Monday, August 5, 2013

Examples and Warnings

Hello Everyone!
I hope you are all having a great week! I am for sure! Let me tell you a little about what's happening right now.
First off, I got my transfer call yesterday. Turns out I was right. I am training this next transfer. On top of that I've been called as District Leader for one more transfer. District Leader/ Trainer combination. It's a lot of responsibility but I feel that I'm capable and ready. I can do this with the Lords help. This past transfer has taught me many things about myself and about the importance of the work here in Tokyo. One thing I learned last week really stuck out to me. There are two kinds of people in this world. Examples and Warnings. I heard this from my Zone Leader, Elder Shibuta, during a companion exchange this week and it stuck. I have always tended to put people in thise two categories, even without labeling them as an Example or Warning. I believe that this transfer the Lord has prepared me for next transfer by showing me what kind of Missionary I do and don't want to be. My time with Elder Kim was really difficult, but I wouldn't trade the knowledge I've gained this transfer for anything. I'm excited for the challenges that next transfer will bring.

This week was a good week to experience some of the culture in Japan. Last P-day was temple P-day and afterwards we went to the park to eat McDonalds and hang out with some of the returning Missionaries. You can see the top of the Temple over the trees.

 Then we went to  to Asakusa.  Asakusa is really cool temple in downtown Tokyo famous for the giant Lanters that hang from the gates. 

The Skytree looms in the background and it's a really cool mix of Old and New! I got some of the typical, cheap, tourist souveniers. It was a fun little trip though. Saturday we had a natsu matsuri (Summer festival) and a special music night concert and I worked the sound table. 

It went pretty well. Elder Kim and I even performed, though I can't sing at all. We had our last district meeting of the transfer and I got a picture with the Sisters and Elder Kim. This isn't in order but, Sister Long, Sister Kubota, Sister Vail, Sister Tan, Elder Kim and of course Me. They're an awesome district and next transfer it will be much the same as Sister Long and Sister Kim are the only ones leaving. Both to be replaced by new missionaries! 

Yesterday was P-day again (But I didn't get to write so i'm doing that today) and we went with our friend Shohei to Nikko. Some of you may remember Nikko. It's famous for the Temples everywhere. We actually didn't spend as much time there as we did on the trains but it was fun. Here's a picture of the Shinkyo bridge.

That was my week! Today we have to send Elder Kim's bags to the Airport and get some other things done for him to leave and then we have a bye bye party for Sister Long and Elder Kim. I got to The Honbu with Elder Kim on Thursday Morning to pick up my new missionary. I'm both excited and nervous!
It's going to be a good week!
Have a good one!
I love you all!

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