This week was Senpai week, and I think it went pretty well. I was in charge of leading us places, the phone, and leading the lessons.
On Monday we went to this really cool shrine. We thought it was just a few shrines that were at street level and a few that were higher up this hill. So we climbed some stairs to get to them. Then we saw that the path goes on longer and we decided to see if there were any other shrines. We walked up this mountain for about an hour and we see a beautiful view of Shizuoka from the top. You could see all of the city, Mt. Fuji, and the ocean all at once. It was super cool to see the city like that.
On Tuesday we went to this old couple’s house, they are potential investigators. They are really nice just not super interested in the gospel yet.
On Wednesday we were really busy, we had four appointments. One of the investigators that we visited has been investigating for 2-3 years. She is slowly understanding the gospel and I know that one day she will be baptized. This last time we visited her we talked about the spirit a lot and she told us that she finally understood that the spirit is a good thing. She hadn’t known that is was good. It was really cool to see her finally understand that.
On Friday we went to visit this less active that lived really far away, we took a train and then walked from the eki to her house. We had her address in the GPS but we couldn’t find it. So we decided to ask a lady on the street if she could help us. She actually knew the less active and knew which house was hers. We knocked on the door and she wasn’t there so we planned to heart attack her. Well right in the middle of doing that she came home and we were able to share a message with her. So if we hadn’t gotten lost we wouldn’t have been able to talk with her.
On Saturday we had an awesome lesson with our investigator who is getting baptized. We told her that we wanted to talk about temples and she just says ” There are 142 operating temples worldwide and 14 in Utah.” She then preceded to tell us where in Utah the temples are. She is so amazing, she hasn’t even been to a temple grounds and she loves it so much already!
Sunday was an awesome day because we had Ward conference. The bishop gave us a list of less actives to visit this week and invite them to Ward conference. It was really cool because 5 less actives came to church! We had really awesome speakers too so hopefully they will come next week!
This week has been really awesome. I am going to be done being a bean chan this week!
Notes from Aubree
It doesn’t thunder here very much, but we had some on Saturday it’s called, Kaminari. Yeah this week this lady at Eikaiwa gave Ward shimai lillies and they are super pretty!
I didn’t get to see the cherry blossoms, they only last for 1-2 weeks in the spring.
How Transfers Work
So on this Saturday we will have transfer calls. We get a text from the mission home at 10 saying transfers are starting. Then we are supposed to stay in our apartment until they are over so that we don’t miss the phone call. It will normally last until 11:30 or so. Then Yamashita kaichou and the two assistance to the president call all the companionship that are changing. Then if you don’t get a call you aren’t changing. We get calls on Saturday and on the next Tuesday we all meet in Nagoya eki and switch companions.
Ward Shimai is looking forward to the postcard.
My bike is good, just normal; it feels super normal to bike everywhere now.
haha my trainer won’t let me try wheelies yet.
I do a bunch of sit ups and pushups in the morning for exercise.
haha we also don’t have a real oven, they only use a microwave and a microwave oven.
My favorite thing about Japan has to be how pretty it is.