Konichiwa Kazoku!Wow what an incredible week. I promise to do my best to answer all of your questions while at the same time telling you about my well being. Assuming that that is why you want me to email you all...
So first week here was pretty much what I expected. I'm grateful for friends that were already here who were able to give me great tips and expectations of what the MTC is like. So that helped a loooottttt. My doryo and I have already taught 3 lessons to our investigator in Nihongo. That's right, no Eigo (english), and all Nihongo. The first lesson was carazy stressful but then I realized that all I can do is try my best and the Lord will take care of the rest. And he absolutely has. 2nd lesson was better but we still didn't feel like we were progressing at all. BUT THEN yesterday, he said he recognized and felt the Seirei for the first time! It was super great. Especially because there was a long pause and my doryo and I didn't really know what to say. But then all of a sudden Moroni 10:3-5 came to my mind and I asked him to read it (remember this is all in Nihongo). The Seirei was SO STRONG. And I guess I'll say that I'm grateful for seminary because without it I wouldn't have known to have him read that scripture (yeah yeah I know). So we invited him last night to pray to know if our message is shinjitsu (true). So I'll let you know how that goes tomorrow!
On Sunday you do a lot of sitting and listening and studying and sitting and listening. Sunday was probably my longest day. I was sooooo exhausted by the end but it's all good.
My favorite time of the day is GYM TIME. I miss being active so much. So being able to take a break from sitting around all day is great.
The flight was fine, it was long but fine. I was able to sleep a bit. Geez that seems like months ago but it was only like a week.
I have to wake up at 6:30 at the latest to be ready and out the door by 7. So I usually wake up somewhere around 6:10. We don't get back to our rooms until around 9:35 every night and we have to be in bed with the lights off at 10:30 with the whole day we are either studying, learning about Nigongo, eating, or teaching. Or gym time. But that's literally all I do all day. AND I LOVE IT.
Anyway I hope that was able to cover all of your questions! But I'm doing great! I love the work and I love the Lord!
Iesu Kirisuto wa kansha shimas. Seirei wa kansha shimas. Josefu Sumisu wa yogensha to shite imas. Kodo fukuin wa shinjitsu to shite imas. Kazoku wa kansha shimas. Kodo fukuin wa koko ai suru.
I love you all and stay safe and strong in the gospel!