Elder Lamoreaux times 4. The official blog of three cousins and their Grandpa - serving as missionaries for
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Monday, August 17, 2015
JT - Transfer Week!
Dear Everyone, This week went by fast with not many things happening. Transfer calls came last week and neither of us are transferring, so it was just back to normal life. However, on Thursday, we had to mix it up because of two things. 1) picking up our new companion, Elder Van Cleave. 2) Sending Elder Brown to the mission home to have his Play Day and his "bye-bye" testimony meeting and dinner. So, long story short, Elder Van Cleave and I had to go on a Kokan (companion exchange) with the Zone Leaders in Akashi on Thusday and then on Friday we met up with Elder Brown again and returned to Maizuru. Is probably makes no sense, but please bear with me.
This guy was cool! He is from Tokyo and he was visiting Kobe. My new companion, Elder Van Cleave and I needed to borrow a phone to call our other companion, so we asked him if we could use his. He loves gaijin (foreigners) and so he wanted a selfie with us. He has also met with missionaries in Tokyo, so this was a "random coincidence."
On the way back to Maizuru, we passed through Kyoto Train Station. It is huge! Here's the Kyoto Tower.
These are the famous stairs that light up and dance at night. It's too bad it wasn't night time....
I had a fun time in Akashi. I went with Elder Cole, my old Zone Leader and we taught a few of his investigators. They are teaching a bunch of Filipino people, which is why they had me go with him. We went to their house; an apartment filled with 5 Filipino people. One of them is a returned missionary who served in Davao City Philippines, one of them got baptized last month, and the other three are investigators. We taught them a little bit about the 10 Commandments and we built friendships with them. It was way fun to speak in English and to do missionary work in English with them! I can express myself so much better in English. Because of that, it is much easier to connect with the people and better address their needs. It was a great time. All of Friday was traveling to Maizuru and getting to know Elder Van Cleave. He is so great! What makes things better is that he is probably 5 ft. 0 and it is awesome! I am way excited to get to know him more and to be able to work with him. On Saturday, the Branch had a little activity where we ate dessert. That was fun! We had little cakes, pudding and cookies. Talking to everyone in this tiny branch is always so fun! I feel like a part of this branch because I know everyone and I have talked to everyone many times. I love these small branches more than the big wards because I truly feel the love that they have for the missionaries. They need the missionaries so badly in these branches and it makes me want to work harder to help build the kingdom of God here. I love every time I get to work with these incredible members. That is basically the week in a nutshell. Hopefully this week will be more noteworthy and interesting. This week marks a year since I have been out on my mission! Crazy stuff! I still do not know Japanese, but life is great! This next year is going to be long, but it is going to be an adventure! Cheers to one more year of Missionary Life! I hope you all have an incredible week!
Cutest kid ever! Reminds me so much of Kaden, it is crazy! Our Branch Presidents daughter lives in Draper, Utah and is married to an American. The daughter came with her 1 year old daughter to visit for a month while the husband is off on business. It is so fun to have her in the Branch for a while! It makes me miss Kaden. Love, ラムロー長老 Elder Lamoreaux 日本神戸伝道部 Japan Kobe Mission