Mailing Address:

Elder Jarron McKay Molen
Japan Tokyo South Mission
1-7-7 Kichijoji, Higashi-cho
Musashino-shi, Tokyo
180-0002 JAPAN

Monday, July 4, 2016

Japan Tokyo South Mission - New Mission President - Ekaiwa - 4th of July Barbecue

July 3, 2016 - Week 41

Crepe Night
 I did stuff this week everyone. Right now I'm stuck in Yokosuka cause there is a big thunderstorm coming so that's cool.  So ya, we have been insanely busy this entire week doing stuff.

Monday:  At night we went to the BYU Hawaii concert which was awesome! (missionaries from the North were at the concert as well.) I loved it and I think our investigator really did as well. Pictures will be sent later of people I saw there.
Lone Peak Crew
John from my Japanese Class at Lone Peak

Tuesday:  I got my other ingrown toenail fixed! So now I'm up to speed and ready to go! Then we planned a little bit and called people to set up appointments for the rest of the night after getting back.

Wednesday:  We went and watched Meet the Mormons with our friend, K---n.  He thought it was ok and interesting so, not bad I guess. Then we had a conversation about some concerns he has and we will continue to work with him and help him through those. Then we set Ekaiwa up and stuff.  After that we just went back to eat dinner, came back to the church and had Ekaiwa.  It was kinda lame cause a bunch of students peaced out for the last half hour. So we are working on how to fix that. Other than that, it was pretty good.

Thursday:  We got to go to the church and meet President and Sister Warnick. They seem super awesome and I am excited to work with them.  It was sad seeing President and Sister Wada leave though. We will always love them and miss them but we have a lot of hope for this next year and think it will be great.  After that, we went to the church and had a lesson with an investigator named Y------a. He is super energetic and really knowledgeable. So we had Bishop sit in with us, and he went "ham." It was really good 'cause he was able to resolve any concerns or questions that came up. We think he will start progressing soon but he has work on Sunday so church might be a bit difficult. But after that we talked about the plan of salvation more deeply with M----i, and that was awesome. He understood it all really well and we just have a fun time hanging out. Then we had dinner and did weekly planning for the rest of the night!

Friday:  First, we had district meeting. We had ice cream during that 'cause it was super hot outside. That went really well and we are working on extending baptismal commitments better. That's our purpose so we should do it! Even though it's kinda scary sometimes, it always turns out ok if you follow the spirit. Then we visited our friend S----s. He is insanely busy with work and school so we can't meet with him anytime soon sadly. So we just caught up on stuff and left. Then we passed out flyers which was a wonderful time. At night we had a crepe party in Kamiooka. A bunch of people who said they were coming flaked, so there were like a billion crepes for everyone to eat. K---n
came with us as well as a recent convert and it was pretty fun. We shared about President Monson's latest talk. Choices determine our destiny so we gotta make sure we pick the right one.

Saturday:  It was kinda crazy today. We had basketball -- which a bunch of people came to -- so that was great, but us and M----i ended a little early to change and go to the family history fair in Hakuraku. So we did that and it was actually pretty good. We watched an awesome movie about one lady who found out about her father who she never knew and other stuff so it was stupendous. Then we went back to Yamate and prepared for our lesson with K---n. We had a member help us here as
well.  His name is F-------o, and he's great. We taught the restoration and we all bore our testimonies and I thought it was really good, but K---n has a hard time believing in God and that's the first principle, so we will work with him on that.

Sunday:  We had church, yeah!  K---n came, so that was awesome. Then we prepared a lesson for the night 'cause we were going over to Brother Barton's for dinner with M----i and K---n. After that we called people, submitted stuff and fun things like that. Then at dinner we had a fun time just hanging out as a bunch of guys, and the food was amazing. Then we talked about how important he scriptures were by talking about Nephi going back to Jerusalem for them. It was alright but didn't go as well as I hoped 'cause K---n had to leave partway through, but that's ok.
The Barbecue Crew
Today:  We went to a park by the beach for a barbecue!!The senior couple near us bought stuff from the American Navy base and it was awesome. It was crazy hot though. Having hamburgers and hot dogs on the Fourth of July was great. Then we played capture he flag which was a lot of fun but so crazy hot. After that, we went back, took a shower and now I'm in Yokosuka for multiple reasons and ya.
Anyway, the Gospel is the best and never give up!

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