Happy New Year, everyone!
This week has been pretty slow, but good as well. We had our `Oosouji` on Wednesday, so our apartment is pretty neat now. I don`t even know how many bags of garbage we ended up with, but I will say that we spent more than eight hours on our apartment. Thank goodness that`s over!
We also had lunch with the Takaku family, the parents and brother of a college student in the branch. It was extremely delicious, meat and vegetables grilled in an electric pot thing along with inari, sushi, and other Japanese delicacies.
After that, we went to Uesugi Shrine to participate in the cultural fun! It was really cold and snowy, so we left as soon as we rang the bell to welcome in the new year. Picture is above.
In terms of investigators, we were only able to teach two of them this week, and one of them is a Free Family English Program investigator who`s mostly interested in English. We went out to Indian Curry with him, though. And "Tomoko"-san came for his lesson, which went pretty good. He didn`t get an answer yet, but he said it`s probably because he`s not ready to be trusted with such an answer. However, we went over the baptismal interview questions with him, and he`s really, really close! We`ll see what happens with him, but I know that he`s getting baptized someday.
That`s about it for this week. We also went to Nagai, a city that takes forever to get to by train, and tried visiting less actives, but none of them were there. It was an adventure though! This week should be much better!