We met this this less active on Monday named I. She was awesome! Recently she hasn't met us but for some reason she said yes to meeting us and we had a great talk about how God helps us through different ways. She thinks God hasn't helped her throughout her depression. But in reality she realized that every time when she was at her lowest, the missionaries came around. She recognized that! She may start to progress!
The next few days we spent in Kagoshima for getting the iPads and other training. We learned so much!
Today we were in Kagoshima for a training called common sense dendo. Elder Mcclain, who is a transfer above me, and Elder Boyden, who is transfer 6. They nailed a lot of simple things that we tend to forget. It was really good to recap and I hope I can master these things before the end on my mission. Then I can tell other missionaries the same thing. Then we went and did some dendo with some other missionaries. I was paired up with Elder Bunker from Colorado. He is a transfer 1 missionary. We were by the church so we hit up a lot of people that have been taught before. But we almost got the cops called on us. It wasn't the best experience for the poor kid but it taught us to be more respectful to people who are angry. Then we came home and taught eikaiwa. The kids are wild and it is so hard to teach them. Especially when you are tired. I made a lot of new friendships in the mission. So many kind people here in Japan. One thing I learned today is patience when getting angry. It was hard towards the end of the day to be more kind. But I hope I can always do better. Through a heist and trying my best, I can overcome this!
A cool miracle was when this girl named S brought her friend to eikaiwa. Her name is Yu. Hopefully we can start talking to them about the gospel.
Thursday was a good day! We had weekly planning but before that we were at the church waiting for an investigator to come, but he didn't. But we did talk to the guy who lives right next to the church. He was super nice and we got to invite him to the bbq that is coming up soon. Then we had weekly planning. We headed out and started to dendo. We are trying really hard to focus on working 50-50. We did pretty well and met this family called the M family. They liked how we were there to strengthen families. We will meet them on Saturday.
Then we met Ya. We were able to have him say he was smoking but he says that he wants to try to quit for one day. What a blessing! We will meet him tomorrow.
We had a few lessons in the afternoon and dendoed at night. We first met with S San. It was ma ma lesson. (I have no idea what he meant by this.) Just because we didn't tell the members what we wanted to talk about. So it became really barabara.she was really cool about the whole thing. (Again, no idea what he meant. Lets blame it on auto correct on his iPad.)She still doesn't know what God to believe in. It's a little hard for her right now just because of her grandma was hard core Buddhist. But in the end we just look at the fruits of the gospel. Hopefully she can pray and really feel for herself what is true.
Then we headed to Ya. The lesson was really long because we were both really tired. But he said that he would live the law of tithing if he were to get baptized.
Then we talked to Y shims. We talked about tithing as well. She is so incredibly kind to us.
After dinner we headed to N, streeting along the way. N wasn't there or rather his dad was busy with dinner. We started to house and we met this man that was going to a different church that he doesn't really know if it is true or not. He is only going because his wife is going. Hasn't gotten baptized yet but is still learning. Another guy was from Vietnam and he said he has learned about Christ. He said he wanted to meet so he will call us. Met two young people who said they would meet with us. I'm super excited!
Saturday we met a guy from Syria. He was soooo cool. We will met him soon. Also met an American who came here a month ago. It turns out that Maris kaicho knows her. So things look good for her.
Sunday was amazing! Sa is still uncertain about baptism because she doesn't want eternal life. She doesn't understand what it really is. She thinks it's just an extension of this life including pain and suffering. In reality it is a rest for eternity from those things.
K came out of no where and came to church. He changed back and wants to come!
Also this really old lady we housed into yesterday came to church as well. She came just to listen and she loved it. Crazy coooool blessings.