Learning Japanese

Very Beautiful and Attractive :) (Japan Week 50)

Aubree and a random pug haha :)

Aubree and a random pug haha πŸ™‚

Last P-day sister Carey super glued her fingers together! She had been trying to glue her shoe together. She had been picking some of the extra glue off with her thumb and index finger when she realized that they wouldn’t come apart. She had to pick it apart with tweezers.

On Monday it was also raining in and off. We had an appointment that was about an hour bike ride. We had made it to the appointment with just a little bit of rain. When we finished, the rain had stopped. It was a little cold though so we just put on our rain coats. We were bout 5-10 minutes away from home when it just starts to dump rain. We didn’t put on our rain pants so our skirts just got super wet! Sister Carey’s skirt literally had a puddle of water in it as we biked. It was way fun πŸ™‚

We also found another investigator this week. We have been having a lot of success from doing OYM at the train station recently.

There is a middle school that is right next to our house. We had just left our house when a big group of kids where going home. We all stopped at a stop light. There were three boys that were close to us, and we could hear two of them telling one of them to talk to us. Then he says hello to us, it’s hard for Japanese people to pronounce L, because they don’t have it in Japanese. So it sounds like herro, it’s really cute haha. Then I asked him if he speaks English. He said “no speakie ” while waving his hand back and forth. Then as the light changed, he said “Very beautiful!” It was way funny. The about a minute later, we passed this woman who looked at us biking and said かっこいγͺ which means cool or attractive hahaha, it was an interesting ride to the church.

We had a relief society event that was watching the general woman’s session of general conference. Then we made ice cream sundaes together πŸ™‚

I love you all!

Love, sister Thompson

Notes from Aubree:

Today we are going to eat shabushabu:)

Today we are going to go to a recycle shop for clothes. I looked through my clothes when I brought out my summer clothes and I realized that I only had like 4 short sleeve shirts left haha.

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Aubree and Carey Shimai.

Aubree and Carey Shimai.

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Aubree Turned 20 (Japan Week 41)

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We had transfer calls on Saturday and I am transferring.γ€€I am going to Kasugai. I’m really going to miss the people of Gokiso! They are all so nice πŸ™‚ I also have loved being with my companions, Sister Nakamura and Sister Konno, they are way awesome. They are both going to stay in Gokiso and Sister Nakamura is the new Sister Training Leader.

This week was very spiritual because Elder Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Bishop Stevenson, and Elder Rasband came and visited us. When they walked in the room, I could immediately feel the spirit. We all had the opportunity to shake hands with all of them.
Elder Ballard talked to us about remembering Gethsemane. When we get discouraged or just in the quiet moment remember Gethsemane. Remember what Christ did for us. We may feel that we are the only ones but because of what Christ did, he will always understand. One thing he said was “When you think of Gethsemane, you heal.” They also did a question and answer at the end.

Yesterday we had an appointment set up with a family, and the mom is pregnant. We got a call from them on Saturday to confirm the appointment when we found out it looked like she was going to have her baby. The husband told us that we should still come over and he would make dinner. Which is way nice but we were pretty sure she was going to have her baby. Then Sunday after stake conference we got a text saying they were at the hospital. We told this to the member that we drove with to the conference and she invited us over for dinner! It was really nice because it was so sudden, and it was Sunday so she wouldn’t be able to go to the store. After we finished dinner she brought out a cake! She made it for my birthday! It was so nice! I didn’t really expect to get anything for my birthday from members because of how transfers worked but I felt so much love from her. I really felt like God was watching over me at that moment.

I love you all!

Love, Sister Thompson

Notes from Aubree:

My companion will be Sister Grecco from Argentina. She has been in Japan for 3 months.

I guess my Japanese is pretty normal, I have only been speaking Japanese for 3 months now.

We also heard that there was about 86,000 missionaries total right now and they announced 11 new mission making it a total of 417 missions in the world.

I am about 30 minute train ride away from Kasugai.

Shizuoka is about an hour and a half away by bullet train. 3 hours by normal train.

I went downstairs and the Elders and my companions planned a surprise party for me! I was totally surprised haha.

Aubrees Japanese Lunch box that her companions taught her how to use.

Aubrees Japanese Lunch box that her companions taught her how to use.

