Monday, March 7, 2016

Hiroshima (East) - Countdown, 37 weeks!

This past week was very stressful. Pretty much all of our appointments didn't happen. People called and canceled, didn't show up, or said they were just too busy. We taught a few recent converts which are all doing very well, but other than that, things have been crazy. 
As for me, I am doing well. I have been out on my mission for a little over a year. The Japanese is.. well.. it still sounds like jibberish. But my testimony for the gospel has come a long way. Each and every day it grows. My love for the Savior and His Atonement increase each and every time I study or use it. Recently I have been reading Jesus the Christ (really slowly), but I have learned so much about Him, and what He did for us. It truly is amazing the sacrifice that was made. I hope all of you are remembering to do the little things to remember Him each and every day. 

Hope everyone is doing well. 

This week is transfer week. 

Love you!
Elder Davies

Hiroshima (East) - Countdown, 38 weeks!


Monday - Just Dendou.

Tuesday - Same, Elder Pettit in my apartment got called to AP so I am now taking care of the zone training 2 missionaries, and taking care of 2 areas by myself for the next 2 weeks. It is very busy, but a lot of fun at the same time.

Wednesday - Just Dendou then Eikaiwa

Thursday - Said Bye Bye to Elder Pettit. Had Weekly Planning as a 3 some, and learned about all of the inv's in the Hikari area. We then went and started dendouing, and visited members. The Tanaka family. They are the best!! When we visited them, they gave us referrals (which are rare in Japan). Then more dendou. 

Friday - Dendou

Saturday - Saturday was CRAZY. Right when we woke up, we went and ate at the Kunz (Americans from Utah working in Japan) family's house. DELICIOUS. then at 10:30 we had a lesson with the Komarus. I had the 2 new missionaries teach it to them, and I helped just a little. It went well. Then at 11:30 we had to bike real fast to the mall, and ate with a Vietnamese guy named Pham. He was an old investigator, but was suddenly dropped. Right after that, we got on a train and rode 45 minutes up north, to a way small town. We taught a lady named Irene. She is from the Philippines and has a sister who is a member. She is 30 and has 2 kids. Her husband is 60, and Japanese. She really wants to quit smoking and drinking, and when we promised her she could quit, she was very happy. We set a baptismal date with her for April 2nd. So we will see how that goes. We then came back to Hiroshima, and went straight to a Chinese member's house to eat at 5. That was amazing as well. We shared a message and asked each one of them to bear their testimonies on how they came to know that Jesus Christ was their Savior. The spirit was felt. We then went to visit the Tanaka family's referral. They invited us in, and we just built a strong relationship with them. Went very well, got their contact information, and they agreed to hear the lessons even though they "dont have interest". then more dendou.

Sunday - A guy named Kimu, who elder Pettit taught, got confirmed this past Sunday. It was very good. Attended ward council after church.. then dendou. 

All in all it was a good week. Saw lots of little miracles, and met a lot of cool people this week. 

Hope everyone has a good week


Elder Davies