Well, transfer week is over. That was a mixture of interesting feelings, seeing all the new missionaries come in and all the returning missionaries head home.
The new missionaries landed at Narita Airport on Tuesday last week, and arrived in Kichijoji by bus in the evening. We helped them bring their luggage into the church, and then we went into the mission home for dinner. They were all exhausted. We had a bunch of rental futons delivered earlier that day for the new elders to sleep on. The elders slept on the second floor of the church and the sisters slept on the top floor of the mission home.
And that evening, everything went ske-wompous.
A couple of website domain names were suddenly suspended, which caused our mission website to become inaccessible. The departing missionaries' flight was canceled because the airplane's sewage system broke. And a missionary out in the furthest area of the mission broke his arm very badly.
The mission office became rather noisy.
For a while the people at Narita Airport weren't entirely sure if they were actually going to cancel the flight or if they'd be able to fix the sewage, but they ended up putting the departing missionaries in a hotel for the night, and they managed to get out the next day and make it home safely.
We got involved in a massive email chain between a bunch of people in the Area Office and the ICS department in Salt Lake City about getting the websites back up. We managed to get all the important stuff fixed by aboutin the afternoon, and there was much rejoicing.
Elder Pesce (the one who broke his arm out in the countryside) ended up taking an ambulance to the hospital, and they patched his arm up, put it in a sling, and told him he was going have to go back to America and get surgery because it was so bad. He showed up at the mission home . I got to be his companion and spend the night up in the mission home and nights. he gave his testimony in church and helped us teach a lesson afterwards, and today he got on an airplane. He had a great attitude about it, and he's hoping to come back into the field if the surgery goes well.
Now things have calmed down quite a bit, even though Elder Berube has a bunch of zone leader responsibilities now. It looks like I'm going to be going with him to three different district meetings every week, and going on splits with people all over the zone.