This week has been spiritually exhausting!!
I think it's safe to say that this week's highlight was the visit of President Ringwood, one of the General Authorities of our church, who has been touring a bit in Japan before he came and gathered with us in 岡山. That 大会 really reminded me of the good old not-so-distant MTC days in which we had Tuesdaynight Devotionals. Remember those? Ahh. なつかしい！ It was a really good conference. Many notes have been taken and many things have been learned! One of the things that really stuck with me is when he said:
"A mission is good for everybody... but not everybody is good for the mission."
Oof! I beat myself up over that one! This is a reminder that we have to give it our all, or else we're just being a waste of space. Can the mission do this without you?
We had two こうかん this week. First I went to 福山 and served there with Weir長老. It was good: we found some people who had interest and taught a few lessons. Weir長老 really helped me during the こうかん. He taught me well during companionship study. He seemed to be a bit down though, but I later found out I "caught him at his worst". He is a hardworking missionary. It's no wonder he's been seeing so much success lately. (We also saw the Fukuyama Castle! Just look at it! And then at me! Back at the castle! I'M SO TINY!)
In the second こうかん Sproat長老 and I served here in 倉敷. I had to be in leader's position this time, as I supposedly know more about the area than he does. It was a tough こうかん. It went okay, though. Didn't find anyone, but Sproat長老 seemed glad he got to work so hard that day (we'd been biking all over the place). I guess it was kind of satisfying just face-planting on my futon that night. Slept like a baby.
Ran out of time. I have to go now. I hope you've all had a good week and I'll see you next time!