This week went by pretty fast! But then again, every week does now!
We spent a lot of time on the train today so I don't have much time left...so this will probably be short!
We had several lessons planned with our investigators. But they fell through; they either cancelled or weren't home. So that was disappointing. We visited Yamamoto-san after church; but he was getting ready for work so we only had like 10 mins. He has a Book of Mormon already but hasn't read in a while so we went over some scriptures. He is busy but he said will call us for our next visit. Then we visited the Aoike family again. Carlotta wasn't able to read the BoM during the week because she got sick and she can't read Japanese too well(she's Filipino). We gave her a BoM in Tagalog and she said she would read it!
On Saturday, we had もちつき(mochitsuki- mochi pounding/making). It was so much fun and a ton of members came! The missionaries came early to prepare some of the ingredients. Mochi is one of my favorites though! Its basically pounded sticky rice. Making the mochi was the best part though. The rice goes into a bowl and you use large hammers to pound the rice. I wish we had もちつき back at home!
Last night, we had dinner with a family in the ward, the Dils. They are from New Zealand; I learned some cool lingo from them! Like "plaster" is the word they use for "bandage". I never thought I'd be learning anything else but Japanese here. Anyway, they fed us some amazing food! And the food kept coming! Dil 姉妹 made an amazing apricot pie and chocolate custard cupcake like things. It was so delicious! We thought our stomachs were going to explode from all the food we ate! We shared a short message about love, especially at home. It went great! They even gave us rice to take home; we needed it badly lol
So yeah, that was pretty much our week. We have more planned lessons this week, hopefully they all come through! I challenge all of you to show more love; especially to family members! The world needs more love so please spread it! Even a simple thank you goes a long way! With that said, thank you so much for the love and support! Until next week!
チャブ長老 or 茶武長老