Friday, January 30, 2015

Kariya, Japan

Elder Williams is serving in Kariya, Japan. Loving every moment. Last week they found 5 new investigators and received a golden referral. He is so happy to be busy again. He enjoys his new companion, Elder Takayama. He says he is a great missionary. He is happy to be out of the snow!

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Elder Williams is now in Takayama, Japan.  He says it is below the Japanese Alps and it is much cooler.  The last couple of weeks they have been dealing with heavy rain, flooding and mud slides.  He had the opportunity to serve and help clean up after a mud slide destroyed a home.  He said the people are always quick and ready to help.  They are very hard workers.  Those who were helping in the clean up kept asking him, "What are you doing here? You are gaijin!" (Foreigner). He got to explain what he was indeed doing there.  The work in Takayama is slow he says.  There are 10 active members in his branch.  He was grateful for the blessing to explain to the people who he was and why he was there....serving The Lord.  Maybe some hearts will be touched and doors will be opened through this service.  Steven will be beginning his 10th month in September!  The time is flying by!  He says he doesn't want to leave Japan. He loves every day there!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri from space


Williams Choro is now serving in Okazaki.  He loves it!  He is now speaking, writing and thinking 100% Japanese.  He says the only time he speaks or writes English is when he emails home.  He says he sounds like a Nihongen learning Eigo instead of an American learning Nihongo!  His accent is thick now.  It is awesome.  Today begins his 8th month!  1 year ago he turned in his papers!  Time is flying.