Where do it even start for this week? It's been kind of like one big ol' blur of awesome.
Tuesday was probably our only free time. We decided to try and find a former investigator whose location was a mystery to us. We just knew what area she was in. So basically we just started asking people if they knew a "Fujita" San. Talking to a few people on the way. But following the spirit, the 3rd person we asked was like "oh, yeah, she lives like, right here." And we were like SWEET! ... She wasn't home. But that is okay! Because we were able to have a lot of good conversations with others in that area. I love making new friends!
Wednesday, we biked for 5 miles, taught a lessons, and biked back. Biking ten miles is painful after a while. At least it was in the daytime. We got back just in time for Eikaiwa, in which we taught Christmas songs and explained was a "Yuletide carol" is. Lots of fun. We have a lot of fun Christmas activities planned.
5:30 AM the next day, I headed off to Mission Leadership Council in Kichioji. Talked with some long time friends. Ate too much food. Felt the spirit and received revelation in order to improve my own area and help those around me. It was a marvelous experience, I am certainly grateful for it. Definitely worth the 5:30 train.
Friday, we had two lessons planned! Unfortunately, both lessons fell through. Our Chinese friend had a cold, and the other lady just simply didn't show up. I had another meeting in the morning, and so it was another 2 hour train ride from there, but we were lucky to sit next to a really nice girl! We became friends and we were blessed to be able to share the Book of Mormon with her. She was very open and listened with an open heart to our message. Hopefully we will get to teach her more soon! :)
Stake meeting early in the morning, another 2 hour train ride, a less-active lesson with the Agrens (she is so funny. She is just always like "we are less-active honey, and we have got to fix it as soon as possible" and he just nods) and then a CRAAZY dinner with a couple in the ward, our WML and his mom (our investigator) and another member. Lots of cooking, and things to put together, and various other things, but it all turned alright in the end and everyone felt the spriit! Phew!
And yesterday was wonderful. Our investigator passed her baptismal interview and will be getting baptized on Sunday. I am so incredibly blessed to be able to see her conversion. What a stupendous experience! But lots of work to be done to make sure everything goes smoothly. Please pray for us!
I hope that everything is going well with you this Christmas season. May we always remember the Lord in all we do.
Sister Teagan Clark