Elder Sadler's Transfer History

Elder Sadler's Transfer History
Elder Sadler's Transfer History

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sailing on the Sun ☀️⛵️⛩ (Week 48)

皆さんこんにちは! Hope everyone had a great week. To begin with, I apologize for the short emails the past two weeks. Hopefully I can do better today! I'll get strait into it.

This past week absolutely flew by, but it was definitely a week of miracles! Elder Taniguchi and I spent a lot of time walking the street and knocking on doors, but not a whole lot of success. We have been able to talk to lots of cool people but pretty much all of them have fallen through. We were kind of feeling in a slump and weren't really sure how to get out of it. We had worked hard all week and eventually Thursday rolls around and we have weekly planning. We talked about some things, set some goals, and came up with a couple game plans to get us going again. After weekly planning, we are making our way home when we get a call out of nowhere from some random number. His name
was Andrew and he told that he had just met with Bro Peacock (quick shoutout to Bro Peacock for being the best!), who is a Chaplin in the Navy and a member of the church. Bro Peacock talked with him for a while and referred him to us and that's why he was calling. He also said that he had met with some other missionaries in Korea and that he loved the missionaries and the church. We haven't been able to meet with him in person yet because of busy schedules, but we are aiming for a time this week. Finally things were starting to look up, but the miracles don't stop there! On Sunday, I was able to go on splits with Elder McDonald to visit another American guy named Josh. Elder McDonald found him a couple weeks ago, but we had not been able to visit him until then also because of busy schedules. He was a way nice guy who is looking for more truth and more spirit in his life. We were
able to talk to him for a while about the Book of Mormon and the Holy Ghost and testify to him about how much his life can be blessed by the gospel. It was a way cool experience and the spirit was way strong.

This transfer is my first as a senior companion and even though I don't know exactly what I'm doing all the time, I can promise that through the guidance of the Spirit and the Atonement of Jesus Christ
anything is possible! I may not be the best but I can guarantee you that I'm better than I was yesterday. That's something that I couldn't do on my own. A big shoutout to my family for helping me and guiding me through that, and more importantly, a big shoutout to the Savior Jesus Christ for being by my side throughout every happy moment, every sad moment, and every trial. Without him I never could have made it to where I am now. That's something I will be eternally grateful for.

I hope this email made up for the two last weeks. Every thing has been going good here and we are blessed to see miracles all the time. If you were wondering about the title of this email, it has been
absolutely, ridiculously hot here in Yokosuka this past week. I'm talking about sailing on the surface of the sun kind of hot. But don't worry, we are staying hydrated and working our hardest. To all of
those at home and all of those who are still alive after the August heat of Japan, I love you and I look forward to hearing from all of you! 愛しています!  (☝︎ ՞ਊ ՞)☝︎
Bringing back the Harry Potter style

Eikaiwa

Temple p-day last week

Shibuya street crossing (yes, the one from Tokyo Drift)

Joga-Shima Park

 The Arch

Southern most point of our entire mission!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Gotta Blast!🚀✌⛩ (Week 47)

Hello all of my lovely home skillets! Hope everyone had a great week! Due to temple p-day and a few other detours through Tokyo, I have zero time to write emails today. So everyone doesn't receive one, don't take it too personally haha. Just know that I am still alive and this last week was pretty good. We got to visit with some way cool families and talk to some interesting people. There is nothing quite like the mission life.

Big shoutout to everyone who emailed me this week! You guys are the best! Keep working hard and I love you lots! Until next week!

サドラー 長老

Monday, July 31, 2017

Transfer 7🏆💸⛩ (Week 46)

Hello Everyone! It has been a bitter sweet week here in Yokosuka. Last Thursday we had transfers! The good news is, I'm still here in Yokosuka! Yaaaay! Bad news is, Elder Palomino went home. Glad I got to be his companion before he left. I learned a lot and we had a great time. The other good news, my new companion is Elder Taniguchi. He is from right here in the wonderful country of Japan. He is currently a visa waiter who will report to the California, San Jose mission next transfer. He speaks pretty good English and we are having a riot here in Yokosuka.

That's about all the news to report for this past week though. It's been a great week. Thanks for all the wonderful emails this past week! It's always good to hear from home. Keep being awesome and going to church. Everyone in the world could use a little more Jesus in their lives. Until next week! 愛しています!
Burner Family

Elder Palomino says good bye to his trusty steed

Sheelie Family

MCM (DCS for you Japanese missionaries out there)

Beach Volleyball last week

BBQ. I made some pretty dang good burgers if I do say so myself.

"Launa" - home of the biggest burgers I've seen in my entire life

Me and Elder Taniguchi with the Mikasa Battleship

Monday, July 24, 2017

Que no pare la fiesta! (Week 45)

皆さんこんにちは! How was everyone's week? This past week went by so fast that I can't even remember much of what happened, but it was a great week! Last Tuesday was temple p-day. Always a good experience, especially the hour and a half train ride into Tokyo at rush hour in the mornings
haha. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we did the usual missionary stuff: talked to lots of people, visited with several ward members, planned some stuff, and taught some English. On Saturday, we had a big Ward barbecue on base. There was lots of good food and it was way fun.
Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures from the barbecue, but just be satisfied with the fact that it was great. Sunday was Elder Palomino's last one as a missionary. Two years is a long time, but it
seems to go by so fast. I'm glad I had the opportunity to serve with Elder Palomino before he goes home. We became really good friends and it will be tough to see him go. Today is p-day again yaaay! We are going on base with one of our homies to play some beach volleyball and have another barbecue. I'm pretty excited (partially because we get to wear normal clothes today haha). Anyway, it's been a good week!

Big shoutout to everyone for all the great emails this week! It's always good to hear from home and know that everyone is still alive and well. Hope everyone has a great week and I look forward to hearing all about it! I love you all!

サドラー 長老

Temple p-day

Ortegon Family

Super bright and super hot, and the weather was pretty nice too.
Japanese English is the best!