"I hope we don't get a call this transfer calls" - Every missionary ever six weeks
Hello everybody. As it's kind of obvious we had transfer calls this week and neither of us really wanted to leave but you know that's on Saturday. So you can skip down if you want to know what happened. But I'll start from the beginning.
Monday ~ It's our day of rest. So we cleaned the apartment way good because it was due for a deep cleaning. It was good and we had a way nice looking apartment. Like pretty much anybody could walk in and be like, I can live here. After all the house work was done we went to meet with a member for family home evening. But it kind of just turned into us meeting and talking with them, as it is an older couple in the branch. Their kids are older and moved out, so it was just cool to talk to them for the night. But that literally took our whole night because they live kind of far away. So it was a bit of a bike ride home.
Tuesday ~ So we had service like every Tuesday, and like always, it was good. Then after service we got a call from our Branch mission leader saying that he needed us to help him at the church with some stuff so we went over to the church and helped him. From there we went to visit a LA (less active) and a FI (former investigator). What we thought was going to be a fun and easy adventure turned out to have hills that were near vertical and surrounded by forest on either side. After feeling like we were lost, we finally found our way. The FI wasn't home and the LA had suffered a stroke so she told us that she probably wasn't going to ever be able to come back to church, sad, but understandable. Then we went to meet up with our mission leader so we could go and meet with the Noro family. We had a way good lesson and we even invited sister Noro to be baptized. She said she wants to know more before she makes a solid commitment, but said that if she believes that this is true that she could do it. Way good. Then we began our long drive home to end the day.
Wednesday ~ So one of our investigators was moving and they gave us an address and we couldn't find it on the maps or on our iPads so we took a trip out to the general area hoping to find it. We did and then we returned to the church to do a member lesson with the relief society president and her less active husband. After the lesson they proudly announced that he will be returning to church within the coming month as it looks like his health has improved. It should be interesting to see how it goes. After that we had planning and Eikaiwa. Nothing to interesting, but that's how we capped off our night.
Thursday ~ We had a koukan (exchange) and I got to hang out with Elder Walker. It was way good we taught Hayashi her after baptism lesson and she was angelic. She's so good. After we talked about prophets and General Conference we spent time discussing any of her questions from the scriptures. After that we decided to run home and make dinner. We made Mobudofu and fried rice. Sorry Dad, we ate it all. It was way good. Definitely a suggestion of mine if you know how to make both of the things I'm talking about. Then we went and did some contacting and wrapped our night a Japanese Class where they dissect our Japanese and make us feel like we don't know anything. But hey it's kind of helping, I think.
Friday ~ So we had a DTM (District Training Meeting) and then after that we all went to lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, and it was way awesome. The owner knows and loves missionaries so while we are eating the waitress walks up with a big plate of food and sets it down for our group, and says what in English would be the equivalent of "On the House". I love this place! Not only is the food good the owner is way nice. We then did some contacting for the rest of the day and we ended up doing really well and found four new investigators. Way awesome.
Saturday ~ We did some contacting in the early afternoon, with no success, and then we had a lesson with Tetsuya where we were trying to fix any and all misconceptions or things he's misunderstood. It was good and we kind of got it sorted out. Then we went to meet with the investigator, Yuuka, whose house we searched for, earlier in the week. We get there and she's way nice, but she had just moved so she had some stuff to take care of and so she asked us to come back next week. Yuuka is so nice. So we then went to meet with Tou to do his after baptism lessons. Transfer calls were going on during the lesson and we were supposed to be called first at about 8:30, but as time went on we thought we were safe and then at about 8:50 we get a call and we were a bit aggravated because neither of us wants to leave. But the end result is Elder Pope is leaving to Nakatsugawa and I will be getting a new Elder by the name of Elder Lynmen (I think that's how it's spelled). And that was our night.
Sunday ~ President Ishii came down to visit and I conducted my first sacrament meeting. Yeah, first time like ever so I'm not even sure how to do it in English, but I did it in Japanese. Then we had church and Ishii Kaicho provided some training in the third hour. After church we cleaned the building and got everything ready for General Conference. After that we went home so Elder Pope could pack. That was it for us this week.
Sorry no crazy P-day activities because it is raining right now and looks like it will do so for the next long while. But hey it's all good. Transfers happen tomorrow.
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