This week has been really awesome!
We were able to teach a lot of people.
On Tuesday we went to Nagoya for trainers training. We got to hear from President Yamashita and get some really good advice from him. He told us to be an Ammon like missionary, we need to serve the people in order to be able to teach them. It was really fun seeing my MTC district again too.
On Wednesday we biked about 25 kilometers. What happened was that Ward shimai and I went to a part of our area called Shimizu and were going to visit a bunch of less actives over there. After we had visited a few, the elders called us saying they couldn’t go to their dinner appointment with a ward member because one of them was sick. So they asked us if we could go, and we did. The member lived right next to the ocean so it was really far away. It was a really good appointment though so it was worth it 🙂
Then on Thursday we had four appointments. One of the members here is from South Africa and we meet with her every week and do Mogi(role play) lessons in English. Its really cool to be able to practice teaching in English so that I don’t have to worry about knowing how to say things, just about teaching.
One of our other appointments was making Takoyaki with our investigator Tsukika chan. It was really fun and I actually like eating Tako now, I think it is almost better raw haha.
On Friday we had Zone Training meeting. It was really good we learned about how we need to use members more to get referrals. We also started this 40 day fast thing where we give up something for 40 days so that we can be able to feel the spirit more, they might be good things but they distract us from being completely focused on missionary work.
On Saturday and Sunday we had Stake Conference and it was really good.
On Saturday we met with our investigator who is getting baptized in August and she testified to us of how reading the Book of Mormon changes your life and how much she loves reading it. It is so amazing to see how prepared she is, I feel my testimony grow every time we visit her.
The Stake Conference on Sunday was broadcast to all of Japan, Elder Christofferson spoke and it was really good. Afterward we were able to show our investigator the baptismal fount and she thought it was really cool. This week was really great and next week is going to be even better!
Some notes from Aubree:
This week I saw a pug, and it peed on Ward Shimai’s bike hahahaha, I couldn’t laugh at the time because our investigator had just opened the door for us. It was Brindle but more fawn than black. ( Aubree has a pug at home her name is Lyla, she is a fawn pug)
We got my bike on Wednesday and it works great.
I am doing really good 🙂
I ate raw octopus and liked it better than cooked octopus. Its not super rubbery either way I didn’t think, it just has a better flavor raw.
Today we are going to go eat Shabushabu and go shopping.
We had Zone training meeting and two of my kohai are in my zone, and one is in my district.They are one transfer behind me, so we were in the MTC together for 3 weeks.
Schmeil Choro is still here, his companion got transferred to be a Zone leader in Okazaki.
This is Ward Shimai’s 4th transfer in Shizuoka.
Its really easy to buy clothes here for my size, actually I have to get a size 2 not a 0 here.
Yes my bag is doing awesome and I found out that is in water proof haha.
It doesn’t really rain too much here, like once a week which isn’t bad. It also rains a lot during the night.
Everyone from my old district is doing really good, Urling Shimai is doing awesome she was really happy.
Talk to you next week!