Monday, May 1, 2017

Adventure is Out There

Well, this week was rather interesting. We did a lot of fun stuff. Also, we had a lot of stuff that was a little less than fun happen. Essentially, the thing that Elder Jones and I learned was outlined in Elder Choi's talk this past conference. Simply to look up, and not around. I really think that is as true and great principle. The most important thing is not what other people are doing, but what you are doing and why you are doing it. 
Anyway, the highlights of this week were that we found some great people to teach, started teaching other people that we have been trying to meet with and we got transfer announcements. Luckily, I get to stay in Gokiso, but Elder Jones is going to be leaving us and he will go all the way over to Hamamatsu in the Shizuoka zone. (If you don't know the geography of Japan, that is in between Nagoya and Fuji and in the same zone as Fuji).
Well with that said, I will talk about the lessons that we got to do this week. On Thursday, we got to teach our friend Konal about the Book of Mormon and we gave3 him a copy in Hindi. Well it turns out that Hindi is not his native language. They also don't have it translated into his language. Luckily, he reads Hindi and understands it just as fine as reading like normal. Well, we got to teach him about the importance of prayer and reading the Book of Mormon and he is really learning a lot. He said that he likes learning about this and he said that he will get baptized, but just wants to wait until he is ready. Then right after his appointment, we had a dinner with our Peruvian family, the Watanabes. So we were also able to bring Konal with us to that and it was really fun.
On Saturday, we were able to meet with Richard, who is a man from Nigeria that we met on the street a few weeks ago. We went and had dinner with him and he is really interested in our church. It was a lot different teaching someone that has a really strong knowledge of the Bible. It was really fun though and he really likes a lot of the things that we believe in. For example, he said that the leader of the church should be decided in case something happens. And we were able to explain the system for what happens if we were to need to get a new prophet. He really liked everything that we were able to talk about. It was pretty cool.
Well, we also had transfer calls and I already spilled the beans on what Elder Jones is doing, which may leave you to wonder what is going to happen with your beloved Elder Richardson. I mentioned that I will stay in Gokiso. I will also get a new companion who is a stud. I have gotten to know him already and we were in the same zone when he was a bean and then after that he went to Gifu when I was in Ichinomiya. Well, for those of you who don't keep track of transfers, this is our one and only Elder Mendoza. I am way excited to work with him. It will be fun.
Well that's really all that I remember super well, so this was short. Amen.
Just remember to always look up.
Elder Richardson

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Transfer Calls
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