Wednesday, August 14, 2013

8/14/2013: busy busy busy...

Good Morning!

This last week we were unable to meet with the N. family because their son wasn't feeling up to having people over. Like I think I mentioned last week, he slipped at the pool and regressed quite a bit. I feel so bad for him, we've been calling most everyday to check on their family, but it almost sounds like their son has given up. His mom said that she's afraid he thinks he'll never get better. He wasn't going to his appointments at the beginning of the week, but he had started going again by the end of the week. Of course with his set back in health, they also didn't come to church this week. I really feel like that's going to be the big key to their conversion is coming to church and meeting more of the members.

Brother K. has been doing great! He reads the Book of Mormon a ton, especially on days that there's no job listings in the paper. When he told me that I was super excited to hear that he's still really trying to find a job, and that he's devoting so much time to gospel study. I've seen an improvement in his understanding of the gospel since I've come to Yokosuka. It's amazing how much faster he learns when you actually go at his pace, and teach with love not sternness. Elder Nakayama has been very good at helping change the way we teach Brother K.'s lessons.

Brother M. hasn't progressed much recently, however our meeting with him seems to be reminding him of how he felt when he first joined the church just under a year ago. He's known the church is true the whole time, but his testimony fire hasn't been fed well for awhile. We're noticed that he seems to be happier as we meet with him, and I think he's trying to make a bigger push in his life to come into harmony with the teachings of the church again. We met with him yesterday talked about a lot of things. It sounds like he has a friend or two that we'll get to meet this Friday or Saturday, but we're still getting the details.

Elder N. and I have been trying hard to come in line with the mission rules again. It's hard sometimes, but it felt good to be ready for and in bed at 10:25. Hopefully this week we can continue to improve and work on lights out at 10:30. Regardless, I do love working with Elder N. He's a fun companion, and knows how to teach good lessons.

Sorry this email is overly slow. Apparently all I had time to finish so far is this one. I'll get personal emails out later this evening, after Zone meeting, meeting with an Eikaiwa student, and then meeting with a member. Busy day today!

Email you all next week!

-Elder Jeff Mosdell

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