Monday, March 14, 2016

Wonderful Feeling, Wonderful Day

(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
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!
Friday we spent all day in Koriyama for interviews with President Smith. After all the interviews were finished, we got dinner, and had English class there. It was fun, because in Advanced class the students just asked a bunch of questions about the church, and we taught them basically everything about the restoration. Next week we've been asked to share our favorite Book of Mormon stories. Saturday was spent in meetings for district conference. At night we had dinner at a restaurant with a member family that just had two missionaries come back (one of them for health reasons was called to the Sendai mission, and so I knew her before when we were in the same zone as each other). The whole family is great, and both of their RM's are great people. Sunday we went to church with one of our investigators. He loved the meetings, and wants to learn all he can. Then, we went back to Aizuwakamasu (district conference was in Koriyama), and had a lesson with him. Then we went home and studied. After a while we left to help with a less active that's moving to Sendai, and then went back to the apartment and did weekly planning, because we hadn't done that yet. That's my week, I hope all you got something out of it! I love you all, and wish you the best! You're all in my prayers!  

1 comment:

  1. I love the architecture of Japan.
    He sounds like he is doing so well.


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