Tuesday, August 4, 2015

God is Unchanging

Just a little about Alex's new companion: Elder T. loves to cook, and play basketball. He likes eating. In fact, one of his dream vacations is to go to Italy so he can eat the spaghetti there. He is from a place called Kyoto City. It's in Kyoto.
Alex and his companion Elder T.

These last couple of weeks, I have come upon the theme that God does
not change. He is the same today, yesterday, and tomorrow. He exists
in a state of love, care, and eternal Fatherhood. He is willing to
forgive us of all we have done wrong, all we wish we never did, and
rid us of all the guilt we ever feel. He also will helps us in our
hardships and trials if we turn to him. Lastly: "Man simply cannot
make moral what God has declared to be immoral. Sin, even if legalized
by man, is still sin in the eyes of God." -President Russell M. Nelson
of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

The Kanji of the Week is: ζ•™δΌš pronounced "key-yo-kai" and means church.

Monday was nice and relaxing. In the evening we made a bunch of fliers
for a viewing of Meet the Mormons we'll be having in a couple of weeks

Tuesday we got a call from the Mission President about the movie, and
we had to remake all the fliers because of it. It was because of a
mistake on our part, and a miscommunication from us. After that we
went and handed as many as we could out to people.

Wednesday we went to the city hall and invited the mayor and other
government officials to come and see the movie as an introduction to
our church. It was a lot easier than my companion was fussing it up to
be, and I hope he comes. Other than that, we posted some fliers in
houses nearby the church to invite them to the movie. Oh, and also
English class, but there isn't much to say about that.

Thursday we did weekly planning and were able to go and do some
housing for a bit. In the evening we also had a home teaching visit
with one of the members' family, and that was fun

Friday we had our first district meeting as a combined "Misawa and
Hachinohe" district. It was fun, especially because me and the
district leader are the oldest in the district at 6 transfers. We
tried to visit a couple of potential investigators, but not much came
of it. We then went to the biggest festival in Hachinohe. There were a
lot of people, but with all the sound and surrounding people, it was
hard to talk to people. We did happen to run into quite a few members
at the festival though, and talked to them for a bit.

Saturday, we were going to spend the day near the festival talking to
people and handing out fliers for the movie, but we had a
miscommunication amongst us, and it took a while after we finished
making the extra fliers to finally get things straight. So, we went to
a nearby area and posted more fliers for the movie. We then had
English class, but there were only four or five people who actually
came because of the festival.

Sunday was once again a great opportunity to take the sacrament. We
were also able to hear some of the members testimonies, and it was
good. The rest of church was good as well. After church the branch
president asked me to come and join him in a setting apart a recent
convert as a young men's leader's advisor. Since he didn't speak
English, and the recent convert didn't speak Japanese, he asked me to
translate the setting apart and blessing. It was a unique and
spiritual experience. The rest of the day was basically studies and
weekly reporting.

I hope that you all have a good week, and that you have the chance to
try something new! I love you all and hope you do well.

Elder ________

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