Two weeks in one, so this may be a bit long.
Hello. So last week for most of you it must have seemed like I dropped off the face of the earth, because of the lack of communication, but I'm still here. We were just kind of busy, but I'll explain that later. My head is still spinning from all the things that have gone down these past few weeks. So before I forget any more things let's begin.
Monday 9/12 ~ This was a normal p-day as far as I can remember. We went to the big shrines in Ise and did all of our cleaning and shopping and all that great stuff, so yeah. Then after that we had a lesson with a LA (less active) guy named Hamaguchi. He was way cool. We talked and got to know him and it was way fun. We then shared a short spiritual message and afterwards he told us that he still believes and prays and does all of the good things, but he hasn't had time to come to church recently. So a way good guy and it was fun to be with him.
Tuesday 9/13 ~ So we first had service at our favorite day center. We helped out with the games that they were doing and as always it was a good time. After that we came home and changed clothes and ate some food. From there we tried to visit an investigator, but the timing was bad so we didn't get to meet. So we went looking for some LA's (less actives) in the area, and then by chance we saw our investigator while he was biking home. It was way cool and we were then able to set up another time to meet. From there we went to a member’s house so he could go with us to a lesson with the Noro family. The Noro's are a way cool couple. The husband is a member, but was baptized young and quickly went LA (less active). The wife is way cool and has lots of good questions. They are such nice people and we had a good lesson about God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, and what their roles are. It was a pretty solid lesson with the wife asking lots of good questions and the member was really good too. But we ended up leaving their house late and it takes an hour to get home by car so we barely made it to our apartment in time for curfew but we made it because the member took us straight home instead of back to his house to pick up our bikes. It was all good.
Wednesday 9/14 ~ So we took our morning exercise time to go pick up our bikes and once we got there the member's wife started talking to us and then brought us out drinks and then the husband came out and we started talking. We then learned that we needed to at least try and set up the new portable baptismal font that we had just got as an area, so we got on our bikes and ran to the church and he came later in his car. We then took the morning to try and set it up only to learn that we would need an air compressor to make things work, because it is a blowup font. So we decided to come back later, once we had all of the right resources. Then we had a lesson with a member family and it was as always way good. Then we had Hayashi Shimai's lesson right after that and she is so good. We then met with Oota Kyoudai about some stuff and then we went home for dinner and prepped for Eikaiwa. So that was pretty much it.
Thursday 9/15 ~ So we had to go to Yokkaichi in the morning, so we could get our interviews with President Ishii and well each interview is supposed to go for about 15 min and that's about how much time he allots for each missionary, but he is flexible which is nice because my interview was about 45 min long as we talked about what I'm supposed to do as a Branch President and advice he had for me and the other great and wonderful things that come with being called to leadership. He also emphasized that I get regular studies which as of lately have been no problem. I used to prefer to go out and dendo (search for investigators) than sit inside and study, but I've learned my lesson. After my interview we waited for the other elders in our district to finish up so we could start our Kokan (exchanges). We then headed home and I took Elder Takara with me. So following the advice from Ishii we did some studies because I hadn't gotten any for almost two days, not good for a missionary. So we studied, ate some lunch and then hit the streets, but since everyone was hiding inside it seemed we went housing too. Then 7 o'clock rolled around and we went to a Japanese class to help me improve in Japanese. They have decided that I am good enough at talking so they want to improve my reading/grammar skills. As far as talking I'm am cool with grammar. But when it comes to pick which sentence is the best I can't even do that in English correctly so it pretty dang tough in another language. But that was my night.
Friday 9/16 ~ So we had to go to Tsu for a DTM (District Training Meeting) and to end the Kokan (exchange). So we got up and caught a train that left at 7:01 AM, which was a bit rough. But we got there on time. After a way good DTM, where both me and Elder Pope, my comp, felt we needed to simplify things going on in the area and we needed to let go of some of our investigators. But that was yet to come for us. After DTM we rushed home for an appointment and the person wasn't even there, kind of a bummer. Then we went to the church so our investigator Higashimoto could get his third and final Baptismal interview. So it's been a process with him. He's never had any problems passing the interviews it's just showing up for the baptism. So the first one he was supposed to go to he got sick and it rained so he said no go, even though the previous Elder was really pushing for the day. Then last time he was supposed to, but his job sent him to Tokyo and that left him unable to get back. His job is that of carpentry. And not only that he is in a special class of carpenters that make the Japanese shrines and temples and he's one of 5 people who can do it, and to top it off he's the second best out of them. Pretty special, huh? But this time we were pretty sure it was going to be ok because he decided to get baptized on his birthday. So the third time really is the charm for him. After all of that we went to get some dinner and returned to the church for our weekly game night. It was a bit rough so we thought about stopping and just ending game night, but we finished the game night and decided that next week will be the last one for sure. And that was the day.
