This week was phenomenal!! I loved every second of it, I have been just on a spiritual high from Elder Nelsons training and trying to apply his teachings to my life!!
This week was way way way fun! On Tuesday I got to go on splits with the zone leaders which was way way amazing! They are both stud missionaries and such amazing examples! The Elder that I went with was Elder Bullock, it his last transfer in the field, so he has 2 weeks left on his mission! We went out to the beach to find some new people and to invite people to the sports activities that we have been setting up, and watching him do missionary work was something else. He was such a good example of what a good missionary should be like. It was such a great learning experience, we just talked with people and became friends and they become so much more willing to talk with us. They think the foreign white dudes are cool, so they wanted to talk with us. And they are always blown away that we speak Japanese. Well at least he did, I am still learning. But we met a lot of great people and had so many amazing and funny experiences hahahahaha
Our eikawa is one of my favorite things that we do. It is the free english class that the missionaries put on, it is so fun! Especially since me and another Elder, our district leader Elder Jameson, get to teach kids eikaiwa!! It is a stinking blast, all these little kids are just crazy, they are running around we just sing lots of songs and try to go over something like colors or animals or something along those lines. It is a blast!!!!
Funny story, we have a man in our ward who is Indonesian! His only name is risky, just risky. How sick is that? Our district leader asked him if he could have another name what it would be and he just looked at him and said "Business" hahahahahah we were dying. He is so awesome!
These week we got a ton of sports activities set up, we are trying to really focus on getting a better image for religion in Japan. Japan does not have good experiences with religion but the view is getting better more and more. They are starting to understand the importance and need for religion. So on Saturday we set up a ping pong tournament and had some kids come as well as a basketball game on Saturday! It was a blast!! It was so good to play basketball! We had one kid who is just so cool, his name is Akio and he stayed with us all day, he is so great!
I love this work so much, the work is progressing so well!
I just want to end with my testimony on this Easter week.
I know that Christ truly lived on this Earth, he taught and he testified, he was perfect in every possible way. He was our perfect example. I know that he suffered through things that we could never possibly imagine in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the Cross at Calvary, he loves each of us individually, he knows each of our problems and all of our needs. He wants us to be better, he wants us to take advantage of his atonement and to be changed through his power and his sacrifice. I love Jesus the Christ with all of my heart, and am so grateful to be able to dedicate my whole life to him over these next two years.
I love you all so much!!
I almost forgot!! It is Sakura season here in Japan! The BYU-tiful cherry blossoms stinking everywhere!! We have gotten some great pics with them that I will send along!!
Love you all
HOPPY EASTER! (get it hoppy #StillFunny)
Me with a prince charming we found in the mall last p day as well hahahaha
companions that cook together preach the gospel together :)
...So I just barely got a call from one of the counselors in our mission presidency who lives in our area so we know him really well! He just called and said that they don't want missionaries wearing lighter suits while teaching and doing missionary work as much anymore, so he wants me to only wear my light grey one for mission meetings and things like that...and then he invited me to go suit shopping with him today, he wants me to buy a new suit with him hahahahahahaha it was a funny conversation he is an awesome guy. So I may be buying a new suit today I don't know how much money is in my account! I took out that two hundred to buy random things I needed like sweat pants to sleep in and a rain suit, so I have about a hundred and fifty of that left (haven't bought my rain suit yet, there is an old one that was left in our apartment that I may steal) But just so you know! I am not sure exactly what the counselor wants but I guess I am going on a shopping spree with him today ;) whoot.
Love you tons,