Monday: This one is for Keiko! We went to McDonalds last p-day for lunch! It was way fun! I got this shrimp burger thing, which I know you would never eat, but it was delicious! They have so many fun foods! And the girls sitting next to us had the hugest thing of fries I have ever seen! Like seriously! I wanted to take a picture for you but I didn't want to be creepy. Iwasa shimai (Sister Iwasa) told me to just go over there and say "konnichiwa, watshi wa gaijin desu (Hello, I'm a foreigner." and they would have let me take a picture haha. But I didn't!
Tuesday: we had a lesson with Zaitsusan and her 2 kiddos, Ryota and Taichi. They are 9 and 11. They are so cute! Anyways, I guess they have been meeting with missionaries since about April. And the whole time Zaitsusan has been saying that she wants her kids to be baptized but she won't be baptized because she doesn't need it and because she has some buddhist thing blah blah I don't really know what all of that was about. Okay and I guess she used to be pretty mean, but ever since I have been here Iwasa shimai has said that she has gotten really nice. And its true, like when we taught her I felt like she was really different. Anyways, we asked them to be baptized on October 11th, and we were fully expecting her to say no but tell us to baptize the kids. But she said yes! She said she really wants to be baptized! and so did Ryota... but Taichi said no... which was really a surprise. He said its because he thinks that he can't make any mistakes after he is baptized. So we will just have to teach him more and I think he will be baptized with his family! But it's seriously a miralce. And Zaitsusan has seriously changed so much! She told us that she loves the commandments and she is so excited to raise her kids with these commandments so they never have to expereience some of the things she did because she made bad choices in life. And on Sunday, she came to church early and particapated and it was amazing! Because usually she comes way late. And her and her kids are going to this stake primary activity on Saturday. It is seriously a miracle! So pray for this family!
Wednesday: Iwasa shimai's birthday! We had a fun breakfast and stuff for her! It was a good day! and now she is 22! We had eikaiwa (English conversation class) and the elders in our district surprised her with a cake they baked for her!
Thursday: we taught a lesson with Seiguchi shimai. She just got baptized in July. So we are doing the after baptism lessons with her. She is in her 60s. She is so cute haha. She loves to talk. But she has become such a strong memeber of the ward! Its great!
Friday: Iwasa shimai is a sister training leader so she left with Heaton shimai to go work with sisters in Nagamine. So me and Mori shimai were compnainons for the day! It was interesting because she doesn't speak much english and I don't speak much Nihongo (Japanese), but it was a really good day!
Saturday: We met Chigusa (mom's cousin)! It was so fun! We talked and I showed her the family pics mom sent me! And then her nieces and nephews came over and they were way awesome! And they baked us cookies and brought other treats too! Guys! They are so perfect and they all need to get baptized! Pray for them!
Sunday: Sunday started with a phone call an hour before church from a member of the bishopric. He wanted me to give a talk. He said everyone wanted to know about Chigusa and how dendo (missionary work) was going... but since I don't know any nihongo (Japanese) and we had no time, I wrote my talk in eigo (English) and then Heaton shimai was awesome and translated it for me! It went okay I think haha. Everyone in the ward is so excited about Chigusa!
In other news... Im turning into a Nihonjin (Japanese), mom you will be so proud of me! I like mugicha (buckwheat tea) now. I drink it mainichi (everyday). AND! I ate icecream with Azuki beans in it! It was not good, but I ate it because Murakami shimai gave it to us and I couldn't be rude haha. But seriously and last week I ate this pastry thing with these other beans in it. Bleh. But I did it haha. Iwasa shimai was so proud of me haha. Oh! And I am getting way tan! haha. I have a lot of weird tan lines though haha. Like my arms are 4 different colors haha. Anyways! I love you all! Talk to you next week!