Monday, April 27, 2015

This would be the emergency water we bought...all 56 liters!

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The famous fish kites!

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Hmmm...where should we go find people?

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A view from the top of the park at Tama Center.

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Peanut butter is expensive at import stores!

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A housing miracle on splits, the Machida Talent Show, and a YSA dinner.

こんにちは友達と家族!

If you don't read any of this letter at least read this much if you
own a Toyota, Honda, Kawasaki or Suzuki. They are all Japanese. Which
means they actually have names that translate into English. Ready!
Toyota 豊田 (expensive rice field)
Honda 本田 (book rice field)
Kawasaki 川崎 (river cape)
Suzuki 鈴木 (bell tree)
Mind blowing!

Well here was my busy week!

月曜日
We woke up and did normal studies, we then picked up Ida from the
train station and went to the church to play ping pong! It was a fun
time, my companion is really good. We then taught about half of the
Gospel of Jesus Christ. And committed him to pray, he prayed for the
first time with us! It was absolutely awesome! We then emailed our
families. We then went to the mall, I looked at buying white charts
but decided to wait, they had a good deal 3 shirts for 5000 ¥ or about
45 dollars. After we went to Diaso, I bought a miniature palm tree for
my desk, I need some greenery on my desk. On our way home my umbrella
broke it snapped pretty clean thanks to the wind. Thankfully it was
only a dollar when I bought it so it isn't a big deal. We then came
home a relaxed, my companion wrote letters, and I cleaned and did
laundry. We had some dinner, planned and then my trainer called me
asking for my bread recipe, so we talked on the phone for about an
hour. Overall a really mundane p-day.

火曜日
We awoke and studied, it was a good study. We then bought groceries
since it was pouring down yesterday and we moved things around so we
could. At the store they were selling LDS. I was like uhh what? So we
bought it, and then I realized the D was a lower case a. So it is Las.
We haven't drank it yet but hopefully it will be good. We then went to
the church and mapped out the less actives we wanted to visit. We
biked forever and tried to visit them however now were there. We ran
into a really old man who my companion couldn't understand because of
the Japanese he was using. My companion is Japanese! We then went to a
7-eleven and got drinks because we were super hot and to look up
another address. I bought a peaches and cream drink. I must say the
drink options in Japan are great. After we visited the other less
active, we ran out of chirashi which has never happened. We had handed
so many out that we ran out! We then got a call from the person we
were going to have a lesson changing it to tomorrow. As we were biking
home we passed by a Create of Japanese drug store. Needing soap and my
companion in need of shampoo we took a pit stop. The automatic door
wasn't working which was weird for the amount of people that were
there. We thought it was weird so we tried to get in through the
neighboring grocery store, however that didn't work either and we
watched someone open the automatic door and walk in. So we did that
same, looking all around for soap and shampoo. There were people
everywhere taking things out of boxes and moving them to shelves.
Thinking it was a bit odd I kept looking around. And climbing over
giant boxes. My companion had been on the phone up until this point
with an investigator. He then turns to me and says, "this store isn't
open yet". Oh no. I was way deep into this store and no one even
stopped me. We were just wandering through a store that was still
under construction in search of soap and shampoo. I don't think we
will make that mistake again. We then came home and I made chili for
dinner and we housed a little by the church before we practiced
singing for a talent show on Saturday. Before that Elder Sawyer and I
played Ping pong with a Christmas ornament because all the other balls
were broken. Sing practice was good, I realized I still can't sing but
that's okay.

