I can't remember if I told you this last Monday or not, so I'll tell it again. Sorry, if I told you last week. Nakajima shimai called us up on Monday and told us her son and family were coming over and she wanted us to meet them. Cute, right?! Love this steki family. Got to share about the plan of salvation and Book of Mormon a little bit. Wonderful testimony builder. Oh, how I long to be as good as Nakajima shimai.
District meeting. Always great. I taught everyone how to make baptismal calendars for our investigators with baptismal dates. That was great. I love training!! Also, I think I might have told you this, but Koga is known for getting flat tires. It is such a big area and we use our bikes everywhere we go, so we get flats super easy. So, the elders helped us learn how to fix it on our own. That was great too. Itou san. This is Nishi Shimai (mother of Usui shimai, Usui kyoudais wife). Love her so much.
She is adorable. She helped us with Itou sans lesson. Itou san is kind of
an eternal investigator.Found him in the area book. First time meeting him
this week. It is so important to always teach with a purpose. I feel like most
eternal investigators that I have run into have been taught by previous missionaries just for a knowledge, and not with a purpose of baptism in mind. You are never pushing someone when you are inviting them to come unto Christ and be saved. We went to visit one of our investigators this one day totsuzen. It took us about one hour to find the place. Well, the it turned out she wasn't home. I told sister Owens we were going to find someone I this area because wherever we go, we are on the lords errand. Mounted our bikes and I saw a lady with a cute dog and said, she is the one. Went up to her. Turns out she speaks pretty good english and is very open to learning about religion. Showed us her house, gave us her number. She doesn't have a job and we can visit whenever! Wow! Cool, right?! The gospel is true! Her name is Akiko san by the way. So we found out last monday that we missed Okada Shimai's bday by a few days, so we threw a little party/lesson on Wednesday. So much fun!
Weekly planning. I have become quite the fan of planning. I remember at the start of my mission I just wanted to go out and do, do, do. Although that is still my desire, I have learned the value of planning. It helps everything go along so smoothly. I don't know how I survived without a planner before my mission. I love my missionary planner. That and my iPad. If I have those two things, I pretty much have everything. I think you will all enjoy this next story. So I called the office couple that are at the honbu to get my card number for money that I wanted. Elder Evans checked on it for me and replied in a shocked voice, you have tons of money on your card! Some missionaries have quite a bit, but that is the most money I have ever seen left on a card. I had to just giggle and say, yeah, my family wouldn't be surprised. :) Went to Toma kuns Undoukai (sports day) and Nakajima shimai came too to support him. Just spent a little bit of our lunch hour there and left. Japan school is just too fun looking!!