Alex Fuller's Mission to Japan

Alex at MTC From June 2006 to June 2008, Alex is serving
a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints in the Japan Tokyo
South and Japan Nagoya Missions.
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Monday, May 21, 2007

Getting Down To Work

Good afternoon from Komatsu,

So this past week was fantastic. Elder Drake is a great companion and we have been working hard. Both of us have want to just get down to business and work the hardest we can - and it is already starting to pay off. From the four days we`ve been working together, we`ve found four people who want us to come back and teach more. We now walk with purpose knowing that there are those who are prepared and waiting. Coming to a point in which I not only trust the Lord, but expect good things to come about as well - inspite of what seems the obstacles before me, is something I am only begin to learn. However, as we go forth and let the Spirit guide us, miracles truly are coming to pass.

Saturday night, an eight-year-old angel girl was baptized. We brought Mr. Yoshimi and attended it with him. Although he didn`t recognize the Spirit, he did say that everyone there looked so happy. What a great impression of the Christ`s church - happy people. Indeed, the Saints in Japan are so much different from everyone else. They know who Jesus is and they let that knowledge bring joy into their life. I love the members here because they show the joy in their entire souls of the blessing from serving God.

One particulary interesting experience we had this past week was visiting a hospitol in Kanazawa. A twenty-four year old member in our ward is studying colligraphy from an old sensei who this week was diagnosised with an aneurysm. We went to the hospitol to see him since he had earlier asked us to give him a blessing. Though he knew nothing of Christ, nothing of God or His plan for us, he was so happy to see us. His eyes lit up seeing our ward member, Brother Watanabe, and us two foreigners, more than anyone else`s visit. Elder Drake read him the Beadditudes from Matthew and we expressed our concern for his health. This old man, perhaps at the end of his life, is finding peace in coming to knowledge of his savior. The elderly seem to be playing a large part of my mission so far.

One crazy thing about Komatsu is the weather. It goes from nice and sunny to rain that can drown you in about ten minutes. That same transition happened about three times this last thursday. Oh well, it just makes proselyting more fun.

Well tomorrow I get to sit at the feet of an apostle, Elder Uctdorf, and hear his council for this area of the Lord`s vineyard. I have been looking forward to it for quite some time and have been working to prepare myself spiritually for such an event.

Thanks for your love and letters from home. I love you all and hope that you may continue in the faith,


Elder Alexander Todd Fuller
Japan Nagoya Mission
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


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