Saturday, March 31, 2012


I'm going to apoligize in advance for this letter. Most Thursday nights I write out kind of an outline for my letter home but last night I was so busy trying to Shibuta-san no resson o hon-yaku that I wasn't able to write it out so this letter home might be a little scattered, but hey, what're ya gonna do??
Mom - The package Shelby sent me was just like take out in a box. Tabemono wa oishikatta desu =). Yeah it's been really weird having Yoshida著路 gone. Yoshida was always really happy and he seemed like he was doing good, he just didn't enjoy what he was doing. We tried to help him out but he told us that he just didn't have any motivation. He was awesome, he was one of the guys that I could really connect with. The dog sounds super cute!! She better still be around when I get back haha.
Dad - I got the rain gear and it fits perfect so thank you for that. And another thing, you're not very bright man... I was happy to get the package with my memory card but you sent me a package that had nothing but the memory and a MAGNET!! Come on dude you know better than that haha it didn't do anything to the card but I opened it and was like "本と。。。本とにか?” "really....really?" haha. I got the uke and the pictures last night. I hung them all up in our classroom and in my room. Everyone was so happy that I got the uke because we needed some kind of background noise haha.
Jenny / Rob - Thank you guys so much for the salsa, it was oishii!! My district basically eraticated the cookies withen a minute but other than that it was really good =). That's one thing I have noticed since I've been here, food that isn't from the cafeteria is like gold. Thank you for visiting Shelby, I bet she loves hearing from you guys =).
Gma / Gpa McConnell - It was good to hear from you guys! Yeah the language is going good but it's still pretty slow. I can say a couple of gospel oriented things but that's about it. Next week though we are getting 28 Nihongin Chorotachi who do not speak any english... and we have to translate for them. It's going to be tough!!! But as long as I dont make them want to be buddist i'll be good =). That's crazy that the car finally died. You guys have had that car forever!! Love you guys!
マカナル著炉 二番!!!
Elder McConnell #2
It's cool hearing about O'Higgons and I dont have your address to send my testimony but If mom and dad send me your address then I can, or I could email it....wakaranai.... Anyways... So I realized that this place is basically spirit prison no joke. It's my 6th week and I am ready to Nihon ni ikimasu!!!! But I still gotta learn a lot. I memorized the Senkyoshi no Mokuteki, Baputesuma Ketsui, and Kirisuto no Fukuin though so that's cool. Here ill write them in Hiragana/katakana/kanji.
(I know hiragana/katakana but not kanji but that's what's cool about the computer is that It does it for me!!
Baputesuma Ketsui
_____-san Iesu Kirisuto no mohan ni shitagatte, kamisama no shinken no kennoo o motsu hito kara, baputesuma o ukete itadakimasu ka?
Kirisuto no Fukuin
Iesu Kirisuto no fukuin no daiiichi no gensoku to gishiki towa, Iesu Kirisuto o shinjiru shinko o motsu koto, kuiaratameru koto, tsumi no yurushu no tame ni mizu ni shizumeru baputesuma o ukeru koto, Seirei no tamamono o ukeru koto desu. Watashitachi wa sono ato de saigo made taeshinobu hitsuyoo ga arimasu.
Yeah I'm pretty cool.
I love you man!!! Stay Subarashii and Sugoi!!

SSSSOOOOOO.......I cant really remember this week but I will try.
So this week has kinda flown by a bit slower than the other ones. It took a couple of days to get used to Yoshida Choro not being here, but I bet he's doing good.
I ran into Justin on Wendesday and he seemed a little nervous. The first thing that he asked me was "do i need to be nervous about wanting to go home." And I was like "Dude... this place is easy... haha" I told him the only problem that I have had since I have been here has been the language and he is already pera pera in spanish so I told him not to worry. He's in 3M so I was going to to try hunt him down a bit while I'm here and beat him up.
This last Sunday we watched the Joseph Smith Restoration Movie in Nihongo!!...................................................Holy crap. The way that Nihongin hitobito speak nihongo sounds like someone mumbling in their sleep so it's a little confusing, but I got it ;).
Monday Carlos left for Costa Rica. It was sad to have him go. I stopped by his room Sunday night and said goodbye to em. We took pictures on his camera so If he sends some pictures home there should be a couple of me and him.
So this week we have begun to teach our newest investigator Naruto-san / Aburai-san (Kerr/Shibuta Choro) and it was a lot easier than teaching our sensaitachi. We went in to teach them with basically a basic idea f what we were going to say and that was it. And by the end of it we had talked about the Kaifuku and had Committed them to Inori and Morumon sho o yomu. It was really good. I feel like when I am teaching people who know just about as much nihongo as I do its really easy, I dont worry about it much at all.
This week has basically blurred together.....Wake up, asagohan, kurasu, hirogohan, kurasu, bangohan, kurasu, and sleep. It's all basically the same stuff. Tonight though Watashi to Woodward Choro wa Shibuta-san ni sukui no keikaku nitsuite o oshiemasu. So after this that's probably what I'm going to go prepare for.
Um.. yeah sorry guys theres not a whole lot to talk about. If you guys have any funny phrases you want me to translate feel free to dear elder me a phrase and i'll try my best.
Today I'll send a memory card home, theres a lot of weird stuff on it just FYI. haha
So yeah, that's basically it. Today I have laundry and I'm waiting for a letter from Shelby so I can write back, I usually get them hirogohan ato de... So... Watashi wa matte masu...
Mina-san o ai shite masu!!
I love you everyone!!
Dad, Mom, Jamie, Meri, Grace, Sophie, and dog.... and i still dont know her name....
See you later!!

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