Mailing Address:

Elder Jarron McKay Molen
Japan Tokyo South Mission
1-7-7 Kichijoji, Higashi-cho
Musashino-shi, Tokyo
180-0002 JAPAN

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Merry Christmas from Tokyo, Japan!

Week 65-December 25, 2016  Merry Christmas!

I love Christmas! As do all of you. Well I'll make this one short but here goes.
The Christmas party:  It was the ward Christmas party that we were hoping a ton of people would come to. All the members came and there were only a few non-members but it was really good. There was lots of food from Costco and Santa came and gave gifts to the kids. It was a great time. We sang Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and it was pretty basic but went well.

Christmas special Sacrament:  It was an awesome turnout. A good amount of non-members came to church along with one of our progressing investigators. He is in his 70's and has a bad knee. Remember that guy? Ya, it took him 2 hours to walk to church and he insisted on walking himself. He also fell over on the road coming and some other non members that were coming to our church as well helped him up and came to church. He was awesome! He has a crazy amount of dedication to do that. He also said that he feels this is God's church. So, ya, we are setting a baptismal date next time we meet. The service was great and everyone felt the spirit I think.

Caroling:  We went caroling on Christmas Eve as well. We passed out flyers during it, and it was so effective. A ton of people took our flyers just 'cause we sang Christmas songs. It was a ton of fun even though it was super cold.

Christmas Evening:  We had an appointment to eat at a member's house and it was so awesome. We went over and it was a super cool Japanese-style house, but also kind of American style as well. It was a like a big party. There were tons of the family's relatives and some friends from church there. We all had a great time and we got to eat some delicious food for Christmas so that was so nice of them to invite us over.

Other than than we are still working hard to find new investigators and have lots of meetings and stuff. Everyone remember that Christmas is really about the Savior and what he did for us so that we can be happy in the darkest of times as well.

Well love you all and Happy Holidays!
The gospel is the best!

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