This week has been pretty fun. We got to eat out a lot because members
took us out for lunch or dinner. We went to this team house that sold
Kobe Beef. 200 grams for $100. We had different steak instead. It's
not as good as American steaks, but it was one of the better attempts
of an American style steak. I just hope I can eat Kobe Beef.
So transfers are coming up in 2 weeks. We get our transfer Mail on the
18th, and the transfer is on the 21st. 2nd transfer here we go! Yes!
I hope I stay here. I like Kyoto. I wouldn't mind being here for the summer!
Sadly, my companion is going to die in July so I hope I'm with him next transfer too.
Mother's Day is next Sunday! We can't Skype on Sunday so I can skype
at 10:00 am on my Monday morning, which is like 7 pm in America. We
have to do a 3 way Skype right? I get an hour to talk!
I guess Ashton's birthday is this Wednesday, right? Haha tell Ashton I
said Happy Birthday! Dang I saw the pictures mom sent me, miss all you
guys a lot! We got this Skype, then 3 more and we can talk in person!
We watched this Mother's Day video and I died. I miss you mom so much!
Today, we're going to Kiyomizudera! Last week we went to Arashiyama
and saw monkey and the bamboo forest. I got some pictures I can send.
We climbed up this hill to see the monkeys and we got to the very top
and you could see all of Kyoto! I'll take more pictures today for you
guys too. I don't know. The days are long, but the weeks are fast. It
feels like P-day was like 2 days ago! I love how much I used to not
like Mondays and Sunday's that much but now those two days are my
favorite! Like weeks go by so fast but there's still like 98 weeks to
get through haha... Not quite sure how fast months are, this past
month felt kind of long. They say it gets shorter transfer but
transfer, I'll be soon to find out.
Here's a good story. So the leprechauns struck again! This past Sunday
was fast Sunday and the green people returned! The last time we met was
last month and we got them a pamphlet. I guess they felt like they needed to pay us back because
they brought us all these wrapped gifts. So we took them home and
opened them and we were slightly scared. They got us a used bottle of
mayonnaise, honey, and BBQ sauce! Like the used it all and tried to
clean it out and then give us these empty mayo bottles. It still had
some mayo smudged to the side. So gross!
There are these Gaijin foreign exchange students from BYU that also
came for 2 months last week. Only one went to Japan for his mission so he's really good in
Japanese. The others are studying so they aren't very good... They
helped us do a service project on Friday which was pretty fun. We
helped a lady in our ward clean out her farm, then we had backyard
Yakiniku which was really good! We ( as in the missionaries) all
decided that all these students were Otaku's. One wanted to translate
manga from Japanese to English and another was practicing the art of
the broads sword. Me and my companion decided that we got called to Japan to level out the ratio of gaijin
that are Otaku's and aren't. Just kidding, I like gundams.
I'll email you guys again next Monday, even though we're still skyping.
Love and miss you guys a lot!
One other thing!
We got a baptism coming up this Sunday! Actually 2, but one of them is
ours! His name is Sato and he's been a kinjin for the past month. He's
so golden. He just has his interview and he's set to be dunked! We
want a member to baptism him so we're thinking of who could do that. I
think our only concern is him making friends, but in this wars, it
shouldn't be a problem.
I'll be sure to send you pics of the baptism.
Love you lots!
- Elder Durrant
- Elder Durrant
This is the river we cross everyday.
Here is our church: