Hey everyone! I hope all of your guys' weeks was amazing! My week has been really awesome and really busy! A lot of changes have come as probably many of you have seen already. So This last Wednesday was our zone conference and a lot of things have changed in this mission. I was super excited for all the changes and even more excited when I heard what they really are. One of the biggest things is that we have been approved to use social media such as Facebook. We will be using these new tools to be teaching people more effectively. It is especially helpful for Japan, almost everyone is on Facebook or Line (basically Skype)! We are already seeing tons of miracles from this.
We also have a new focus on finding people through teaching people about Joseph Smith's experience in praying to God for the first time. It is really touching to see how people react to the message and how powerful of a message it is. The Holy Ghost is so present teaching these people that they have a loving Heavenly Father who wants them to come to know him.
So as such a lot of this week has been setting up these new social media tools and trying to find new people. Though there have been a lot of other cool things. Like we had Stake conference this week! It was amazing, and all the talks were awesome and talked a lot about missionary work. Another big change was that we have been asked by the Mission President to go to the Saturday Adult session. The Stake Patriarch really got on everyone and related a talk about how all the missionaries were pulled out of Europe at one point and how the members need to step up. It was a really great talk to end the session. Then we tried to get home but a bunch of things happened, first we missed our train by literally 3 seconds. Then to try to get back before 10 O'clock we took a super fast train and then waited at the platform only to find out our train had been specially switched to the track we wanted so we missed another train. Unfortunately, we did not make it back before 10 O'clock. X/
We also had a birthday party for the other Elders as their birthdays were the 3rd and 4th. It was a lot of fun! We had a dinner party with an investigator family and some members. We also had a movie night where we showed Meet the Mormons in Japanese. It was a pretty good turn out of investigators and members. It was really interesting watching it all dubbed in Japanese, and understanding all of it. :3 In all it was a really good week! There were a ton of miracles as we taught about the message of the restoration. Truly it is a special message that rings into every person's heart.
I love you all and hope you all have a great week. Oh, and transfers are this week. Pretty sure I will be transferring out and my companion will get a new missionary. 10 new English speaking Elders are coming in. In all 17 new missionaries will be arriving tomorrow! What a great time to be a missionary here in Hokkaido!