Monday, June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016: raining raining raining

Hello everybody!!  How you all doing?  I've heard that the week was pretty slow for some of you back home and to be honest it was for me as well!  We are heading into the rainy season here in Japan!  And with that, it is even worse because I am in the farthest east area in Japan right next to the ocean.  It rained so hard these past couple days!  The week started of really well, we had some quick lessons with investigators (it's been one of our finding techniques, talk to people and say that we are missionaries and we are sharing a quick message of God or happiness or the Book of Mormon QUICK) and finally were able to schedule a lesson with a Q that has been playing hide and go seek with us.  Aaannnddd the game is not finished because he pulled a no show on us.  Then it started to rain for almost 3 days straight.

First of all we have rules that if it is raining at all we can't ride our bikes.  Elder Daniels and I totaled on Wednesday alone, 10 miles of walking in the pouring rain!  Got a good video and some pics it was unbelievable!

Really cool experience this week, we found a new q and had another lesson with her a couple days later.  We gave her a plan of salvation pamphlet and normally whenever we follow up the people haven't either read it or just won't talk to us.  But this time the woman had read it 3 times over and was waiting for us to come over.  She was so nice!  Elder Daniels and I were surprised at how prepared she was and just flat out nice!  We ran over the entire lesson with her and she wanted to learn more but she is quite busy for some time.  So the best we could do is give her yet another pamphlet except this time about the restoration.  We will see her down the road I am sure.

Two things from Friday that happened that I want to share ... An investigator of ours basically told us that because we were ALOT younger than she is, that we shouldn't be teaching her!  Then we got advice from a member, we need to teach the gospel as if we are teaching children because the gospel is that simple!

We had two Q'S at sacrament yesterday!!  And we are helping our q with a date for baptism and also a little girl in the branch!! Her baptism is at the end of next month also at the end of the transfer!

At DTM we got trained on how we could use the Book of Mormon better in dendou!  What I took away from it was that we had this training because the Book of Mormon CAN apply to anyone!  Again I bear my testimony of the Book of Mormon!  Everyone watch Elder Hollands Oct 2009 conference address!  Another blessing is having people like that bear witness of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon!

 Bye bye till next week!頑張ってね

 Elder Halverson

I wrecked on my bike the other day and tore my pants all up.  Bike is fine.

Monastery we went to today and saw Monk doing their thing.

Blink and you'll miss the badge

Took the badge picture in Odate
Investigators we pray for
Just a few

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