水曜日
We woke up early and headed to Hachioji so my companion could do a
training for the Japanese missionaries. There Elder Young and I went
on splits. We did a little studying then decided to go out and dendo.
On the first door we knocked the person answered the door, we thought
the whole first lesson then we were able to set a return appointment
with them! It was awesome! I forgot what it is like to dendo with
Americans. We then split back and went as a big group to Indian curry!
Yum! After as we were about to get on the train I had the feeling
about a certain car and just as we were about to get on a foreigner
got on as well! I sat next to him and started speaking to him in
Japanese and he started responding in Japanese so I switched to
English and asked him where he is from, he is from Napal! He had a
great conversation and I was able to give him a Book of Mormon in
English and a pamphlet. My companion also testified in English about
prayer! It was pretty cool! We then came home and took a long way home
and saw some nature. We then had to walk back to the train station to
meet up with an investigator for a lesson. My nose was in a lot of
pain from a sunburn and a pimple (who knew how much pain that could
cause). So I went on splits with the other Tama elders and soaked my
nose for a while. We then ate dinner and went to Eaikiwa! It was fun,
the beginner class is enjoyable, it is neat to see the small
improvements they make each week. We then came home and I made
brownies for district meeting, only I had to call Sister Wada for part
of the recipe. When I called her she only spoke Japanese so I only
spoke Japanese back, it was pretty cool!

木曜日
We awoke, I put the brownies in and we got ready for the day. Then we
ran to district meeting with the hot brownies. District meeting was
great I love our district we learn so much together. We then ran to
Tama center for a lesson with Enoki San. We did a little bit of cat
and mouse finding him but we finally did. One of the cool things about
being a missionary is that you KNOW just by looking at someone that it
is them that you are looking for. It has happened twice this transfer
now. Our lesson was...well...interesting. If you think discussing
differences between USDA choice beef and Australian beef is difficult
in English, give Japanese a go. Now you are wondering why we were
talking about beef...yeah. So am I. The lesson was very interesting
because besides beef we talked about blood types, math tricks, and my
companions luck based on his birthday. If you are now as confused as I
was I asked my companion what was going on. He then turned to me and
said, "if I knew I would tell you". He had no idea either, but we
learned a valuable lesson... We need a doseki that is as random as he
is. After we came home and ate dinner. I took a nap during lunch
because my head hurt so much from trying to follow the lesson. We then
had weekly planning. It was great! It was the most focused weekly
planning I have had with a Japanese companion. We then got calls
saying I was going to have on splits with Elder Bown tomorrow here in
Tama. We then went to the church and synced our area books. Only there
was an update! And they listened to my advice!! It now has 15 minute
intervals of time! Yosh! We then went housing. We ran into a happy
drunk man who rejected us. But told us we are kind people. Then a
women opened the door and shut it as soon as she saw us. Ouch! I have
decided to knock on the doors for the rest of my mission because the
intercoms are very closed off (I can't think of the English word). We
knocked on another apartment complex and a man answered the door and
we taught very simply then invited him to hear more and he said yesM
so we set up a return appointment on Tuesday! Deketa! We then prayed,
and received a call from the Hachioji zone leaders saying that the
nepalese man that we referred has a lesson on Saturday!! We then
housed one last apartment floor. Except we didn't have much time, and
on the very last door we knocked on the man had met us before! He said
he will consider coming to church! Way great day!

金曜日
We woke up early...again. I am learning to love less sleep. We went to
the train station to meet our new companions for the day! Elder Bown
is currently serving in Zama the Air Force base. He is also the most
fluent American I have ever met! We came back for studies. I finished
the Book for Mormon! Yay! Then for companionship study we went and
talked to the other elders and did mogies with them. Then went to indo
curry for dinner, I had the lamb again. There is something about it
that is umai! We then decided to go on an adventure so we walked
forever! We met a man who spoke a little English and even had heard of
the church! Talk about a neat experience. We also met another two
Nepalese men. I am starting to meet a lot! Elder Bown did Moui Tai
before his mission so we talked about that as we walked, along with
his trick to language study. It was interesting insight he gave. We
then came back to the apartment starved, however neither of us had the
will power to cook so we are toaster waffles...16 toaster waffles
later we went to the train station to pick up our companions from the
Japanese people conference (literally translation). We then walked to
the church and practiced the rest of the night for the talent show,
however I had a super bad head ache so I spent most of the practice on
the floor shielding my eyes from any light.