Saturday 9/17 ~ We planned to meet with an investigator at the church to learn about family history with them and their family, but then the investigator decided that they didn't want anything to do with the church so they decided not to come and left me and Elder Pope to learn about family history and how to do it. It was way interesting, but I'm still not 100% on how or what I'm doing, but it was way cool. From there we went to an investigator lesson, but he wasn't there so we prepped our next lesson with Tou. Tou got baptized this year and we are just beginning to teach the after baptism lessons. The lesson was way good. He actually made us dinner and then we had the lesson and he understands it all. We are just getting him prepped for stuff like patriarchal blessings, temple, and priesthood. You know all the big cool stuff that comes with being a member. But after that we rushed home to end the night.
Sunday 9/18 ~ We had church where I was conducting. Way weird. Anyways, we had good talks and lessons and then we had lunch. And to be 100% honest I don't remember what happened. And I don't have a journal with me so yep I can't remember, anyways, on to the next week.
Monday 9/19 ~ So we were supposed to have a break, but instead we had a baptism. So early in the morning we got up and got everything prepped and ready to go. The blow up font was already prepped and all we had to do was have the baptism meeting and he was in. It was way good and Elder Pope baptized Higashimoto. He is finally done. Then to celebrate we went out to eat Tonkatsu, deep fried pork, which was way good. Then we came back home to shop and clean and do all of our other stuff, but not much time for anything. Oh well, it was a good day.
Tuesday 9/20 ~ So I'm not going say too much about this day, but I will say this; I survived a typhoon and we were put on lock down by the President, so I couldn't do anything.
Wednesday 9/21 ~ So we had a member lesson first thing. Then we returned to the church where we used the computer to make a flyer for our new English Conversation Class that we are going to try to do for youth. It will be separate from regular Eikaiwa (English Conversation Class), so we needed to make a new flyer. It got frustrating but we did it and it looks good and that is what counts. After that we took them to print out about 50 or so more, and then we returned to the church to prep for regular Eikaiwa. And that was our night.
Thursday 9/22 ~ We had area planning and that took a while. Then we had a lesson with a member to help them learn English. He's slowly getting better and he is planning on going to America next year so he wants to be able to at least have a basic conversation so he can survive while in America. It's a pretty good goal. From there we went around town, exercising the “Open Your Mouth” principle. No big takers, and it was kind of rough, but oh well.
Friday 9/23 ~ We had to go to Tsu for DTM (District Training Meeting) early in the morning again. Another good training and after that we rushed home for an appointment. Once at our appointment we attempted to answer our investigator's question about war. She believes that true followers of Christ would never go to war. But we gave her the churches stand point on war and then used scriptural evidence from all over, the Bible, D&C, and Book of Mormon. I am pretty sure we used almost all of the scriptures. But at the end she pretty much looked at us and said that our explanation was good and that it was well prepared and probably right but that she couldn't accept it so she decided it was best that we don't meet again. It was rough, but we agreed and parted ways. Maybe in the future someone will reach out to her and she will come back, who knows. From there we talked to anyone we could and then went to meet our investigator only to get there about 5 minutes before he had to leave, so we set a next appointment and gave him a scripture and he was on his way. Then we went to dinner and met up with our branch mission leader about doing some activities in the branch. He was all for it and thought they were good ideas. After that we hustled to the church to set up for game night. We then announced that it was the last one. We were met with some disappointment, but we both felt like that time could be used for better things than just getting together with people who have all expressed no further interest in the gospel just to play ping pong. So that's how it went. Some were not too happy, but nothing we could do.
Saturday 9/24 ~ We spent time in the early afternoon trying to call old investigators and LA's (less actives) to try to meet with some people, but to no avail. We then went to a lesson with Tetsuya and we had a short message and then sorted out all of his things he's got confused. After that we went housing and found a new investigator, Yuuka. She seems way nice and wants to learn more about God. From there we had to go out and buy some Oreos so we could make some treats for the birthdays happening in the branch. And it was a good night making treats.
