Elder Sadler's Transfer History

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

Week 2 in Sagamihara (Week 65)

Hello my wonderful family. Glad to hear things are going well at home and the snow looked like a lot of fun! We haven't had any snow here in Japan yet, but it has definitely been cold enough, haha.

I'll try to type a real weekly email next week. I did really appreciate all the great emails this past week. Lots of love and support from everyone and it really meant a lot to me. Keep being awesome. I love you all!

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Adversity Allows Us Opportunities For Growth (Week 64)

Note from Barry:  Elder Sadler did not share a public email this week.  He did email our family to let us know that he arrived safely in his new area (Sagamihara) on Thursday.  He also shared that this has been a very challenging week.  I would ask that you please keep Elder Sadler and his companion in your prayers.  Thank you to all of you who continue to love and support him. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

A week of Miracles☃️🇯🇵⛩ (Week 63)

What's up everybody!? It's been another great week here in the area of Yokosuka. Another transfer has come to an end as everyone anxiously awaits transfer emails today. It's crazy to see how fast time flies. I can't believe it's already been four transfers in Yokosuka. In all honesty, I hope to stay in Yokosuka one more transfer. We have seen lots of miracles and exciting things are happening!

This past week was a long one. First of all, it was the last full week of the transfer so everyone has been a little anxious. Second off, not gonna lie, the dendo was pretty rough this past week. Not a whole lot of people wanted to talk to us. We went out everyday and tried to stop as many as we could, but not too many people were having it haha. Third off, it was Thanksgiving! So glad I got to spend it in little America. The Serrano family has us over for Thanksgiving dinner and it was awesome! I definitely ate way too much and then some, but it was great (especially the pecan pie). They Serranos hosted us, another family from the Ward, and some non-member coworkers so it was really fun to hang out with them and share a message about gratitude with the non-members. They really enjoyed it so hopefully we will see them again sometime soon. And the last major event this week was Saturday. We had a big lesson planned with our investigator JT and we had been super anxious about it all week. Finally Saturday rolls around and we meet up with JT and go to the Lowe Family's home on base. We taught about the Plan of Salvation and put a lot of emphasis on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. There was lots of great testimony and JT has awesome faith. At the end of the lesson, we invited him to be baptized and he was like, "yes, definitely!" We were originally going to shoot for a date before Christmas, but he will be in the US for the holidays, so we set a baptismal date for January 13. That date is still landing though. He is way prepared, so it might get moved earlier! Huge miracle and we are way excited for him. That was pretty much the highlights of this past week.

Things have been good. It wasn't easy for Elder Thomson and I our first transfer together. We put in a lot of work but it felt like everything just kept falling through. We didn't give up though, and we have been able to see some amazing miracles our second transfer together. I know the Lord will always bless us for our efforts. Elder Holland once said, "Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don't come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come." I know that is true. I have seen it in my life and in countless lives of those around me. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is true. Believe it. Trust it. Because if you do, your life will be blessed in ways you cannot imagine. Hope everyone has a great week and I love you all.

-Elder Sadler

P.S. Transfer Emails came and I will be leaving the amazing land of Yokosuka and transferring to Sagamihara as District leader. Sagamihara is in the Machida East zone so that means I'm heading back into the city. Excited for this upcoming transfer, but tough to say goodbye to all of the amazing people of Yokosuka.

Zone p-day: a little Thanksgiving football

Last district meeting of the transfer
The Bradford family. They are pretty much the best ever.

The Christmas lights are up!

Monday, November 20, 2017

What's Cooler Than Being Cool?☃️🇯🇵⛩ (Week 62)

Konnichiwa! Hope everyone had a great week! Not gonna lie, this past week for Elder Thomson, Elder Ota, and I was not that fun haha. The seasons have changed here in Japan and let me tell you, it is cold! One of my companions is from Brigham City, Utah and the other is from Sapporo Japan so they think I'm just being a baby when I say I'm freezing, but for a good ole' Bama boy like myself, I didn't find it that funny. Anyway, long story short, all three of us have managed to catch colds. We have been pretty under the weather this past week and we are still working on getting over it. We haven't let that get us down though.

Despite being punched in the face by colds though, it was a pretty decent week. We were unfortunately not able to meet with our boy, JT, this past week because of his work schedule, but he messaged us saying that he wants to meet this week when he has some time. I'll keep you posted on that one. We were able to meet with Manuel though. Because Manuel's native tongue is Spanish, that's what we use (well, as best as we can lol). It mostly involves a lot of me reading Spanish and
being able to listen and understand as Manuel speaks to us. If that's not the gift of tongues, I don't know what is haha! Anyway, it was a good lesson. We read together from the Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 31, and talked about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and more specifically, Faith. Manuel has a desire to change and grow closer to God, but it will be a big change for him so we will help him all along the way. He's a great guy and we are blessed to be working with some great people here in Yokosuka.

Other than that, not much has happened. We continue to fight our way through the blistering winds and overcome the crippling paralysis known as the common cold. It's an adventure and I love every minute of it. I love you all and hope everyone has a great week!
Elevator Selfie

Game Night
Our boy Keimon Dixon

Zone P-day