Baby it's cold outside! And it's no where close to the heart of winter. The downside of California blood kicking in.
Well, an eventful week!
I got my new companion Elder Huston on Wednesday afternoon straight from the MTC! His name is pronounced Houston but he's from Syracuse, Utah not Texas. He's a great guy, likes martial arts, cooking, plays a little guitar and piano and had the same teachers as me at the MTC! Brings back a lot of memories. He's a great guy and I'm excited to get to work with him.
For transfers and trainee/trainer meetings, I traveled to Nagamachi, just 25 minutes away by bus and spent a couple nights there with a bunch of other missionaries. Before meeting Elder Huston on Wednesday, I got to work with my old companion Elder Suzuki for a day! We had a great time talking, having fun and getting work done! That was a blast, he's a funny guy and his Japanese hasn't gotten any slower ;)
On Thursday, we traveled back to Kamisugi where every missionary in the mission that was transferring gathered together to discover their fate for the next transfer. My last companion elder Murakami got transferred from Kamisugi, the biggest city in the mission, to Oodate, one of the smallest places in the mission with nobody there. Pretty funny how that worked out. He'll be great, he's excited and definitely prepared.
Last transfer Elder Murakami and I found this guy who was baptized but hasn't been to church for years. He was willing to start meeting with us and we've been teaching him regularly for the past couple weeks. There's a lot of interesting things about this guy but the most interesting thing is that he was baptized 25 years ago but has completely forgotten the fact... So he claims, despite seeing videos and pictures of the baptismal service, to not be a member of the church. It makes for really awkward encounters with members meeting him for the first time. ANYWAY, he came to church this Sunday! For all three hours, and he had a great experience although he said he didn't really understand it at all! He's pretty much an investigator- has no knowledge of the church, we're teaching the lessons, he wants to know more and is making steps towards Christ, the difference being, he's already baptized.. His name is Mizuno, pray for him if you get a chance.
Thought for the week, serve your neighbor.
Love you all, lets get ready for Christmas!!