I still get along great with my comp. He`s fantastic and I`ve learned so much from him. I learned a lot about how Japanese people act and how they expect others to act, which is very helpful. I am slowly turning into a Japanese person (except for my skin color, my height, my build and my nose (for some reason everyone points out my nose; hana ga takai: high nose!)). But he is leaving Naze now and becoming the Kagoshima Zone Leader (my zone leader). My companion will be Robinson Choro who I have not met, but he one transfer ahead of me (he`s been in Japan six weeks longer than me) so this next transfer will be very interesting. I really hope he understands the language well. But I know we will be able to do whatever the Lord asks of us. The other companionship is staying the same, and we get along quite well, so that will be good. I really hope we will be able to work miracles in Naze this coming transfer.
Another I have learned is the importance of members which was exhibited again the week before last (I forgot to put it in my last email). We decided to go out "past the airport" to see some less-active members (the airport is about 35 kilometers away from Naze). One of the less-active members is very good friends with a member (they grew up on Naze together; they`re both about 80). So we called ahead and asked to see the less-active and the member`s house. She ended up bringing another childhood friend and so we ended up talking to three childhood friends. We wanted to share a message about the Spirit and when we started sharing the non-member friend got silent and was a little awkward. But when Mukaitani choro had finished talking, both the member and the less-active started talking about how they have felt the Holy Ghost in their lives and how important it was. When they started to share, the friend`s attitude completely changed. She had a curiosity she did not have before. When they members started opening up and sharing what they knew and felt, it became not just two random youth whose only job was to talk about God, it became the message of real people; friends. People who have the gospel have a power they don`t realize they have. I didn`t realize it. Members can do so much in just the little things.
Thanks for all your support. I love you all. I am so grateful to be here. Now that I am understanding some of the language, it is becoming way fun. I love the gospel and I know that the Spirit can bless eveeryones life, no matter who they are. It has blessed mine. The Spirit is strong. Listen to Him.