Monthly Archives: October 2014

26 October 2014

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Ok so we got calls last Monday and I got sent to a new area with a new
companion. I was sent to Hachioji on Thursday. My new companion is
Bickmore Shimai and she freaking rocks! She is probably the best
missionary I have meet so far. She works so hard and she is an amazing
teacher. And she is amazing at the language. I’m so excited I think
I’m going to learn so much this transfer. I have heard so many great
things about this area. The Bishop is so funny and the mission leader
is AWESOME as well. I think I’m going to enjoy this transfer. And on
top of that I live with Handy Shimai. Handy Shimai was my very first
companion from the MTC. Handy Shiami’s companion is Brown Shiami.
Brown Shimai is from New Zealand and these girls are the funniest
people I have ever met. I have laughed my butt off every night I have
been here. Bickmore Shimai has been here for 4 transfers and has
worked really hard and we have 7 investigators. Two of which she gave
the soft baptismal commitment to and they said if they get an answer
they would be baptized. So exciting. There is some pressure though
because there is a good chance this is her last transfer here and I
will be in charge when she leaves. There is pressure for these people
to connect with me and to teach them correctly. I hoping we will be
together for two transfers and that will help me feel better. I have
so much to learn from her. Thanksgiving will be in this transfer. I’m
so excited! We are hoping that we will get to go to a military base
for thanksgiving dinner like they did last year. I would be way sad if
that didn’t work out. Well family I’m loving life! I love you all!
Saturday is Shanna’s birthday so don’t forget to wish her happy
birthday ūüėČ ;-)! Love you!

Brox shiami

19 October 2014

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Today we get transfer calls. I haven’t been called yet that will be
later today. We got to email super early today because we are going to
Yamate which is two hours away, to see the area were   President
Hebert J Grant dedicated Japan and opened it up for missionary work.
I’m seriously excited. We will probably receive our transfer calls
while we are on the train. I really really hope I leave because I
really do not like this sister who is in our apartment. She is the
most selfish person I have ever met. I’m a lot of it is because of
cultural difference ( she is from Denmark) but man I can’t stand her.
She is for sure staying another transfer so I’m ready to leave. If I
had to stay I don’t know what I would do. I think I would flip on her.
I have already snapped at her a clue of times, and she just makes me
so angry and as a missionary I should not feel that way. I have been
trying. We have an investigator who I thought we would have to drop
but as we have taught her these last couple of times we have seen some
changes. Like she was embarrassed for us to talk about God in public (
we continue to offer to do it at other more private places but she
feels comfortable eating in public when talking to us) . But as we
shared our message last time she actually asked us out of no where to
go ahead and share our message. She didn’t seem embarrassed at all.
And she invited herself to church again. She plans to come next week.
We have met the cutest lady ever! She is a less active and we went
over to her house the other day for lunch. OMG she is so funny. She is
this happy hippy old lady. She is in her 70’s, she makes all of her
own clothes ( which are very stylish) and she has the best humor. She
just makes me laugh and she loves to make us laugh.  O my goodness I
just lover her so much. Her name is Sister Nagahama. Nothing else new
has happened thus far. We have been really busy and I love it. I love
you all!! The church is True and make sure to say your prayers every
day!! Love you

Brox Shimai

14 October 2014

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My foot is completely healed. Things are great here in my area. I do struggle with another sister in our apartment but it’s not in livable. I get along with my companion great. I’m pretty sure next transfer I will be leaving. I will be suprised if I stay but we will find out next Monday. We don’t have anyone we are really teaching who is very interested in the lessons.¬†I hope no one forgot that my birthday is in a couple of weeks! ūüôā¬†can you believe it?! I’m going to be freaking 29. Only one year left¬†before I turn the big 30! Man time flies when your having fun! Nothing¬†great happened this week. We did have a couple of typhoons ( that
literally did nothing other then put us on house arrest). We did get a¬†lot of rain but nothing dangerous. Hey do you know what comes after my¬†birthday?…. Christmas!!…. Ha so I might have a little Christmas¬†list. Now please do not feel like you have to get me anything,….¬†but…. If you were to send me stuff, I might need a new pair of good¬†walking mission shoes.

5 October 2014

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I dyed my hair but in all honesty I didn’t want to
but the ugly growth was driving me crazy. I tried blonde before going
brown and I only did the lower half of my head knowing that the blonde
may not turn out and of coarse it did not. So I decided to just do
brown because it’s easier to up keep brown then it blonde. It’s too
expensive to go get it done professionally. So I will send you some
pictures of my new hair. Oh and I forgot to send pictures from the zoo
so I will do that now too. Well that was the big change that happened
this week. We don’t have any new investigators and the one we have now
is not very interested in the church she is only interested in
learning English. So we have no one we are really teaching which is a
bummer. We have been busy though. We put together a temple prep. Class
for members who are about to reach there one year mark. I’m excited
for that. We had a typhoon yesterday and today but it has passed and
we are all safe. Not much really happened actually except for a lot of
rain and some wind. It passed by pretty quickly. We had a fun softball
game last Saturday with the ward. We played 6am in the morning. It was
early, but way fun. Well nothing else has really happened. I love you
all!!

Brox Shimai

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