Friday, March 2, 2012

Weekly Letter

Hello everyone!! So I've been in for a week and a half. Christiansen Kyodai calls its a 2 weeks in missionary terms.
Mom - Mom thank you so much again for the humidifier. Everyone in my district is jealous of it haha
So, so far I have seen
Carlos Brandaris
Dallin Mcbride
Grady Nobles
Landon Droubay
Matt MaCallister
So this week has been both really good and really bad. The Nihongo is really good and really bad depending on the day. Some days I'll be exhausted and other day's I'll be having the time of my life. the thing that makes the MTC the hardest is that on the days that I struggle with Nihongo I think about how much easier it would be to be home with Shelby. But I just tell myself that I can handle this, and I will see Shelby soon.
Last weekend was kind of overwhelming one of the nights I was just sitting in my room at my desk trying to study. I just could not figure out how to form any sentences in Japanese. But then these two Chorotachi (Elders) came by and saw me in my room cuz my door was open. they asked how I was doing and I just said that I did not know what I was doing at all. So they sat down with me and helped me study for an hour. I had not ever met them before but they took the time to help me. Their names are Eckman Choro and Hammond Choro. They leave in two weeks for Kobe. They stop by every night and check one me and see how I'm doing. They gave me a bunch of flashcards that they had already leaerned and I've already memorized 50 of them.
So my doryo and I have been teaching an investigator named hamaguchi-san. After a 4 lessons we've taught him to pray, gave him a book of mormon, and we committed him to baptism. AND WE DID IT ALL IN NIHONGO!! Crazy stuff.
Justin Bassett - So i've met two Choros going to McAllen Texas, an Elder Dearden and an Elder McConnell haha. I was like "Elder McConnell you're my kyodai!!" (Brother.)
So Nihongo is very confusing. Nihongo sentence structure is Subject Object Verb formed. So you would say "I food ate" "I book read" "I to bed went." It is very confusing. Bu were praying for "Igen no tamamono" the gift of tounges.
So Elder Jeffery R Holland was at are Tuesday fireside. It was crazy!! He talked about the Book of Mormon, and "If we are the only people that we convert on our mission, our mission will be a success.."
I'm sad to hear about Sister Thompson. Tell her that I love her and her family. If there's anything I've learned, its that god has a plan for us and we will be with him again someday.
We went to the Temple this morning at 7. It was only my second time through the temple and it was amazing I've never thought so deeply than today in the Celestial Room.
Nihongo is coming along slowly, but I will eventually get it.
Letters just make my day even if they're just random stuff.
Tell Grandpa and Grandma that I did get there letter and I'm writting them next.
I sent a couple of letters off today. Including one with a memory card to you guys.
That's it for me!!
Ai shite masu!! I l love you!!
-McConnell Choro

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