Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 10, 2015

I didn't tell you my p-day is Thursdays. We had to wait a week because we came on Wednesday though. The MTC is fantastic, we have been learning much. The classes are great, we have one sensei, Kawamura sensei. She is super tiny and subarashii. She is from a town by Tokyo and served her dendobu in California.
My companion is such a strength to me. He is funny and his testimony is so strong. We had nine senkyoshi in our district but now we have eight. One had to transfer out because his companion didn't show up. he is from Brasil, by Sao Paolo, I think he said the city is called Isu or something. We have Bills and Talbot shimai (sister) and Salisbury and Brown shimai and Anthony and Evans choro (elder) and Graydon and Richardson choro.
The food is baba and we use hashi (chopsticks) for quite a few of the meals. Everybody loves them. I don't want the chocolate milk so I am getting all I want. We have gym almost every day. We can do whatever but on Saturdays our zone plays beach volleyball. We usually use the bike machines or lift weights. The temple is later today. [Dante was excited to get all the chocolate milk he wanted at the MTC, but evidently doesn't like it. He said it is "baba."  He took a ton of chopsticks for his district to use.]
The first little bit of the MTC was packed with stuff. We have class almost all day and we don't get much sleep. We teach our investigator, Hashimoto-san, almost every day. It is hard but we learn a lot. I love being here and feeling such a great spirit. My companion, Graydon Choro, has such a strong testimony and I love him very much. I cant wait to be able to go and serve the Japanese people. 
   Elder D. C. Richardson
Elder David Kuhn, a friend from home

Elders Graydon and Richardson

A messy dorm room

Bottom: Bills, Talbot, Salisbury, Brown
Top: Graydon, Richardson, Anthony, Evans
MTC District

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