Sunday, November 17, 2013

Guess What? I'm In Tokyo Again!



 
So Niigata is a pretty cool place, but nothing can keep me away from Tokyo for long.  It's just so cool!  I love all the hustle and the bustle and to just see all the people everywhere.  I missed that a lot in Niigata because it's a lot more country like.  You'll be happy to know that for the first time in a long time I don't feel tired, you know why? I slept for a few hours on the bus ride here.  It feels so amazing to not want to fall down and sleep on the ground.  And the best part is, I get to ride the bus again on Wednesday too so I won't be tired then either!  I love living so far away from the mission home. lol  The only downside is that it costs like $100 a trip, so we know where all the tithing money is going. lol
 
My companions and I are staying at the hombu tonight with the APs (Assistants to the President) and all of the really really good missionaries.  And I get to be with my old companion Elder Kerr again for a few nights because he's the AP.  It's just like old times.  He's so awesome and I can't believe that he is going to be leaving the mission in a few short months.  Actually, all of my trainers are going to be leaving before I am here for 10 months.  It's sort of sad to think about.  All the experienced missionaries are leaving and that leaves us.  I feel like I don't know enough Japanese to take their place but I'm sure the Lord will help us a lot.  I know that I need it.
 
On a spiritual note, we have a really cool investigator right now that we are teaching named T...  I'm sure I've already mentioned about him, but he is going to be baptized this Sunday!  I'm so excited for him.  He is such an amazing person and a really good cook if I do say so myself.  He cooks for us every time that we meet.  He actually used to be a pro chef so he is really good at it. 
 
We had our wards primary program last week, with the 4 primary kids that we have in the ward.  It was actually really spiritual and all of the children were so cute!  I love Japanese kids!  And actually one of the primary kids isn't even a member, but don't worry, the Niigata's friendly neighborhood Elders are working on a baptism date for her.  Christmas is a time for miracles so we know that good things are going to happen. 
 
I'm pretty excited because we have a really sweet soccer game planned out for this Thursday.  I'm telling ya, I love all of this sports dendo stuff!  It's like dendoing and having lots of fun at the same time!  It's almost cheating!  But it really works and we have met so many cool people doing it.  Actually I'm thinking of buying some soccer cleats because we play so much!  Oh and speaking of which, I couldn't find any mandolins here that went under $100.  They're all so expensive so I'll probably just play the violin, I'm better at that anyway. 
 
Well another email day has come and gone.  They always go by so fast!  I love you all and miss you so much!  I think about you all the time and I can't wait to hear from you and see you again in now 20 more months.  Ai shite imasu yo!
 
Elder Stevens
 
P.S. Congrats on finding our house dad on Google!  That's so cool that you can do that! 
P.P.S. Kanasan dou.  Find out what that means!
 
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