Sunday 9/25 ~ As always church is good and we actually almost didn't have enough room for everyone that came. Some member’s family came to visit, and we had all 3 recent concerts there, and an old missionary that had served in Ise. So it was a packed house. Needless to say I choked when it was my turn to stand at the pulpit and man was it pretty funny. After my terrible Japanese the meeting proceeded with church. After that we had branch council for 2 hours, where we discussed pretty much everything possible. After that we stuck around to see if anyone would come to the new youth English class. We weren't expecting anyone because it was kind of sudden but next week there will be people. After that we went home to get out of our suits and then went to Matsuda Mie's house where she surprised us by having two guests over during the lesson. Those two were way accepting of the message and we may meet with them again. Matsuda is still stubborn and doesn't see the need for the Book of Mormon or the restoration, but hey we are working on it. And that was our day, and our week
And that also wraps up our two weeks. Sorry for the length.
My new calling is . . .
If you want to know the answer, skip down to Sunday. Well there never seems to be a normal week for me. Yeah, I'm not a normal person either. So to begin the week . . .
Monday ~ A nice rainy day for us to try and get all of our stuff done. After all of the prep work we went to the church and decided to go through the less-actives in the phone and try to call and set up meetings. It was way funny. We had some less-actives that liked to talk and then others that would answer, talk briefly and be like “I'm Buddhist”. Sad, but funny. Out of it we got 3 meetings with less-actives, including one the next day. So overall, it was good time spent.
Tuesday ~ We had service in the early afternoon then we went to an appointment with Tetsuya where we straightened out some of the questions he had. So it was a good quick lesson. From there we met up with a member who drove us out to visit with a less-active we had called the night before. The less-active was named Noro Kyoudai (Brother Noro) and he is way cool. He was baptized in high school, but went less active after a while. Now we are teaching him and he is trying to remember, but it's kind of hard. His wife is way amazing, though. She is so cool and definitely has an interest, as she asked, “how do we feel the Holy Ghost?”. It was such a nice lesson, but after meeting with them we said a prayer and headed home as it was drawing near to our missionary curfew.
Wednesday ~ Some of our appointments canceled on Wednesday, so we decided to go out and visit some far away less actives. So that was pretty much our day. We went a total of 35 km, or about 27 miles, fun times. After returning home to get some dinner, we went to open the church up for a member so she could practice piano, with the couple missionaries that were coming done to give her a lesson. Then all of the sudden Higashimoto, a guy who is supposed to be baptized in the next few weeks, comes in and we start talking and eventually play some ping pong with him, while we talk about the upcoming baptismal date. After all of that we taught Eikaiwa and ended our night.
Thursday ~ So we got hit with a pretty big rainstorm so we bought some snacks and bunkered down in the church and did lots of planning for our investigators and stuff like that. After the storm passed, we went out for dinner and ordered some gyudon, meat cooked with onions in sauce on rice. And it was pretty good and then we went to a Japanese class where they got me into some challenging stuff as I am now learning how to read, fun stuff. That was our day.
Friday ~ We had DTM (district Training Meeting) and it was way awesome about faith and things and it fit perfectly with what I had recently studied so it was way cool. From there we rushed to an appointment with an ex-member, like withdrew their records and everything. But she was way nice and the only reason she stopped is because no one could answer her questions or pretty much told her to not worry about those things, but now I'm here and we are going to go over every one of her questions and resolve them, hopefully. From there we had a meeting with Hayashi Shimai. Which is always good, she's so nice. From there we prepped game night and once again Higashimoto showed up unannounced, and so we did a quick lesson and then he filled out his baptismal paperwork. Then we had a ball at game night. After game night, we got some people together who had some questions about God, and so we taught them about the God Head, because most of their questions dealt with the Holy Ghost. After that we rushed home, where we got a call from some random person asking if it was allowed to stop following Christ. So we spent timing talking to her and she said she'd like to continue to talk to us but that she would call us again later. Weird, but that is our lives as missionaries.
Saturday ~ We didn't have much, but we had some more paperwork to take care of and we slowly made some headway. After we met with one of the members for a little bit and then we headed out to meet Tetsuya, but he wasn't home. So we ate some dinner and planned a bit and then went to meet with the Selvy family and set up a time to meet them at the church to do some family history work. It was always good and they were so nice. From there we went to visit a less active, but I saw a large apartment complex and was drawn to it to do some housing. It was weird because I don't like housing, but hey why not. So we knocked on some doors and we found some way cool people, only one investigator but also one Eikaiwa student and a pretty good potential investigator. So a pretty good night and we aren't quite done with the complex. From there we rushed to a grocery store and bought stuff to make Oreo balls for the branch luncheon. By the time we got home we barely had time to make the Oreo balls but we did it.
