It was a Halloween smash!
So we had a great Halloween Party this year in the Ise Branch, but I'll wait until Saturday’s entry to explain the details. I'll kick off the weekly wrap up with Pday.
Monday ~ So we needed supplies for the upcoming Halloween Party and by virtue of being the Branch President, I knew we had money to spare so we went all out. Lots of candy, cool decorations and all the right stuff. Then at the register, I planned on paying with personal money and having the church reimburse me, I swiped the credit card and to my dismay it was denied. Scared I tried again, and was still denied but thanks to loving parents I had a backup and was all good to go. And we started the trek back to our apartment all loaded up with big bags of Halloween goodies. We probably looked pretty funny on our bikes. Anyways that was our spooky filled night.
Tuesday ~ So we had service and after our service project I got a free haircut. It's way good but it's a place I could never afford right now (＄40 per haircut). But free is good. After that we got changed into regular missionary clothes and visited lots of people and passed out lots of flyers for the Halloween Party. Not much else happened that night.
Wednesday ~ So I have had a small problem with my toe recently, and so I finally went and bought hydrogen peroxide and some other stuff. So for now I'm good. And while we were doing that my package from my Mom came, so when we got home I spent the next 20 minutes finagling with the post office so I could get it that day. It worked and all of the wonderful goodies of American Halloween came flooding into our apartment. It was quite wonderful. From there we went to a lesson with a couple in our ward and like always they are way fun. After that we set up Eikaiwa and ran to help a less active with their Eikaiwa (English conversation class). From there we rushed to invite a few more people to the Halloween Party and then ran all the way back to try and be a bit early for our Eikaiwa, way crazy. Eikaiwa was obviously Halloween themed but recently Eikaiwa has gotten huge, which is a problem that I like to have. So we split into two classes. After words we played a fun word game and it was way awesome. After all of it we wrapped up and headed home.
Thursday ~ We had meetings in Yokkaichi all day. It turned into a pretty long day, but it was all good because there were lots of good trainings, but nothing too crazy. After that we came home and caught a quick snack and then headed out to visit the Noro family. It was way nice and they agreed again to read the Book of Mormon, way good. From there we hurried home and barely made our curfew.
Friday ~ We went to the church with Higashimoto to do a little bit of prep for the Halloween Party the next day and from there we did our own prep by buying stuff for the root beer and other drinks. Then we did a trial run of the root beer and it was awesome. Man, I love root beer! Then we made Oreo balls and other treats and then we decided to go and give out the rest of our Halloween flyers. All in all, it was a pretty busy night.
Saturday ~ We started the morning preparations at the apartment by preparing stuff we didn't finish the night before. Then we carried most of it up the hill to be at the church to help decorate. After a while of doing that the members took a lunch break and so did we. We ran down the hill, ate some leftovers, and then brought more stuff to the church. When we finished the final preparations and it was almost time for the party to begin. Once we began it was craziness, kids everywhere. Free flowing candy, spooky dry ice root beer, lots of curry, and tons of little sweets. It was the whole nine yards. It was great! The kids loved it and it was way fun. Like every party though, when it ends there is a clean-up, which we also happened to be on. So I was the first one there, with my comp of course, and we were the last ones to leave. And that was our night. I'll send pictures next week once I get them off my camera.
Sunday ~ It was a normal Sunday. We had good lessons took care of business and then with all the leftover food we had a luncheon. It was way good. After all was taken care of, me and my comp went out to visit some investigators and a less active. At the less actives house we helped them set up their Wi-Fi and computers and stuff, sounds like my own house, but it was all good. After that we returned to the church to finish some clean up and take home some stuff but that was pretty much it.
Well life is always crazy over here. It keeps moving and sometimes I feel like it goes too fast. But that is how the life of a missionary is. Anyways write you all next week.
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