Monday January 11, 2016
This has been a really great week! On Wednesday we had a Restoration Movie night, after much searching we were able to find it in Japanese! (watch a video of the restoration here) And all of the people we are teaching came and were really touched by the sacrifices the early members of the church made. It was such a good reminder and testimony builder that Joseph Smith truly is a prophet of God. There's no way he could have done it on his own.
Then on Friday and Saturday Packard Shimai and I went to Futenma and Okinawa so that we could go on companion exchanges with the other sisters. It was a really neat opportunity to serve others and teach them some of the things I've been able to learn on the mission. I still have a lot to learn but it's fun to share what I have (:
I was really proud of Bearman Shimai, while I was gone she and another new missionary who came at the same time proselyted together! For 2 days! I knew she could do it and it has helped her realize that she can too!
I mentioned last week that a lady who was just baptized on Halloween, Shimoji Michiko, met a lady
on the train and talked to her about baptism, well now she wants to get baptized! So now we are teaching her and it's so great because she has a friend that is super excited about the Gospel and helps her out and explains stuff, it's wonderful! And we are working with a really cute college student from the Philippines who totally accepts everything we teach and is super awesome (:
On Jan 10, everyone that turned 20 during the last year dresses up in kimonos and goes to a big party! We walked by these girls on the street and asked if we could take a picture together!
A restaurant the senior missionary couple treated us to right off of the ocean! So beautiful!
Random guy playing accordion
Shimoji Shimai's mom, she's 78 and so Awesome!
Found these Tangled bottles in the store this morning (: