Monday, February 22, 2016

JT - Proselyting with the Stake President, Osaka at midnight! Crazy week!

February 15, 2016 

Dear everyone,

I don't have a lot of time this week. We are going to Nara park to hang out with some deer! I'll write about a couple cool experiences we had this past week.

So, to follow the title, on Sunday the Stake President of Osaka stake came to visit the ward. He is a very good stake president who follows the guidance of our mission president and the area presidency. It was great to have him with us. Last week, I wrote about our Area Plan that everyone in the area should be doing. Well, one of the Stake President's goals is whenever he visits a ward, he goes with the missionaries for a couple hours after church and works with them. So, lucky us! I was pretty terrified to be honest. The pressure was on! How many of you missionaries have gone on splits with your Stake President?? It was way awesome though. We gave out a couple Book of Mormons (Books of Mormon?) and taught a few people on the street. He was also performing magic to some little kids that we saw. We were with him for 3 hours and we were able to get a good relationship with him, learn some things, and now I have a lot more desire and confidence in talking to everyone. It was a great experience!

Next story from this week. Friday night, we were already sleeping when the phone rings at 11:10. I wake up and see that it's from our zone leaders, so it's got to be important. So I answer it and our zone leader tells us to get up and head over to Abeno (the next area over) right now and spend the night in Abeno. Somehow, the elders there got separated and one of the elders was by himself in Abeno while the other one somehow ended up with the Zone Leaders in Asuka (pretty far away). So, in order for the one in Abeno to not be alone, we were told to pack our bags and get to Abeno as fast as we could. Surprisingly the trains were still in operation at 11:30 at night. (People are awake and outside in Japan past 10:30?? Had no idea...) so, Abeno is pretty busy at night. It was crazy to walk around Osaka at almost midnight and to see the night life of Osaka. This was probably the only time I would ever be out past 10:30 as a missionary, so I thought it was pretty noteworthy. How many missionaries (obedient missionaries) can say they were walking around Osaka, one of the biggest cities, at midnight? Anyways, cool but tiring experience. I was so exhausted the next day. Don't worry, everything is all okay with the other Elders. Just a mistake happened.

Well, that was some cool experiences that happened this week. It was actually a hard week, but things ended up working out. This next week is going to be amazing, I can feel it. Sorry for the quick email! Have a great week! The church is true!

Elder Lamoreaux ラムロー長老
Japan Kobe Mission 日本神戸伝道部

Last week, we went up to the Sky Building again with the other elders
in the district. It was fun!

This awesome soon-to-be-missionary got his mission call this week! He
is going to the Japan Tokyo South mission leaving March 29th! He will
be an awesome missionary!

On the train in normal clothes for our midnight adventure!  

An awesome family in the ward!

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