土曜日
We woke up early...maybe I'll just stop writing that and we will just
assume it. And went on a walk with Elder Clark and Elder Hilton! It
was a good walk, we climbed this giant hill and ran into some old
woman eating sembe and chocolate. As soon as they saw us they invited
us over and gave us a bunch of sembe and chocolate. We then came back,
got ready and studied. However during companionship study opening
exercises I realized a big problem. Our apartment doesn't have any
emergency water. So we went through our bags and read that as part of
companionship study. Then we called the other elders who also don't
have any. So we decided to fix it so during lunch the Americans walked
to D2 with a suitcase and giant Costco bags to buy water as the
Australian and Japanese Elders made lunch. We bought 108 liters of
water! Which is around 230 pounds of water! And carried it home, well
I rolled the suit case on the road, but we got it home. Now we are
prepared. We then got a call from one of our investigators, Mashiko,
saying he finished the Book of Mormon! Whoa! So we planned a lesson
for that afternoon. After lunch we took the bikes to minamiosawa and
had a great lesson! I testified in japanese and taught a lot more than
I ever had! I even understood most of what was going on! We then came
come in the rain, which was unexpected so we were wet, but didn't have
time to change so we had to get on the train headed to machida for a
talent show we were singing in. It was a great concert! Bless4 came
which is a really popular Japanese group who is LDS! Their brother is
on a mission right now so it is more like bless 3. It was an awesome
performance. Then on the way home I ran into another Indian person! He
was way nice, we talked about the importance of families.

日曜日
We woke up got ready and went to the machida stake center for
conference. Our stake president was released because he is now part of
the seventy and the 1st counselor was called as the Stake President
with one of his counselors coming from the ward I am serving in. It
was a great conference from what I understood, it was hot and really
hard to pay attention especially after your Japanese companion falls
asleep. Sometimes I wonder if he knows what it is like to want to
understand and can't. After the conference we talked to the members.
It was awesome talking to members of the ward In Machida 2nd I served
with 3 months ago and be able to hold a conversation with them! We
then came home, Japan is starting to warm up, and fast. We then went
to the church and planned what we wanted to do for the YSA dinner our
Ward was having. We did a object lesson with knifes and cups relating
the importance of church attendance, reading the scriptures, and
prayer. It was a great lesson. The activity was great we ate Costco
pizza! We played a game as a big group which was kind of weird because
I felt like I was among peers. We did this questionnaire/self
introductions thing, and since they were YSAs they asked things like;
what is your favorite date spot? Uhhh it was weird answering that
question as a missionary. After the dinner we talked to the members
and elder Hilton and I talked about swimming! It was fun to relate old
stories back and forth.

Well that was my quick week!

Love,

Elder Dunn


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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Turtles on our journey to Tama from Machida.

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In Japanese malls they have giant fabric shops.

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High school baseball at the park.

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A aftermarket porche shop

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This is all the English to Japanese study books.

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This is one isle of books for Japanese people learning English!

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The Rose of Sharon's are blooming!

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Welcome to Japanese Elders genkans (we don't wear shoes past this point).

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Miracles with a broken bike, walking home from Presidents Interviews, and Boy Scouts!

こんにちは!

この週は地震がありません。

月曜日
We woke up and went to the church to play ping pong, it was a great
way to start the day. We then studied, after studies we got a call
from the zone leaders. They asked me if I am an Eagle Scout, then they
asked if I was available on Saturday. Not knowing what was in store I
said sure, they then said that me and Elder Hilton, who is in my
district, are going to help out in the world jamboree in Japan this
year! We will be teaching English as the equivalent of the
communications merit badge to scouts as well as going with them to a
camp later on! We then went to Mashikos apartment for a lesson. He
invented a computer when he was working as an engineer in The US! He
showed us the brochures of it. It was pretty impressive for the 1980s,
it even had a netbook version of the computer. We ate a small lunch
with them and got to know them better. It was a good lesson. We then
went to mcdonalds to meet up with Ida, he is doing great and we were
able to teach him the plan of salvation and set up another return
appointment at the church on Wednesday! We then got on a train and
went to Costco, we bought all kinds of good food that'll last us
forever at this rate. My companion had never been before so it was a
fun experience for him. We then walked to the train station in the
rain. Since my companion couldn't lift the bags I got to carry them,
it was a good workout! Who knew they sold 2.2 kilos of toaster waffles
at Costco! They don't have peanut butter anymore though, that is kind
of sad. We were able to make it home fine, we then went to Giomes and
bought more futsu (normal) groceries, then back home. We were both
soaked by this point. Then we went shopping at treasure factory, where
my companion got a white shirt, I looked at suits but none of them fit
my shoulders. Then to GU where I bought a pair of pants, I wish they
had them in America. Then to the bookstore where my companion bought a
new language book. The store had a ton of books! They had three isles
of books just for Japanese speakers learning English. I found English
to Japanese books as well, but that only covered about 4 selves! We
then went to the church and emailed, but it was cut short by time. So
we came home and finished, planned and went to bed.

