November 30, 2013

Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and that you ate lots of turkey and pie for Elder G.  I know I definitely ate my fill.  My family and I had two dinners; we fed the missionaries from our ward in Orlando, and then we celebrated with friends from our ward.  It was really fun and pretty great.  Here is his email from the end of November.  He attached some photos to, so look forward to that.

“Konnichiwa Minason from the lovely city of Izumo.  Things here are great, although the weather has been fluctuating between warm and cold.  Can’t make up its mind, I guess.  Last week was zone conference which was on Thanksgiving, so while everyone was stuffing their faces with turkey, I was being taught by the mission president and his assistants.  He applied Moses 1 to the mission, and wow, that has some pretty powerful messages if you take the time to read the section slowly and prayerfully.  

I did see my first snow in Japan this week.  It was through the mountain passes on the way back from zone conference, and it was awesome.  We played basketball with a branch member today which was fun and we went shopping.  Last night, we visisted some less active members and dropped off some stuff for the holiday season.  Our branch president is Amercian and there are some Americans in the ward, so its been nice to speak English once in a while.  

Mom, sushi is not bad.  I think its pretty tasty.  Its mostly rice wrapped in nori or seaweed.  Its better when we’ve eaten it at members houses; they really know how to make it!  Um, to answer other questions…we can’t see the sea of Japan, we are too far inland.  Other then that, not much going on.  Here are some pics of me and my native companion.  I should go though, have to study for FHE that we are attending tonight.” 

Eating ice cream on the way back from Okayama.

Eating ice cream on the way back from Okayama.

Dinner appointment the four of us had with the Branch President.

Dinner appointment the four of us had with the Branch President.

His companion and he had the same scarf.  His companion thought it was cool.

His companion and he had the same scarf. His companion thought it was cool.

  • Ja ne aishite imasu=Bye, love ya
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