week in Japan or because its just missionary life. but I get a hunch that its
the second one. Japan is sweet! I didn't really describe it before. The food is
good! My trainer is a super good cook and knows how to make all this awesome Japanese food. I pretty much have the perfect trainer I'm not gonna lie. There are always people walking and riding bikes and just being out and about. People still give me weird looks. Probably the same looks we give Asians when we see them on the street. Haha Japanese are funny people. Contacting them on the street is getting funner and funner. Between making them feel awkward as we talk about God and between my bad Japanese, Making Asians uncomfortable, that`s pretty much what I do. ;) We have some pretty awesome investigators right now. One girl is Nozomi. We had a baptismal date for her for the end of this month but she told us recently that she doesn't feel ready. We had a cool lesson where we explained how the gospel is like Disneyland! How when you go to Disneyland, its great! You`re excited! You`re happy! You`re with your family and just everything around you is fun and wonderful! But you cant get in without a ticket. Baptism in the ticket box and your willingness to follow Christ is the ticket. Baptism is only the beginning! But once you have it, you open yourself to an eternity of happiness with your family, being perfectly happy. She opened up more to us, but she still wants to pray about it more. Which is awesome! You pray girl! I know if she keeps reading the Book of Mormon and prays, God will show her in her time that this is true.
church members kids and this little girl jumping around grabs my hand and leads me to where the other kids are. She`s like, in Japanese `Are you skilled at English?` In Japanese I'm like `Ya, but I'm not very skilled in Japanese.` I told her simply but inside I felt that was an understatement. She perks up and says ,`Daijobu!` which means `that's okay!` gosh little girl! You just made my
week. Idk why, people have told me that like a million times, but when she said that I actually believed her. It is okay not to be perfect in this language yet. I'm only here a week! Its okay! God sends tender mercies in the best ways. Not gonna lie. This work is hard. Just physically, emotionally, and
spiritually its draining. This language doesn't make it any easier. I just
want to tell people how much I've scarified to be here. I don't get to see my family for 18 months! I have to learn this language! I put my future, college, friends, marriage everything on hold just to be here teaching you the truth!
Come listen to me! But the more I think about what I've sacrificed, the more I feel that it is nothing compared to the sacrifices Christ has made for us. He died for us. He atoned for us. We may not ever fully understand that, but he did it for us. I know he's my savior, and this is his work. Till Next week!