So uh yeah we have a double baptism scheduled for today at 7:00!
Rei and Shun are their names and we met with them 4 times this past week and got everything taught and they are following all the commandments and everything. They passed their interviews on Saturday and came to church yesterday so they are 100% good to go. We are way excited for them and it should be a really good service. President and Sister McIntyre are coming also so we are a little nervous but it should go ok. I will get to baptize Rei and Suzuki will baptize Shun. It should be really great.
Monday - We had a lesson with Shun and Rei this night. We taught the last half of Lesson 2 and Tithing. The lesson didn't go as well as I hoped it would have but they accepted the commitment to pay tithing after being baptized. We did it at a members house and they fed us some way good food and did a good job in the lesson and helped us out.
Tuesday - We had a training mtg. for the District Leaders in the zone which was about working with members. We are going to try our best to get them to work with us a little better so we can get referrals. Hopefully it all works out and we can work together better since at the moment its pretty much just the missionaries but I think we can change that if we focus on it. Other than the mtg. we didn't have anything else.
Wednesday - We had a lesson in the morning with Hashimoto and taught about faith and desire. It went pretty well but he still isn't changing which is too bad. We had an appointment with Rei and Shun. We taught about The Gospel of Jesus Christ, 10 Commandments, Law of Chastity, Sabbath Day and Obeying and Honoring the Law. Yeah, it was pretty dang big lesson. They accepted it all which was pretty cool and the family we taught with fed us a bunch of Sushi and were great in the lesson.
Thursday - We worked hard all day but didn't have a lot of luck unfortunately.
Friday - Had an exchange with the ZL's. I got to go to an area called Sekime. Its right in Downtown Osaka and man.... IT IS HUGE. So many people there its crazy. It was a fun exchange and nice to get a break. I learned a lot from it.
Sat. - We had Rei and Shun's interviews for baptism and they both went through. After getting stuff planned with them we went out to dendo but not a lot of luck.
Sun - both Rei and Shun came to church which made it so they could be baptized the next day. They seemed pretty excited and the members were happy too. After church we had a meal with members which was pretty fun.
So yeah miracles happen. Even with this crazy stuff going on all transfer the Lord really decided to bless us here in Habikino. I am way thankful that I was able to teach these 2 awesome guys. They were so prepared and I didn't really do anything except for teach they accepted it all so quick. I just hope they stay strong after being baptized. It definately strengthened my testimony if we just work hard through tough times with faith and desire stuff will happen even if its the last P-day of the transfer. :) Our baptism is from 7:00 tonight and I will make sure to get pictures and send them to you next week.
For sure one of us is going to transfer but I have no idea who is going to go so I might be somewhere else next week.
Thanks for everything
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