Ok so I've finally made it to Iwaki! (福島県いわき市). Its really nice down here with lots of sun and cool temperatures. It's like Southern California in March and early April. Iwaki is the lowest part of the mission and the Fukushima prefecture. Only two hours away from Tokyo! We are actually closer to Tokyo than the mission headquarters in Sendai. So that's pretty cool! Iwaki is awesome the members are great and already feel like family. We are already seeing miracles here!
On Sunday we visited a less active with the Pounds and it turns out that she is going this week to Aizu for cancer treatment. She is way happy for us to be there even though we came really suddenly, she asked us to come back on Tuesday for lunch and to give a blessing of healing before she goes over for the treatment! It was way cool for her but also the the senior couple that just came here to Iwaki!
This week we had a mom and a dad return to church after 10 plus years of inactivity. The daughter and son of the family come to church every week. Well the son is at BYU-Hawaii and the daughter is a usual. We had the set appointment and when we found out that smith Kaicho wanted to work with us for a day, it was perfect cause the times worked out that way. We had a little visit with them where we talked about God and how he just wants us to go to church to be with family and feel the spirit. It was really simple and that's what did it. Both the mom and father came to church the next day! And they said they wanted to come to district conference the next week also! Pretty great first week!!
BTW we found a Japanese Tom Sellick! He looks like dad with the Sellick mustache but Japanese!! lol 😂
This week has been quick and I am really tired!! All my time is cut in half it feels like! Iwaki is a great place with tons of really nice people! I know the church is true. The Book of Mormon is true and God lives. We can talk to him directly though prayer! Its awesome down here.
Love you all have a good week!