Monday, May 1, 2017

Week 18

This week was pretty okay. The major things that happened are:

 - This week the last of the snow on the street of my apartment melted. There was a huge pile that people from all over the block made and the last of the snow I saw from it was Monday night. However there is still a pretty massive amount of snow in a pit just south of the church building.
 - This week we had a little bit of service for a single sister in the branch. We just helped her do a little garden. I ended up being the most accomplished user of the hoe, and I sat on the fence so now all of the sisters in the district think that I'm going to become a farmer. That was maybe Tuesday. Elder Sato is the other Elder in the picture because we were on splits. He's one of the ZL's. There are pictures attached. The first one is a selfie and the second and third ones are just of me that they took. For some reason they all thought that me sitting on the fence was the coolest thing ever.
 - We also got to go with one of our English class students to the Cherry Blossom Festival again which was pretty cool. Aomori (the zone that I'm in) is famous for apple trees because their farmers are just the best somehow, and they applied all of their tree knowledge to the park here, so apparently Hirosaki is basically the best cherry blossom festival in the world. I'm going to put a picture of the heart shape (which apparently takes year-round maintenance) and a picture of my comp and I inside the castle. I'm not exactly sure what it is that I'm holding, but it's not a swastika. It's backwards and I think it has something to do with Buddhism.

Well, besides my other bike tire going bad I think that's about it. For some reason my bike just can't keep air in the tires. I'm not quite sure why.

I love you all,
Elder Mitchell

 Inside Hirosaki Castle with Elder Anderson.


  1. I have to admit Elder Mitchell looks pretty good holding down that fence! ;) I love the cherry blossoms!

  2. Wow! The cherry blossoms are beautiful! Ben is such a character. 😂

  3. Ben is so observant! Sounds good too!!