Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sounds like everyone is busy like normal. Man I would love to eat a thanksgiving dinner it sounds way good. I would kill for Grandma's stuffing right now.
I got another one of your packages they are pretty fun, I think there is still one more on the way. Thanks for all of them they are way fun. I actually need a few things I swear I always think of them way too late. So we had a way crazy rain storm this week and I forgot to take out my mini Triple out of my Backpack that I bought in the MTC and it totally got ruined. I will send you some pictures but its a Triple (BOM,DC,PoGP) that is way small and has a nice leather binding and stuff. I think you can get it from anywhere but I would love to get another one. I will send you some pictures of it so you kind of know what to look for. Also this is weird but will you send me my retainers if they are still around? I want to see if I can fit them in my mouth still. Yes I know, I know its all my fault but Im just curious. Ok anyways thanks for everything the packages are awesome.

Ok this week

Monday - After P-day we had a lesson with our new investigator Maruyama that we found while we were housing. We were pretty excited to go and got all ready and met our member at the church to head off. He was a bit late which was frustrating so we were late to the lesson by 5 min. We taught the first lesson and it went alright, when I committed her to read and pray about the BOM, she said something along the lines of `I will read and pray when I feel like it not because you ask me to` Kind of weird but whatever. The problem was that our member did not like that answer at all, and he actually kind of got into an argument with her right there at the lesson. Not good. Anyways after that we kind of had to try to smooth things out but the damage had already been done. We got another appointment with her for today but she called and canceled on us and said she didn't know when she could meet again. Kind of disappointing but we couldn't really do much about it. After that lesson our day was over. Hopefully we can get a lesson with her soon.

Tuesday - It was a long day. We headed out and housed for most of the day but didn't really get to talk to anyone. After housing we ate dinner and got ready for Eikaiwa. Eikaiwa was way crazy. We had some people come from a halloween party that Payne Choro and I went to and they were all way little kids. So I taught 2 different lessons at the same time. It was nuts but pretty fun. After that the day was over not a lot really happened.

Wednesday -We did the same thing in the morning as the day before. We went housing and had no real luck. We had to go to Gobo to teach Eikaiwa so we got ready and headed out there. Only 2 people came this week, I think we might have to stop going soon. I am going to talk to president at our interviews to see what he has to say. I would feel bad just totally leaving the Gobo Branch with no missionaries at all but its a waste of our time and mission money. We will see what happens.

Thursday - We had an exchange with the Zone Leaders. They came down and we had a 4 man day in Tanabe. Burton and I went out and tried to do some different things besides just housing. We went to a park, a big study hall, some stores (Including a fishing one) and a few other things. We found one good Potential but other than that not much luck. Cutler and Enta on the other hand found 3 new people to teach. They found a wife and a husband housing and another guy outside the train station. It was pretty awesome and something we really need at the moment. We taught the family last night and it went pretty well. It was my first time teaching a family and is like a missionaries dream. It was awesome. After going out contacting we went to our wards Family Home Evening and had pizza there. Yoshi Nobu came and it was great to see him.

Friday - It was a crazy day. It POURED rain all day and we headed out in the morning in it. There was no one out so we didn't have much luck and I totally forgot about my small Triple so it got ruined. I was way sad about that. We had to be back at the apt. by 3 because our roof started leaking and some people were coming by to fix it. We were in the apt most of the day while they were there and we did DKK (weekly Planning) while they were there. After that we went to service and walked around but didn't really get a chance to talk with anyone promising.

Saturday - We decided to go to a place called Shirahama. Its about an hour away on bike and is really the only other city in our area. We rode all the way out there to find it totally dead. Its pretty much a beach tourist town. Most of the shops were closed and no one was around. It was pretty frustrating because no one was there and we went all the way out there but oh well we know now. After exploring out there we headed back did some housing, streeting, and called it a day Sunday - Yoshi Nobu was suppose to come to church but he never showed up. We called him and he called us back during our lesson so I couldn't answer and haven't been able to get a hold of him yet. Church was pretty normal. Afterwords we did some streeting and housing then headed to our lesson with the Yamanaka family. The husband is Japanese and the wife is from the Philippeans. They are both really great and have a little boy that is around 1 or 2 years old. We taught about the BOM and prayer and we will be teaching them the Plan of Salvation next time. Its really exciting to teach a family and they also have a little bit of a Christan background too. Its really weird teaching someone who already knows what prophets are and who Jesus is and we will have to change our teaching style a little bit but we will figure it out. We have another appointment with them for next week. It should be great.

It was a good week. I wish we could of had more lessons but we found quite few people this week so we are pretty happy. Oh also about phone calls, P-day is being moved to Christmas day so I won't be emailing you next Monday. You will be calling me when it is Christmas day in Japan so I'm guessing the 24th in the States. If you could call me around 12:00 my time it would be a good time I think. Our number is 080-2149-6209. They really haven't told us much about it yet and I just found out this morning. I am not sure what time it will be over there but 12:00 - 12:30ish my time would work out best. Sorry that's probably pretty late over there. I can't wait to talk to you all and will be waiting for your call. It will be great. I am guessing it can only be 45 min to an hour but I am way excited.

Things are going great we just have to keep working hard and we will see miracles.
Thanks for everything
love you tons

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