Sunday, February 19, 2017

Don't breathe in...there are little hairs about

Well this week was 

First off on Monday, we had our good ol' pday activities and stuff. Then after dinner we started to tackle the "PI" list in our phone. For some reason none of the people in our phone showed up on our iPads, so we get to put all of them in.  We did that for a little bit went around town and found a Baskin Robbins. And then we came back for the night. That was when the fun started. Elder Whited needed a haircut for Saturday. Well, we are both poor and cheap missionaries, so he asked me to cut his hair. I have had the experience with Elder Greer doing this, but I only did the sides and back. It turned out ok, but not the best. This time I was to do the whole thing. So at first we didn't have clippers, but then the other Elders got home (right below us) and we asked if we could borrow theirs. Overall, I didn't do that bad of a job. There will be pictures and such at the end. 

Also we spent some time to clean this apartment on Monday and I just have to say that if you leave windows and a shower doing nothing for months, it is just nasty. Also the amount of long hairs all over the place is incredible. I am so glad we have dark floors. 

Then on Tuesday, we got to go try our hand at badminton and, just as always, I was pretty bad at it. But it was way fun. We also went around and discovered our area that day. 

On Wednesday, we have lots of eikaiwa, so it feels like we pretty much just did that. I really like eikaiwa though, so it was great. Also we had interviews with President Ishii, so it was a good day. 

Then on Thursday we just had planning in the afternoon and we went to get some things from daiso that were necessary to get. That night however, we went and played volleyball. Or at least kind of. It was soft volleyball. So kind of like tiny volleyball, with a tiny net, and a partially inflated dodgeball. So I actually could kind of spike it. But not that well still. It was pretty fun though, and now they are taking a break, (It is a pretty intense sport, they will need a month or so of break) and we will have to go back. Elder Kariya really likes sports dendo, so we have been doing a lot of that here. Good way to find people. 

Then on Friday, we cleaned our apartment because the Elders from Komatsu were coming down to stay the night for the conference the next day. We also had an awesome member appointment and it was amazing. This is literally the best ward in the history of ever. We talked about member missionary work and they started to share about how they had started to introduce some of their friends to the gospel the week before! Without being asked to share! And the whole ward is like that. It is super nice. Then we had ping pong night and we forgot to tell lots of people that we were starting it up, so only some eikaiwa students came and our ward mission leader happened to show up by chance. Then we went and got the Elders from the eki. That was a fun night. We were all getting ready for the conference and ironing our shirts and such. It was fun to get to see those two again. (They were in the same zone as Elder Whited and me last transfer). 

Then on Saturday we had our mission conference. It was super nice to see all the missionaries that I know and to meet some new ones. And one of the new bean-chans is from West Valley and knows some of my friends from high school. That was weird. Also this was probably the last time that I will see any of the sisters that I came out with until after the end. It was pretty sad and I will miss them. Then Elder Holland came a spoke to us, as well as Elder Yamashita and Elder Whiting from the Area Presidency. It was such a great time. He (Elder Holland) talked about the importance of loving your mission and how personal a mission actually is. And yes, he is a pulpit pounder. Then that night the other Elders' investigator, Hattori san, was baptized. He was super excited and when he walked in he asked when he gets to share his testimony. It was super cool to feel the difference of testimony of an Apostle and of a newly baptized person. But the spirit was just about as strong in the room. It was a really good day. And unfortunately, I had to play the piano for the baptism. 

Then on Sunday, we got to go with the Young Men for Priesthood meeting. It was a super good lesson and I really like the Young Men. They are all really solid and they want to work hard. It was cool to see how comfortable they are with inviting someone in to their classroom. And the other Elders' investigator iori came and he had a great time I think. 

I love the gospel and all the amazing opportunities that we have from it. Jesus is the Christ and truly suffered for our sins. Through the Atonement of Christ we can really do anything. I am amazed at how we can always start over and the amazing power that we get from Christ. We can truly use the Atonement for our life. Not only just in forgiving our sins and overcoming our weaknesses, but we use the power of the Atonement for everything if we try. We can use it to learn to ride a bicycle, to speak Japanese, to read our scriptures, to pass our math test, or to just be able to forgive someone who did us wrong. Truly it is amazing. 

I will end with a quote from Confucius, "To be wronged or robbed is nothing unless you continue to remember it."

I hope you all have a great week. 

Elder Richardson

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