August 13, 2018


6th Area Yamate A in the Yokohama Zone


Elder Tenju Nakamura

Focus, Focus, Focus because the end is near


Okay this week was too eventful. We met up with the people we could meet up with and had some sort of a lesson with them. They aren’t really progressing, but we will still try to meet with them as often as we can to help them progress! It’s harder to dendou here because there are just a lot of old people that are rich and don’t really care about the meaning of life and everything so it’s very hard.

Then we have a mission leader that every Sunday just goes off on us about what we should do with our investigators. We just sit there, and he thinks we don’t really do anything when we do! It’s just hard to find people and have them be interested in coming to church from off the street. He doesn’t get that I guess. It’s still very hard for me to communicate in Japanese to people and everything so he always kind of wrecks my Sundays, but I just do my best. That’s all I can do I guess.... man these days and weeks are getting shorter and shorter!

We also had interviews with President this week, and I asked him how I could stay focused and not regret anything my last transfer-and- a- half. So basically I just have to control my thoughts hard core and keep focused! I just have to tell myself that I will stay focused until a certain time (a small goal) and then pick another time and stay focused until then. That’s what I have been trying to do. It’s very hard, but I’m trying it out.

Other than that, interviews were good! Oh another thing I talked to him about was about how I could leave a good legacy! I really have been struggling with just keeping my head up and thinking that I’m a good example. I want to leave a good example and all, but I constantly think I’m a bad example. Everyone says I’m a good one, but I know I’m not, and this is what goes through my head everyday! I will try to get it out of my head ASAP, but I talked to him about leaving a good legacy. So I will see what I can do. I’m trying harder and harder everyday.

So that was that. Then another thing that I have realized is that a lot of people follow me like an older brother in my apartment. It’s weird, but I realized if I want to buy something ( like food, or a drink), everyone will do something similar or think about it! It’s hilarious, but I guess that’s what happens when you're the oldest missionary in your apartment.

Lol but other than that, it was a chill week. I'm trying to stay focused and find people and improve my life. It’s often a very slow process, and I still make a million mistakes. But some progress is better than noneね! So that was my week, and here are some pictures too from my week.

p.s. I still haven’t seen a doctor, but I’m going to be calling one today I think! I just want to tough it out, but my President has told me other wise so I will see what happens.


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