Sunday ~ We had to get to the church early to unlock it for the Stake President, so he could do some interviews, but by the time we got there some members had already done that for us. Then the Stake President arrived and he did his interviews. Then when the meeting started it was turned over for stake business, where the new branch presidency was announced. And dun dun duh dun . . . I'm branch president with two counselors are from the branch, obviously. But yeah, there's my new calling. So after the luncheon I had a 2 hour meeting on how to be a branch president and such things. After that we had a lesson with an investigator. It was pretty good but the interest levels are iffy. After that we finished planning the baptism program, a member took me to a nearby hospital. It's no big deal. I had been experiencing some pain in my toe that had been getting increasingly worse so we went and got it checked out. Well it apparently had gotten infected, not too bad, but they prescribed some antibiotics and cleaned my toe up a bit and now all I have to do is take my pills and not wear real shoes for a while. So yeah, I get to wear sandals! I feel like I'm a missionary in Tonga or something. And that's my week.
Here's a little thought on faith. We all know that as we have faith we can do all things. But we have to remember the definition of faith set forth in Alma 32:21. The last few words are very important. He talks about believing in things not seen and hoping for things not known and then adds these words, "that are true". Therein lays the key to true faith, we can't believe in something that isn't true or is not God's will and have true faith. It's kind of a hard concept, but as we seek to align our will with God's and act in his ways that when we know we are having true faith. But that's just a thought from the studies of Elder Williams. Anyways hope you all had a good week.
Well I'm stressed and I love my life. So can we share a message about happiness?
That's like literally my life. As a missionary I worry so much about other people it is crazy. I don't even want to know what's it is going to be like when I have a kid. But I guess I'll have fewer kids than investigators, so like it is all good. But man parents are お疲れ (hard workers). Anyways, let's begin the weekly rap up.
Monday ~ There was nothing really out of the ordinary on this day. We just ran around trying to talk to people and visited some less actives. One of the less actives wives answered the door and since they had recently moved she was way surprised that we knew where they lived. It was pretty funny. She was so surprised that two young men who are obviously not Japanese were able to find out where they lived. The real trick though is that her husband, the member, had told us where they were moving. He just wasn't home at that time. But it's all good. So the only truly crazy part of this day was that night a large rain storm, typhoon, blew in to Ise and at about midnight it was at its strongest. I woke up to us the restroom and was surprised to see the amount of rain that was coming down. It was crazy. But there was no harm done and all of us here are fine. We actually didn't quite catch the full storm as it turned north.
Tuesday ~ We were expecting this to be a rainy blustery day because of the typhoon, but it turned out to be one of the nicest days this year. The wind was a bit strong but other than that the weather was perfect. So in the morning we did studies and lunch and then I made brownies for the family home evening that we were going to have with an investigator. After that we went to do service at a local day school for mentally handicapped people. Then we had a meeting with the Branch mission leader, where we discussed what to do about the upcoming baptisms. From there we rushed to a lesson with Tetsuya and we taught him the Ten Commandments. He has recently been struggling with some commandments and thinks that all of God's commandments are extremely hard, but when we read the Ten Commandments with him he was certain he could keep most if not all of them, starting right then. It was a nice confidence booster for him. From there we ran to the church, 20 min bike ride from Tetsuya's, and grabbed the brownies and ice cream. From there we biked out to the Selvy's home and had dinner and a short gospel message while we ate brownies, and then we played ping pong where pretty much all of their kids beat me. After all of that we had to run home, because we stayed pretty late. But we made it home on time. After we got some stuff finished up at home, I got a call from the APs. It was Elder Coleman, my old companion. Now I have been really good, up until this point, at avoiding any leadership roles in the mission, but He was telling me that he had some big news for me and that he wasn't quite going to tell me the details but that it involved a new leadership calling for me. So yeah, it should be interesting. It involves me meeting with the Stake President this Saturday, so yeah we'll see how that goes and what is going on.
