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.
(click pic to enlarge)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Blowfish? And Some More Miracles

So I sent you guys a package and you said that it got opened up. I didn`t send any I have no idea what that`s about. And the drinks were empty when I sent them to you - of course I would drink them - they were way too tasty to send home to you guys :) I just thought they were hilarious - I don`t know if it`s in Japanese or English, but it says "Pinapples of the Carribean" And has fruit Pirates - definitely amazing. I sent that package like three months ago though, so I forget what was in there. Enjoy :)

So a rather inspiring thing happened this past week. The four of us went out to an area and decided to do some extreme dendo (dendo is japanese for proselytizing). We had two hours - it was me and Elder Smith versus the Portugese Elders - who could do more. We ran from house to house, and had a great old time. Fifteen minutes before it was over, we ran into a Brazillian lady named Lucianna. She didn`t speak any Japanese or English - but somehow we communicated and told her we`d be back in fifteen minutes. we grabbed the other Elders and visited her again, it was about 8:45 at night. It turns out that she had met missionaries in Brazil - her whole family was baptized - and she wanted to be baptized, she just didn`t know where the church was. Her husband doesn`t know anything about the church, but they both came to church this past weekend and are looking good. It was increadible. All I can do is shake their hand, but it was quite the expreience to find someone that was so ready and so willing. I`m so grateful everything worked out so well. We are being exceedingly blessed.

I`m coming to also really love the branch here as well. There`s one family in particular that I`ve come to really like - the Imai family. The mother joined the church twenty or so years ago, but it wasn`t until about two years ago that her two daughters, and later the father, were also baptized. This last December they were sealed for eternity in the Tokyo temple and now are just a family that radiates happiness. They can`t speak anything but Japanese, but still have family home evenings with Heliane and her family, who just got baptized last month. Next Monday, Elder Smith, the Imai family, and I are going to go to a special day game of the Nagoya Dragons baseball team - I am very excited about that. Maybe get a hat or something :)

This last week, some days were challenging, but Elder Smith and I got on our knees quite a bit in search for answers. We were blessed so much.

Every morning for exercise, we go for a little jog to the beach, and run along the boardwalk listening to th waves lap up. The world is so beautiful, you know? It just amazes me.

I love you all so very much. I pray for you and keep you in my thoughts as well. Thanks for your prayers, letters, and thoughts. I`ll talk to you in just a couple weeks :)

Love always,

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


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