Sunday, February 14, 2010


Sorry about last week, we ended up going hiking on some famous trail with some members that we decided to do half way through the week. It was a lot of fun and to make up for not writing last week I will send you pictures of it all.

Anyways highlights of last week.

We had interviews with President and it sounds like I will be transferring out of Tanabe this coming transfer. Calls are tomorrow so I will probably be in a different place next P-day but you never know. We also went down to Shingu to do an exchange with the other elders in our district.

I challenged the district to try new ways to dendo in their areas since we are pretty inaka and housing in Japan is pretty ineffective. Enta Choro wanted to try picking up garbage at a beach that is kind of like a park and see if we could start conversations with that somehow. About 10 min after picking up trash I wanted to go but decided to keep trying. Right before we were about to leave a girl got out of her car and asked if we were volunteers. Anyways we got her phone number and address and have yet to get in contact with her but it was a humbling experience for sure.
Other than that I can't remember anything super big. We taught Kinoshita san again and it went well. He is super nice but it will take a long time for him to get baptized.

This past week

We had an exchange with the Zone Leaders and I learned a lot from Elder Cutler. He is a really great missionary and we had a good time dendoing together.

So we got to go to Kobe to hear Elder Oaks speak. It was amazing and a great experience. When he was called to the apostleship he was a Gospel Doctrine teacher in his ward. He had never been a bishop, stake president etc. I thought being DL was hard! He just got a call from President Hinkley and was called the day before conference. Crazy story. It was really really great and I learned a lot. It was a lot of fun. He shook hands with everyone before the meeting and did a little chat for maybe 30 sec. He knows Springville and has played football there before and that was about all we talked about for 10 seconds but it was way cool. He is a Huge guy and its hard to see on T.V. but it was something I won't forget. We also found out that we will be merging with half of the Hiroshima mission in July. It will be a big change but President McyIntyre is the man for it and will do great. It will be hard I am sure but it will all work out.

Saturday night we went out to eat at a members restuarant because they are closed on my B-day. Sister Mai (The one going to Utah soon) made me a cake and gave me a tie which was super nice. I have picture I will send to you. It was a lot of fun. I have already told her she has to visit my family and have dinner over there. She is already fluent in English and is going down for some extra study so you could talk just fine with her.

Sunday was a good day. We were able to get new investigator and taught him about the Bom and Prayer. He is a little crazy so whether or not he is actually teachable is something we are trying to figure out but maybe it will work out. Also we had a lesson at the Enomotos house with Myuki that went well. Then we had dinner afterwards. It was pretty fun.

Thank you tons for the package it was way awesome. The CD's are great and the one CD with the one guy is really great. I loved all his songs on the CD's about Christ. The other one is great too. Thanks tons. Whitney's shirt made me laugh out loud and I am sure all my comps will be surprised when they see it. The Ring was great and everything else. Thanks so much.

Well that's all about it for these last two weeks. I may be in a new place next week never know.
Thank you for everything
Love you all

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