Elder Sadler's Transfer History

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

Monday, July 16, 2018

Life’s a Fiesta! (Week 96)

Well, another week and another transfer have come to an end. It’s always crazy to see how fast time flies. This transfer definitely ended with a bang though. We’ve traversed hill, valley, and dale running back and forth from meetings, visiting members, dance practices, the doctor, and various exchanges throughout the week. Needless to say, it’s been busy, but we’ve been having a blast.

So this past Saturday, we had a big mission wide event that earned the name of “Fiesta”. Basically, everyone got together, had a big party, and was able to learn little bit about South American cultures and Family History along the way. The events were broken up into different countries including, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, and few others. I got roped into performing with team Brazil and let me tell you, it was a blast. We had a couple different showcases including, soccer, capoeira, and some Brazilian jujitsu. The soccer was a questionable, but the other two were right up my alley. Overall, we had like 300 plus people come and all have a great time, so I’d call it a success.

As far as missionary miracles go this week, we’ve been able to see plenty, but one cool one that happened was this past Friday as I was on splits with a bean-chan missionary in our zone. That night, we were able to get out and do some kubari (handing out English class fliers) at Hachioji station. Usually when we kubari, we are split up a bit so we can hand out more fliers and talk to more people. We were both able to talk to lots of people and make some great contacts. Fast forward to Sunday, and Elder Gill and I are sitting at church when a member informs us that a guy just showed up to church who received a missionary flier. So we go talk to him and it turns out that he met that young missionary I went on splits with and decided to come to church. We taught him about who God is, our relationship to Him, and how to pray. He was way interested in learning more and we will be meeting with him again this Wednesday. Even with limited Japanese, that young Elder was able to work through the spirit and invite our new friend to church. God most definitely qualifies those he calls.

It’s been a good week. We got transfer calls today and I’ll be staying in Hachioji. Unfortunately Elder Gill will be transferring but my new comp will be the great Elder Matsunaga. Our zone is about to get a lot bigger so there’s gonna be new responsibility and a lot of work to be done. I’m excited to serve the Lord as a missionary for one more Transfer here in Hachioji. It’s gonna be a blast

- Elder Sadler


Throwback to Kunitachi

Throwback to Kohoku

Throwback to a year ago in Yokosuka

Monday, July 9, 2018

Miracles Amongst the Busyness (Week 95)

Well, here we are, another week down and no one is really sure how we got here. I’m not sure where the time goes, but you know what they say, time flies when you’re having fun. This past week was slammed full of various meetings, splits, planning sessions, baptismal interviews, and various other events. Our schedule seems to fill up quickly these days, but it’s been a blast.

Amongst all of our busyness though, we have been blessed to see some amazing miracles. One that happened was this past Monday night during a zone blitz here in Hachioji. We broke the time up into two rounds so everyone would be working with two different people and doing two different types of dendo. During the first round, I worked with the Brazilian legend, Elder Melo. We handed out a ton of fliers for our English class and talked to some awesome people. For the second round, I had the opportunity to work with my good friend, a Elder Thorin. We hit the streets hard and talked to everyone. After a little while, we ran into this one kid who seemed way cool and said that he is a college student here in Hachioji. We talk for a little bit and come to find out that he is pretty into basketball and he had played with missionaries before in Shin-Yokohama. Once he said that, he started to look all to familiar so I pulled out my iPad and started scrolling through pictures. Turns out, Elder Thorin and I had met this guy over half a year ago when we were in Kohoku together. And now there we were, standing right in front of him together again. If that’s not direction from the Lord, I don’t know what is. We talked for a while, traded contact info and we’ll be meeting with him again soon.

Things have been way good recently. The Lord is taking good care of us. We have transfer calls coming up next week and I’m hoping to stay in the promised land of Hachioji but I’ll let you all know what happens next week! Until then, have a good one!

Also, it’s a little late, but never too late, Happy 4th of July! Never take our Liberty for granted. Freedom never was free.

Elder Sadler

Fun at Tama zoo

Post Eikaiwa Party

Kitahara fam

Nakazawa fam and friends

The pic from when we played b-ball in Shin-Yokohama a while back

Monday, July 2, 2018

2months2party ⛩ (Week 94)

What’s up everybody!?

It’s been week. Lots of ups, plenty of downs, but always a good time. Elder Gill and I have been running around like chickens with our heads cut off this past week and this coming week doesn’t look any less busy but we’ve been making the most.

Apparently Hachioji is also know as the city of the sun. And let me tell you, the moment we step outside the apartment everyday, I am reminded why. We’ve been in 30’s (like 90ish in Fahrenheit I think) all week and wearing a button down with a tie and collar definitely doesn’t help. Either way though, we are working hard to stay healthy, stay genki, and keep our dendo fire burning warmer than the temperature outside.

We’ve got plans to hit up Tama Zoo today, so I don’t have too much time to write, but I’ll make sure to take some pics. Also have a zone blitz here in Hachioji tonight so we’re excited for that. Miracles are just waiting around the corner!

Well, that’s about all folks. Hope everyone has a good week and survives the heat/humidity. Don’t forget to smile and choose the right. 愛しています!

Elder Sadler

My good friend Lui who just got baptized and all his missionaries 

Always a Party!

District Dinner

One year ago with the best Mission president and wife!

Monday, June 25, 2018

#prayforelderbudge (Week 93)

Yo! What’s up everybody?

It’s been a good week over here in the Land of the Rising Sun. My Northern Irish companion and I have been busy with conferences, leadership meetings, splits with other missionaries in the zone, and everything in between. Nevertheless, it’s always an adventure and this week was no exception.

So the setting was last Saturday night around 8:30pm at Hachioji Station. Now for anyone who has ever served in Hachioji, as you may well know, after 8pm Hachioji can get a little “バビロン的” (in the words of the great President Warnick). So we are out there just trying to fulfill our purpose and invite others to come unto Christ by advertising our free English Class. Normally what we do is, go to a big station near by and try to hand out as many fliers as we can. So while this is going on, an nice guy with a high dollar sense of fashion walks up to me and asks what’s going on. Now Hachioji already has a little bit louder vibe at that time of night so I was pretty wary during the contact, but I told him who I was and mentioned our English class, and since this guy was obviously not from America I asked him who he was. He said was from Saudi Arabia and here in Japan studying some type of engineering and because of that he wants us to come to his house and teach him English. He also made it very clear that he has a huge house near Hachioji and two high-baller cars that might or might not consist of a Ferrari and a Nissan GTR. By this point in the conversation, this guy had peaked my interest and seemed interested in what we had to offer so we set up a time to meet this Thursday. We’ve been in contact and things are going good so far so I’ll let you how legit this guy is next week lol.

Anyway, lots of stuff going but not nearly enough time to write it all. Either way, the work rolls forward and I’m grateful to be a part of it. Hope everyone has a good week!

Elder Sadler

Conference with Elder Yamashita of the 70

Sunday night fun