It has been another eventful week here in Japan. And it seems that days are but hours and a week goes by in a day over here. Anyways, me and my companions just spent time calculating the amount of seconds in a year and let's just say life is way shorter than we think! Anyways, on to the weekly recap.
Monday ~ So it was a P-day (preparation day) filled with rushing around buying stuff and cleaning, but it was good. After all of that we went out to a members, the Satomi's, for dinner and gave a message. It was way awesome. They are so nice and he is such a good cook. But they live so far away so we couldn't do much else, but hey it was for strengthening Zion, so it was a good cause.
Tuesday ~ So we had plans to go meet up with a dying elder, missionary going home, at the mission office and while we were walking on the way to the mission office we were called to do an emergency drill to just grab our emergency bag and leave, but because we were nowhere near our apartment they postponed ours until later. Anyways, also while we were walking we encountered Japan's most dangerous bug, the mountain wasp. Let's just say they are big and two stings equal death to an adult. Now usually that's not a problem because they aren't really in the city but you know every now and then you encounter a few. The best course of action is to walk around them and give them their space. My comp, Elder Lehman decided the best course of action was to smack it with his iPad, and then he smacked another one. The first flew away kind of mad. The second on the other hand was much angrier and flew right at his face. Needless to say, I used my family's ability to run and got the heck out of there. I prefer to stay on the living side of the missionary force. But after surviving that the president took all of the Elders in the mission office and us out to eat Indo curry, and it was delightful. From there we, me and Elder Pollister, while Elder Lehman went with the other elder, went home to grab some stuff. Right when I got home I got a call from the AP’s, if you remember about the emergency drill this is where it happens, telling me to grab our emergency bags and leave the apartment. It was greeeeaaaatt, load in lots of sarcasm to that. But after that was finished we went to a lesson and then institute and that was our day.
Wednesday ~ So we finally got a full day of studies and then we went and did some street contacting but not to effective as it had started to rain. Once the rain picked up we went inside and did planning for the week. Yep. After that we had a good time at Eikaiwa, where one of the students brought us homemade Karage, pronounced ka dra gé, which is like breaded chicken strips. And that was our day.
Thursday ~ So we had a mission conference this day and we showed up at the church in another area at 8:20 AM and then we left at around 5 PM, so it was a long day. But the food was awesome and the talks were great. The main theme was if you don't like it learn to like it. Or in other words "If you don't like it. Like it!" All in all, it was good. After we returned we had a lesson with our recent convert and then we went home, but on the way home me and Elder Lehman hopped on the subway train after an ocean of people got off and once we were on we looked around for Elder Pollister just in time to notice him on the other side of the closed doors. Anyway, we eventually met back up, but I kind of lost him for a bit, but good thing he's pretty smart and knew how to get home. After reuniting we made our way back to the apartment.
Friday ~ We met with Jeff, a really awesome investigator from Kenya. We had a way spiritual lesson and from there we ate lunch and went to go contacting at a park. While on our way, we found a guy who said he was willing to meet so we set up a next appointment. Once we made it to the park it was a beautiful day, but no one was really that interested and it's not like we can force anybody to do anything. This one group of people were way nice and they adopted us into their barbecue. From there we went to soccer to play with some guys. But some new people were there and the mood was a lot more competitive, and one guy ended going to the hospital with a broken ankle, I think. But yeah not really munch else happened.
Saturday ~ So we made it through all the studies and then went back to our favorite park. While there we found one investigator and tons of potential investigators and some that are coming to Eikaiwa (English Conversation Class). Yeah lots of fun. Then we had basketball and setup appointments and some said they would come. All in all, a good end to the night.
Sunday ~ Fast and testimony meeting. Really fun and we had two investigators at church and it was awesome and then we had a meeting with a progressing investigator and his roommate and his wife. Way awesome. Anyways, it was an a really good week.
But that's all from here.
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