But other than that, this week has been pretty mellow. The weather continues to get better, which I love. It's almost the time of the year when we can wear short sleeves! I'm so excited.
This week we had the combined Elder Nelson conference! It was so amazing. We also learned that we are getting new Ipads on the 25th, but that also means for the next few months, we won't have Facebook, which is kind of lame, but I can see the benefits. I just need to tell a lot of my investigators that if they want to get ahold of me, they will have to email me.
So for the Nelson Conference, Elder Nishidome and I live in the most southern area of the mission, so to avoid waking up at like 2 in the morning, we went and stayed in an area called Fuchu! It was a blast. They had bunk beds there, which actually weren't all that comfortable. The futons are much nicer. That will be hard to adjust to when I get back, but that doesn't really matter.
I will be hitting my 6 month mark here I think next week! How weird is that? I'm already almost 1/4 of the way done with my mission. It is actually kind of scary.
So anyway, I got way off topic. The Nelson Conference was amazing. He is one of the smartest people I've ever met. Like really. He shook all of our hands at the beginning which was amazing! I've shaken two apostle's hands in like a month! That is crazy! But anyway, I was able to learn so much from him, but probably one of my favorite parts is when he said, "What does 'Always' mean?" And he explained how sometimes people don't really understand how often always is. And then later he said "Always Remember Him," which has so much more meaning to me now. Literally everything I do should be focused on what He would do. It was great.
I hope you all had a great week! I love you all! The Gospel is true! I love you guys!
|Elder Tolen Meets Up with MTC Friends Elder Lee and Elder Law at the|
Elder Nelson Conference
|Elder Nishidome orders the "King-Size" Beef Bowl...|
|...And He Finishes It!|
|Elder Tolen at a Cake Shop with an Investigator|
|Elder Nishidome with the Investigator at the Cake Shop|
|The Sister Missionaries Gave Elder Tolen and Elder Nishidome|
Small Hair Gifts...They Were Very..."Appreciative"...