we had a fun week this week. We met with Hondayama-san and gave the letter i wrote for his mom to him. Could be the last time we'll see him if nothing changes with his mom. We got an email from Ou-san. His mom says he cant be baptized because they're bhuddists. I didnt know that they were bhuddist in China as well, but apparently they are. I dont know if its bad, but all Bhuddism is to me is an excuse. Its kind of frustrating but its whatevs. We were supposed to have a lesson with Kawai-san but he didnt show up and his phone is broken or something. So we havent talked with him.
So. then at Eikaiwa, not this week but last week, we shared about the book of mormon and a lady who was there for the first time came up after and asked if she could buy a book of mormon at a book store and i told her "no."
Then i gave her one and by this week's eikaiwa, she had read over half of it and wanted to come to church. So she came to church and we taught her a lesson and she says she wants to get baptized. her name is Sawanishi and shes way awesome. we have another lesson appointment today after pday.
we also had Hayashi-san, who is an ojii-chan of 75 years who we found housing, come to church. he is way interesting. first time we met him, he told us he was going to print out giant silk pictures of the pictures in the book of mormon and hang them on his wall. I think he likes the book.
We visited a less active named Ribeka and she said drawing pictures is her hobby, so I asked what kind of anime she liked and she said her favorite was dorarara. i was just happy that i knew what that was. I asked if she had seen baccano! and she hadnt. i was disappointed and told her to come to church and repent. haha only sort of.
There were probly some other stuff but we're going to Kyoto right now. I think we're going to see Kiyomizu dera. its pretty famous. ill send pictures. So later, everyone!
So ever since i got to Ibaraki, ive been on a search for a good yaki-niku tabehoudai (all you can eat grilled meat) place. Occasionally, we'd get fliers or whatever, but they were usually like 30$ so that wasnt happening. but yesterday, we were walking down a street pretty close to the church that we had never walked down, looking for some elect. And we stumbled on a pretty good looking place with a yaki-niku tabehoudai for 15$. And it just so happens that this week is my 1 year in japan mark. so we're going to go celebrate on wednesday. Im excited.
This last week was good. Things kind of fell apart with Sawanishi-san so we arent meeting anymore, but we had some less-actives and two good investigators come to church this week. one in particular who we're excited about. Kijima-san is a friend of a member who we first met at a dinner appointment with said member. She's way cool and has a 4-year-old son named isaac who is a little gangsta.
And we had a way good lesson with the Imanishi family, who are way awesome. they have an 8 month old son who was pretty fun. i was freaking out at first when i realized ive been in japan longer than him though.
Other than that, it was just normal stuff. though yesterday we did house into 7 chinese girls. they werent very good at japanese, but i think i managed to get it across to them that we taught about christ at church and we had books of mormon in chinese. They probly understood.
I don't know, it was a good week. oh yeah, we also went to Kyoto. it was legit. I dont think i want to serve there though because there were a lot of Gaijin. But it was fun, ill post some pictures.
1. a gate
2. me and usui in front of kiyomizudera feture man in blue shirt
3. waiting in line to drink the holy water
4. about to drink the holy water
5. drinking the holy water