Things have been crazy busy and crazy cramped in this small apartment and we've been sacrificing p-day time to get things done.
We also went the Aquarium yesterday. I'll send pictures as soon as I can figure out how to send them from an ipad.
We get ipads today! All the missionaries will be trained on how to use them as new tools to help the work move forward!! We're
excited I'm thinking that a lot more will get done. It's going to
change the way the mission operates! I bought myself a bluetooth
keyboard so I can email from my ipad. It's cool I'll be able to see the
missions performance statistics in real time. I'll also be able to seet
the statistics of each companionship in my zone and it'll give me a
better idea of what I need to follow up with. As for the work it's as
hard and rewarding as ever. The other day Elder Chen and I went out to
do some streeting. We met a Black Man named Martin Reverend and had the
opportunity to bear our testimony of the restoration to him in English.
He didn't become a new investigator but Elder Chen and I both felt that
we taught by the spirit and that he felt it as well.
It's an incredibly
opportunity to do this for 2 years of my life. I feel that sharing the Gospel with people who don't know about it, but that need to hear it, has helped me become a man. If
the Lord wanted to see millions of Baptism he could send the 12 and the
70. Instead he calls inexperienced young men and young women who are in
the middle of discovering themselves and puts them to work in his
vineyard for 2 years. The purpose of the missionary program is not just
to baptize the nations. It's to shape us into future church leaders,
worthy priesthood holders, fathers and mothers. It gives us a form of
Job experience and language experience and gives a new perspective on
the world around us, and of course it also gives us an opportunity to
learn more about the gospel. I'm so glad I made it back to Japan just
over a year ago.
It's changed my life.
Thanks for all the pictures Mom! B sent some great ones as well. Sounds like things are going great for the family!
try to send a more comprehensive email next week (from my ipad) with
pictures if I can, but you'll get to see me soon enough. ;)