This week is the end of Month 2 in Japan. It`s been rather cold and windy here in Toyota. I shouldn`t complain too much and I have to be careful what I say because those elders in the northern area of the mission are freezing their butts off. It`s super windy here and that`s what makes it cold.
It`s really hard to remember this past week because it went by fast and we did a lot. On Thursday we went to Nagoya again for a ``mission tour`` with two other zones. Elder Ringwood of the First Quorum of the Seventy did a mission tour and it was pretty good. We spent the whole day in Meito (suburb of Nagoya where the mission home is). I got to see some of my buddies from the MTC which is always a good time. That night we went and did some Christmas visits with Sister Ichikawa. Apparently every year she goes to some of here friends in the neighborhood and gives them bread and cookies she bakes and the missionaries share a short message about Christmas. We visited 10 people and asked if they knew the purpose of Christmas and nobody really understood why it`s a holiday. It was a really good Christmas activity to do and it reminded me of being home with Mom visiting the neighbors. Ahhh trunky. Next week we are meeting with one of the families to talk about the gospel/Christmas.
We went to 森村 (Morimura, I love his kanji. It means forest town) shop and taught about the First Vision and Jesus Christ and showed the Easter video ``Because of Him`` to explain why Christ is important. It was a super good lesson and felt the Spirit and he let Elder Bills pray in his shop which is awesome. 森村 is my favorite. He lights up every time he sees us.
Last night we went to a member`s home to a Christmas party. It was super fun and all the kids were super crazy. Yesterday we also watched the Christmas devotional from the First Presidency. I loved what President Eyring spoke about Christ being the light of Christmas. He is the Gift. In case you haven`t seen the Christmas video the church made, here`s the URL: http://www.mormon.org/
Next week is Christmas and I`m excited! I love Christmas and it`s definitely going to be a plus to call home.
Have a great week preparing for Christmas!