火曜日
We woke up studied then went to a lesson with Fujino and Tajima
Kyodai! It was a great lesson! I was not only able to follow along and
teach but also understand. It was a cool moment in time. We then
housed in the rain. There was a beautiful skyline so all the rejection
wasn't so bad. We then walked home in the rain. I found some neat
flowers on the side of the road and took some pictures. We had a small
dinner then my companion slept the rest of dinner and I wrote my
weekly letter to president. We then went to the church and contacted
people. It was a rough day everyone we talked to said they were busy
or to delete us from their phone books. We then went to go visit a
less active, only I got lost. We stopped at a seven eleven to pick up
some wifi for the map. When we walked a outside a man walked toward us
then asked if I was President Kennedy. Uh no? He then insisted that I
was. He was a little drunk which makes everything sense. It was pretty
funny being confused as a president though. It took us an hour to get
there. We knocked on his door, but he told us he was busy ironing his
shirts so we couldn't talk. I felt like we needed to go all the way
out there for something so we housed around and planted some seeds.
Good thing it was raining seeds like rain. We then got a call from the
zone leaders asking if I'd bear my testimony at the end of zone
meeting on Thursday. On our way home in the rain my companion crashed
his bike into a bike that was leaning against a wall. I'm not entirely
sure how he managed to do it but he is okay and that is what matters.
We got home late, but we are safe. We then planned and I ironed all
the shirts and ate some chips and salsa, Thank you Costco! A great
ending to a rough day.

水曜日
We woke up and had studies, during companionship study we looked up
where we went last night on the map in the apartment and found out
that we left the area last night on accident, the person doesn't live
in our area, so we will be moving him to the Fuchu Ward. We then had
Nabe for lunch, we made so much that we couldn't eat it all! We then
biked to Minamiosawa...or so we planned. On the last hill right next
to the Eki my companions bike burst! The transmission or gear selector
snapped. It is most likely a result of last nights crash. Since it
jammed the tire and my companion was unable to lift the bike for long
periods I put it on my shoulder and carried it to the bike shop a
kilometer away. It wasn't too bad, he has a light road bike. He payed
to fix his and I got new brake pads put on as well. We then received a
call from someone neither of us had ever heard of! He wanted to meet
us! We already had a lesson planned but he was sick and the bike was
broken so it worked out perfectly, imagine that. We met him at the
same McDonald's I have gone to more times in one week than I have my
entire life. We had an English lesson, then set up a return
appointment to meet at the church on Tuesday. We then picked up the
bike and ride home and ate dinner, or more nabe. We then got a call
from the district leader asking us to send our area name and names to
the assistants. They were testing the response time in case of an
emergency. We were told President Wada woke up this morning and felt
the need that it needed to be checked. We then had Eaikiwa, it was
fun! I taught beginners for the first time. It is hard but great
language practice! We then played a game and came home! Awesome ending
to the day.

