(Alex didn't send any pictures, even though he said he was sending them in another
email. So I included some I found online from Aizuwakamatsu, where he is now.)
Today marks another day of rain for preparation day. But it's all good, and we've had fun. We went to a good Chinese restaurant, and had fun walking around in the rain that will help make Japan a beautiful place. My scripture of the week is 1 Timothy 4:12 "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." Kanji of the week is: 映画 pronounced "ay-gah" and means movie. Monday's are never fun to talk about. It rained, so we didn't do anything besides shopping for our food. In the evening we tried to visit a less active, but right when we got there we both needed to use the restroom, so we never got a lesson, with only one of us out with the investigator the majority of the time. Then we called people to a pancake party we had on Thursday.
Tuesday was Zone Training Meeting, and that was great. I translated everything that was said in Japanese into English, and it was fun, but challenging. In the evening we had a lesson with a recent convert, and one of our investigators. Wednesday was a lot more calling, and we called everyone in our area book to invite them to the party the next day. The only time we had left was for a fast dinner, and then we went over to the church for a lesson that never happened. After that, we had a really fun English class. Everyone was dead, so we just played games to get them to use English the entire time. Thursday we had a lesson in the morning with a member, and that was great. He's a nice member, and really strong spiritually. At least that's what I thought, and I'm sure he is. After that we went to an old investigator's house, and he just talked for an hour, not letting us even say more than an acknowledgment that we understood him. After that we had a lesson with an investigator, and he said that he really wants to get baptized, but he still needs to figure things out. He says that if he can get baptized on a Sunday, then he can do it, so we'll be working more with him. After that we tried to visit a less active, but he wasn't home. So, we went back to the church, and did the rest of our language study while waiting for our next appointment with an investigator. The lesson was great, and he says that he wants to get baptized as well. After that, we had a pancake party, and it was really fun! Everyone that came was either an investigator or potential investigator. Hopefully next week members come too!