Well the weather is hot but it is mostly because of the humidity. We
do a small simple activity and we are already sweating a lot. We do
occasionally have a great nice ocean breeze to cool us down at times.
It really is a small world. There are not a whole lot of people on
Miyakojima. So it might be hard to meet people who are from here. I do
know of a couple of missionaries that used to be in the Fukuoka
mission that were from Gilbert Arizona. As far as pictures of our
apartment go we will probably be moving sometime soon so I`ll wait so
you can see the new place.
As far as the work here everything is going fantastic. We had an
exchange this last week with the zone leaders. It went really well. We
found a lot of great people who seem interested. We also got to meet
with most of our investigators this past week. We were able to meet an
investigator that we haven`t seen for a while because she was super
busy. However when we met everything seemed to be going well and she
still has a strong desire to learn and come to church. During the
lesson she opened up and told us some of her concerns. We were able to
help by teaching her specific to her needs. It was a great lesson.
Listening has really become the key. If we listen to our investigators
and to the spirit we can understand the different needs that people
have. Sometimes you have quiet investigators but that is when good
questions can help them.
I`ve learned so much this last week and am
grateful for all of the blessings I`ve received. I love being a
missionary and this experience just keeps strengthening my testimony
that this is the true church. I love you all so very much and pray for
you each day.
Love, Elder Joseph Gandy