We were out biking and contacting people when we were at a cross walk waiting for a light. On the other side of the stopwalk I saw this lady. She did not look pleasant. She had this giant glare on her face like she was mad at the world and her dog and just everyone. So I thought,"Goodness gracious, lady, you look like she needs the gospel." And I usually don't wait for people at lights to contact them, but I felt like I should, so I waited for her to come over and started talking to her. I introduce who we are and why we're here. Her wretched frown slowly relaxed. She hesitated, then says in perfect english," Ya I think I've seen you guys around in Tokyo." We were so surprised! She was fluent in english and we ended up having a great conversation with this lady. She told us all about her life and her work and about Tokyo. She said she's aways seen those Americans with the tags on in Tokyo, and has always wondered what we were doing here in Japan.(Way to go Tokyo Missionaries! Way to represent! :D)We ended up talking and laughing with her on the side walk for nearly 1hr and a half. It was such a good conversation. By the end of our conversation, we were friends. She gave us her name and told us to add her on facebook, and told us that is we're ever in Tokyo to look her up. It was such an amazing miracle!
We actually had a lot of miracles like that this week. We were biking at night kind of late, nearly an hour before curfew. I saw this really fancy looking lady walking in our direction and said a small prayer in my head, "Heavenly Father, please let this lady be prepared." We stopped her, and she spoke fluent english! We introduced who we were. Now, mind you, normally by this time, other people would have already kekko-ed us(or denied us/told us their buddhist/told us that their good/not interested) She's like," I don't really have a religion but don't you guys do like a service English class?" We're like,"Ya we do!" and we told her about our Free English class every Wednesday. After she's like,"Ya I'll definitely be there." Then she's like,"Don't you guys also have some sort of religious service on Sunday?" We're like ya. And we told her the time. Before we could invite her she's like, "I'll right, I'll be there this sunday." What? We gave her our flier, told her we'd be waiting outside the church doors and she said,"Okay see ya later." This lady just invited herself to church. Mind blown.
We had another lesson with Kai-san this week. I don't know how, but by one way or another that day, we just didn't find time to plan his lesson and I was nervious. I didn't know what we were going to teach or say. But me and Babcock Shimai just decided to really get a hold of what he believes so far and just ask him questions. So we did. The lesson went so well! This lesson was different. He was talking more than us. We know what we need to teach him. Don't get me wrong, I believe in planning, but it was such a good experience of just following the spirit. Letting it guild the lesson. I guess that's sometimes what the scriptures mean when it says,"take no script." I love this gospel! I'm proud to share it even the short amount of time that I have.