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, September 5, 2011

Tsuyama week 15!

So our new mission president is changing a bunch of stuff around. Like now district leaders actually have responsibility and things they have to do. Basically, unfortunate timing with my becoming district leader. This week we spent some time in Senri with our zone leader and discussed some things that are going to be changing and things we want to do as a district. Then the assistants came to my district meeting on friday to see how the new system is working. One of the assistants, Elder Johnson, called me later and said thanks and gave me an assignment to do some training-like thing at this training for trainers thing that we have on thursday of this week at the mission home. Its not like i hate doing all this extra stuff, but sometimes, it just feels like extra work i dont need. maybe ill get a break next transfer.
But this week was fun anyways. There was a Typhoon that swept through our mission this weekend. They kept us in the apartment for the most part of it, but at one point we were in some pretty intense wind/rain. we were soaked but still went to visit Morimoto-san. We talked with him for a bit, and then he took us into his house and showed us a room that was pure white. like the chairs, the tables, the bookd and everything was white. and there was a scroll with kanji on it, which is typical of a japanese house but then there was also a picture of the guy who apparently founded the religion morimoto-san is currently practicing. and the morimoto-san proceeded to tell us about how the scroll thing and the picture of the dude were his god...? but he also apparently made a promise to god to read the book of mormon. long story short, we have no idea what to do with the guy. definitely wont be focusing on him though.
A guy we will focus on is Yonezawa-san. we met him last monday and taught him the doctrine of christ and committed him to baptism on september 25th. he accepted almost too easily. then he came to church yesterday, we taught him about the plan of salvation and word of wisdom which he also accepted to keep. So he is looking really solid at the moment.
oh man kubo-kyodai just brought us some really good popsicles, but now i can only type with one hand. mine is melon flavored, they love melon in japan btw.
On saturday, i had an exchange with Elder Delmege and we taught a Kamikawa-san before we were sent back because of the typhoon. maybe someday ill tell you about that lesson. it was an odd one.
So between the distric leader stuff and the typhoon, we didnt have a whole of time to work. though we did get to spend a day in the apartment playing shogi. but we still taught a good amount of lessons and had a good week. Next week is looking pretty busy as well though so we'll see.
Elder Horton.

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