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Japanese sausage.

Japanese sausage.

Aubree finally got her Valentines.

Aubree finally got her Valentines.

Aubree and her Valentines candy.

Aubree and her Valentines candy.

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Birthday Cake Number 1 :)

Birthday Cake Number 1 πŸ™‚

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Birthday Party for Aubree

Birthday Party for Aubree

Birthday Party for Aubree

Birthday Party for Aubree

Surprise Party

Surprise Party

Surprise Party

Surprise Party

They drew Aubree a pug for her birthday :)

They drew Aubree a pug for her birthday πŸ™‚

More Valentines Candy.

More Valentines Candy.

More Valentines Candy

More Valentines Candy

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Game Night

Game Night

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We Found 5 Investigators this week :) (Japan Week 37)

January 25, 2015

This week has been AMAZING!

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We have seen so many miracles this week.

To start off we found 5 investigators this week! We found two through OYM(street contacting) and three were former investigators. It was amazing to see how Heavenly Father guided us to all of these people.

We had stopped meeting with one of the former investigators about a month ago because she got really busy and didn’t have time. We had only met once before but when we met, she has been very conservative and didn’t ask many questions. This time though, when we taught the Plan of Salvation she asked questions about how to apply it to her. She asked us that if this was true, what do you do after you enter the church. Another cool part was that during the lesson, we could have flowed easily into inviting her to be baptized but I had a feeling that we should invite her in the next lesson. After the lesson I found out that sister Nakamura had the same feeling. It was really cool to see that that feeling really was from Heavenly Father. This investigator is going to come to church with us and then to a baptismal service that is after church. She is totally fine with going to church from 10am-2:30pm! It was really a spiritually guided lesson.

This week was also Sister Nakamura’s Birthday! We got a card for her and had everyone sign it. Sister Johnson and sister Takahashi were also here because we were doing a companion exchange. The Elders were super nice and bought a cake for her! To pay them back, we heart attacked them haha

We have been able to make so many appointments with members and investigators that we are going to be really busy this week!

Love you all!

Love, sister Thompson

Notes From Aubree:

I got new tires, they work really good πŸ™‚ the tires I got make it easier to pedal, so I go really fast now haha.

I like the raw shrimp and tenpura shirmp sushi. I don’t really like the eel.

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100% OYM Everyday (Japan Week 36)

January 18, 2015

This week was a lot of fun.

Last Monday night we had a big get together at a former investigators house with a bunch of former investigators and members. We all ate dinner together, played games, and at the end we shared a message with them.

On Tuesday we all transfered to Gokiso. We decided that it was too much work to take apart all of our bikes and send them to Gokiso so, we biked from Takabata to Gokiso. It only took us about an hour or so πŸ™‚ This is probably the only time I’ll get to bike to transfer.

Sister Papenfuss is training again this transfer. Since only one sister came in, sister Papenfuss needed a companion for a day. She came with us to Gokiso πŸ™‚ it was a lot of fun! During companion study she helped us practice talking to people on the street. It really helped a lot πŸ™‚

The Harada family is finally able to move back to Brazil! I was really happy and sad to see them go. I know that in Brazil they will be able to receive more medical care for their son, because they are natives. They gave us their contact information and want to be contacted by missionaries in Brazil πŸ™‚ They are so awesome, I know that they will be baptized soon!

We have been doing so much finding this week! We have been doing 100% OYM everyday. That means that we talk to every woman we see. We hadn’t found an investigator from that but through doing it and showing Heavenly Father our commitment to find those who will hear his message, Heavenly Father blessed us. We got a text last night from one of our former investigators telling us she wants to meet this week. We then got another text from an investigator and were able to set up an appointment with her later that day. It was really awesome to see how much Heavenly Father blesses us!

Love you all!

Love, sister Thompson

Notes From Aubree:

So two days ago I had to get new brakes for my bike because they were completely gone. Also I can see strings running all down my bike tire, they told me I needed new ones but I didn’t get them yet. I wanted to know what you thought. ( We of course told her to get new tires haha).

Today we are going shopping and going to eat Takoyaki.

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Back to Gokiso! (Japan Week 35)

January 11, 2015

Aubree and her violin :)

Aubree and her violin πŸ™‚

This week went by so fast!

