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, August 29, 2011

Ibaraki week 13 & 14-Summer Festival

We got a call this week from our favorite member who is working in the office part of our church Kobayashi-shimai! She told us there was a guy who called the church and left a message saying that he wanted to learn about our church and the book of mormon. The guy's name was Yonezawa and she gave us his number. We gave him a call and set up an appointment to meet him the next day. He's a cool guy and we taught him about the restoration and we have another appointment tonight. Not really sure what made him want to hear more, and he didnt give a very good answer when we asked. maybe we'll find out someday.
We also had a lesson this week with Morimoto-san, or Mori-chan as he would have us call him. He's a very interesting guy. He says that his religion teaches him to read other religion's books and stuff so he vowed to read the book of mormon completely. ii n ja nai? We'll meet him again sometime this week again.
Then on Saturday, takatsuki and Ibaraki wards had their summer festival. it was wayy fun. we ran the booth with the rock sling and the life size goliath to throw stuff at along with the booth for selling these cracker things they put mayo on. but we sold a ton of them. if it had been real money, we would have made bank. but anyways, it was a blast. i love matsuri's.
Then after that, we had sports night. our good friend Ken came, but other than that everyone was members. but we played basketball for probably just an hour and a half. and let me say, that im in the best shape ive been in since i was like 10, but you apparently use different muscles when you play basketball than the ones i was used to using. because ive been way sore ever since. everything hurts. But it was good times. Thats about it. till next time!
Elder Horton
the thirteenth week:
So we had transfers this week. My companion and I stayed, but we got a new roommate. I have no idea why, but we thought he was going to be brazilian. but hes from Maryland. Anyways, he is a pretty fun guy.
This week, we decided to visit this investigator who always comes to Eikaiwa named Hashimoto-san. She lives in a place called Yamatedai(mountain hand platform) and we looked at the GPS on our phone and it was about 6km away. didnt seem that bad so we headed out. and oh my goodness it was awful. we had to climb a real mountain! i didnt even know there were mountains in my area! i thought the whole thing was city! but we decided to climb the one mountain in our area and it was raining and there were a whole bunch of little bugs that would get stuck to your skin and just die on you so those were all over my arms and face and we had to climb the biggest mountain ive climbed on my mission. it took an hour and a half to get there, but we did and got to have a pretty good chat with Hashimoto-san about why shes not baptized. and the reason basically is that her husband wont let her because joining a christian church isnt a normal thing for a Japanese person to do. on the brightside, It was a lot faster to ride back.
Also, ever since last summer ive been wondering what the difference between 'semi' and 'higurashi' because both translate to cicada. But on the way up that mountain i heard some definite higurashi if you know what i mean.
So it was a good week. We're keeping busy. Hope everyone is fabulous in America!

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