Subject lines are a hard thing, and I kind of no longer have the will power to think of creative stuff to start with, so here it goes.
Monday ~ Prep day. Groceries, laundry, and all that fun stuff. Then we cut our free time short and went and visited a less active and gave her chocolate. Then off to the church, to help some members clean and then we headed home and started calling all the people from the old Eikaiwa (English) class records. Man, it took a long time. Anyways, didn't quite finish because it got kind of too late to call people.
Tuesday ~ We had a lesson with a young man with lots of deep questions so we took some extra time preparing and then went to his lesson. He actually accepted our testimonies and enjoyed the lesson instead of trying to pick the lesson apart, kind of nice. We then got a call from a recent convert who practically demanded a visit. Kind of got worried, but on arrival to his place he was just like "I wanted to be ministered to today because I didn't go to church." So we taught him. But it's a bit frustrating sometimes, because he wants us to just teach him and not learn on his own. But we try anyway. And after that we just talked to people on the way home.
Wednesday ~ So on this day we went to a festival at one of our favorite parks only to learn that there weren't many people at this festival. It was kind of lame. So we left and with all of the day's plans pretty much gone I was wondering around the city praying and pretty much saying stuff like, "Ok where should we go?" or "What are we to do?" and sometimes, "Ok what the heck is going on?". Finally I looked up while biking and decided to turn left across the street and then ride this small little street till it opened up to this set of large danchi’s (apartment buildings). And for people who know me. I much prefer to talk to people on the street and not house, but that's how this happened. So we housed and found some way cool people. And the Lord once again has taught me to humble myself, suck it up and do as he asks. After that we had dinner and Eikaiwa (English class). After that I chased down a ramen truck for the sisters and it was really funny because I passed an Eikaiwa student who was walking home and I was like "Hi, I want to eat ramen. Bye." But that was all.
Thursday ~ So we were supposed to plan, but that didn't happen and so we went housing at the same place we were at the day before. There we found another investigator. Then we rushed to the church to meet up with Robert, formerly known as Elder Lehman, my ex comp who is traveling Japan. He came back and we had a dinner party with an investigator, that Lehman and I had found together, it was way fun. Then we went to an appointment where the guy ended up giving me and Pollister haircuts in the process. Kind of funny but hey apparently I look good. And that was our night.
Friday ~ We started with DTM (District Training Meeting), where I was assigned to speak on striving. So I kind of played down a mini "sermon" in which I said that when we strive we don't settle for second best or almost there. It was kind of preachy, but then the District Leader backed me up with another sermon like thing, it was all good. Then we had a Kokan *(exchange). I took Elder Porter and we had some fun visiting less actives. And as we were getting ready to go play soccer we got a call that told us that soccer was canceled and we would be unable to attend, kind of sad. But we went and visited our Filipino friends when unexpectedly Lehman showed up. We shared a short message with everyone and then headed home and bid the guys a short farewell and told them not to have too much fun at karaoke. That ended our night.
Saturday ~ We had some good studies and then we headed back to the Filipino's house to meet them and take them to the mission home for a missionary concert. Yeah, way cool and we spent the whole day with them.
Sunday ~ Stake Conference, so only 2 hours of church. Then we had tons of home teaching we did and then we had a small party with a member and her friend. Then we had dinner. We then proceeded to meet a less active and we dropped in right as she was cooking, so she decided to feed us. Way good food with a really fat feeling. Then we went and met with one of the Filipino’s and taught the plan of salvation and invited him to baptism. He agreed and he is set to be baptized on the tenth of next month. And that was our night.
So there was my week. If you learn something from this, it should be that you can be humble or humbled. Take your pick. You can give it all to the Lord or try and hold something back. In the end, giving all and putting it all on the altar is what brings the most joy and greatest rewards.
Called to Serve in the Japan Nagoya Mission..