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..