Hey, hey hey! This is Elder Sadler coming at you from Yokosuka, Japan! How was everyone's week? Elder Thomson and I have been living it up over here in the Land of the Rising Sun. It's been raining for a week straight now. No joke! It hasn't stopped, like at all. But that hasn't stopped us from getting out in the service of our Lord and our fellow man!
To be honest with you, not a whole lot of interesting stuff happened this week. Our investigators all fell through again, for the third week in a row. That was pretty frustrating, but we found the gold lining! One great thing that happened this week was a guy named Jospeh that we talked to on the street a few days ago. Way nice guy. He said he had met missionaries back in the states and had been going to church for a while, but since coming to Japan a year ago, he has not been. He said that he wanted to get back into it so we invited him for this past Sunday. Unfortunately, his work got in the way, but we will be meeting with him again on Friday. Second great thing was service! One of the
families in our Ward is flying home today, so we got to go help them pack and clean stuff out of their military housing unit to prepare for the move. They are a way nice family and he is a recent covert of a little less than a year. It was way awesome to be able to go help them move stuff in and out of the house and through the rain. I can honestly say, before my mission, I never thought I'd love service as
much as I do now. It's so great! Service as a missionary is great, but it comes with lots of hard times and stress. When we go out and serve, our problems seems to melt away as we invest in the challenges of others. As I have served, I find my self, not inconvenienced, but rather more happy, more enthusiastic and with a greater love for the people. The past few weeks have had their challenges, but we have been able to make the most and continue to love and serve.
And now for the big news... Today is TRANSFER CALLS!!!! Another transfer has come and gone. Look ahead two years: wow that's a ways down the road. Look back two years: where did the time go? That's how I would explain a mission. It's fun, it's difficult, a real big learning curve, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. The big news is, I'll be staying in Yokosuka as a trainer and district leader. It's pretty exciting. Elder McDonald is out and Elder Ota will be Elder Mori's new companion. Two white guys and two Japanese guys. It's gonna be a blast. Excited to serve for four transfers here in Yokosuka!
And to wrap up this weekly, I love you all. Your love for me and support for me is greatly appreciated. Perhaps more than you will ever know. Hope everyone has a great week! Make the most of every minute!
|Maybe I'll just be a Samurai when I grow up...|
|I think I'd pull it off|
|View from the top of the castle|
|Splits with Elder Yara (comp from back in the day)|
|Nothing like overpriced Krispy Kreme donuts ($12 for 6 donuts if|
you were wandering)