Sunday, January 17, 2010

Thank you so much for the package. I got it yesterday and it was great. All the music is awesome and I actually was going to ask you for Goldfish but I forgot to in the last email but you knew anyways so that was awesome. Thanks a ton. Oh and the Triple was perfect its going to make things so much easier.

Thats cool that you got to take Jake to the MTC and all that. I am sure that he will be a great missionary and have an awesome time in Brazil. Yeah I think that the curbside drop off thing is a lot better than the meeting and makes it a lot easier. We actually got to help with it in the MTC the first time they did it. It was pretty ackward but it's a lot better and easier I think.

Anyways another kind of boring week for us. We tried our very best to find someone to teach but things just are not working out for some reason.

Monday thru Thursday were all finding days and we tried our best and worked hard but no one seems to want to listen at the moment. I am not sure what we are doing wrong but it isn't effort that's for sure. Thursday night we had the branch family home evening and one of our investigators came. Turns out that one of the 2 families in our ward is friends of his family and some how found out that he is investigating or has some interest. We haven't been able to get a hold of him because he hasn't paid his phone bill but they invited him and he came which was really great. He is really busy with work right now so he can't meet but hopefully soon.

Friday was the same as Monday thru Thurs. We are trying lots of different kinds of methods from housing to doing it off of our bikes to going to gyms and community centers to see if they have activities we could go to. We have tried music dendo where Elder Enta plays his trumpet (He is super good) and other things but I dunno what we are doing wrong at the moment. Its really frustrating.

Saturday -
We had an appointment with Kinoshita who is the nicest guy I have ever met I swear. He always feeds us and likes to talk about religion. The truth is I don't see him getting baptized anytime soon but he really likes talking about it and finding new ways of thinking I guess and is really nice. After the lesson he gave us a New Years (Shogatsu) Dinner. I had told him in the lesson we had around a month ago that I was excited for it and had never had the shogatus food and stuff. So he decided to give us it. We had Ebi (Looks like lobster without the claws) really nice tuna which is way expensive, and a bunch of other special new years foods. It was really great and a lot of fun. We are going to teach him again in 2 weeks.

A less active brought her daughter to church that is not baptized. We have been working with her to get her baptized but she has been busy and all that stuff so we haven't really had a chance. They only were staying for sacrament and left after so we didn't have a chance to teach her but it was a step forward for her I think. Hopefully we can get her moving soon. Other than that we went out housing in a pretty countryside area that was filled with old people who didn't want to be bothered. I was really hoping to find someone that night but oh well.

Not a lot really happened this week. I really am hoping things will pick up soon. We just have to increase our faith and get excited again I think. We are following all the rules and working hard and I hope the blessings come soon.
Thank you so much for the package it was great.
Love you

Whitney - Ok so the Frog Bridge is in a place called Inami. A family from our branch lives there and when we went to do Home Teaching I just had to take a pic. for you. Inami is TINY, there is absolutely nothing there and it's just houses with a school and post office. They don't even have a Konbinin (7-11) which they are everywhere in Japan. Every city in Japan seems like they have to have something to be famous for and make a big deal out of it. I guess Inami needed something to make them special or have something to brag about so they built this crazy bridge.

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