One of my favorite people in this world is a member named Akiyama Kyoudai. He is the sweetest 84 year old man. I love him. We must`ve been buds in the Pre-Earth life, because he is just one of my best friends. We joke and laugh and can talk about anything. The day before I left, he and Akiyama Shimai took all four of us out to a Botanical Garden. It was just so beautiful walking around and having a good time with these celestial people. After they surprised us and took us out to a super good Italian restaurant. They treated us so well and just kept talking about how much I`ve helped the ward and how strong of a connection I have with them Gosh it made me want to cry! I don`t want to leave this amazing ward. They are my home ward. My family in Japan. I`ll miss Brother Akiyama the most though. He reminds me so much of my dad. Always happy. Making Jokes. Sarcastic and teasing in a loving way. If I could describe him, it would be that he`s just the human, asian 84 year older version of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. I love him! He`s a friend for life. The next day we said goodbye at the train station. I`ll see them again.
My new comp is actually the other green bean that lived with me in my first area! Carvalho Shimai! We are white washing into a new area, so we have no idea what this area is like. We have 1 investigator, so we`re starting from the ground up. No worries! Hatsukaichi is great though! I`m excited to see what the Lord has in store!
Love you all!