October 19, 2013

Here it is folks!  The big picture post… that’s right, Elder G has finally sent pictures and by pictures, I mean like twenty.  So bear with me as I post these because chances are this will be a very long post to read and go through.  But a lot of the pictures are super cool, so it will totally be worth it.  Along with the photos, he sent a short letter, so I will post that first and then kinda start a stream of pictures with their brief descriptions which he provided.

“So, everyone, pictures are finally here, Yay!  Funny story about that…I bought this really expensive card reader at the MTC and when I get to Japan it doesn’t work which is a real bummer and waste of my money right?  Well, here I bought this reader for 100 yen (which is about a dollar in American currency) and it totally rocks.  So ya, pics, pics, and more pics coming your way!  

Things are busy, but fairly normal.  Haven’t had hardly any lessons this week, so mostly been tracking; though we did gather three potentials.  Our not-so-ready investigator is getting closer to baptism-keep the prayers coming for him.  There are some concerns that we are trying to sort through and all the prayers you could give on his behalf would be great.  Walked a lot though and probably knocked on about 200 doors in the last three days -which sounds like a lot but it is pretty normal… whew…

Its hard to believe that I am nearly halfway through my second transfer.  We had a Zone training meeting in the Otsu area.  Lots of plans coming up for our areas and for the mission which we aren’t allowed to talk about right now, but they have me fairly excited.  Its been raining and raining and chilly; definitely can feel that it is moving towards winter here.  Not much else going on besides interviews with President Kaicho on Thursday.  But since my time is short, I will leave it at that and get to sending all of the promised awaited pictures.  Ja ne and love you all.”

Ok so here are the photos.  Some of them date back a ways, but they are all pretty great.

Last week at the MTC. Picture of the District, I think

Last week at the MTC. Picture of the District, I think

Preparation Day climbing up the mountains in Kobe

Preparation Day climbing up the mountains in Kobe

Assuming this is a picture of Kyoto...he didn't actually list what this was

Assuming this is a picture of Kyoto…he didn’t actually list what this was

Katsura through his apartment window

Katsura through his apartment window

Elder G at the Kyoto Eki (train station) looking cool

Elder G at the Kyoto Eki (train station) looking cool

Elder G in front of the Kyoto Tower

Elder G in front of the Kyoto Tower

A small shrine that they visited on p-day.

A small shrine that they visited on p-day.

At the Shrine.  Cool dragon figure...

At the Shrine. Cool dragon figure…

Map of the Imperial Villa at the shrine.  The missionaries weren't allowed to go in so he took a photo of the map to give people a general idea.

Map of the Imperial Villa at the shrine. The missionaries weren’t allowed to go in so he took a photo of the map to give people a general idea.

Taken on a visit to the Arashiyama Mountains

Taken on a visit to the Arashiyama Mountains

Katsuragawa River during mountain trip

Katsuragawa River during mountain trip

Elder G in front of the Arashiyama Mountain Range

Elder G in front of the Arashiyama Mountain Range

P-day trip to the Kobe zoo. This was also the last day with his first companion and trainer.

P-day trip to the Kobe zoo. This was also the last day with his first companion and trainer.

I love his face in this one.  SO silly, Elder!

I love his face in this one. SO silly, Elder!

A real panda in the Kobe zoo.  It wouldn't turn around for him, so he had to get the picture from the back.

A real panda in the Kobe zoo. It wouldn’t turn around for him, so he had to get the picture from the back.

Well, if these pictures don’t prove that he is having the best two years of his life, then I don’t think anything will.  Til next posting and in the words of our Elder, Ja na everyone!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s