We were really busy because it was the last week of the transfer.

We did get a transfer call….. and all three of us are transferring together to Gokiso! Its a really weird transfer call but we are really excited to stay together. We are sad about leaving Takabata though because no more sisters are going to be there. It will just be four elders. I’m sad because I only got 4 weeks in Takabata total.

On Tuesday Sister Nakamura and Sister Konno had to go to Trainers Training Meeting but since I am not a trainer or a bean, I didn’t have to go. The meeting is in Meito so I got to go with Sister Papenfuss and Sister Murakami for the day πŸ™‚ It was a lot of fun, we went and made a lot of appointments with people and we were able to meet with some really nice less actives.

We also had a Sisters Conference this week! It was so much fun! All the sisters from the mission got together. We first had a really spiritual message from a sister who served in Japan and now lives within our mission. She had a goal to baptize 55people every week! She baptized hundreds of people, in Japan! It was really cool to hear her speak, she gave us a lot of advice about missionary work. Then we had a talent show. Sister Papenfuss and I played “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” together.

Yesterday we had a really a good lesson with one of our investigators. Last year her mother passed away and so we taught her about the Plan of Salvation and how though the gospel they can be together again. We had her lesson a restaurant right during the lunch rush. The cool thing that happened was, none of us even noticed because we felt the spirit so much and we felt so focused on this lesson. At the end of the lessons sister Konno invited her to be baptized. She told us that she doesn’t know if this church is true or not yet. We testified of the truthfulness of it and invited her to pray about it. I have a really good feeling about her. She is really awesome and she always asks us the best questions.

This morning we had a ward activity of making mochi! It was a lot of fun! We got to help with all of it. Its a lot harder than it looks to hit the mochi! The giant hammer like thing is really heavy! It was really cute to see the little kids do it too πŸ™‚

Tomorrow we are moving to Gokiso. We decided that since it is just an hour bike ride away, we will just bike there. Otherwise we have to take apart three bikes, ship them, and then put them together again. So its a lot easier, and more fun, to bike there πŸ™‚

I love you all!

Love, sister Thompson

Notes From Aubree:

We have a party that we are going to that is for the New Year.

You’ll think this is funny but one of my favorite foods is shirasu, its a little fish, see if you can find a picture.
I eat it raw with rice and soy sauce for breakfast, and miso soup;It tastes just like string cheese.Its also really good in a rice ball with tuna fish.

I eat sea food every day almost, I eat shrimp everywhere haha.

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Its Mochi, strawberry, and Anko; its called a Ichigodaifuku.

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Aubree and Papenfuss Shimai

Aubree and Papenfuss Shimai

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Aubree and Urling Shimai

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Crazy Week ( Japan Week 32)

This week has been so crazy.

Aubree and her companions.

Aubree and her companions.

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On Tuesday I had an emergency transfer because my companion got really sick. I’m now in Takabata with Sister Nakamura and Sister Konno. It’s kind of an interesting situation because we are still able to visit the investigators from Gokiso. So we are what I like to call Goki-bata. They didn’t close the Gokiso shimai house, next transfer I am going back to Gokiso. So I only get 4 weeks total in Takabata. I guess there is something that I really need to learn here.

This week we saw a really cool miracle πŸ™‚ Last week sister Nakamura and sister Konno OYMed a women and set up a next appointment to meet in front of a circle K. They weren’t able to get her phone number though. The day we were set to meet, it was raining a ton! We waited at the circle K and I wasn’t really sure she would come, but she did! She is super awesome and became an investigator! It was really cool to be able to see this πŸ™‚ We were able to set up an appointment with her on Christmas Day.

This week we also made a ton of sugar cookies with Oba shimai.

Then on Sunday we went caroling with a few members and handed out cookies to everyone. Its a little different caroling in Japan than America. You ask everyone before hand if you can come. Then when you come, you go inside their house to sing and they give you food/cake/tea. It was a lot of fun!

I’m looking forward to talking to you all on Christmas! I’ll be using Google Hangout at 7pm on the 24th, Idaho time.

love you all!

Love, Sister Thompson

Notes from Aubree:

Yes :)(Aubree got her violin finally, for some reason it took a detour to Korea) it is perfect! I have tuned it a ton now so it is all good to go. I am playing a musical number tomorrow for our Christmas taikai.

