We were able to meet with less active Ohashi kyodai. We are meeting with him and studying the Book of Mormon weekly and this week we explained to him the benefits of serving others, and how the branch needs more Priesthood holders and his service in the branch. He seemed responsive and intended on coming to church yesterday but Totsuzen had to visit his 97 year old grandmother.
This week we were able to meet with Sano Kaicho the District President as well as Peterson Kyodai to talk about better working with the members in Kagoshima. They are currently doing a fireside in all of the areas to help the members become more missionary minded and help them to understand how they can be a missionary in their everyday life. Coincidentally Elder Sasaki and I felt like the Kagoshima Zone needed to put more focus on the members and member present lessons this transfer and from that we feel the other key indicators will rise as well. What we want to do is to sort of meet the members half way in their attempts to be everyday missionaries and help them to be those missionaries that the District Presidency has a vision of. We have various ideas and plans we have discussed with Sano Kaicho that we will do this transfer to help the missionary work be more in unity in Kagoshima. We will be doing a District wide fast with the members and missionaries together on June 1st for this sort of unity and success in missionary work for both the members and the full-time missionaries. The District Presidency talked about better utilizing the calling of the Dendo Shunnin (ward missionary) and from the missionaries side we will be doing mogis with the members every week, to better help them understand the teachings in the Preach My Gospel and what is to be expected anytime they will joint with any missionary. When missionaries see a miracle they will call any member when they get home at 9 (for just a few minutes) to share the excitement of this miracle and to get the member more involved ask for their prayers or help for this person or family included in the miracle. The missionaries will be expected to do this about 3 times per week. We are also working on a schedule to help the missionaries know what members can joint at what time during the week. Peterson Kyodai and Sano Kaicho talked about what kind of schedules were effective and not effective in the past so we have received good ideas from them on how to best get the members involved. The district presidency has a lot of dendo fire and really hope the members can catch this same vision. We will do our best to help the members to catch this vision and further the work.
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