Wednesday ~ This was another crazy day in the books. I swear that I never have a normal day. So we do all of our studies and stuff like that in the morning. Then after lunch, we take a long one hour bike ride out to a members home to do our weekly role play lesson, which has just turned into mini member lessons that we use to help us teach in more unity. Today's was really good as we talked about how we can become more Christ-like people. They had done the PMG chapter 6 Christ-like attributes activity, if you have never done it, you should get yourself a PMG and do it because it's good. But we wanted them to take that and apply it. So we decided to teach how to apply it and have it help us improve. So we taught about prayer and fasting and that we can pray and fast for literally anything that we believe is a righteous desire. We all then shared experiences of prayer/fasting. It was really a good time. Overall it was a good lesson. From there we raced all the way back to church, and I literally mean raced. At times as there was a road biker that I got in a competition with. So we make great time and got to the church in 45 minutes. From there we had a lesson win Hayashi Shimai, the recent convert. It was a real good lesson and we got her focused on getting to the temple. She's way too good. She’s so easy to teach. Then after that we went to dinner and from there we had to rush back to Eikaiwa. We weren't early so therefore we were late, but it was all good because we planned that morning what we were going to do. At Eikaiwa we had a great time and one of our students even agreed to listen to the lessons about the gospel. Like a perfect way to end a completely crazy hectic day. All planned by yours truly. I think I'm starting to take after my dad in the fact that I think I can accomplish more in a day than is truly physically possible, but oh well I'll just pray harder. But that was the day.
Thursday ~ We had this week's planning session and we got everything taken care of and from there we went to visit some less actives. One of which was kind of sad. He told us that he now believes in Shinto and some other things, and then we heard his wife say some stuff from inside the house and he then said in English, because he speaks really good English, that his wife does not like Mormons and for her sake we shouldn't visit much more. So pretty much his wife has forced him to be less active, which sucks. But after that we met up with some new friends at Karage don, fried chicken on rice. It was way good. After that we all went to Japanese class where I kind of zone out everyone because they kind of teach below the level that I feel I'm at, but they do catch my small little errors which is good. After that we went home.
Friday ~ We went to ZTM (Zone Training Meeting) in Yokkaichi and met up with the Zone members and the APs. It was good training. Lots of things to do that will help us work with less actives and members better. And it was all very well thought out and planned and delivered. It was great. From there we went home and decided to start implementing the ideas from ZTM, which is a lot of paper work type stuff. So some really fun stuff, add sarcasm. Then we had game night where I snuck out one win, but continued my streak of getting beat. All good though.
Saturday ~ So we got up early, like 5:30, and got ready because we had to leave Ise by 7:00 AM to make it to Nagoya in time for a large mini youth mission. There we gathered with the youth and taught them about mission life and how to be missionaries and then we actually took them out and dendoed, I think the direct translation is proselytizing. And it was great. Me, my comp and our two youth actually found 2 investigators, 2 potential investigators and got 1 referral from some guy on the street. Those are crazy numbers for any missionary in Japan and to think we did it all with only about 3 hours to actually dendo. Yeah the kids rocked. They were too shy to stop people, but once you stopped the person and got the conversation rolling, they were way good. Like almost too good. They were better than me for sure. It was so fun. Then we hurried over to the meeting place where the activity was going to end, but before that we stopped and bought stuff to make for dinner. We then hurried to the gathering point and made dinner at the church. It was way fun. After dinner we had a testimony meeting where all the youth pretty much said that they weren't thinking about missions before this, but now it is definitely something they are considering, which is way cool. During this crazy time I met with the Stake President for 20 min. and we discussed some things and it was pretty much what Elder Coleman said on Tuesday, but I haven't officially been sustained so there is still some hush hush but I'll tell next week. But after all of that we made it home just in time and were way tired.
Sunday ~ It was a normal Sunday with good speakers. We had two investigators at church and they seemed to like it, so all in all a good day. After that we had to clean the church and then we planned for some lessons and went home to fix Elder Pope's bike tire as it had popped again. After fixing it we made taquitos, good old Mexican food. From there we visited a PI (Previous Investigator) and then we visited a less active who are less active because the parents won't let them go to church, but they are way solid people and want to be at church. So yeah it's was way good to meet with them. But that rapped up our night and our week.
Well here goes nothing
Another week has come and gone and I feel like I only blinked. It's crazy. My parents used to say time flies and I thought they were crazy. I thought time would drag on forever, especially in boring school classes. But now, I understand time keeps moving and sometimes I feel like I'm being left behind, and other times I feel on top of things even a head of time, but time keeps moving whether we use it or not. So you either use it or lose, and you can never get it back. So have fun, do what's right, and use the time God has given you to be your best, and always keep improving. Anyways I guess I should stop wasting your time and actually talk about what happened here.