(Talking about her companions) Yes they are both Japanese, so I speak Japanese 24/7 πŸ™‚

Wow! I am looking forward to all the packages πŸ™‚
I am playing violin and sister Nakamura is playing Piano We are playing Be still my soul.

It just snowed that once, then it rained all day the next day and it went away.

Even though they are both Japanese, I am still the smallest.

haha I think my English has gotten a little weird since being on a mission, I always speak really really slow now.

I think in Japanese sometimes, I dream in Japanese most everyday. Its also weird because their are words like ι§… or train station that I only say in Japanese, even when speaking English.

Oh and we found out that we are getting IPads in March, they got pushed back but it is official.

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Sugar Cookies :)

Sugar Cookies πŸ™‚

The Sugar Cookies we helped make.

The Sugar Cookies we helped make.

Snow in Japan.

Snow in Japan.

Snow in Japan.

Snow in Japan.

Snow in Japan.

Snow in Japan.

Snow in Japan.

Snow in Japan.

Snow in Japan.

Snow in Japan.

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Snowman

Snowman

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One Day We Talked To About 90 People ( Japan Week 24)

Week of October 26, 2014

Aubree with one of her new companions.

Aubree with on of her new companions.

This week has been lots of fun!

I’ve met so many people over the past few days, its hard to remember all of their names! On Tuesday we went to Nagoya and switched companions. I love being with sister Patrick and sister Ishida! It is so much fun being in a group of three πŸ™‚ Its kind of interesting because when I speak just to Patrick shimai I speak English and when its just to Ishida shimai its in Japanese and when we talk together it is Japanese. Ishida shimai is really good at English, she went to Provo for a year and learned English so she understands a lot of what we say but it is easier for us to speak Japanese.

Also we don’t have an apartment, we have a house! Its is really nice.

Gokiso is such a big city! I haven’t even been to the big part of the city yet and I feel like it is huge! There are people everywhere. We talk to so many people everyday, one day we talked to about 90 people.

Our area is really small, we bike next to our boarder like everyday.

We had the ward Halloween party this week. It went really well, we had a lot of people come πŸ™‚ we had 3 pinatas, a bat, SpongeBob, and Doraimon.

Aubree and the other missionaries going to the Halloween Party.

Aubree and the other missionaries going to the Halloween Party.

We started doing a new finding approach this week. Its how to decided where to house and OYM. It involves a lot of praying looking at the map and eventually we all choose the same street. Its really cool πŸ™‚ We started housing yesterday and when we walked down the street we saw a family from the ward. They invited us over and had us for dinner. It was super nice and their kids were so funny!

I love you all!
Love, sister Thompson

Notes from Aubree:

For Pday we are going to go to this really big mall and shop. my bag broke last week so i need to buy another.

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I’m Transferring to Gokiso ( Japan Week 23)

I’m transferring! I am going to Gokiso, which is the heart of Nagoya city. I am really excited to go there because I wanted to go to either Gokiso or suwa. I am going to have two companions, Ishida Shimai and Patrick shimai. I think it will be really interesting living in such a big city.

It was really sad saying bye to everyone. I was really sad to say bye to Marilou but I know that we will meet again someday πŸ™‚

This week Sister Papenfuss and I did a mini concert for the members, investigators, and English students. It went so well πŸ™‚ We had more people come to it than to church! We had thought that just a few people would come but we were wrong! It was such a great opportunity to help people feel the spirit. I am super grateful that we were able to do it. We played 8 different songs.

I don’t have a lot of time this week so I will write again next week!

love you all!

love, sister Thompson

Notes From Aubree

Gokiso is the smallest area in the mission.

My companions are ηŸ³η”°οΌˆishida) shimai and Patrick shimai.

I am just waiting to send my bags and my bike, I have so much stuff I almost had to get another box to put it in.

So next week I need you guys to send me pictures of Mommy and Daddy, and the grandparents. we are doing a genealogy thing for the mission. Could you also write life stories? Not the whole thing just a few stories each?

We are in a group of three because a sister area closed so it had to make a group of three.

Ishida is Japanese and Patrick is half, so she also already speaks Japanese but she speaks English too.

