Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hiroshima - Week 7 (Total, Week 26)

I stayed in Hiroshima, with my same companion, so it didn't even feel like a transfer went by. This transfer is only 5 weeks long, since our Mission President is going home. My companion is also going home after this transfer, so we will see how he is ;) 

Nothing too crazy happened this week. I'll tell you a little about our Cambodian investigator. He is about 35. He has 6 younger siblings. He came to Japan so he could support them. He works everyday from 6am-6pm, except Sundays, and makes 750 yen an hour. Which is about $7. He is the kindest man I've ever met, and I have never heard him complain about anything. It's definitely eye opening to see people like this in the world, and become part of their lives. Anytime I feel like I want to complain, or if I'm sick, or feel like not working, I think about people like this. I hope this can help you guys this week. 

Love you guys. 

Elder Davies

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hiroshima - Week 6 (Total, Week 25)...1/4 done!

Transfers are this week! But I'm probably staying here with Elder Cascardi so no worries!
Elder Cascardi and I went to Miyajima last Monday. It is an island pretty close by. It was way pretty! We went to an aquarium there and saw a bunch of penguins running around! I also bought a samurai sword there :) 
For my birthday we went and ate out as a district. 4 man district. And the next day a lady in our ward took us out to eat at the same place!
We also had a tokoyaki (octopus) party on Sunday with some less actives and members. We also set a baptismal date with the Cambodian guy, so that was way cool! 
Well. That's this week. Hope everyone has a good week, and thanks for all the birthday wishes!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hiroshima - Week 5 (Total, week 24)

This week has gone by crazy fast. This past week we finally found some good investigators. We have done a ton of dendo this past week, it has been the most contacting I've done on my mission so far. 
This past week we were housing and ran into a big drunk Japanese guy. He was bigger than me. He came out and told us to leave and then walked us out of the building very angrily, he looked as if he were about to beat us up the whole time. And no offense but my companion isn't be biggest kid, it was scary. 
We also tried basketball dendo this week, and went to a sports center place and played basketball. We met a bunch of teenaged kids, and made friends with them. We invited them all to Eikaiwa. It actually felt normal talking to them, and not like I was a robot missionary. 
This transfer is almost over and it's insane. This past week for my birthday a family in the ward made a cake for the May birthdays. They had a piece of chocolate that looked like me on it, and they sang happy birthday to me. It was an awesome birthday :) 
Happy Mother's Day everyone :)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hiroshima - Week 4 (Total, week 23)

Hmm.. not too much crazy happened this week. 
We had another training this last Friday by an elder who is dying in our mission. He had a lot of good dendo tricks that we could apply into our missionary work, like when to find, when to have lessons,
etc. it was way convenient.  Having an iPad is way useful, but can get very distracting at times. Hopefully all the missionaries (including me) will be able to stay focused on the work and not get taken over.
This week we met a really nice family. Their daughter is in her lower 30s and is handicapped, and they are retired and take care of her. The dad is super nice and was way happy to see us. The daughter likes English, and used to come to our Eikaiwa. We talked with them for a bit and after the dad told us to come back anytime. We visited them again later in the week, just planning on talking with the girl, but she was distracted by a video game, so we ended up talking with the dad, he asked a lot about our church, and we taught him the whole first lesson and gave him a Book of Mormon. 
We did a ton of finding this past week, and didn't really get to teach all that much, hopefully all this hard work will soon pay off, if not, looks like I'll have to work a bit harder :)
Love ya
Elder Davies

Kyle’s companion, Elder Cascardi wrote a little bit this week also:
Thank you so much for the prayers. When we are really tired, sometimes
strength comes suddenly and every time that happens I fell it's
because everyone is the world is praying for us right now.
Thank you

This is "Indy" as in Indiana Jones.....haha

Elder Davies and Elder Cascardi with a couple primary children.