Things are going very well here out in the Imabari Branch of the Matsuyama District of the Japan Kobe Mission. The people are nice and it`s a good city. The weather hasn`t been so great recently though. It`s been raining quite a bit. On Sunday, during church, it was probably some of the hardest rain that I`ve ever seen in my life. I thought that it was going to break through the windshield of some cars or something. It was intense. By the way, that black rain suit that we bought before my mission is perfect. I probably have the best rain suit in the mission.
I was so exhausted one day this week that when we came home to eat dinner, I sat down in a chair in the kitchen for a moment and felt like I didn`t have the energy or power to get up. I felt like I couldn`t even lift my arm, I had so fully exhausted all my strength. We were going to knock on the doors in an apartment building one day, but I felt like it wasn`t the right place. So, we got back on our bikes and rode for like twenty minutes taking weird turns along small streets that I`d never been on before until finally I saw this little apartment complex that felt right. The first person we talked o there invited us in and he was way happy to see us. He had known the missionaries twenty years ago. After we left that place, I had no idea where we were or how to get back. A member taught me some kendo.
The Manorwood ward really is awesome. There are a lot of missionaries out and a lot of young returned missionaries. The branch I`m in now has one missionary out and about four members that served a mission and that`s quite a few. Everyone in the Manorwood ward is very nice, helpful, and was a great example to me. I`ve learned so much from the ward that has helped me a great deal since coming out here on my mission. I`m excited for the day that I return home to the Manorwood ward and I can personally thank everyone for the good influence that they had on my life. That`s all I have to say this week. Bye.