I am Elder Brett Moore, an LDS Missionary serving in the Japan Tokyo Mission from September 2015 - September 2017. I can be emailed while on the mission at: brett.moore@myldsmail.net

Elder Brett Moore

Elder Brett Moore

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Week 93- 7/10/2017 Still Busy And We Don't Know Why

Hello everybody! It's that time of the week again! I'm back!
This week was a busy one and we don't even know why. All our
investigators are too busy to meet us. Monday was a good p day. We ate
okonomiyaki, which is just like and unsweetened cabbage filled
pancake, except better than it sounds. It's good and easy to make. We
went out with some members.
Tuesday was a day of helping at the disability center and then eating
some of the best meat I've ever eaten in my life. It was raining
pretty hard but we don't care. We went out with a member named
Sugimoto and he took us to a yakiniku place, but one of the expensive
ones. I've never had that quality of meat before, and especially in
the last two years. I was amazed.

Wednesday was transfer days. Even though nothing happened to my
companionship we still were busy. We had to babysit the other elder
until his companion came. We had a good time and then went tot the
mission headquarters for a violin concert. We brought our friend Keita
and I was able to meet a lot of old investigators from past areas. One
gave me chocolate!

Thursday was also busy. We had to go up to Koiwa for District Leader
training and that jazz. I have a lot of stuff to focus on now. Got to
see Elder McIlrath if any of you remember him. We then came back,
planned, visited members and the like.

Friday was District Meeting and Chinese class. Wuu is such a nice guy.
We were able to eat out with him this week and we talked a lot about
faith. He said he wants to believe in Jesus but growing up in China,
and pretty much having a background of no God makes it hard for him
but he has desire.

Saturday was exercise, and mission school. We threw a takoyaki party,
which is octopus rolled and grilled inside little balls of dough. You
eat it with sauce and mayonnaise. Easily one of my favorite foods.
Then Sunday was church and we had a member of the 70 and the stake
president there without any notice. One of my trainees trained and
elder who trained the 70's son, so I have a special connection I
guess. Anyways that's my week. Hope everybody has a good one!

This is from last week at shabu shabu

Wuu and I

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Week 92- 7/03/2017 The Beginning Of The End

Beloved Mina-sama once again, hello.
This was the last week of the transfer. That's right, we received
transfer calls. As per custom I'll fill you in on what happens in the
end of this email.

We spent P-day the usual way. Played some basketball and just chilled.
We did go out to shabu shabu with the Yamashitas. Shabu shabu is a
dish where they fill a pot with boiling water or sauce and you take
meat and vegetables of your choice, dip it in for a few seconds, and
then eat it. It's really good.
Tuesday was a pretty good day. We were busy so that's cool. We did a
Mogi with Brother Tomita and helped out at the disability center. I
made a new best friend there. A little boy that's about 4 or 5 and I
played with a train set and from there he wouldn't leave my side. He
was the cutest little guy. Wish I took a picture.
Wednesday was a normal Eikaiwa day. Nothing really special to report.
I had a huge class at Eikaiwa which was pretty good.
Thursday was also just a normal planning day. We also went and visited
some members but some of them weren't home. It's been getting way humid
though. It feels like a wall of water every time we go outside.
On Friday we did interesting stuff. We had District Meeting and taught
Wuu. We also had Chinese class. We then went out to sushi with Bishop,
Wuu, and two Mongolian members. We all had a good time and I got some
good tuna. We then had to get home very fast but we live in the city
so everything is close.
Saturday was very busy. We started our day by exercising with Illya
and then we helped a member move his house. From there I went on a
split and Elder Morris and I had dinner with a friend of his from a
past area since he's going home this week. We then bumped into Elder
Morris's cousin which was weird. We also had mission school and that
was great.
Sunday was even busier. We had church, a baptismal service, a YSA
activity, and bye-bye party for a soon to be missionary and and old
friend from my EFY days, church AGAIN, and reports. That's just what
happens when you are a super star I guess.

Now moving on to transfer calls. We received an email with all the not
transferring areas which we weren't on so we assumed someone was
transferring. However when we got the call nobody had a transfer for
us so we're both staying. I will be the District Leader for this
transfer though.

I'm looking forward to this transfer. We'll see how it goes moving
into the hottest time of the year. Elder Otani nearly died today
playing basketball due to heatstroke/dehydration so that was
interesting. Anyways here's pictures of my week!

All of us at sushi. Wuu is wearing the green shirt

Shehans baptism. He's from Sri Lanka