How is your new companion? Tell us about him.
His name is Stevens Choro, he's one transfer behind me ... He's from Ohio. He's pretty cool ... he's a pretty good missionary.
How is your new area? Closer to the shoreline? More rural?
It's the second most rural area in the Tokyo mission ... And it's cold all the time, the wind chill makes it like -5 ... all the time ... Inside our apartment, the church, on our bikes is way bad, but it's nice actually ... the summer will be nice and cool ... Mwahahahahahahahaha!!!
Did you ride the train to your new area? Alone? From Chiba? or from the Mission Home?
Pretty much alone, but I met a ward member of the Togane Ward at Chiba Eki ... along with one of our investigators ... that was cool. So I rode with the member all the way to Oami, and then we both got off together. He's way chill, the SA Coordinator.
Do you still have a laptop in your apartment?
No one has a laptop anymore.
What kind of adapter do you have for your I-pad? Is it lightning or a 30 pin adapter?
Did you take your bike with you? How?
I took it apart and put it in a bike bag ... I'll take a picture the next time I get transferred.
Were you able to turn off the Auto Correct on your iPad ... were Dad's instructions good enough?
They were good enough ... but I like the auto-correct feature though, it fixes almost everything that I do wrong. (it’s not apparent to me …)
Did you find the All Drafts mail box in your eMail App? Did you find our lost letter ... we still have hope?
It's not there ... I know, major bummer.
Are you going to buy your own camera adapter, or would it be easier for dad to buy one for you from Amazon.co.jp?
I don't know yet ... I'll think/look for one and let ya know.
Did you figure out how to change your bike gears yet or are they still stuck in super workout mode?
The guy at the bike shop in Chiba fixed it for me ... And yeah, he taught me how to fix it myself next time ... I don't really change now through ...
Is your former companion Williams Choro, still in Togane? In your District?
No, he's long gone, he's only been in any area for one transfer.
Is it warming up there? or does it still feel like winter?
Like winter without the snow ... Imagine a hardcore canyon wind from Logan canyon ... all the time.
Do you have swype on your iPad? It's a way of typing where you slide your finger across all of the letters without lifting it up. (pretty cool! I use it on my kindle)
I don’t know ... I'll have to look.
This the day that Asato Choro left. He was one of my follow up trainers and then my Zone Leader ... He's a champion from Okinawa ... which I want to go to one day.
|Tuttle Choro, Asato Choro, Nielson Choro, and me.inside the Inage Eki|
TeJay ... Whenever I get a letter form you it makes me rethink a lot of my life ... it's always deep and profound ... I also have a question. How was your mission-ing in China? Was it just awesome? Every Chinese person that I meet here is ridiculous! They are always humble and way accepting of the gospel ... It's crazy! Or is it just because they are living in a different country? Any-who, I'm glad that Porter is not lactose intolerant ... that would have been way bad, but now we can for sure go and eat ice cream and ice cream and even more ice cream! I'm way pumped to tend your child ... I hope that all goes well with Billings! Interesting life you've got there. Film of table and exile ... I mean full of travel and adventure ... sorry about that. Side note: My eMails have gotten a lot more interesting since I got this whole auto-correct thing ... Not just spelling mistakes, now … all sorts of mistakes ...
Januari and Jaden ... How did you blow out your knee? That's no good man, that's no good! Take care and rest up ... well you have three young children ... So maybe rest as much as you can ... Which probably isn't that much ... Sorry about that. JanDee! How was your relay? Did you wreck everyone? I heard that you did! Congrats on finishing! That's way sweet!
Sam ... Thanks for that talk ... Couldn't find it though ... Congrats on finding the Holland Choro one ... I didn't think that you would be able to ... I'm impressed ... Talks for the MTC are way hard core ... All my teachers here searched for it for years without finding it ... good job! Thanks for the update on world events and the Russian occupation of Crimea in the Ukraine ... So why are you going to Italy? For fun? For service? Or for ... What exactly? I hope that it goes well! Also I'm glad that you started destructing things too ... Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!! My reign of breakage lives on through others!!!
Abi of gale storm! Caught in an ale storm! Was drunk in the night!! How is being a real adult? I hope that is goes well for you! I just realized that I've said that like four times in this email ... Sorry that you were in the top ten in your competition .... Did you ever think about going into Business? Cuz you seem to be pretty good at it! Well I hope that all is well with the peeps down in Riverton as well as in Logan ... I was talking to someone and they brought up Logan... I forgot who though. If I remember I'll let you know ...
So transfers were interesting ... My companions old companion (Cannon Choro) is now one of the zone leaders here in the apartment. The Zone Leaders are: Cannon Choro and Young Choro. Young Choro is Australian and is about to go home, but he’s way chill. Except apparently in Australia they don't have kangaroos as pets ... he compared it to having a moose as a pet in America ... crushed my dreams there ... and Stevens Choro, my companion, is way cool and is a hard worker. There was a baptism that they had last week. Brother T, a Chinese guy, and there is another one coming up in two weeks named Brother K; also Chinese ... they are both fluent in English and they're Japanese is spotty, so that's nice ... actually I really like teaching in Japanese, so it's kind of a bummer, but it's whatever's, these are Gods children! They were both found last transfer too, so Togane is really an amazing place! I think that I'm going to like it here; the church is a thirty minute bike ride away from our apartment ... I’ll try to cut that down though ... I think we can do it in 20, one day we did it in 24, so I have hope ... but safety first, I know, you go through all these rice patties and stuff; with like sharp 90 degree turns every so often ... So yeah, at night, in the pitch black, it might be a little shady, but I think we can do it ... I led us home from the church on our second day, yeah, I'm a champion ... I know. We haven't really had any time to find people yet, today is the first day where we have some time to do it. We've just been teaching Brother K and Brother T all the time lately, which is way nice.
Leaving my last area was hard ... We got a lot of lessons the last three days though. We had to teach everyone one last time before I left, so that went well, I think.
Well, I have to go, not much else happened this week, transferring was easy, I was by myself for like ten minutes and I'm still in the same stake and I’m in the South Version of the Chiba zone, which used to be the same zone, so I know where all the major stuff is anyway ... It was an easy transfer. I still miss my old area, but I'm starting to like this one more and more everyday ... Still have not found a bottomless Nan Indo Curry Restaurant ... But I will succeed ...
This brings met my spiritual thought for the week. It's actually comes from Young Choro, and some from Yoda. Do or do not, there is no try. This life has a time for everything (TeJay) so we Need to take advantage of that. Do everything you can to the best of your ability. But there really is no try. I've decided that giving something your all is the only way to succeed at it. Like being a missionary. I can try to do missionary work all day long. Or I can actually do missionary work. It's all in the mind set. Do it or don't, but don't lie to yourself and say that you are trying to.
That's all that I have for this week! Sorry if it’s kinda lame,
Thank you all for everything. And know that I love all of you so much! Good luck for the next week!
|This is Stevens Choro and I in the Togane Church ...|
Thanks for all that you do, gotta run!