Yes, for the homeless. The Bishop thought it wasn't a good idea as well ... so there was talk of doing a neighborhood watch, but another Brother suggested that we pick up garbage once every two weeks at one or two, so that is the plan.
Do you guys play chair soccer on P days? It is popular here with the missionaries. (sit on a chair, you can run after the ball holding your chair but must put the 4 legs on the floor before you kick the ball). Just curious!
That sounds incredibly dangerous ... no, we don't play such games.
I know you don't want to think about this, but do you have your return date? Just wondering.
Not yet!!! I kinda want to come home at the beginning of the summer to work, .... but I want to stay as long as I can too!
Any plans for Thanksgiving?
Did you ever get back with the non-member who said he would come to church and then didn't come?
Hasn't called yet.
Any illnesses or injuries this week? Hope not!
Did you feel the earthquake in Nagano? Or was it too far away?
Felt it a little bit. Just a little tremor here and there, nothing too bad!
How is your bike doing? Still holding strong?
Like a boss.
How is the weather there?
A bit nippy.
Have you had any good meals lately?
Yes, Dicastri Choro likes to cook.
Are you wearing your new shoes?
Yeah!!, I Love them!
Do you ever find bugs in your apartment?
All sorts of spiders and flying things, but no scary ones!
Do you ever cook? Who cooks in your apt now?
Dicastri Choro and I usually do!
Nope, no need to yet!
Did you decide that you wanted your other pair of new shoes?
I only wear my new ones on rain days and to church or special meetings right now, hold off for now, and I'll get back to you!
Dad sorry to hear about the primary program ... watching the kids really is the best part, too bad you were behind them. We had our primary program a couple weeks ago ... they were all sooo adorable!!! It's the best!!! As for the earthquake, when we felt it, it was way small ... like barely noticeable small. But we still felt it. That's cool to hear about the Shimai in Riverton!! Way sweet that they would trust you to do such an act of service for them. Cool!!! Also good plan with work.
Mother ... we read the story about young women's ... we already bought the tape!? We're way excited to try, how hard is it to do? Like really hard or just a little bit of force and you're good? I'm dying to find out!
Jandee!! Happy birthday to Jayli!! Tell her Uncle Awesome said happy birthday and when she turns three I'll buy a whole gallon of ice cream and eat it with her!! She's so adorable!!!
Smashed Windows ... midnight premieres and a new iPhone! Six or Five? I'm dying to know, which one! Everyone I know still has the five's ... . unless you got the six, then I'll know somebody with a six ... but that's it.
Storm the Castle. Mmmm, ... people trained in that area can't figure out the problem, ... I'd say that you did pretty well for the circumstance that you were put into!! Thats way sweet!!! I'll pray for the no bed bug thing to go well. If you do get them ... I'll probably just move straight back up too Logan so I don't have to deal with the whole freak out and chance getting them myself ... Fun fact, Japan is bed bug free since forever!! Whooooooo!!! What up the rest of the world!
So this week was fun. We found a the M family ... they don't speak Japanese, only English ... they love the Bible, and are hard core Christian, they want their kids to grow up in a Christian environment ... so I think that they'll fit in well here. We gave them a Book of Mormon and asked them to read and ponder and pray about it, and they said that they would!!! It was all Dicastri Choro too, I was all like, wait you believe in Christ, and then he was all like ... wait, this book is not just another Bible, it'll change your life! We're visiting again next Friday, and I'm way excited to see what's happened!!!
This week K talked to Nanjo Shimai, who referred him ... he talked to her a lot, and she's a way good missionary!! Like, way boss. She explained everything about the gospel way sweet, he's not quite ready to set a date yet, but he's so close!!! We're way excited about it!!!
This week we ... made s'mores!!!! And after I cooked the marshmallows and took it off of the wok, there as still some goop on the fork, so naturally I put it in my mouth and tried to lick it off ... but my fork was still like a thousand degrees! It burned my lips, tongue and everything, I couldn't taste for like three days ... but its all better now.
This week I've been thinking about self control and what if really means ... I think that it means that our spirit has total control over our body and minds, so not only will our body do whatever our mind wants it to do, but we will be able to control our body and make it do things that it doesn't want to do, like wake up, or run. And not only that, but things that it does want to do, but we know are bad for us, we will be able to control our appetites that way as well ... it sounds way nice. But I think that in order to get that way, we have to fight, like a lion against all of our natural desires. I think that it's way hard to get to that point, but I think that that's what God has sent us here to do!! That's why we need to get a body, and then learn how to use and control it, so it doesn't control us!! Hence, commandments. Like, the word of wisdom and stuff, it helps us avoid addictions!! It's way cool how it all works out!
So my invitation to you all this week is to find something that your body doesn't want to do or really wants to do, but your mind and spirit know better, and then make sure that you control yourself!! It's really hard at first, but I promise that its always worth it!!
Thanks for all the love and support, I love you all and am so grateful for all you do for me!!
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