Another month coming to a close..Time passes way too quickly!! We had quite a lot of finding time this week, especially because our investigators are busy and couldn't meet. Lots of ups and downs, but hey, that's life!
On Tuesday, we went to 弥生台(Yayoidai) and streeted around there. We got to talk to and older man who spoke English pretty much fluently. He mentioned that he was in America when Kennedy was shot and he was in Germany when the Berlin Wall was up. So he's done a lot of traveling. We talked to a high school student after. When we started talking about the モルモン書, his eyes lit up and he got excited. We gave him a モルモン書 and he said he would definitely read it! He's busy with studies but we got his phone number! Hopefully we see him soon!
英会話 was wild this week! The message this week was "I Feel Joy When I am Obedient". My companion wanted to do a little game to demonstrate. There was a circle on the board and the goal was to draw an X in the middle of it while being blindfolded. One of our investigators, Tan-san, volunteered. He is from Vietnam and he has a very heavy accent. He put on the blindfold and then asks, "Who's handkerchief is this?" Then my companion says "It's mine!". He responds, "Oh I love the smell!" Everyone burst into laughter and my companion turned into a tomato :p We later found out that it was a good smell at least!
So with 與座(Yoza)姉妹's birthday being on Friday, a lot of people wanted to celebrate. After 英会話 on Wednesday, the students got together and had a surprise for her. We had poppers, snacks, and then one of the students, Takeno-san, played "Happy Birthday", Disney's "When You Wish Upon a Star" and an Okinawa folk song on the flute! It was awesome! Everyone is sooo kind here!
Sunday night was amazing as well! We we went out an walked towards the 駅. We talked to a couple people but they weren't too interested. We still hadn't fulfilled our goals for the day and we were running out of time. We kept pushing for it. Then we saw 3 high schoolers. I said hello to them and they stopped; normally groups don't stop but they did! We talked to them a bit; they were way into soccer and one has been playing for 10 years. Then we started talking about what we do as missionaries. One of the guys knew a lot about Jesus Christ and Christianity already, so it was easy for him to understand and explain to his friends. In the end, we gave all 3 of them a モルモン書 and they said they would like to learn more! Unfortunately all their phones were dead because they were playing PokemonGo (they showed us proof) and couldn't give us their number. Apparently a lot of Japanese people don't have their phone number memorized. Go figure! We gave them ours and they said they will call us soon!
We reached our goal of handing out 3 Book of Mormons and talking to 5 people that night. That experience strengthened my testimony of setting goals. I know that if we set goals and strive to achieve them, God will help us!
So that's about all the time I have for today. I spent a lot of time working on a video for the zone's "Peaks and Pits" conference call every Sunday night. I played 4 different characters on 4 different videos. When I put them together, it'll be like they are talking to each other on a Skype call! It was harder than I thought :p I'll be going up to headquarters tonight for Family Home Evening; it'll be about a 1.5 hour train ride! また来週ね