So this week's been a long one. On Tuesday we went on splits with the Sister Training Leaders in Fushimi-Inari and it was a good time. Maiwiriwiri Shimai and I found a bunch of cool people from China and we taught piano to this guy from Myanmar. Turns out explaining piano in Japanese is wayyyy muzukashii (difficult). Arigatou Hemi Chourou for being basically pera-pera (fluent) and knowing all the words for the different fingers. We ate gyouza for both lunch and dinner and I was a happy senkyoushi. I love gyouza.
We taught kids' eikawa this week and it was fun. We taught them all about family words and had them start making kiddo family trees. Mostly because teaching the alphabet and stuff is boring and this way we can dendo the moms with family history. Two birds one stone heyooo.
Also the other day we found a less-active family that our area book map had put in Cyprus of all places, but when we actually looked at the address we were like "wait a second that says Kyoto what" so we Google mapped it and we were right! They live in Kyoto! And we found their house! They're alive!!! But they weren't home so we didn't get to talk to them so slightly sad. But soon. Soon we will find them.
While we were up in Kyoto looking for these guys, we accidentally stumbled upon the most hipster cafe study spot I've seen in my whole life. It was called MTRL (I think it's supposed to be pronounced material) and the little cafe inside was just like "Fab Cafe. What do you fab?" and it was hilarious and great. What do you guys fab? Incidentally, their bagel sandwiches were way good.
Also y'all are probably wondering what I meant by "achievement get! new superpower unlocked". So fun story. While walking through Kyoto I was very tired and sad and just miserable and then I just kinda stopped in the middle of the sidewalk and cried because what else can you do when you're cold and sad and tired and can't speak Japanese? Well like five minutes later a squad of Jehovah's Witnesses appeared out of the mist and brought us to a warm laundromat and got us warm lemon drinks and were super nice to us and we just talked about ourselves and the Bible for like 20 minutes. It was a baby miracle. They were way nice. And then after we were warm again and not hating life they just kinda left and we have no idea where they went. Where did they come from? Where did they go? Where did you come from cotton-eyed Jehovah's Witnesses????? So yeah apparently I have the ability to summon an army of Jehovah's Witnesses now. Way nice people. We're really grateful for them.
Also other cool miracle, we had seven investigators at church yesterday! That's like a fifth of the people in the ward! We were so happy and the members were also so happy. God really is too good for us. Katsura is an area of miracles and I'm so glad to be here.
Til next week! 愛しています！
1-3. the cool hipster Cafe
We saw actual grass. It was amazing.