Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hey, how is everyone?

So this was an alright week. We had a really good week but kind of a disappointing sunday but anyways.

Tuesday - We met with a few new investigators and the lessons went pretty well. One is now progressing but it will take him a long time to get baptized. He is pretty set in his ways and is the first japanese person I have met that does drugs but is way cool and a really nice guy. We also met with Hashimoto again and taught him the word of wisdom which he said he would have no problems with and would keep. We had Eikaiwa later that night and had some fun.

Wendsday - We had another lesson with Hashimoto and taught him the rest of the commandments and he said he would keept them all. It was interesting that he said that they really weren't hard to keep and they just made sense. It was the first time I had heard a Non member say that and not just look at us like we were crazy so it was pretty cool. It rained for the rest of the day and while we worked hard we had a tough time talking to people in the rain.

Thursday - It was the all mission meeting which was way fun. I got to see all the guys from my MTC district that went to Hiroshima which was a ton of fun. It was weird to think that we have been in Japan for over a year now. Everyone was pretty excited about the mission joining and we are all ready work hard together. We know have around 130 missionaries in our mission so its pretty big. The meeting was great and a ton of fun. We didn't get home until around 7:30 so we didn't really get any time in for missionary work that day.

Friday - We ended up having a lesson with a guy that we thought for sure wasn't going to show up. It turned out alright but he didn't seem to take it too seriously. Hopefully we can help him progress a little better. Later that night we went to a YSA activity with an investigator. It was ping pong night. It was fun but wasn't planned too well so we kind of had to make it a little more fun. One thing that is great about Habikino is that we are in the outreach area so we can go every friday if we have someone to take. Its usually alot of fun and good for fellowshiping the investigator. Hopefully we can keep going.

Sat. - We decided that we were getting kind of bored of doing streeting all day so we tried some new ways to dendo. First we went to the rec center and they didn't have Bball but had ping pong so we figured we would give it a try. I have been playing a bit out here on p-days and thought i had gotten pretty good but man the old ladies there could have wiped us all over the floor if we had played them. There weren't any young people to talk with so we didn't stay for long but its something we want to try again sometime. We also tried going to a park but it was pretty dead.

Sunday - We had 2 investigators come to church which we were way excited about but had a few problems. It was Hashimotos 3rd time so we didn't really worry about him but the other investigator we had high hopes for if he liked church. He wasn't really able to make friends and the first sunday school lesson he went to was on the Law of Chasity... yeah so he left after that but we were still able to get another appointment. After church we went out streeting and this lady walked up to us and said follow me elders i want to talk to you but I am busy so walk with me. After following her around for a bit she took us to her house and showed us this box of pictures and business cards of missionaries from 30 years ago till about 2 or 3 years ago. It was insane, she has known missionaries forever. We got an appointment for next sunday and hopefully it goes well.

After the day was over and we were eating dinner we got a call from Hashimoto. His parents found out about him wanting to get baptized and stuff and told him if he did they would throw him out of the house. So for now we don't really have a solid date for him. He can still meet and come to church but being baptized might be a little tough. We don't have any really good prospects besides him so hopefully it all works out and we can still baptize him. There is still hope and we don't intend to give up but man it was pretty disappointing to get that phone call from him. Hopefully it all works out.

How was the trip to Oregon? Was Aunt Cami still as funny as ever? I am sure she was. Who won the world cup? Let me know how everything is going
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