So a lot happened this week. it was pretty flippin crazy compared to how a week normally is here.
First off, right after i was done emailing last week, Elder Machado BROKE his arm after he took a spill running back to the residence! We didn't know if it was broken, so we asked if he wanted to see the MTC health clinic. he says,"No, i need to learn japanese first, i will go after class" such a beast. hes one of my favorite brazilians i've ever met :) we gave him a blessing, but when its broken, its broken! he felt better spiritually but still has a a lot of pain. after all of his doctor appointments he is assigned to stay ANOTHER month here since his injury. he says,"as much as i hate the lord for making me fall, i love him, he wants me to change someones life at a certain time and now just isnt the time, i will work hard for that japanese dude." Isn't he a beast? he sure is! gonna miss him when we leave in like a WEEK, but ill will see him soon thereafter. ive been trying to help him as everything is so difficult as you can imagine, he broke the arm he uses for everything. i help him carry his things, help him with laundry, i even shaved his face for him. hes a good guy! Elder Eccles and i played a rendition of "If you could hie to kolob" on the piano in honor of him, hopefully the video will send so you all can hear! :)
Another great Experience. so as we have been getting a lot of new elders and sisters from all over the globe, a tahitian sister came in and only speaks tahitian and french, zero english. her first day was really really bad apparently and she really wanted to go home... that night, we receive a knock on our door like 10:45ish (after lights out) and its a security guy. he says Is there an Elder Hall in here? that is my companion. the guy says" theres a tahitian sister who needs a blessing and no one speaks her language except for you( hes fluent in french) . so he was asked to translate. at first i was mad i had to get all dressed up again, not to mention it was POURING outside. we go there and shes pretty upset. after we talk for a bit, we begin the blessing. i was immediately filled with joy and the tears started flowing, i truly felt the power of the priesthood! she immediately felt amazing after and was ready to serve. Elder Hall is a beast and was able to translate and she understood.
Been a really good week too! lessons were really good, could have been better, but they were fine. coolest lesson this week was yesterday! usually every monday we do a TRC Teaching time, where we teach members and real investigators who come to learn at the MTC. in japanese obviously. but yesterday, we had an assignment to skype a member in japan! we logged on and it was this old japanese guy named Muira San. probably coolest guy ive met via skype. hes in his 60's+ i believe. we started out the lesson by getting to know each other asking interests and what not things we like to do. he asked Elder Hall, and he said he like learning languages and stuff. Muira san thought that was really cool. i told him i love football and love drawing and showed him some art work ive been making here. he was REALLY impressed and said i was professional (hahaha Sike). then we asked what he likes to do, THIS IS WHERE I FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM. he said " something something Untenshta" which untenshta means to drive, and i couldnt understand what he was saying before so i thought he just liked driving. then he said " okay sorry for the english but, im a Rally Car racer" my jaw dropped and my mind was blown, this sixty year old japanese man freakin races off road in the mountains in his rally car!!!!! gahhhh then its gets better!! HE DRIFTS> he totally drifts man! thats his hobby, he just drifts his car, and rally car races. thats dope, and thats all i gotta say about that. awesome experience and make me love them already and anxious to get there! other than that. nothing much else has happened, still been staying fit, learning japanese, and living the gospel! i love it here so much!
Talk to you next week :)
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