Monday, June 29, 2009

Dear Homer Family,

Well first off, thanks for all that you did for me, sending all the emails out. If you find out from any of the guys parents that they want me to send letters instead just let me know. Also I got one of your letters a few days ago it looks like it takes about 10 days to get here.

It's so weird that I have been in Japan for three weeks coming upon a month. It has gone by so fast I can't believe it. We did a lot of finding this week and were able to get a few phone numbers and we have an appointment for tomorrow. His name is Aki and is from the Congo but has lived in Japan since he was 2 or 3. He only speaks Japanese and French. I hope he shows up to the appointment. We get stood up a lot but I think he will show. The people are really nice, but not a lot of them are interested in what we have to say but we just keep on trying.

We also taught Daniel again this week (the gang guy). He really likes to focus on deep doctrine and not the things that really matter for all of us. We will try to help him continue to progress.

Japanese is still Japanese, I don't really understand any of it but I am trying my best and am learning more and more. They speak a different dialect than what I learned at the MTC. There are times when I do get something, but not alot. Church is way crazy. I don't ever understand anything but its fun. All the members are really nice to us and try and help me understand.

Morgan asked about the food. The pizza is really expensive $20 - $30 for a medium and they put fish, octopus, corn, mayo, and other gross things on there, its not even like real pizza. We did go to a hamburger place and it was better than most places back home. Hair cuts are expensive too so I just had one of the guys in our apartment cut my hair and he did a pretty good job.

I forgot my camera today but I will try to send you some pictures next week. We have the whole tatame mats and a few sliding doors (not paper) going on in our apartment. I'm sure Morgan will get a kick out of it. I also have a few other pictures of Japan but I will try to take a few more this week.

It sounds like everyone back home is doing good. I don't know if I can imagine Derrick without his long hair, he should keep it short. I am going to write letters and send them to everyone at home so they can see my weird stationary, it's hard to find envelopes. Tell Whitney to hang in there and good luck to Muff with swimming.

I am doing well out here. It's alot of fun, we just need to find more people to teach. Hopefully we will find some soon.

Love you guys,


P.S. We actually have a costco in our area, the only one in the mission so I am good on treats and all that stuff, but I'll let you know if I need something.

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