So yeah it was a pretty busy week. We got a call last sunday from the traveling assistants telling us theyd be coming to Tsuyama to work with us for a day and wanted us to get appointments set up. So we spent a lot of our time calling people and visiting people trying to get an appointment set up for this thursday but we weren't able to make anything happen until at the last minute, we set up an appointment with Jotani-san. one of the Assistants, Elder Starks and I taught him the doctrine of christ and committed him to baptism and he bimyou ni (theres a good word for google translator) accepted for the date of May 22nd. We had a lot of fun with the Assistants and were able to learn a whole lot. the next day, we went out with Jotani and saw a waterfall and got a whole bunch of mochi (rice thats been hit with a hammer a whole bunch). We got a call later from Jotani that he talked to his family about joining the church and he thinks the timing isnt right. not 100% sure what that means, but it looks like we might have to overcome some problems before getting him there. But he'll get there. We also were finally able to meet with the Branch president and talk about the work in the branch which I hadnt been able to do despite being here for 15 weeks now. We had a way good lesson with his family and ate some delicious taco rice which is the closest thing to mexican food they have in Japan. Coincidently, when you say taco in japan, it means octopus to them. but tacos is tacos. the other week i had pizza with taco on it. Then Sunday, we had a really good lesson with Kajioka-san about faith and about the spirit. He thinks with his head a lot so its really fun teaching him. he's committed to reading the book of mormon daily and praying so i think its making some progress. So things are going pretty well in Tsuyama for the moment. We also got transfer calls for Elder Warner this past friday. He isnt going back to Tokyo till the end of the transfer. which means at the end of may, he'll go back and ill stay in Tsuyama for a 4th transfer. So ill be here for the rainy season in June and July. Elder Starks did say that he was going to recommend they make me trainer, so maybe something fun will happen. who knows.
I'm not sure if ill be emailing next week or not since its mothers day and ill be talking to the family on the phone. wait and find out.