Yes the three of us will be together for a whole transfer. This is Ishida shimai’s last transfer, and Patrick shimai 3rd, and my 5th.

Yeah it was lots of fun πŸ™‚ (the concert) well I have to go now because we are going to send my suitcases. I think I might be on a little more later.

I love you!

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We Biked 46 Kilometers In One Day (Japan Week 23)

This week has been really good πŸ™‚ We did a ton of things.

We match :)

We match πŸ™‚

On Wednesday we had a plan to visit 3 less actives and a recent convert in the afternoon and then we would have an appointment at 7:30pm. As it turned out the 4 people in the afternoon couldn’t meet with us. We had not had appointments with them but we had expected all of them to be home. So we decided to visit a woman that the ward asked us to visit, she lives right next to the ocean. We were able to met with her and she even walked us to the ocean! It was really pretty πŸ™‚ Then we decided to go back to where we had been earlier in the day and see if the recent convert was home. We got a little lost on the way there but as it turned out she wasn’t home. Then it was time to go to our appointment. When we got home we counted up the distance that we biked. We bike 46 Kilometers in one day. I was so tired when I got home, after planning I just went to sleep.

Then next day we went on a companion exchange with the sisters in Hamamatsu. I stayed in Shizuoka and sister Fredrickson came here. It was a lot of fun πŸ™‚

We had an appointment with our new investigator at his house this week. Last week his wife had been there so we hadn’t needed a member to go with us. But as we were starting the lesson we realized that his wife was not home and so we had to leave. We were able to set up a next appointment with him the next day. We ended up having it at the park next to his house because his son wanted to keep playing outside. His son is so cute, he is 5 years old.

Run kun wanted to ride my bike.

Run kun wanted to ride my bike.

We were able to have a lesson with Watanabe shimai finally. It has been hard to get a hold of her since she got a cell phone but I think she has gotten a hold of it finally. She is going to be moving into an old folks home latter this month.

This week was General Conference for us and I loved it! I really loved President Uchtdorf’s talk. I also thought that Elder Bennar’s talk was really funny. It was really cool because it was Marilou’s first time hearing conference. I am really excited to study the words that they spoke more.

The flyer for our concert, Papenfuss shimai drew it.

The flyer for our concert, Papenfuss shimai drew it.

Papenfuss shimai and I are going to do a mini concert next week for the ward members, less actives, and our investigators. We are going to play a bunch of hymn arrangements. We have been practicing all transfer for it so I am really excited. I hope that we will be able to help them all to feel the spirit through the songs.

I love you all,

Love, Sister Thompson

Notes From Aubree:

In Japan a lot of holidays on on Mondays so when there is a holiday our P-day gets changed to Tuesday so we can talk to more people while they are home. I’m not sure when the holidays are. There is one today but since we already had a lot of appointments made for Tuesday they let us switch it.

Last p-day we practiced our music for about 2-3 hours and then we went and had Pizza with the elders for dinner. Today we are going to go shopping in downtown 静岑。

My ankle is completely healed πŸ™‚ I haven’t had any problems with it.

I think everything should fit. I find out on Saturday if I am transferred and would need to send my bags Monday so I’m just going to have to stuff everything haha but I would unpack it on Tuesday so It wouldn’t stay that way for long.

I love the tempura shrimp sushi πŸ™‚ have you tried Nato sushi? Natto is fermented soy beans haha you should try it.
Eating raw fish is just really normal here. I like it a lot πŸ™‚

I think it would be cool to go some where in Nagano ken or to Gokiso.

Eating Pizza at a park  hahaha it is the only Dominoes in Shizuoka.

Eating Pizza at a park
hahaha it is the only Dominoes in Shizuoka.

Yeah she (Papenfuss Shimai) is super good at drawing. We made a ton of copies and have been handing them out to everyone πŸ™‚ It is on Saturday the 18th at 7pm.

Ramen here is way good. You know what else is super good? Apple juice, it is way better than cruise apple juice, even the cheep stuff haha

You know what else I get to eat all the time? Miso soup. They eat it all the time, especially now that it is getting to be fall. I know how to make it now.

Shimizu was so dirty from the typhoon last week that they filled a cement truck with water and were taking it up and down the streets.

