This last Monday, our teachers told us that we could not use our language books while we teach the investigators. That was really nerve wracking at first because we relied a lot on them! They told us they were taking them away a week early because they were so impressed with how well we already understand Japanese, and they feel that in relying on the language materials during our lesson is just holding us back from progressing even more. So that's pretty cool that we are doing so well as a district. I have definitely noticed a difference in our lessons without the crutch of the Language Books. So now, in order to prepare a lesson, Raines Shimai and I write out the English of what we want to teach and then look up the words that we don't know in Nihongo (we can use our language materials to prepare for the lesson just not while we teach) Then while we teach, we are able to form (VERY BASIC and guaranteed grammatically incorrect) sentences!! It's pretty exciting to be able to do this! Our sentences are simple but they teach the truth. I have been amazed by the spirit and feeling of comfort and peace we experience when we teach now.
|Healey Shimai in my distict and Hunsaker Choro|
Thank you so much for all of the support!
Ai Shitte Imasu!! (I love you)
|Sunday 2/22. Our zone before our Sempai (elders) left for Japan Monday|