We woke up and began our day with a big run, it started snowing when we ran! When we got back to the apartment we had cow tongue and eggs for breakfast! A member gave it to us at church and told us to take it. It was a bit chewy but okay. After studies we emailed home and then did our grocery shopping. I am learning more and more the ways of shopping for food. We sure do like lots of food for not a whole lot of money. After dropping the groceries at the apartment, we took the train to minami machida to go to the outlet mall there! It was pretty cool. It had a big American feel to it. It was fun doing some window shopping and relax for a little bit. After we went to this amazing car shop there. We walked right in and looked at all the Ferraris, lamborghinis, porches, and old Mercedes. It was a cool time looking around the restoration shop. We then went to the shop next door which sells super nice brand new cars of the same companies. It was pretty cool! When we were on the platform on the way home we met an Australian who was quite sour with us. He was quite surprised when we didn't even try to argue back, instead we told him we hope he has an enjoyable time in Japan and wished him the best. He looked pretty embarrassed when we instead of arguing we showed compassion toward him. To all my friends who are not of my faith; I am not here to persuade you to believe something or read the Book of Mormon, I am out here to share a message that is near and dear to my heart to the people of Japan, one which has brought me and those around me much happiness. Not to argue with people over beliefs. I really hope and pray whatever religion you are, it makes you truly happy because trust me, I have seen what happens to people who don't believe in anything, they really are missing something. When we got home we went to a basketball store in our area and talked to the man who works there about coming to a big basketball tournament that our mission is having. We then went to another store to buy some goodies to send in my brothers package! We then came home and had the idea to make cinnamon rolls for our Nepalese friends who own a restaurant on the Main Street by our house. We delivered them and they were so excited they served us drinks and talked to us. They even taught us thank you in Nepalese! They are such kind people.
After our studies we went on splits with the Japanese elders again. This time I was with Elder Fukuchi (the kanji for his name is 福地, which translates to happy land in English). He is awesome, he goes home in three weeks so it was good to talk to him about learning Japanese. He is fluent in both languages which is really cool. When he goes home he will study marine biology in Okinawa! After we planned for our day we went to Ikuta, it is the last station in our area about a half hour train ride. It was fun, we talked to a bunch of people and gave out 5 Book of Mormons! It was pretty cool, being fluent in the language really does make a huge difference when talking to people. When we came home we had a delicious stew then went back out and talked to more people. It was a pretty laid back day.
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