Friday, October 23, 2015

Futenma, Okinawa - Week 26 (Total, week 45)

We had splits this week with the Zone Leaders. Learned a lot. We found quite a bit of new people to teach. Too bad so far, we haven't been able to meet with too many of them. Mot is probably going to have to be delayed til next year. His dad is very against him getting baptized. He turns 20 in January (in Japan 20 is of age). But he is still doing good, still comes to church every week, still meeting with him, and having lessons with members. 

Life has been good out here on the mission, every week goes by faster and faster. I find myself on here emailing again, not remembering anything that happened. Things have been good though. 

We just found out that Elder Barker broke his arm in the MTC and is going to have to get it fixed. We still aren't sure whether or not he will be staying or if he will have to go and get it fixed in the states. 

UPDATES next week! Love you all!
Elder Davies

PS, if you want to be taken off the list let me know. I won't feel bad. I know what it's like getting these emails. :)

Futenma, Okinawa - Week 25 (Total, week 44)

Futenma is awesome! The ward here is way sweet! This past week has gone by so fast. And doing messages in English is weird. Our English class here is huge. We have about 30-50 people who come every week. Elder Barker and I are really going to start focusing on trying to make some of those people new investigators. 

This past week was Elder Barker's Birthday. We honestly didn't do too much for it, I'm a horrible trainer. But the Sister's in our area are awesome, so they did some things. 

We went out to eat at an all you can eat place with the Hughes. It was a blast. He served in Fukuoka as well, and told us all sorts of stories about when he was on a mission. 

We scheduled a baptismal date with our investigator named Mot. He is a part member family. He has 6 siblings. 3 of them are members, and are also returned missionaries. His mom is less active. He comes with one of his active brothers every week. He is a way sweet kid. He is about 20 years old. He has heard all of the lessons, so we are restarting them, but really teaching to find out his needs, and fill them. He got sick over the weekend, so we haven't been able to meet with him for a little, but we plan on meeting with him again this week. 

Everything is going well here still. Have a sick week.

Elder Davies

Futenma, Okinawa - Week 24 (Total, week 43)

How is everyone? 

This week has been good. It was a very long week, with lots to do, but we are finally getting comfortable with everything. 

We had interviews this last week, and it went way well. We got trained on how to do member work. They taught us different ways to get referrals from the members. It was a pretty cool training, and it will be interesting to see the difference in our mission from it. 

Elder Barker, my new companion straight from the MTC is doing really well. We have been working hard to see some success in this area. We have talked to a lot of people recently, and have some pretty strong potential inv's.

We have 2 pretty strong investigators right now. 
Mot, and Tai. Mot is in his 20's. His brother and sister are returned missionaries, and are way supportive. His parents though are not as supportive. He has a way good heart, and I feel like will make the right choice in the end. We have a lesson with him on Tuesday, our first, so we will see how that goes. 
Tai is also in his 20's. He has been an investigator for quite some time now. He is a college student, and is from Tokyo. He likes going to church, and likes all of the members. The only problem is that he is not a big fan of reading the BoM. We also have a lesson with him on Tuesday.

Everything is going really well here. Things should starting pushing off here soon, will let you know more next week! 

Much love,
Elder Davies