the truth of it and I was filled with SO much wonder
and gratitude for Joseph smith and the restoration. In that moment I
have never felt a greater belief than I did. I LOVE THE GOSPEL.
Okay back to the area. We have been working hard and basically
starting for scratch. Neither of us know the area so I have google
maps open every second of the day. But a huuuuge miracle on Friday
night. We went to go hand out fliers for our eikaiwa and the train
station. I reaaaally don’t like doing this (I’d much rather go up and
tell someone about God) so I usually never do it with my companions.
But for some reason I was willing to do it. So we go and in 30
minutes I meet and set appointments with 2 separate woman to teach
them. So amazing!!! We taught one the next morning and she’s now a
So grateful for the grace and help we receive everyday because I’d be
dead without it. Have the best week!