Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Chanto Military Kid


Another great week in Japan. My companion, Elder Mismash, always keeps things interesting and fun. Most missionaries now a days leave for their mission right after or soon after graduating high school, this I often feel old, boring, and strict...my companion always calls me a "chanto military" kid. Luckily for me, he always finds ways to have fun. He's a punk, but I love him. Having a companion is pretty much like having a college roommate that goes with you to all of your classes, all of your sports practices, dates(if we could go on dates as missionaries), and and any other activity you have. Let's just say companionship unity makes your life great or miserable as a missionary. Luckily for me, I've loved all my companions so far. Anyways, update on the week. 

Notes on the Week
Strange parts of the week: Missionary life is always strange. You just get used to strange things happening all the time. For example, this week a deaf Japanese guy came up to us at a convenii (convenience store. In Japan gas stations and convenience stores are separated). He grabbed my hand, felt my finger tips, did the same to Elder Mismash, then walked away. Apparently he's done the same thing to the other set of Elders in my apartment before. My companion also crashed and ate concrete haha he was sore for quite 
some time after that.
Investigators: For some reason, the majority of the investigators I've worked with so far have been in their 50s or 60s...I'm not quite sure what that says about me...anyways, we have a few we are working with now. Ishizawa San (65 or so year old lady) came to church yesterday! She is a friend of a recent convert. Muraishi San is on track to be baptized this Sunday!!!

Video and Invitation for the Week
Since yesterday was Valentine's Day (nothing like spending Valentine's Day in an apartment with three other dudes. #missionarylife. My mom sent me a valentines package though, so at least I felt some love from her. Thanks Mom :) ), the video for this week is about love. But, the link is to a bunch of videos all about love. The invitation for this week is to pick a video from the link, watch it, and then send it to a friend!

Pictures for the Week.
1。Dinner with Uehara San. We met Uehara San awhile ago and met him a few times. He was progressing towards baptism, but then moved to Tokyo and finish up college. He recently came back and we went out to eat with him this week. He's a stud. The food is called Okonomiyaki. Look it up online, it's so good! Here are some pictures from the night.

Elder Kevin Cash Colton
Japan Fukuoka Mission

ケビン C. コルトン 長老

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