Well, one more week has come and gone, and I'm still here in Japan, living the amazing life of a senkyoshi (missionary). Yes, you should be jealous. Well, here's this week’s rap up for all of you guys.
Monday - P-day. An amazing day meant for cleaning, shopping, and doing all sorts of stuff. Well, when dendo (missionary) time restarted that evening all of our appointments canceled so we went and played volleyball with one of the Shimai's (Sister’s) investigators. And that was the end.
Tuesday - Like always we studied in the morning. And after that we totsuzened (just dropped in on) some members and gave them bread. We also totsuzened (just dropped in on) a LA (less-active) and Elder Coleman decided to offer up or help with all of their animals for the next morning. I thought it was all good until I heard the time we had to be there. Well, more on that in Wednesday’s report. But then we went with the Bishop to visit 2 investigators and only one was there, but after her lesson we ended up going and visiting some other people and at a LA (less active) house we met the meanest/funniest grandpa. When he learned we were from a kirisutan kyoukai (Christian Church) he started yelling "DAME. DAME DAIYO!" (No good, No) Kind of hard but it was funny cuz the daughters wanted to listen so they tried to keep him quiet and push him out of the room so we could stay. Well after that experience we went home and prepared for the next day.
Wednesday - Like I said Elder Coleman offered up our help at 5:30 AM, so yeah. It was a blast, kind of. We helped clean up a bird cage and fed their koi (carp) and it was cool. After that we let the carrier pigeons out and guarded them from stray cats. Then we returned to do studies and then went and visited members and then went to the daycare where we volunteer at and made giant bubbles again. The kids are always crazy, and sometimes, a bit too much. After that we went to a part member family and had a lesson with them and since it was our first time meeting most of the family one became an investigator. From there we had to race home because it was like a 40 min bike ride and we had 20 min. Needless to say we called the DL and told him we probably were gonna be late. We were late but only by like 5-10 min so we were definitely flying. After that we retired for the day.
Thursday - We studied at FIFA and then had a lesson with a LA (less active) and then prepared for Eikaiwa (English Class) because everyone cancelled. Eikaiwa was awesome though. We taught them animal sounds and animal sayings, sly fox beat a dead horse, and then played head bands and barnyard. It was hilarious.
Friday - We had ZTM (Zone Training Meeting) in Shizuoka City. And after that we returned home in time to visit a member and prepare to retell our investigator that he couldn't baptized. He took it well and after that we spent time with a recent RM who gave us all his tatoes (object lessons), and it was cool.
Saturday - We had lots of activities for this day. First was a “Queens” lunch, which is when all the Shimai (Sisters) get together and the Kyodai (Brethern) make lunch for them. We ended up making tacitos and they were a hit. After that we had a showing of “Meet the Mormons” for our Eikaiwa class, and we then just totsuzened (dropped in on) people.
Sunday - I was asked to speak, so that was interesting. I talked about Christ and his leadership, and it was good I think. After church the Shimai (Sisters) and us went and did a ton of member work and it was awesome. It all culminated in us meeting with a LA's (less active) and having a lesson to try to get her back to church. Then we went home.
And that was the week. The scripture that was cool this week was 2 Nephi 31:20. Now a challenge: Recently we were challenged to read the Book of Mormon and highlight all of the following; Mentioning's of Christ, his attributes, his gospel, his words, and things about faith. Each in a different color and in a fresh paperback Book of Mormon and see what happens. We take it at about 2 chapters or so a day. But it's awesome. Highly recommend.
Called to Serve in the Japan Nagoya Mission..