Marcus was called to serve in the Japan Kobe Mission. He entered the MTC on May 19, 2010. He arrived in Japan on August 3,2010.
Elder Horton will be returning home on April 27, 2012!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ibaraki 3

Kon Ban Wa (chinese for good evening)
I think we had a pretty normal week for the most part. I had a couple of exchanges, one with Elder Usui and one with Elder Colburn. both were super. This week we made a goal to start working a lot more with the members so we had a lot of lessons and stuff with them.  Member lessons are way fun. between those, church, dendo, and being in a 4-man apartment, Life is just a party right now. might be partying too hard because im way tired.
This week we had lessons with people like Kawai-san. He's still addicted to drugs. So we'll try and help him get over that. We also met Hondayama-san and taught him tithing. He is way awesome, and came to church yesterday and seemed to enjoy it.
I guess there were some other things but we'll see if I want to talk about them some other time.
Elder Horton

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ibaraki 2

Hello, Everybody!
This week I went to this leadership training thing in Kobe and learned about this new program I'd be working on with my companion since he is a new missionary. This transfer, We have 2 hours of companionship study and 1 full hour of language study in the morning in addition to our hour of personal study. And if we have something in the morning that interferes, we have to do it later in the day. Basically all it means is that after eating lunch, we dont get out of the apartment until 1 o'clock and we have much less time to work. Its actually quite lame for me, but I think its good for Elder Hale. He'll be a better missionary for it.
After that training thing, it was Wednesday, and I got to go to my first Eikaiwa in Ibaraki. We had 9 new students come. around 16 people in all. NEEWWW RECORD! desu. it was way cool and way fun. One of the students even became an investigator. The next day, we went to a Japanese class to study some Japanese and meet some people and met a Philipino guy by the name of Ken who speaks no Japanese but is also now an investigator. Ken came with us to the movie night that the Young Single Adults in our ward planned. We got permission from president and were able to watch the new Karate Kid movie with JACKIE CHAN in it. it was awesome. and I was pretty trunky for a few hours after watching it for sure.
In terms of our other investigators, Hondayama-san didnt keep his commitment to read the book of mormon because his mom burned his book of mormon. So thats a bit of a problem. We're going to work on that. He still has a date to be baptized on the 25th. Another investigator we met with by the name of Kawai-san has a date for the 16 of July. He says he's meeting with the missionaries because he cant quit drugs. So we taught him the word of wisdom and whatnot. Teaching him should be good times.
Yesterday, I finally got to meet some of the members in my ward and they're awesome. we set up some appointments and whatnot so I'm way stoaked.
Well thats probably about it. though I did find my camera. It wasnt in Okayama, just in my bag. So I guess ill send pictures.
Elder Horton

The pictures are from last transfer in Tsuyama with Warner