Helping Hands after Typhoon Hagibis

One of the missionaries’ primary duties is service. Along with teaching about Jesus Christ, they also teach free English classes, volunteer in their communities, and help wherever they can. Often that includes when natural disasters occur in their areas. When Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan on October 12, it was the most powerful storm to ravage … More Helping Hands after Typhoon Hagibis

October in Okazaki

Happy fall, everyone! Sam has recently survived the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in years, watched General Conference with the Mission President, witnessed the baptism of a young woman he’s been teaching (Ana), and visited an Inari Shrine (the God of Harvests). Here’s the scoop: [From his letter two weeks ago:] This week Ana is doing … More October in Okazaki

Grateful for Change

The rainy season continues. We mentioned it in the last post a few weeks ago, but in case you were wondering–yep, it’s still raining. And Sam is still in the Fukutoku area of Nagoya City, but his companion, Elder Wada, has transferred to a different area and Sam has a new companion: Elder Melo from … More Grateful for Change