Notes/Stories from the Week
Highlights of the week
Monday- for P-day Elder Ueno took us to a sweet park and to a famous onsen place. Beppu is famous for Onsen (hot spring spa's), but sadly as missionaries we can't enter. Still way cool though.
Tuesday- Lesson with Tanaka Kyodai, a member who is currently struggling with his faith. He wants to believe in God, but hasn't been able to recognize God's help in his life since he was baptized a few years ago.
Wednesday- Eikaiwa (English class)! About 12 or so people came. Elder Walbeck and I taught and had a blast doing it.
Thursday- Left at 6am for a zone training meeting in Kumamoto! That night I got to go n a companion exchange with Elder Metekingi, one of my old companions. We had the time of our lives. Saw tons of miracles and met tons of interested people. He called me today and said three of those we met they are still teaching! Ii haven't laughed that much during dendo in a while.
Friday- Four hour bus ride back to Beppu, and then some solid planning time for how we can help Beppu group. It is the smallest congregation in the mission and needs more solid members.
Saturday- The day of miracles! Met with a few members as well as Minh and Leo. Minh is from Vietnam and was found in Fukuoka from Elder Sherrill. He is a musical genius and we jammed out on the piano/guitar together some. He played a version of "You had a friend in me" on the guitar and it was incredible! He was more interested in being friends than in the message, but way good experience.
Leo is a college student who is looking for a Christian community here in Beppu. Fluent in both English and Japanese. We gave him a Book of Mormon and send him scriptures to read each night (My friend Brad always did this with the Bible in high school. Thanks for the idea Bart!).
Sunday- Went to the Oita ward for church in a GORGEOUS building. I don't have a picture yet, but I will try to send a picture next week. The Beppu group goes to church there once a month.