This week has been an interesting week!I feel like my language has gotten a lot better this week! I think Ive gone from understanding like 0.5% or the conversation, to like 14%! It`s awesome! But, Im not gonna lie, there are times when I just wish I could learn Japanese as easily as Pocohontas learned English. Like seriously!? Does anyone remember that?! All she had to do is say `que que na tu raw..... you will understand. Listen with your heart, you will understand.` Then she had the wind blow in her hair and BOOM .... she knew english. Why cant that happen to me?! Haha Ive triend it....it doesnt work. ;D But no worries, Im getting there.
We had a super wierd miracle the other day. We were going to our Ward Mission Leaders house to drop of some `Thank you` banana bread, but he wasnt home. We just decided to house around his area for a few hours, then rode our bikes to a different area to go housing. Right before we housed, me and Nelson Shimai prayed for an oppurtunity to help someone in need. Then we house this lady. We click he little call box. We`re like`Hi! We`re missionaries of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints` and this lady`s like `Sister Missionaries? I`ll be out in one sec.` We were kind of like `what the heck` You do not here that everyday. Turns out we housed a members house. We actually think shes less active because we havent seen her at church in forever. But we had an awesome visit. She loved us. We found out that her husband had just died this year. Gosh she was trying to be strong, but you could tell this old lady was just so heartbroken, even with the knowledge that theyd be together forever. Thats when we knew that his lady, who has pretty much been forgotten by the ward and missionaries is our service opportunity. After our talk, in the next room of her house comes our Ward Mission Leader. What the!? Of all the houses we housed in, we just so happened to house in the one where he works for this lady. K, mind blow. I love the spirit. Its awesome. I cant wait to visit her more though!
Haha so me and Nelson Shimai kind of went on a biking expedition the other day. We biked way out in the country to visit a potential investigator and a members house. We found the members house, but not the investigators. We biked sooooooooo much. In totall the whole day, we biked for 6 and a half hours. It was crazy but it was way fun! The country out there is so pretty. I decided Im not really a city person. :)
1) Everyone has the same kind of dog. The small yappy kind. (Dogs are the worst Im not gonna lie. When your door-knocking and the person cant hear you because their dumb yappy dog is barking like crazy, they pretty much end the conversation. Gah!)
2)The Japanese are way polite. They dont smile too much, but when they do, their faces just light up.
3) Japanese babies are WAY cuter than American babies. Its the truth, I`m sorry if I just called your baby ugly. They are dang cute! Ah! Missionaries arent aloud to hold babies though :`
(4) The air quality is actually pretty bad. Its like foggy all the time. They say its from Tokyo, but they like to blame it on China
.5) They do not see a lot of foreigners around here. Like I`ll be biking and people will give me this wierd look like `What the? What are you doing here?`. Then I remember, `psh oh ya, Im not from this country.`
6) Everyone has a call box on their house.