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, June 11, 2007

Doing Well

Hello from Komatsu, or little pine tree, if you translate it!

I am doing rather well. The weather has been good, though rather hot, and we`ve been out in some fantastic thunderstorms. Our church here is getting redone and a steeple is being installed. They just put the top pointy part on this morning - it was exciting.

Our investigators are doing well, and we keep finding lots more people who are interested in the Book of Mormon and Christ. Mr. Yoshimi is continuing to progress well and is seriously thinking about Baptism. When we meet together and teach him, the Spirit is so powerful. He is now to the point where he knows it is all true, and now is gaining the faith to make the committments to God. It is a fun journey with him.

To tell the truth, a mission isn`t so much a journey as it is a roller-coaster. It really is. One moment, you`re on top of the world because you found someone excited about the gospel, the next, someone says t they`re not interested anymore, and still the next, another person has read and has so many good questions about Christ`s doctrine - wanting to know, but then something else happens. There must be some law that states `it is impossible for everything to go right,` but the opposition just brings more growth. The entire time - through all the good and bad times - there is always the overreaching feeling of peace.

When working with the Spirit and helping others come unto Christ, there is anxiety, dissappointment, sadness even, but there is never fear. There is always faith and hope, and most of all, charity.

There is a whole much to say other than wwe`ve been working very hard. A member brought a friend to church this last sunday and she seems pretty golden. We meet with her tomorrow - Mrs. Matsumoto - which I am excited for as well. We talked to 233 people last week. We`ve just been having fun.

It sounds like there is a lot of sadness back home in Kansas. I pray that the atonement of Jesus Christ will comfort all those hurt and they will be succored by the Good Shepherd. That we all may pass through our dark nights and be joined with our loved ones with our Heavenly Father is my prayer.

With love,

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


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