Date

September 17, 2018

Area

Uwajima

Companion

Crail choro

We 55: Am I Japanese yet? Maybe.

So this week was pretty busy. And today is pretty busy as well, so not a ton of time to write. Here's the low down:

-We had a companion exchange this week in Imabari that went pretty well. We stopped and talked to these two high school kids in English just to see if we could invite them to our English class. It turned out that one of them was straight fluent in English!
She apparently went to school in Canada for a year and was really good at English. She also apparently played rugby, which was pretty interesting. Her friend was not fluent in English but really wants to learn, so we got his contact info. They were two cool cats.

-We had a few lessons this week where we got people started doing family history. We were able to talk about temples and eternal families, which was great.

-Met up with one of the less active members in our branch. We talked with her for a bit, and then she said that her daughter might want to be baptized. We'll try to meet with her and help her out if we can. That should be fun.

-On Sunday, I gave a Sacrament talk, we taught the Aronic priesthood class second hour, and then taught a third hour PMG class at church. I hope that it all turned out all right. We’re a little unsure as to whether or not the classes were well received. I feel like the Spirit was there though, so it couldn't have been terrible.

-I called a member who was in my last area, and she said she thought I was Japanese over the phone. Apparently my Japanese has improved in the last six weeks. Yay!

-We're teaching our English classes using the churches new English Connect program. At the end of each class, we have a church member teach a lesson from My Foundations for Self Reliance.

First of all, every single class so far people have stayed to listen to the lesson. That's super great. At the end of this last lesson a students came up to me after and said that because of the lesson she recieved an aswer to a problem that she's been having recently. She kept gesturing as if the answer came from heaven. We then talked about the Spirit and revelation for a little bit, and I invited her to come to church. It was pretty great.

-we had three investigators come to church. Our branch was just so great at making them feel welcome. It really reminded me of how much power members have in influencing those around them.
Everyone came up to these investigators and shook their hands, talked with them, a few people even gave them food. Two of the three investigators stayed for all three hours of church, because they just felt so loved by the members. It was awesome!

This week is transfers, and we think that my companion might possibly get transferred. I assume I will be staying, but you really never know what will happen. I'll let you all know next week.

Have a wonderful rest of your week. Love you all!

God bless.
All the best.
Ttyl, in a bit!


With best regards,
ベイレス長老




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