木曜日
We arose and went to zone meeting in Machida! It was a great meeting,
we had trainings on all kinds of things. It is funny to think this
mission is turning into an almost American mission in the methods of
dendo. President Wada believes it will bring much success, and it is!
I was invited to bear the closing testimony of the meeting, that was a
neat opportunity! We then came home on the train, ate a snack and went
into weekly planning. My companion found out that he needs to go to
Hachioji next week so he spent most of our time figuring out a
missionary he wanted to go on splits with. I called the zone leaders
and let them figure it out. We then were told I will be going on
splits to Takao twice next week with Elder Young! We then ate dinner,
and I had the feeling the night before that we needed to do something
related to golf. I had no idea, but as we were looking through former
investigators I found one that lived near a golf course! We biked
there, and they told us no. Kind of disappointing, but we continued to
knock doors. Then the thought came, visit a less active, we had
planned to do that with our time however the one we wanted to visit
was on the other side of the area. We pulled out the list and wouldn't
you know there was one right there. We had to use the phone to get
there, but it didn't work...in fact it took us to the wrong Chome, or
subdivision. Since we were low on time we had to go back, but it was
nice to feel led even if it didn't work out as planned.

金曜日
We woke up early and Elder Clark and I went for a run! It was a great
way to begin our day. We did radio taiso which I haven't done since my
first day in Japan! After that ended a woman came up to us and asked
if we spoke Japanese. We then responded in Japanese, and she was so
surprised that she gave us candy because she felt embarrassed. It was
pretty funny. We then came home and got ready and Elder Aoki and I
went to Machida for Presidents Interviews. When we got there sister
Wada had a million questions about baking, so we talked about baking
for quite a while. Then I had my interview with president. It was
awesome! By far my favorite interview. I learned a lot about how I can
help our investigators more. After interviews, I decided we should
walk from Machida to Tama. It was a journey! It took two and a half
hours to walk home. My poor companion was pretty tired after so he
went to sleep during lunch. I made some banana bread for district
meeting in the meantime. After that was done we went to district
meeting and had a good time discussing all the investigators. After we
came back to our apartment and saw that at the complex there was a
giant cabinet outside that was ready to be picked up as trash! We
wanted it of course so we carried it into our apartment, poor Elder
Aoki was smashed in the elevator so I could squeeze in, but we made
it. We have a ton of room in our apartment now. After dinner we went
on a district blitz to a members house. It was awesome! We wearing
able to find anyone but it was still a good experience. After coming
home elder Hikton and I went on splits for the next day. We ended up
staying late talking. It was nice to be able to talk in English at
night.

土曜日
Elder Hilton and I awoke to Elder Aoki coming in the apartment at 6
grabbing clothes. Elder Clark was with him and asked if I wanted to go
for a walk. So we went on a walk for a half an hour. It was a great
way to wake up. We then got ready and elder Hilton and I went to the
church to prepare for the baptism of their investigator. Only when we
were filling up the font the gas had shut off from someone hitting it
with their car, so our dendo shunnin called around and was able to fix
it! Then during the baptism there was trouble performing the ordinance
so our dendo shunnin got in and performed it, he said he had the
impression to bring an extra set of clothes! After the baptism we came
home, ate, and went to Machida! We had scouts! It was awesome, we
taught English. One neat difference is instead of saluting the flag or
doing the pledge of allegiance we bow in the direction of the flag,
and sing a song. The students I was with were pretty fluent, or could
get by so we just helped them along. We asked them what ages they
thought we were. I got 30 and elder Hilton got 27, we are both 18!
After Elder Hilton and I did a training from Salt Lake City. We the
went to an amazing ramen shop in Machida! It was huge, and delicious!
I enjoyed it a lot! We then came home and split back.

日曜日
We awoke and got ready, we then went to Fujinos to pick him up for
church. Church was great. I was amazed at how much more I was able to
pick up. I feel I am at the point where I can listen and not know
everything but follow along pretty closely, I am getting better at
ready Japanese too! After church we had a Shokogi or dinner party! It
was delicious, I enjoyed socializing with the members. We then came
home and planned for the week and finished planning. After we ate a
quick dinner and I took a small nap. We then went to the church to
look up a less active. We made a plan to visit a bunch however someone
called us, which caused us to cancel that and dendo in the area
instead. We went housing nearby and found a few prepared people. One
man even asked us to come back! It was a good ending to our day!

