This week, we went out and ate with Chana (our Cambodian recent
convert) . I'm not sure what this is called, but it's translation into
English is "hundred year old egg..."
...yeah, it was gross... Haha.
Bad picture, but this is the Disney castle! Pretty neat!
There are palm trees here!!
Chana's house :)
A card I made for the family we are teaching :)
How is everyone?! It's so good to hear from all of you. It sounds like everyone is busy with a lot of things right now. I can't believe Jared is getting married soon.. It's really crazy to think about! I'm so excited for him and Alyssa! Seeing as I am here in Japan, it's hard for me to imagine anything at home, haha, but I am always excited to hear about how everyone is doing. :)
So today's email is going to be short because sister Trent and I need to go and see some of our investigators in a few minutes. Normally we have an hour and half to email, but today we are taking less time so that we can go visit a family. :) this family is preparing to be baptized on the 31st of May, which is really exciting! The mother is Filipino, so she speaks good English. Her kids are half Japanese and they only speak Japanese. We love them so much! :) We are working really hard with them right now, and they are so amazing! One of the little girls plays piano and so I have been helping her with her pieces she is preparing to perform and teaching her new things. It's so fun! Sister Trent and I love them so much. I think I have mentioned them before, but this is the family who had baptismal dates last year and then they stopped meeting with the missionaries and weren't baptized. For whatever the reason, they have really opened up to sister Trent and I and we have had a lot of success with them. President budge has invested a lot of time into this family and is always asking sister Trent and I about them. They are very special. :) In fact, we had a really cool experience during our weekly planning about them this week. Both Sister Trent and I, while planning, all of a sudden thought that we should cut our planning session short and go and see this family. After biking to their house and knocking on the door, we found out that the mother had taken the oldest son to the hospital because he was really sick. Because we followed this prompting, we were able to help our investigators in their time of need. It was really amazing. Later we took them some treats and a nice card. The oldest son is feeling better now.
Today, sister Trent and I took a little adventure for p-day! We went to the Disney land here in Tokyo! It is not in our area, but we received special permission to go there. It was so fun! We took one of our recent converts with us and it was so neat! I'll send pictures. There were so many cool things to look at and to see. We weren't aloud to go into the actual Disney land, but we went into the mall part and saw some really cool things. It was so fun! :)
This week has been really good! We have just entered the rainy season here in Tokyo, so things are starting to be very wet and very hot, haha. I still love it though. We have been soaked all the way through a couple of times on our way home from investigators houses. It's great fun, haha. :)
Next week, I will try and be more detailed. I'm sorry this is short! :)
Next week, on your Sunday night, we get to skype for mothers day! Let me know what time works. I am aloud to read a reply before then, so please let know when you can. I sure love you all so much. This week I have learned so much and I am convinced that Japan is the most beautiful place on earth. There has never been a time where I have felt out of place or alone here. I love you all so much. I'm so excited to skype with you! :)