In the morning, we had
our weekly zone meeting. I did the first presentation with another sister, and it went surprisingly well, considering we had no opportunity to meet and plan besides over the phone. Thank you to the spirit for carrying me through that, because I got really nervous right before it started, on account of us having planned something different than what was actually supposed to happen. But it went well, and I actually felt the spirit a lot in it. Anyway, right after that, I went on splits with another sister, and proceeded to have a really really good time! We went out to eat at this restaurant that makes "American" food, and yes it was really delicious, but who should we just happen to find there but a random less active whom I've never met before, who came there as well to eat lunch with her friend who is also by chance less active. Quite the coincidence, one would say. And, do you wanna know how it gets even crazier? She just barely came back from going to English school in Utah, from Provo no less! I. Eleven she even went to classes on BYU campus to study English! And since both me and my companion just happen to be from Utah, it was like whaaaaat?!?! Small world, huh? She was so genki and cute, I wonder why the heck she even went less active? Well, we soon hope to fix that, since we are now Facebook friends and such. All in all, it was a rather enjoyable day.
FridaySo, today, I got to do all of the contacting, inviting peopleto our upcoming natsu matsuri (summer festival) on Saturday, which I am way stoked for! However, I am even more excited for a mission wide sisters only conference the day before, where we have spiritually uplifting things go on, so I've heard, followed by fun things like learning exercises and recipes, doing hair, and I heard one rumor about massages, but that's unlikely, of course. However, I am pleased to announce my second unofficial baptism. One of the people I taught three or four times in Hachioji is getting baptized on Sunday! Way excited for her! Yay! I probably won't go, but since I doubt I'll see any "regular" baptisms, this is as close as I get. So, that's number two! Woot! ...ugh, maaaan, today was so hot! It was about 93 degrees. Trying to street was rough! And he humidity! It was so hot, I just wanted to sleep on an ice bed or something. That heat does something to ya, seriously. But at least I had water.
Anyway, let's get back, more or less, to real time. We woke up way early and traveled all the way to kichijouji for the all sisters conference, which was amazing! I loved the talks, and the workshops afterwords. I especially enjoyed getting to see all my friends again.
SaturdayWe had a lot of people come to summer festival It was great!We had barbecued sausage and onigiri, shaved ice, and nagasomen. But anyway, we really enjoyed ourselves, even though it rained slightly. That actually made it pleasantly cool. I hope to be able to send you so e photos, airdropped to me by another missionary. I didn't have my iPad with me during the festival, cause I needed my hands.MondayAnyway, we are currently sitting at the barbershop that's about five minutes away from our apartment. We have a bit of a long wait to go, so I just thought I would update you/do my own thing since I can't currently speak to anyone, as there is nobody sitting with us waiting in line. I am working on a drawing, since having gotten some art supplies. I'll have to send you a photo of it when it's done! I plan to give it to someone, if I can. I also found out that today's national holiday is beach day, so that clears up that mystery. We went shopping at OK Super before this, and ran into one of the people we'd streeted before, who works there. What a fun little coincidence that was!Well, we currently have nothing else planned for the day besides emails, until four or five o'clock this evening, when we go to a family English Conversation again. . . We finished early with the English part, so we moved to the short message about the church. Today's theme was " I Am A Child of God." We had a good time. Their son is such a cutie! Did I tell you that he's Hyrum's age? It's way fun teaching him English!So, lots of love, bless all your faces, peace out! Miller Shimai