I can't believe that it's been a whole week since I last wrote. It feels more like three weeks. This week for some reason has dragged on and on and on. So much has happened since last time I wrote so let me tell you a little bit about what I did this week:
Last Tuesday was the Zone Conference. It was super long to say the least. I think we went a whole hour over because of all the trainings going Farr too long than they were originally expected to go. We talked a whole lot about the Book of a Mormon and teaching the first discussion (The Restoration) to people. We spent a lot of time talking about faith and having the spirit with you when you teach and interact with a bunch of people.
I talked about the role that the Book of Mormon has in conversion. In the scriptures it says so,etching about "Take no thought about what Ye should say beforehand or something like that" I was a little worried about what was going to happen to my presentation since I had a bunch of notes from the preach my gospel book and my scriptures but I still didn't know how I was going to fill up a whole 30min with what I needed to present on. As I started talking, the ideas and the scriptures on paper all started to flow together and what resulted was a pretty good presentation. The spirit was definitely present there in that room.
As soon as I was don't with the conference I went on exchanges with the assistants to the president. I hung out with Elder Rockwood for a day in Kichijoji helping him with the Assistant duties that he has. We did a TON of paperwork. We wrote a bunch of emails and papers and made some phone calls. It was a whole lot of fun. We taught three lessons in the 24 hours that I was with him and read a lot from the Book of Mormon with the three people that we taught. They're all really cool people so it will be cool to hear from the Assistants later to see how they're progressing.
While at the Mission Office we got notice that the typhoon was going to hit earlier than previously expected. As a result, I had to draft an email and ensure that everyone in the mission was prepared for the storm. We had to make sure that everyone had all their bikes inside of their apartments and bunkered down for the strong winds. The Hurricane was supposed to hit around midnight that night while everyone in the mission was asleep. However when I woke up the next morning at 5:33 with little to no signs of any damage. It was a false alarm.
Sunday was super duper hot. I don't think it ever dropped below 80 degrees in our apartment. The day that we get air conditioning in our apartment will be a day of much celebration. At church we had a lot of people come who were members. Unfortunately none of our investigators showed up. After Church, Elder Young and I helped one of the members with an English essay and we taught a lesson to one of our investigators that we happened to have run into at the park. It was a really cool experience just running into him. We have a lesson with him next Wednesday.
Elder Young and I taught a lesson in Japanese, Spanish, and English to one of the members last night. It was really weird but still a really cool experience!
Elder J. Alan Farr
Zone conference in Kichijoji! Our recycling. Have I sent this one before? Elder Yoshino and his companion some random Texan