We got fired

Dear Friends and Family:

We got fired.

Sort of.

In Wakayama we do our weekly Eikaiwa (English Conversation Class). In addition, we sometimes do a similar English class as a service activity for a club of old ladies. But the man who coordinates with us told us that they weren:t going to do Eikaiwa anymore, at least not for a few weeks. So he fired us. Bummer. Now we need to find a new way to render service. That:s really hard to do in Japan. People don:t want to be served or helped in Japan, so service opportunities are hard to come by.

No sign of W-san lately. Bummer. We tried our best to find him. If salvation is still something that interests him, he:ll have to contact us, because we have no means to get in touch with him anymore.

We found a new investigator this week. N-san. He:s American. Anybody who served missions and got to speak their native language…you have no idea how spoiled you are. It was really fun to be able to communicate on a more personal and more meaningful level. He has some cool ideas. His interest might just be casual, for now, but he agreed to meet with us again, so we:ll see what happens. He:s got a really open mind, which I must say is quite refreshing.

Sennan broke another bike this week. That:s six bikes, between the four of them, that they:ve totalled since I:ve been here. They:re averaging two a transfer! It:s probably Rasmusen-Choro:s fault. He brought some kind of weird Canadian curse with him. 泉南の呪い。The curse of Sennan.

K-san is doing well. He came to church with us again, and said that he enjoyed it. We:ve taught him the first three lessons, but he didn:t understand everything in Lesson 1, which is the restoration. This looks like a job for the Finding Faith in Christ and the Restoration DVD:s.

Finding is still our biggest weak point, which isn:t cool because it:s what we spend the most time on. Keep praying that we find the elect. There:s still 24 of them in Wakayama. Just because we got fired from our service activity doesn:t mean we can:t serve. “Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not abear that any human bsoul should cperish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should endure dendless torment did cause them to quake and etremble.” (Mosiah 28:3) We:re trying to save others from being fired in the more literal sense. Urgent stuff, right there.

The Church is true and stuff. I:m doing well. I hope you all are too. Let me know, neh? ;P


Elder Tobler


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