Happy Labor Day in Japan. Hope you all had a good week. Ours
was pretty good. We had Zone conference this week and got to hear some great
workshops by Pres Nakatsuka, as well as our AP's (assistants to the president) Elder Day, and Elder Yoza.
That was fun.
We were able to teach Itabayashi san and Daisuke san
this week as well. Itabayashi san is well on his way to being baptized. We
taught him the rest of the Commandments, and He was totally willing to
obey all of them. We get to go again tomorrow to teach him
about priesthood, and temples. Way excited. He is just progressing
right along and heading towards the water. As for Daisuke, we were able to
teach The Plan of Salvation, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to him in one
sitting. He really liked it, and told us that he is 100% going to get
baptized. Said he wasn't so sure about the 26th, and he still isn't sure when,
but I don't feel to worried about it. I think if we work hard, and teach him
right, he will be able to get all whited out and wet. It was really fun
talking with him about just being a missionary. He even straight up gave
us advice on being Bold as we teach. It was pretty funny.
Haven't had a
chance to do another lesson with Ritsuki kun yet, but he did come all the way
up to Sapporo for stake conference yesterday, and we were able to talk with
his Mom and get permission to continue teaching him. So he's ready to trudge
forward too. The stake (6 or so congregations or wards are under a stake) president even mentioned him in his talk yesterday. He
was pretty happy about that.
We were able to have a fun Sports
activity this Saturday as well. All the young men and Women and their friends
came, and we played sports at a gym near our apartment. I discovered I can
push out my diaphragm far enough that I look 3 months pregnant, and it
entertained them quite a bit. They all loved it especially when I would push
out my stomach and serve the ball, and then fall over in fake pain. It
was quite the adventure...
Anyway now that you have that info you
probably didn't care about, I just have to mention how much more I know that
the Book of Mormon is Gods word. I am now at Alma 31 in my reading in the
Japanese モルモン書。I've been impressed that the language is different, but that it, the meaning is the same, the stories are the same, and the spirit is the
same. Even across the language boundaries it emanates a spirit that
just says, it is true. The wonderful Promise of Moroni works for all
in any language in any place on the earth even in the little
apartment of the Elders of Muroran. Read it. You can feel it to. Be it
English, Japanese, Spanish, or Braille. You too can know. I promise that to
Well Im gonna be done for this week. This week is transfers, so it'll be interesting to see what happens.