... Because I type on a giant cell phone ... that's why.
Why would you teach the english class about singles awareness? on valentine's day? Isn't Valentine's Day in Japan about love and couples?
It's actually about girls giving guys chocolate, and then on March fourteenth the guys give back like three times as much, so really ... it's about investments.
Did you feel any of the three earthquakes that occurred on Tuesday morning?? Any damage? or injuries?
We shook a little bit, but it wasn't bad at all.
Have your ever ridden around Lake Tiga? Is some of it outside your area?
I've actually run around it with some people ... and biked farther south than it, so I hope it's not outside of my area.
Any winter type weather the past week?
It snowed once. But melted promptly.
Did you ever find the Abiko house just north of Abiko station?
Have you ever been to Komoyamamaomoyama Park? (how do they fit that on a sign?)
小山真央も山 is how they fit it on the sign ... I have never heard of it though ...
Is nutella expensive in Abiko?
Like eight dollars ...
Have you ever seen the man who brings your packages on his motorcycle
Yes ... I would say moped though ...
If you could serve in any area that you haven't served in, what area would it be?
... well, I don't know since I have not been there. But probably Tokyo.
Do you ever get hayfever? We've heard it can be really bad in Japan!
Have you heard of the Shake Shack? It's AMAZING! Only in Cali and NY and Tokyo is getting one!!
I'll look it up!
Do you ever tract at houses? Neighborhoods or just Apartments?
Did you know Elder Turley will be back in the middle of March?
Yes, the 16th so next transfer!
Do you ever use the rock climbing strength ball we sent you? BE HONEST!
Yes, every morning I do five hundred on each arm.
Does your companion get a lot of letters in the mail? If you say yes, we will be motivated by our need to win any competition!
No. I get way more than him ... he feels bad actually.
Do you and your companion live alone now? Is it weird without another set of missionaries?
We listen to the same two CDs over and over and over again ... I think we're are going crazy!
How was this week for new investigators?
See my week!!!
|Sunset in Abiko|
|Lonely Boats of Teganuma|
Smashed dreams ... running!!! Whoo!!! Don't quit your marathon! You already signed up! You already promised to beat people!! Thanks for the good role model for contacts btw. I really look up to him ... I've been training, slowly working up to it ... JK. I switch them out every sixish weeks. The sauce seems ... sorry ... your friends ... I can't call them the sauce ... seem pretty cool ... I'm confused at why you're making faces in every picture you send me, you are no longer smiling with a clenched jaw like you so vehemently taught me to do ... what happened? Cool about four dinner nights though ... not going to lie, I'm insanely jealous.
Stormmageddon!! That's hilarious about the civil war book. I almost died ... I'm glad that your talk went well, and you were able to have a good time with it. Also that you were able to learn a lot from it. Whenever we have a district meeting, I always have people that are struggling with something give a training in it ... cuz they always learn the most, and improve. It's way nice!!! That's no good about your finger, I will be more careful now when I cut stuff for lunch, having some extra finger meat doesn't sound too good ...
So this week.
Last Tuesday. We taught brother Y-San!! And he's reading the Book of Mormon!!! In English and Japanese and Chinese! It's so cool!!!
Wednesday we taught Brother A-San, and then went to eikaiwa. We committed A-San today ... it was a boss lesson!!!
Thursday! Weekly planning and then we called A-San to see if he had prayed, and he said that he had, and his answer was given to him by Jesus, and he was to forget his sins, move on with life, and now he wants to get baptized!! Way sweet!!
Friday, we met with Brother I-San, he plays professional rugby. And then he came to ping ping, turns out he's really good too!! It was crazy!!! He's going to read he Book of Mormon as well!?!
Saturday at eikaiwa we taught the good people english, and then met with Pete our friend from New Jersey, and had ramen and gyoza, it was way good. He's going to read the Book of Mormon everyday as well now too!!?
Sunday, Brother A-San came to church, the only one, and then we visited Brother W-San, and it was nice, we had noodles with him, and talked. He's had a rough time recently it seems.
Monday (P-Day moved to Tuesday). We went to see Elder Ballard talk to the missionaries! And we got to sing for him!! It was sick, like a choir of ten of us ... way legit!!! President Rasband and Bishop Stevenson came as well ... it was like a mini General Conference. Then we went and taught Brother K-San ... he's way good, we explained The Book of Mormon and it was way good ... he's also going to read it all.
Then we went to FHE at Takei Shimai's home, and taught Brother J-San and his friend W-San ... on Sunday when Takei Shimai took them both to the Elder Ballard Conference, W-San got a blessing form the Bishop in Nakano, and now he's crazy healthy, and is a hundred and eighty degree difference than he was before ... it's way legit! He's reading the Book of Mormon ... sweet!! And we're meeting him again to give him a blessing for peace of mind, and tomorrow we'll teach him about God an stuff!!! Way golden!!!
So yeah, that was the week, so today, we just got a call from Takei Shimai and our time got cut q little chirst this week.
This week I have been thinking a lot about hope. Sometimes it seems that there is no more hope, and that all is lost, and we're angry with God, and we don't understand and its insanely frustrating!! But when those times come, we have to humble ourselves, and see that God knows best for us. And he might be holding things back so that we can grow, he doesn't do things for us ... so that we can learn how to do them ourselves. If mom always fed me, I would have no idea how to eat, no idea how to drive if I always got rides, so he have to work, we have to struggle and try new things, and then when we look back, and we've succeeded, it's nice, it's easy, and we see to at God really was helping us all along! This week I've been trying to see the hand of God In my life more, and I think that I may have been expecting a little to much of the work to come from him ... so this week I wanna see tons of miracles, so I'm going to do tons of work!!! I hope that you all have a wonderful week!!!
Love you all, and pray for you always!!!!