Monday, December 1, 2014

Short but sweet!

Eating Sushi (not sure red photo problems)

Raw Sushi

Cool story I'll share very quick, about Enduring to the End, and then I'm sorry, I needed to send other people things, and don't have time. I did send a bunch of pictures though so hopefully that will be good.

So on Wednesday we decided to go out to part of our area that we don't get to go to very often, called Boyodai. As part of this excursion we go out to an area near that called Shinko. Well we got to Boyodai, and Elder Rostedt wasn't feeling to well. I was thinking that we were probably going to wind up needing to go back earlier than we wanted to go back. But he was able to tough it out all the way to the end, and in the very end (litterally that last guy we visited) we picked up a new investigator that seems fairly Goldenish. About as Golden as Japan can get. We had met him and talked to him the last time we went out, but this time he invited us in. We were able to teach him about prayer, and the restoration, and God. The comment he kept making was "Shukyo" which means religion. It seemed hard for him to grasp, but he was very friendly and seemed like he wanted to try. He took some of our pamphlets, and said he'd read them, and we got an appointment to come back. We'll see where it goes. But yeah moral of the story is to endure to the end, and God will Exalt thee on High.
Well time is up. Love you all.
Till next week.
Elder Eliot

These are Daikon, they are very big radishes.

Some answers to dad's questions.My comp is like an Australian. He works me fairly hard. Not to hard this week though. He was sick. Lol.

No turkey :( but we did have a special Thanksgiving English class. We taught people Thanksgiving vocab and had a potluck, and someone brought rotisserie chicken from Costco. 

A fair amount of people know enough English I can communicate with them, or I do just know enough Japanese to be fine. 

Church is a lot different here. The whole ward (congregation) only has about 40 people that come to church. We do a variety of different methods of Dendo (contacting people). Currently we only have a few Investigators, and some of them we don't get to teach very often. Most of our time is spent finding though. We do try to visit less/not active members quite a bit. 

My day is wake up at 6:30am, Shower, breakfast, study, lunch, dendo, dinner, dendo, planning, sleep. 

Otaru is literally Elk Ridge, on steroids, in big city form. I would never want to live here, but it's a cool area.

Elder Rostedt cooking, something
Is that fried Spam?

English Class Thanksgiving Dinner

Another yummy dinner

What can I say?
Yubari Melon, yum!
Faith and Works!!!

Making cookies for our friends
Otaru Chocolate Factory Tour for P-Day
City from the Park
Otaru Park

Sea of Japan in the distance