Monday ~ Nothing special. We just shipped Elder Adams stuff off and then went to visit an investigator family to let them know that Adams Choro was headed out. They were a bit sad, but they were looking forward to meeting the new elder and for us to be having a FHE, family home evening, with them. So it was way cool.
Tuesday ~ We got up early, well Adams did, and got ready so we would make the trains. There a member came to say good bye and become my companion for the next few hours. We said good bye to Adams and I helped carry his stuff to the platform and he was off. From there I went off with the member on an awesome adventure through Ise. We went up to a place called skyline and saw all of the area and it was way cool. Then we went and got some food and then rushed back to meet Elder Pope at the train station. We were a bit late, but he was just setting up his bike so it was all good. From there we got his stuff delivered and then headed out to do service. After having a fun time at service we came home and he unpacked and I cooked and then we ate dinner and I realized we really had no food, so we decided to go shopping. After that we had a lesson with an investigator and then we visited an investigator to set up a next appointment. And everything was going great the lesson was good and the investigator said they would come to church in two weeks. We got another appointment and then as we walked back to the bikes to ride home, we realized Elder Pope's tire had been punctured and we had to walk. We made it home in time and we then fixed the tube that night. So all in all, it was a pretty busy day.
Wednesday ~ So we didn't have much planned so we went to the college and had a good time talking to some people there. And then we visited a less active which was fun, and then we taught Eikaiwa (English Conversation Class). I love Eikaiwa and it was really funny. We played telephone, which was way funny as the output is always so funny. But that was pretty much our night.
Thursday ~ We taught one of our members, Oota Kyoudai (Brother Oota) an English lesson as he is planning to visit America next year and he wants to be able to somewhat communicate. From there we had a lesson with Hayashi Shimai to begin her after baptism lessons. It was way awesome and she is so perfectly awesome. Anyways, after that we went looking for a less active and thanks to a Japanese Postal Services worker, who we met while we were looking for this less active, we were able to find the address perfectly. These guys are so awesome they are better than google maps. I told the Postal worker the name and that they recently had moved and he gave me an exact address and directions. It was way awesome. Then we went to Japanese class where we met two way cool people. Their names are Matt and Joey and they are way awesome. They came from Australia to be English teachers and they are just way awesome. Joey works at a local middle school, and it is literally right outside her apartment while Matt has to bike 3 miles to work. But they are such a cool married couple and have been slightly introduced to the gospel by Matt's best friend who is a member. Way cool. But we just talked and that was our night.
Friday ~ Friday was planning and game night. It was a good day but nothing exciting just a good old game night and planning. I still get smashed at ping pong but I might be getting better, kind of.
Saturday ~ So, we had no big plans and then our ward mission leader called to have us come over and talk about the area and meet Elder Pope. It was a good little meeting and his wife was nice enough to bring us some snacks. Then after that we stopped at a traffic light to try and figure out what to do when Joey and Matt roll up on their bikes and we have a nice chat on the street. We then set up a time to meet before the next Japanese class, and go out to eat. They are way nice. Then we visited some random people and talked to lots more. No real takers but then we tried to go visit Tetsuya, our investigator, but he was sick so he said come back next week and we wished him luck and told him we would pray for him. From there we went to visit Tou, a convert that got baptized in April. We talked to him and set up a time to start his after baptism lessons, which haven't been started yet. Then after all of that we went out to dinner for Karage don (chicken). Then we rushed to the store to buy some Oreos and chocolate so I could make Oreo balls for the upcoming ward party. Yeah it was all good and the Oreo balls turned out great.
Sunday ~ We had church and Elder Pope introduced himself and it was way good. After all the meetings, we had a big luncheon to say good bye to one of the members because they are moving. It was way awesome and as always I didn't seem to make enough Oreo balls to satisfy the appetite of all the takers. But everyone at least got one. After that we went home planned the rest of the day and we ended up visiting an FI (former investigator) family that was willing to listen to the message once more. It was way awesome. So now we are up to two families that we are teaching and that's a first for me because I usually have taught individuals. But that was pretty much it for us.
Well hope all of you guys have a great week.
Called to Serve in the Japan Nagoya Mission..