Tuesday, we went to arakagawakoen park to try seen some Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) and to OYM the people there!!! We saw the elders there and while we were talking with them we saw this lady walking her dog who had it's back legs attached to wheels, so we stopped her and talked with her a bit, then gave her one of our fliers, then processed to get out her Ipad to show us a Video.... about the Jehovah Witnesses! Then gave us her card! So while we OYMed her she OYMed us! Haha!
Wednesday, we had a picnic under beautiful Sakura trees, with some members! It was really lovely!
Thursday, we went back to the Arakagawakoen Park to Dendo, and the Sakura's were blooming so much!!! They were so pretty! While we were walking, there was this lady who jumped down from some bushes and so of course we decided to talk to her! Plus she didn't really look Japanese, so we asked her if she was, she said she is Half Japanese and half Spain! We asked her if she spoke English, and said "Yes, of course!" so we kept talking with her! She was like, "come sit down with me!" and just opened up to us! Also she lives really close to us! She also kept saying "You should come to my house sometime, and we will have dinner or lunch!" she also said, "oh you need my phone number, here!" then proceeded telling us her phone number! Haha, I wished that it was that easy every time talking with people!
Friday, We had DTM (district training meeting) and in the middle of someone teaching, all the phones go off in a really weird vibration, so we check it, and we could only read the part were it said something like, "be prepared", so we were panicking a little bit, but then we checked some of the Kanji, and it said there was going to be a earth quake! Then we felt the ground shake a little bit! Then we all got excited because none of us experienced an Earth quake before! It was very little, but it was exciting!
Saturday was an adventure! We went with Lyle, Geraldine, Victoria, and Chie Shimai, to this one park, filled with Lots of Sakura Tree's and Tons of People!!!! It was Great! We even maybe got a PI! A lady stopped Carey Shimai, and asked if she remembered her from when they stopped her in Nagoya, long story short, they swapped phone numbers and she seemed excited that she found us again! Anyways, Lyle had a selfie stick and took a ton of pictures, or while we were trying to do different photo ideas, we had random people with their camera's taking pictures of us! Hopefully Carey shimai and my tags are showing so they can know about the church! Haha! Also, there was a point where Victoria and I sang Happy Birthday to some random people wearing party hats! Later, we were trying to figure out how to end the day, so we just were like, "do we pray? so we sing a song?" But ended up just walking away! When someone stopped Victoria, and asked if he could interview her for around 30 mins! So she agreed and we helped them communicate better, (because the reporter knew only a little English) After the interview, they took our picture, then left! That's one way to end it!
Sunday, while we were at church, Lyle saw on Facebook someone posted a picture of the news paper with US in it!! It was crazy! We made it in the paper! Haha!
We had a Break the Fast with the same group of people, plus a couple others! It was fun!
Thought for the Week!
"5 Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations;"
This week was filled with talking to a lot of people, even though some people might not ever see us again, I hope that they could feel our light!! I encourage all of you to Arise and Shine forth, and let your light shine! Even if it is only saying Hi to someone on the bus, or on the street! You never know who might need that!
Love you all! Hope you all have a good Conference Weekend!
4. Kin San!
5. This is what the text said about the earthquake!
6. At the park!
8. Singing happy birthday to random people!
9. After Victoria got interviewed!
10.us being in the paper!