Shimizu was so dirty from the typhoon last week that they filled a cement truck with water and were taking it up and down the streets.

Weird scarecrows in a rice field.

Weird scarecrows in a rice field.

Abekawa after the typhoon, normally it is just a tiny stream.

Abekawa after the typhoon, normally it is just a tiny stream.

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A Women Carried Me on Her Back ( Japan Week 21)

Aubree and her crutches.

Aubree and her crutches.

This week has been kind of a weird week because on Wednesday night I sprained my ankle and now I can’t walk or ride a bike.

I was riding my bike and we were going to an appointment in the rain. I was on the road and decided to go on the side walk so I wouldn’t be next to the cars. When I tried to go up the lip of the sidewalk my bike slipped and I fell on my left side and twisted my right ankle. I was really lucky because I crashed right in front of a Circle K and two women saw me. They ran over and helped me get inside. When they saw that I couldn’t walk, one of them carried me on their back.

Then the people working at Circle K gave me a chair and some ice while they washed off my foot and my left knee that got scraped. It would have been worse too if I had not been wearing my rain coat because my knee didn’t touch the ground directly. After we had iced my ankle for 20 minutes one of the women took us home in her car and the Elders came and got our bikes for us. We were really close to home thankfully.

I went to the doctor the next day and the doctor told me it would be a week before I could walk. I have slowly been getting better. I am hoping to be able to walk within the next few days.

Sister Papenfuss and I have had a lot of time on our hands since we can’t go anywhere right now. We have been practicing music a lot at the church. To keep ourselves occupied we have told each other a bunch of stories. I told her the plot of a three book series. We sang movie themes for about an hour. We play a game of drawing a person while the other guesses who it is.

On Wednesday afternoon we had a good experience. We went to city hall and a bunch of different places down town. We were talking to a lot of people about service opportunities that we could do. We were able to talk to all of these people about why we are here in Japan because they all wondered why some Americans would want to do service for the city. We were able to find out the dates for all of the service projects for next month and are looking forward to helping.

I love you all!

Love, Sister Thompson

Note From Aubree:

The doctor said it would be about a week till I can walk. On Thursday I am going back to the doctor and they will give me a brace.

It happened Wednesday night. I wasn’t in a lot of pain because It surprised me so much. I will be on crutches for hopefully just a few more days. I tried standing today but it still puts a lot of strain on my foot.

The doctor was good, my companion is fluent so it was really easy. They took three X-Rays and it is just a sprain.

We asked Aubree how she got to the doctor, We took a taxi.

We speak in English, sometimes she tells me Japanese fairy tales in Japanese and I translate it into English for language study. She helps me write kanji too.

Well I started reading the old testament two days ago and am already past Genesis. We have been practicing music at the church for 2-3 hours everyday. and drawing pictures and guessing who it is. Telling stories. I told her the whole plot of a three book series.

Sister papenfuss wraped my foot for me. The wraping was took thick for me to feel the ice so we wrapped it with the ice packs haha.

Aubree sitting in her apartment hallway because they couldn't figure out how to move her.

Aubree sitting in her apartment hallway because they couldn’t figure out how to move her.

I had to sit by the front door for a while because we couldn’t figure out how to move me.

Sister Pappenfuss wrapping Aubrees's foot.

Sister Pappenfuss wrapping Aubrees’s foot.

This is how I got to the church a few times. The Elders pushed me on my bike.

To get Aubree to the church the Elders would push her on her bike.

To get Aubree to the church the Elders would push her on her bike.

The two in the picture is Elder Brown and Elder Graff. Elder Graff is in Fujieda area but was on a companion exchange with Elder Brown that day.

The night it happened the Elder bought us mochi ice cream. Mochi is really good with this thing called Anko. Which is a sweet bean paste.

Elder Brown and Elder Yamada gave me a blessing yesterday.

Yeah, well I have gone up the curb a bunch of times before so I wasn’t paying attention. I was mostly thinking about going fast so that we could get to our lesson on time.

I got these medicine pads from the doctor that are like compressors. I put them on my foot twice a day. Yeah I don’t know, I haven’t seen pads like these before. It is sticky on the side that you put on your foot and just feels like it has icy hot.

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