So, I only have so much time and energy available for emails each week, and lately I've been using it for personal emails (mostly to my mother) rather than these blog posts. In stark contrast, my brother (who started his mission last month) has written a novella of a weekly email every single week so far. o__O I wonder if he'll manage to keep it up.
It's interesting to see the contrast between my brother's mission and mine. Down where he is, people love to talk about Jesus, and he finds six or seven investigators in a week. (That doesn't happen very often here in Tokyo South... at least, not yet.) But then again, it sounds like he still has roughly the same level of challenges.
This week is the last full week of my mission. It's kind of surreal, and quite the mix of emotions... honestly, it is sad to leave. I love Japan. I love the language, I love the busy city, the narrow streets, the food, and especially the people. It'll be sad to leave, and at the same time I'm really looking forward to seeing my family again, and to see what's waiting for me in the next chapter. And just recently, I've been learning so deeply-- not really anything new; but it's like a lot of the things I've known or believed in all my life just make sense on a whole new, whole deeper level. And they feel real.