Yes, I'll think more about it. Old farm is nice, Pine View has a new hot tub though ...
Did you get to watch all 10 hours of conference? Did the sisters get to watch the women's conference that was broadcast the Saturday before conference?
Yes, and yes.
Did any members go with you to watch conference?
Most of them, they brought us lunch too!!
Favorite Speaker? What was your favorite talk? Favorite quote?
Priesthood. Uchtdorf ... I don't remember the quotes, but it was all about being the best person you could be.
Are the cherry blossoms all gone?
All dead ...
How was your P-Day? Go anywhere cool?
Costco!!!! And we bought new knives!! Then I was offered a woman's daughter for wife.
How are your tan lines? Do you have any?
Nope, it's so cold recently, like three degrees all week.
Where did you get the bike with no chain?? We don't think that is your real bike, is it? We were impressed that you could ride with no chain!! Explain why you had the bike?
One of he missionaries who was here before, broke it and left it.
Do you ever have any insects in your apt??
Some.... We kill them quickly so they don't spread.
Is F-San (the one with the cool parrot who speaks English and Japanese) a member or an investigator??
Investigator, his mom is a member,
Do you exercise? anyone to run with? or just squats and stuff?
Everyday for thirty minutes ... Lots of abs and push-ups and squats and what not. Pretty much I do one exercise for a minute and do thirty exercises in the morning, I recommend it!!
Any new investigators? How are the old ones doing?
Not yet, K-San wants to get baptized!
How are the other elders in your apt?
Yeah, they're great!!
Father! Did you mean Yamauchi Shimai? She used to be Abi's roommate? If so I totally know her ... if not, then I'm at a slight loss. This week does sound rough, but it really does make you think, of the life we have as a better one. One of the Shimai here in Narita was just diagnosed with breast cancer this last week ... so we're all kinda sad over here as well. Thanks for all you do and the great example of a priesthood holder that you are to me. You rock!
Mother! The YM & YW do all sorts of crazy stuff these days, I didn't remember anything as cool as a murder mystery thing happening. Sounds like it's going to be intense. I'll let you know in what condition these freeze dried sealed cookies get to me in ... I'm not going to lie, I'm dying to find out myself. All in all ... sounds like this week was a rough one ... thanks for all you do and all the support an love that you have shown me over the last twentyish years. You're the best!!
Smashed! Questival, I'm in ... when, where, and how? I'm in ... but I'm in it ... to win it ... well, go way hard anyway!!! So excited! Your life sounds so interesting ... let me know how everything goes ... housing ... well the prophet and apostles just told me to get married crazy fast after I get back, so maybe the new Pine View apartments might be a good option, but Old Farm is also pretty sweet ... maybe Old Farm ... that sounds good to me ... I just prayed about it and Old Farm is a good thing to go for, sign me up.
Storm trooper ... all of my roommates said that you and Sam look like crazy fun people, to be around and that they're jealous of me for having such cool sisters ... 「お姉さんは楽しそうだね〜！」so yeah ... Congrats! Sounds like you had a rough week. But Imagine if you'd had to go to school and deal with all the screaming kids!! Instead of that you get to eat ice cream and go play with penguins!!! That's way sweet!!!!! It's good to see that Jaycee is doing well. She's been getting old I feel. She has a lot of grey hairs and she looks like a grandma for sure ... but still. Good that she goes running with you!
So my week!!
Tuesday!! We went to District Lunch and then went finding all day ... it was maamaa, but the curry was amazing, and we had strawberry lassie .... The best thing I've ever had in my whole life ... well, except cream filled melon pan ... but you know whatever.
Wednesday! We had eikaiwa and what not, it was pretty good. We're still struggling to find new people to reach and it's kinda frustrating, but they'll come eventually.
Thursday!! We met with K-San at U-San Shimai's home for dinner and he was all like, yo I read second nephi thirty-one and I kinda wanna get this baptism, thing, I mean I think I need to learn some more about it first, but what is it all? And that kind of stuff, so then he came to general conference wanting to find out if the church and what not is true, and it's going to be sick cuz he loves it! He's pretty awesome you could say.
Friday we went to ping pong, and I blew everyone's mind with my boss teaching skills. And when I say teaching skills I mean my ability to invite the Spirit, cuz I really can't teach, it's all God.
Saturday K-San came to General Conference, and that was pretty much the day.
Sunday, more General Conference, and housing and that was it pretty much.
Monday, went to Costco, bought new kitchen knives ... finally no more sketchy knives ... Yeah!!! Then I walked up to get a strawberry sample and these two older women just look at me and say wow, what a crazy cool gaijin!! He's so cool, and they're like fifty, so I'm a little weirded out, but they don't know I speak Japanese yet, so they're still going on. And then they say something and I just responded back and they we're like wow, you speak Japanese! Your so cool! Then they started going on about how half babies are adorable and they want them so bad, and then they asked how old I was and when I said that I was twenty, one of them said that her daughter was seventeen and offered me her daughter ... then proceeded to show me a picture of her and insist that she was the future Mrs. Gaijin ... yeah, good day at Costco. Plus we bought like twenty bananas today for like four bucks, so cheap!!! Whoooo!!
Conference was good. I feel as though I learned about being humble. Up until this point people have always told me that I've been crazy humble, and no, I'm not meaning to sound prideful as I say this. But it just happens, like all the leaders and what not I go on exchanges with always tell me I'm crazy humble. But I feel as though I've kind of been taking it for granted, and this general conference I feel like my definition of humble changed a bit. I used to just think that it was accepting that God knows what's best and that you should try to do what he says and that he's done so much for you and you should always be grateful for it. Now while I think that's right, it's so much more than that, because God gave us everything; everything we do is because of God; every good deed that we do; every time we have a chance to serve someone it's because of our love for God. Which means we really need to thank God and do our best to serve him when we do anything ... I think. It's like in Josiah two where is talks about serving your fellow man ... it is just serving God in a roundabout way. When we try to do things for other people, we're really trying to do them for God. And if we keep that in mind then shouldn't we try to serve everyone. I mean we'll never be able to pay God back for what he has done for us, but I think that part of being humble is trying to do the things for everyone else around you that God wants you to do....
I promise it makes more sense in my head, I just can't write it all out right now.
Thanks for all you do and all the love and support that you show me!! Your the best!!!
Love, Elder Griffiths