February 26, 2018


Tanabe, Tanabe Branch



Week 28: I can see stars

I'm going to have to give you the quick rundown again, because I have no more time. I was transferred. I know, none of you saw that one coming, especially after my last email. Well, it happened. I'm no longer with Nettleton choro, and I am no longer in Osaka. That's the bad news. The good news is that I am now in Tanabe with Elder Kurogi! He's amazing, and yes he's a native Japanese speaker. Pretty sure my Japanese is going to improve a lot this transfer.

Anyway, Tanabe is the place to be. It has some awesome mountains, it's right by the coast, and it's beautiful! The people here are incredibly friendly, too! We actually have people coming up to us to talk. It's definitely a big change from Osaka. I went from Osaka, the most urban place in the mission, to Tanabe, one of the most rural. It's way fun!

Time for the highlights:

• on my first day in Tanabe we went out, and the first man that we talked to became a new Investigator. We set up a time to give him a church tour and to talk about God later this week.

•My companion is second counselor in the Tanabe Branch Presidency. That's pretty funny. Also, our District leader is the Branch President for Shingu Branch. Working in small branches is way fun.

•We taught a lesson to a fisherman and invited him to be baptized. He said he'd pray about it. He reads the Book of Mormon every day, and he prays every day; so sooner or later he'll come to Jesus in the waters of baptism.

• I'm learning origami from my companion

• I can see stars at night! Couldn't see them in Osaka because of the city lights.

Well, that's kind of it for this week. Just want to let you all know that the Book of Mormon is true! I invite every single one of you to read it, just a little bit, every single day. If you do that I can promise you that you will see God's hand in your life. You will have more joy in your life, and you will feel the love of God.

Love you all! See you next week!

Bayless choro


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