Sunday, January 17, 2016

みなさんこんにちは! (Hello Everybody!)


This week was intense, much like camping. We had to run from place to place at the beginning of the week, and since then, we have had no money! It is so much fun! We are waiting for our reimbursement to go through, but we kept forgetting to send it and it should take about a week. Luckily, because people gave us some food in the food basket at church, we have enough food for the week, but probably not to do anything else! Oh well. But all is well in Gifu, we have talked to
lots of people and gotten lots of kekkos. Which means, "I'm fine" essentially. We found some people through phone dendo, where you just call former investigators on the phone and they are pretty great. One of them lives so far away that we teach her through Skype.

On Monday, we went and shopped and then that was pretty much it.

Tuesday was fun, we had a mogi lesson (role-play, practice) with the Imai family and they taught us some really good ways to teach the plan of salvation, they have been doing mogis with the missionaries for about forty years, and they take all of the best ideas from them and then teach the next missionaries. It is really good, they have a lot of examples that make it really easy to understand.

On Wednesday, we went to Japanese class, and my teacher is really sad, because I am abunai, dangerous. In other words, there is a pretty likely possibility that I will be transferred. And so next week, she wants to have me teach her about what I liked in Gifu, and what interesting things the missionaries do, etc. so it should be fun. And I will be able to say the things that I will need to say to the members in my next area!

On Thursday, we met with a British guy who we met before, it was not the one who yelled at us, but the one who was really cool and came up and talked to us shortly thereafter. His name is Joseph and he is hilarious, he has done lots of cool things and he knows lots of things about the culture and can teach us so we understand lots of things like that. Also, he used to work for the CIA, kinda cool. Then after lunch with Joseph,  we had a koukan (exchange) with Ogaki elders again! This time I was with Elder Dana in Gifu! It was way fun, we played Jenga and visited a bunch of Less Active Members, then we found out that a former investigator's house doesn't exist, or at least not where her address is. Instead there was a warehouse and this little shed with a dog that was so worked up over us being there, he couldn't decide to act tough or to be friendly. It was hilarious!

Then on Friday we had DTM and then an apartment inspection. It was good, we think we passed. Then we rushed over to Indo curry and that was great as always! Then we went and tried to visit more less active members.

On Saturday, we went to the Kakamigahara aerospace museum with a former investigator and we ended up teaching one of the workers a little bit and gave him a Plan of Salvation pamphlet and everything. It was cool. Then we went to Starbucks, which was weird and got some white hot chocolate. It was good, not coffee, but super weird to be there as a missionary.

On Sunday, it was Shokujikai! Which is translated to meal meeting! At the end of church it is like a potluck and people come and eat. Pretty great, we should start that in America. Our investigator
Yamamoto San, came and his wife was going to but she got sick. It was fun, he said he had a good time.

And that's about it for the week,  I hope you all had a great time and did some cool stuff, peace out homies!


Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum

Random statue right next to the eki that I've never seen before.

 Sometimes you have to take pictures with stuff.

Best elevator ever!

I found him!

I love this sink!


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