がんばってください‼️

愛しています!

ダン長老
Elder Dunn


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Monday, April 13, 2015

A Japanese Zoo, Elder Blue Tree, and General Conference!

こんばんは 皆さん!

This week my weekly email disappeared on my iPad so this one will
probably jot be as long!

月曜日
We woke up had studies and then went to a yakuniku place to eat. The
elders in the district were not hungry in the slightest for yakuniku
since the mortifying experience of a week ago. We then went to
7-eleven to check our transfer calls! Elder Naganuma is leaving to the
Hombu! He is going to be the recorder and I will be receiving my
second nehongen companion elder Aoki (ow-key) or in English Elder Blue
Tree, talk about a cool Indian name! We then went to the zoo! It was 6
dollars! Talk about reasonable! We walked around and took a bunch of
pictures I hope you are able to enjoy them! The animals in the zoo are
more or less giant pets. I am certain they don't know what the wold is
like, it is sad but true. We then came home went grocery shopping and
then went to Fujinos for a lesson! It was awesome! We talked about the
Priesthood and Talked about doctrine and covenants 20! He is really
excited. We then came home and planned.

火曜日
We woke up did studies then since it was pouring and elder Naganuma
was leaving he packed then we went to Diaso and printed out pictures
that he could give to ward members. He then wrote on cards all day,
while I attempted to read the kanji of every potential investigator he
has ever found. Talk about a long and loathsome day! After we went
back and printed out more and the we went to the dendo shunnins house
(Ward mission leader). He has a huge house, we had tacos and chicken,
it was delicious! I asked him what his job is, he is the ceo of
Stephen R. Coveys company in Japan. You may be familiar with his book,
7 habits of highly effective people. Well it is a best seller in Japan
and he was the man who translated it into Japanese! He told us stories
of his mission in Kobe. We had an awesome lesson at the end it was
super spiritual then we biked home in the rain. Elder Shimizu ran into
elder Hilton, his companion, on the way home, which caused him to run
into Elder Clark and shread his bike wire. Needless to say some people
weren't very happy. It was a rainy end to the day.

水曜日
We awoke and had normal studies. During language study I wasn't
feeling well at all so I laid down to take a nap and asked for my
companion to wake me up when the baggage company came. He forgot so I
slept until 4! I was thankful but at the same time a little worried. I
was feeling a lot better so we went out housing, no one and I mean no
one was home. Then again it was pouring rain. We then went home and we
ate a little dinner and went to Eaikiwa! There were two new students
and one of them asked if he could come to church on Sunday! Uh yes, of
course! I was put in charge of the game, it was so much fun! It is
hard to explain but it is kind of like charades with teams. We then
came home.

木曜日
We awoke and went to the other apartment and hung out until my
companion needed to leave. He was a little late for the train, but no
one was picking him up so it was okay. We then went back, ate lunch
then sent Elder Shimizu to Machida 2 with Elder Crandall my old
companion! I was on splits with Elder Hilton as we waited for our new
companions. We went to D2 so he could buy some soap and he ended up
buying a few liters of water instead. Gotta love Japanese deals on
drinks. We then went to the Eki and waited, elder Kaesler who is elder
Hiltons new companion, is from Aulstrailia, he came about 30 minutes
late, most missionaries are late because of carrying bikes and things.
Then we waited, and waited, and waited! Elder Aoki finally came
through the gates an hour and a half after the time he was supposed to
arrive. I can imagine why too, the poor small frame of him is only
5'5" at the very most and weighs 110 soaking wet! He had to carry a
giant bag and his bike, not to mention he probably wasn't able to move
very well in his steki 3 piece suit! I grabbed the bike and we headed
back to the apartment to begin planning. He is very fluent in English
and loves English slang, it is pretty funny. We speak in a mixture of
Japanese and English, mostly me in Japanese and him in English. It was
a great planning session! We called one of our investigators who was
able to meet us for dinner with the district and set up a lesson for
the next day with one I have never met! Talk about an eventful day!
After our long day my new companion fell asleep and I made cinnamon
rolls!

