We'll be watching Conference next weekend hopefully with one of our investigators and his 13 year old son. He has truly been humbled by his life situation, and the thing of most importance to him is his relationship his son. For 13 years, it has just been the two of them learning, growing, and pushing through everything together, and the love and trust between them is tangible. He has downloaded the Book of Mormon onto his phone, and we're working with him to create a habit of regular study and prayer. It's amazing the difference of perspective that comes into one's life when they regularly study the scriptures.
We are definitely not alone in teaching them. They have friends at school who are members of the church, friends in the other missionaries, and friends with other investigators. The Machida Ward is an amazing place, and I feel so blessed to serve here.
We had a takoyaki (fried octopus dumplings) in Yokohama today which is just one of Elder Menzawa's creations but the best is yet to come!
I love you all!