This has been a really weird week of dendo. It feels as if I had almost no time to dendo yet so much has happened this week! There was a lot of running with large backpacks and running in general. Everyday was amazing yet really tiring, which is a good thing in my eyes.
Luckily I can kick things off with a miracle! Monday was an amazing day for Elder Seki and I. To start we actually had a Pday (preparation day) for once! We got everything done really fast and ended up listening to MoTab (Mormon Tabernacle Choir) for a long time! It was really great how much MoTab brings in the spirit.
Then right before dendo we talked about where to go and found out we both thought the same area! We took the long walk over, knocked on a bunch of houses and the 5th to last person was an old investigator who wasn't in the record. She was just about to leave but told us to come back! Then, the last door we knocked on was a KINJIN!!! (golden investigator) He was super excited about our message and told us to come back!
Tuesday we started the day by having a referral from a member! She wanted us to go visit her NA (nonactive) son so we went over, got lost for a while, but felt the spirit leading us away from the house. Little confusing but a little while later we understood why. Then we got to the house and the son did not want to listen at all .:( BUT, as we were walking back we saw this Old man out on the street so we went up and talked to him. We had a pretty good talk and he told us we could come back to talk! Then we also had a lesson with an old referral named kakizaki-San! We had 2 sisters there and we started the lesson off with a song (shout out to my mom!). It went really well!
Wednesday: We went to an area to house and met an NA there and invited him to meet with us which he accepted! Then off to Asahikawa for interviews with the mission president. That night we had a takoyaki (little octopus dough ball things) party and did a Russian roulette with a hot sauce named death sauce. I chose to eat 3 in addition to eating one of the roulettes. HMMM gotta love spicy food!
Thursday: We had Zone conference which was really awesome! Then we had to run over to the train station with these huge backpacks to make our train. AND, then run to the church to still be 2 minutes late to Eikawa. :( Though Eikawa was awesome this week because we had 4 members there!!! It is always so much more fun with members.
Fri: We had our DKK (planning meeting) and Kid's Eikawa. This week the one non-member kid came with his whole family which was AWESOME!! It was SO much fun and they had a blast. This non-member family came because our awesome 9 year-old member is a boss and invited his friend to come to Eikawa!
Sat: We officially closed our old apartment. That was a bit of a pain but what needs to be done needs to be done. Then we went to Bibai and had an awesome lesson with an NA. We thought she wasn't too knowledgeable about the gospel but we asked her what she knew about the restoration and she basically taught the lesson to us. It was awesome and we were able to invite the spirit so strongly through our testimonies.
SUNDAY!!! This day was awesome! Ueno shimai brought her mother to church and after invited us over for dinner so we can teach her family again. We also got a NA referral from another member and another invited us over for genghis Kahn (sheep). Then we also got a referral from another member to teach the daughter the lessons and Eikaiwa too.
It was an amazing day!
Anyway I Love you all and hope and pray that you are all doing well!
(Separately, Zach told us of an important sign of spring where he is - the sighting of pavement! Here is a link to a video showing snow removal at the temple.)
Zone Conference - great people and great food