金曜日
We had personal study then went and had District meeting with Cinnamon
rolls, now it is a rule I have to bake for district meeting. We then
went to Indo curry as a district, I had the lamb! It was delicious! I
love Indo curry so much. We then ran to the station to catch a train
to meet Ida San in Minamiosawa at the McDonald's. It was a great
lesson to get to know him, he is so interested in our message it kind
of surprised me. We were able to teach the restoration to him and set
up another appointment. We then took the train to Fujinos for a
lesson, he is a great old man, and was so excited about general
conference and seeing Elder Aoki. We the. Walked home, in the rain. We
were soaked by the time we got home! After dinner we went to go visit
a potential investigator however he wasn't home so we housed the
general area. I ussualy tell people "kuotsu kete kudasai" or be
careful in English. My companion said that that is not good because it
can scare people. Huh you learn something new everyday, instead he
said to say "ganbate kurasai" or work hard. I tried it on the next
house. The women told me that she was going somewhere so she couldn't
hear our message, I didn't under stand where she was going so I just
said, ganbate kurasai", after she hangs up the intercom my companion
bursts out luaghing. I had just told the women to work hard, she was
going to the bathroom. Well I won't make that mistake again! After
planning the district leader cut my hair...and...well...it was a free
haircut.

土曜日
We awoke and went to machida! We ate at McDonald's before. I had a
Shaka Shaka chicken they are delicious and sadly some of the best
chicken I have had in Japan. We then went to conference. I watched it
in English and my companion went with other Japanese missionaries and
watched it in Japanese. It was such a great session! I loved how much
it centered around the importance of families! It is so so so true. It
made me think of what father I want to become someday. We then had an
hour break and watched the next session. I talked to other elders
around the area. The next session was equally awesome. We then had
dinner at, you guessed it. McDonald's (it is close to the stake
center). We then came back for priesthood. I love listening to the
prophet it is wonderful! We then came home and that was our day.

日曜日
We awoke and walked to Fujino Kyodai's house to pick him up for
conference. We went to the church and the bishop drove us, that was
nice of him. I watched the morning session in Japanese. Well watched
toyu I read along in English on my iPad. After the session Fujino went
to go to the bathroom or so we thought. I guess after leaving he
walked home thinking it was over...oh well. The second session I
watched on English. It was a great session! I loved Elder Anderson's
talk on Religious Freedom! It is so true in the world today! After
conference we came home and ate then we went to go have a lesson only
the person we were going to teach was sick so we went housing instead.
It was a fun end to our day. I am enjoying being able to be
understood. It is a good feeling.

Well that was my crazy week!

Love,

Elder Dunn


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The district at the Ward Mission Leaders house!

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How Elder Naganuma Dries his Socks.

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The rhino!

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Relaxing with the animals.

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The Red Panda!

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This snake is was just in the rocks!

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The Leopord!

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The elephant getting its feet washed!

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The tiger!

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Koala time!

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This kangaroo is just hanging out.

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Fly like an Eagle...

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This eagle is huge!

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Eagle Powers!

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Uh...the raccoon...

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Baby monkey!

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The monkeys! They taught them how to use a vending machine...only in Japan.

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The Lion!

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The elephant and I.

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The cheetah!

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The flamingos. They were so noisy!

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The mighty Elephant!

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The gazelles?

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The entrance to the Zoo!

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A wall of the yakuniku place we went to...I think they are Vikings?

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Monday, April 6, 2015

This is next to an apartment complex in our area.

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The Sakura are absolutely unreal!

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Hello Sakura!

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This Sakura tree is 200 years old!

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Aloha! From my district leader and I!

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Popcorn popping?

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This is looking directly up.

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My companion attempting to run up a ramp in the park. I am pretty sure it is a slide though.

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The colors were so vivid!

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I am becoming more Hawaiian every week.

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Here is our district at the nursing home that we sang at!

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Aloha!! From my District leader and I!

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