So I still have no will power for writing so yeah I'm just going to hit you up with the last weeks’ worth of stuff so here we go.
Monday - So it was a great day because we started the day off Skype calling our families and well as a missionary that's the last time I going to get to do that so yeah that was way nice. And then after that it was a normal night for us. We had a good day and then spent the night looking for gyms where we could meet up with people and play sports and it turned up a good result but yeah that was about it.
Tuesday - We started our day with a clean check and we passed. They were disappointed with the shower because they said it could be cleaner but idk about that because I spent a good 30 minutes scrubbing that thing with my might and it wouldn't change. But oh well not my fault. Then we went to service from there and then we had a meeting with a member who used to live in Nanao, but now lives somewhere else. He just wanted to visit so that was good. Hopefully he stays on the straight and narrow path. After that we had a lesson with our blind investigator. So hard for me because I like to teach in a very visual way so this is challenging me to be a lot better. Than after that we had to drop of some fresh baked cookies to a friend and then run to branch council. Yeah, meetings in Japanese, like I even understood meetings in English, Jk, but yeah a lot was taken care of as we plan to try to get about 40 people to the upcoming branch conference. So wish us luck and keep us in your prayers. But that was our night.
Wednesday - We got a good block of morning studies and then we started our afternoon with service and from there headed out to begin our visits of all the people we could think of. And we were met with some empty houses and don't come backs but in the end one of the people we visited texted us and thanked us for trying to meet with him. And he then promised he would come to church as soon as he could. Way nice. And we ended the night at Eikaiwa where we gave our entire class homemade peanut butter cookies 🍪 yeah. Anyways, all in all it was a good day.
Thursday - So we had Zone Conference in Kanazawa which meant an hour and a half train ride that began at 7:15 AM so yeah got an early start on the day. We got to Kanazawa and had a good set of training where we were told that as a whole mission our stats were dropping and that we needed to work harder. But yeah stats aren't the motive but they measure progress and right now it says that some areas aren't measuring up, kind of sad. But we had to dip early because of the long train ride and also because we had to go teach Eikaiwa to our doctor friends. So we dipped and on the way home I hit an allergy attack. Don't worry, because it was just itchy eyes and stuffed nose and a headache so I pressed on and all the way through to the institute class that night. It all went fine even though I was unable to fully prepare but that's all good. So institute went good and we ended our night on a high note.
Friday - So we had an appointment with a member who lives way up in the mountains. So we biked way far out there and met him part way up the mountain and then he took our bikes and us in his truck up the rest of the way. We had a good lunch with them and then had an awesome lesson on the atonement and that was all good. Then we went outside to check if it would be feasible to do the upcoming baptisms in their lake but because of some construction on the mountain the lake is being drained so that was a way sad no, but yeah. From there we went down the mountain and despite a fervent prayer and medication my allergies got the best of me and we decided to call it a day because the longer I was outside the worse it got. So we called it a night and I rested up.
Saturday - Being fully, as much as it is possible as a missionary to be so, rested and with a new resolve we set out to go out to Hakui a town about 40 minutes south by train. So we got out there and went to try and see what Hakui is all about. Well it turned out to be a pretty fruitless day but yeah it was all good. My allergies were kept in check but how I'm not sure. So we caught a night train home and that was it.
Sunday - Church. So somehow I got roped into playing the piano and yeah that happened so it went ok and then we taught the primary and all that good stuff. And it was a good meeting. From there we went out and invited as many people to that night’s devotional and again met with some opposition but that's all good. Then we went to the church where we began setting up the stuff for the devotional because the people of the branch were like your young you can figure that out. And that was awesome. Elder Oaks is way good. Any ways nothing too crazy happened but yeah it was a good devotional and then we had a meeting with an investigator and that was the rest of our night.
Well that's it for me. Love y'all.
I finally wrote something
So like I've given up on trying to catch up, because it’s way too hard so I'll send some pictures this week and stuff like that and let you know how everything went. So yeah. It is kind of hard to not catch up so I might do it eventually, but not this week because of an appointment. Well for this week I'll give a quick little recap of last week and the transfer to Nanao.
Monday ~ P-day. We did haircuts, shipped my stuff to Nanao and made sure all was ready for the next day of me transferring.
Tuesday ~ I got to ride a Shinkansen, bullet train. It was hecka fun. It left the mission for like 15 minutes so that was interesting. It was all was good and I arrived safe and sound in Nanao. I picked up Elder Janson in Kanazawa and then we headed to our apartment in Nanao. From there I had a struggle with the delivery company, but in the end we got my bags. And then we had a lesson with an investigator and that went good and that was pretty much our day.
Wednesday ~ We needed to cleanup and get some other stuff done like shopping, so we did that, and then that night we had Eikaiwa and since no one came we decided to go to the Matsuri (festival). We figured that is where everyone was at, and we were right.
Thursday and Friday ~ A crazy couple days of Matsuri (festival). We also met with investigators. Thursday night was institute and it was pretty awesome.
Saturday ~ We met with an “eternal investigator” (someone who has been taking the missionary discussions for a long time) and we got him pinned down on a baptismal date finally, so that was good. Then we went to lunch with him. After that it was some good time spent trying to go visit members.
Sunday ~ Church was good and after church a member took us to the most northern part of our area, which was an hour away by car. And so we got to visit some LAs (less actives) and PIs (previous investigators), so it was way good. But then we returned for some appointments at night and that was good. So yeah that's us.
Now here are the pictures form the Matsuri.
P.S. Happy 12th Birthday Acacia!
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