After long, tiring days with little time for rest, Sam and Elder Wada are beginning to see the fruits of their labors. Hard work feels good when you reap what you sow–even when you are exhausted! Here is what Senkyōshi Sam wrote home about this week: It has been a very busy week, and it … More God is Good
Now that weekly phone calls to home are the norm, the weekly emails have dwindled a bit. (Why should Sam have to write a letter to us when he just told us everything that happened over the phone?) But this blog editor has insisted that as wonderful as phone calls and video chat are, … More Tender Mercies and a Lot of Hard Work
It’s sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan, and Sam has been out and about taking lots of pictures of the beautiful blooms. It’s also been a month of changes and thoughtful insights. Read on! Well, the good news is we had a great week here! It may be the best week so far up to … More Sakura and Small and Simple Things
Sam transfers to a new area and faces some challenges adjusting, but finds comfort in Elder Holland’s words about missionary work. … More Welcome to the Big City
A big change in missionary communication rules now allows Sammy to Skype with his family every week. Plus lots of pictures! … More Phone Calls!
Sam listens to the Holy Ghost and is led to meet new people who are eager to learn about the Gospel. … More Being Led by the Spirit
いらっしゃいませ！Irasshaimase! Welcome to Sam’s blog. January is nearing its close and it has been a good month for Sam. He has been meeting and teaching a lot of people, most of whom are not even Japanese. Who knew there were so many foreigners in Japan?! And this week marks the halfway point in Sam’s two-year mission. … More Drop by Drop