March 30, 2014
This is a letter that we received from Aubree 🙂
These past few weeks have gone by so fast. I feel like I have been here forever but it goes by fast
The other Senkyoshi (missionaries) said its like the days are weeks and the weeks are days. I wish it was a little faster though so I can get to Nihon already! We are only about halfway through our MTC stay. I’ll be really sad when it is over though because I am super close with everyone already. We were talking about meeting after our missions and we said we should meet in Brazil at the Olympics haha and then again at the Japan Olympics.
Every week we have been teaching about 5-6 lessons to our Kyudoshatachi (investigators). Now we just got another investigator so it will probably be 8-9 lessons. When I tought primary I thought it was hard to prepare 1 lesson in English and now I prepare 8-9 in straight Nihongo. When we teach our Kyudoshtachi (investigator) can’t understand English. We have three different dictionaries that we use. We have a ton of books and they all have nicknames like; Ninja, Miyagi-san, Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtel, and such. All of the Nihongo Senseitachi (teachers) call them that haha. I’ve started memorizing hymns with the Nihongo words. I t would also feel weird to pray in English because I haven’t done that since my first week here.
Schmeil Choro is super funny. Last night he told me they were going to kick me out of the district because my desk was messy. I came back and he had organized it all haha. He said that Urling Shimai’s desk is next.
I don’t know why but my skin has been super dry here, like more dry than it has ever been. I’ve been putting lotion on my legs and hands 3 times a day and it isn’t getting any better. These past few nights I put lots of lotion on my hands and then put gloves on all night and it isn’t working very well and I’m using the udder balm. The same thing is happening to Urling Shimai. Hopefully it gets better when I get to Nihon.
On Friday night the chorotachi ate Ghost Peppers. They did it at their residence so we didn’t get to watch. It was Nelson Choro, Valente Choro, and Schmeil Choro. They said it was the worst pain imaginable. They drank a bunch of milk and water and they didn’t sleep at all. They said it felt like fire traveling through them and it burned on the way out haha. They were so sick during Saturday at class.
A scripture I found today that I really like is 2 Timothy 2:3. You should read it, it helps me. Here is some Nihongo I learned.