Monday, July 20, 2015

Hiroshima - Week 14 (Total, week 33)

Hi guys! This week went by so fast and so slow at the same time I
don't even know what's going on anymore!
How is everyone? I hope good!
I'm doing really well out here. I have been in my area for a little
over 3 months, and I love it! The members here are so nice, and it has
been such an awesome experience working with them, and to have the
opportunity to see how strong of faith they have.
Yesterday, they had me speak in sacrament meeting. It was a little
rough, considering the topic was family and marriage! Don't worry
though, I didn't cry, mainly cause it was Japanese..
Our recent convert is doing well so far, we have been teaching him the
lessons over again, to make sure he understands everything. We have
been able to find some really cool investigators lately, and they have
been progressing lately, so that's good!
I still can't speak he language. But it's still fun! I can slightly
communicate now, so now I won't die if I'm stranded.. Haha jokuu.
We had splits this past week, and I went with an elder who is younger
than me. It really tested my Japanese, but it was good to do it. I
could see what I needed to work on more.
Nothing else really happened this week, still healthy, still moving,
still working.
Hope everyone is doing the same,, have a good week!

Hiroshima - Week 13 (Total, week 32)

Hi guys!
Finally met the new President! He is awesome!! He works for Lagoon,
and helps make roller coasters. We only had a 5 minute interview with
him, but it was still way awesome. And the spirit that surrounds him
is amazing!
We also got our training for area books on the iPads, so we should be
using those soon, which will be way nice!
Kawamura had his confirmation done yesterday, by Elder Gorski. He is
one transfer older than me, and was way nervous! But he did good. It
was way cool.
This past week we have met a lot of cool people! One person we met
yesterday was a guy from Portugal. We communicated through Japanese,
and found out that he was a member of our church when he was 18. He
said he was only in it for 3 years, and later found out that in those
3 years, he served a mission! California! It was crazy! Now he is in a
different Christian church, and is married to someone in that church.

Anyways. Love ya miss ya
Elder Davies

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hiroshima - Week 12 (Total, week 31)

This week I got my new companion! His name is Elder Allred! Last week
Elder Cascardi finished his mission, but is now traveling around
Japan! So I might see him today! This week one of our baptismal dates
might get baptized! His name is Kawamura (川村) He is way sweet. We're
not sure how great his testimony is, but he has a HUGE desire to be a
part of our church. I guess we will find out about his testimony on
Wednesday when we have his baptismal interview. We have been meeting
with him a lot, trying to see where his testimony has been, but he's
so nervous about being right, his answers are based on what he thinks
we want to know. But it's all good, I think we have done a poor job at
making him feel comfortable, so we will be doing better at that.
Elder Allred is a really good missionary, obedient and hard working.
He is from Draper, Utah, and is a way good missionary. He just came
from Okinawa, and said its not nearly as hot up here as down there.

For anyone wondering about the language.. Well, lets just say I still 
can`t speak very well. But I can talk with people now! :)
Anyways! Hope everyone is doing well!
Have a good week! Much love,
Elder Davies