Highlights of the week - experienced my first japan earthquake early Wednesday morning. It was a 7.1 at the epicenter which translated to a 3 or 4 magnitude here in Akita but it was a solid 15 second earthquake, kinda fun! There were a couple days of rain and thunder too! I love that stuff. That is your weather report for the week!
We had a conference at Morioka Saturday and Sunday so we spent the night at the Morioka apartment- 12 elders were able to fit in one apartment, it was a blast! Had my first McDonald's "Tankatsu" Burger, my first bowl of "kimchi" (fermented cabbage and hot spices) with rice and chicken, and last night I made ann at home version of tin-foil dinners! That is your food update for the week.
This week's work was super slow because we had to input our whole area book (records of people that missionaries have taught in the past) into our iPads which took hours on hours on hours to do. It was awful. But its over now and we can over back on with normal mission work! We should be getting facebook opened up, allow us to use it on our iPads in a few weeks so I'm looking forward to that!
So this week was kind of sad too cause we dropped our only investigator that had a baptismal date set up! He is a 38 year old man but unfortunately acts more like a 7 year old girl.. We did our best to be patient and loving with him but it just boiled down to him not being ready for the gospel in his life. It's too bad. Our other investigators are moving along slowly but surely.. Our Papau new guinea friend Thomas is looking really good to get baptized in the near future! And Jerry got back from hhis trip to Korea and is doing well too! We are really pushing for him to set a baptismal date as well but he understandably is taking it slow and making sure he understands everything well.
I've made some bigg steps with Japanese this week and have really been relying on the Lord to help me learn this language. Exciting stuff.
Everyone have a great week! Japanese Proverb: 七転び八起き。Fall down 7 times, get back up 8.