So this week in Japan was one of the biggest holidays of the Summer called Obon (Festival of the Dead or The Buddhist All Souls' Day). Everyone gets time off of work and they all go to the graves of their ancestors. The go to clean the graves and they believe that during this time the spirits of their ancestors come back to earth. So basically EVERYONE is traveling back to their home towns. Which means that all of our investigators were gone! We knew it was going to be hard to get lessons, but I was praying a lot to be able to teach new people so that we could find new investigators. And we were actually so blessed to be able to teach a lot of lessons, while we were out housing and we were able to find a lot more PIs (Potential Investigators) too!
One of our newest and youngest PIs we actually met last week, but we were able to make contact with her this week again. Her name is Mika chan and she is currently a college student studying to become a teacher. We met her on the street and she was willing to talk to us! She asked us where we were from and why we were here (the power of being a foreigner, sometimes it helps out a lot :)). She was super cute and so nice. She is currently attending a Catholic school, so she knows a little bit about Christ and is really interested in learning about religion. We were so surprised.
It was so easy to talk with her and make a good connection. It's weird, but I really felt like we were best friends already after that 15 minutes of talking with her. We told her a little bit about why we were in Japan and the church message that we want to share with everyone. The best part was that I was able to give her a Book of Mormon and she said that she would read it! We called her this week and she said that she was SO excited to meet with us again. We made an appointment to go out to lunch with her on Tuesday. So I'm super excited for that appointment and praying that everything will go well!
Well that's about it I guess for this week. This next week we have transfers again. So hopefully I will be staying here because things are finally progressing and moving. I feel like we have just been so blessed, since whitewashing this area. The Lord has prepared people for us to find at this time. If it is His will and in His timing, I know we will be able to find all the people who are ready to hear this gospel of love and happiness!