Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jan 11, 2015

Herro Famiry! hows everyone doing!?!?! This week was a good one. Our investigator nakayama has been progressing right down the path and i was on a companion exchange with the district leader and we decided that he was ready for his interview and BOOM BAPTISM BABY!!! Nakayama will be baptized on sunday the 18th after church and then confirmed the following sunday Yay!!! Hes pretty excited about it too. Transfer email is supposed to come today but its not here yet so Kaicho probably received some last minute revelation or something like that. Akagi choro is probably out and im almost garens stay. Yup Just got the email im staying and getting a japanese companion whos name is hayashi choro. Didnt eat anything cray this week and im fine. Not really looking forward to all japanese again but whatev hahaha. Hows the BOM reading going, im on alma 42 right now. I was behind this week but i took some time to catch up. Oh so Elder Aoyagi of the 70 is going to come do a mission tour in the begining of February and then Elder Russell M. Nelson is coming for a special conference in march around the same time as we get our Ipads WOOT WOOT!!! Cant wait!!!! Transfer day is on thurs so the apt is gunna be a party on wed night. Its starting to hit me that life continues after I get home lol. Not sure what im gunna do with my life but i still have time so im not gunna worry. Oh hey i know what i want for my birthday!!! i want a pair of those chinese ball thingys that you rotate in your hands like the one that dad has on his desk. I cant find any here lol. das it. Uh what else? das it i think. Nothing else happened this week. LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

Sun 1/4/2015 4:37 PM

Herro famiry how is everyones doings? I is good and yes the itunes stuffs is me. we are getting ipads soon and im gunna have it when i get home and after being on my mish im not sure how I feel about my thousands of free downloaded song i had on my phone before so i going be one good boy and buy em hahaha. This week was good and bad. Good because we had 6 meal appointments all in a row so we dont reallt have to buy groceries this week yay! Ive been able to bond quite well with the members we ate meals with and Brother Osho even gave me a gundam model just for fun i guess. Everyone is also super surprised at how young mom and dad are and always say that mom is a beejeen which translates to like beautiful person but its more like a mix between gorgeous and hot which is hard to respond to haha. The only problem with last week was that everyone and their entire family was busy over the new years week so we had few lessons. This week should be much better tho. Anyways im fine and although new years here wasnt awesome it is what it is for now. Today we are going to visit Akagi choros family out here in okayama. his grandmothers sister lives here and i think shes 90+ so it should be interesting. Its sooo hard to understand old mumbly japanese people so luckily we have members coming with us haha. Other than that gotta cut my hair but thats about it. Yuuups thats it anyways love you guys!!!!!!

12/28/2014 (Skyped for Christmas)

Saw you guys like 2 days ago so no need email today desho. Haha it was nice seeing everyone. As you know i is doing good. dont need anything. today i am going to catch up on all the emails i havent sent to others cuz u guys no need an email this week. anyways LOVE YOU GUYS oh and since ma'ili always complained about not receiving a "personal" letter this next sentence is for specifically for her. Dont do drugs. lmao That was advice from the bottom of my heart, take care to heed such precious counsel. hahahahahahahaha


sorry mama no pics this week i just found my camera today (He said that 12/14/14) This is the reason there are few pics....my son keeps forgetting his camera or losing it. ERMAGERSH....LOL Jonah: WONG choro!!! hes a beast. never got to meet him but heard lots about him Mom: Just met Wong chorro. ..he served in your mission and came home in January. He is also an aviation major. Nice boy......he's from kaimuki ward.

Sun 12/14/2014 Email from Jonah

Herro famiry all is well here in the land of the rising sun which you cant feel anymore cause its cold. It has been freaking cold here lately and thank the lord i gots thermal garments because you can only layer so much before you look strange. ill probably buy some under armor like stuffs as well today. other than that everything is going great. We are singing a musical number with the sisters at the ward christmas party because everyone doesnt want to perform or do anything so at this rate we may be a good chunk of the entertainment on sat. The ward is awesome and there are lots of kids which is great. Christmas is coming up quick! Its strange being here for the second time during the holiday season and knowing that ive been here for over a year now. Time passes quickly when you are busy. Okayama is a really quiet place and there is not a lot of crazy or exciting or anything really and its been a lot of thinking time. Keola just got home and I remember sitting at his farewell and feeling the time suddenly rush towards me and now it is the opposite; like sand slipping through your fingers. Life is Cray. Hows things at home anything exciting happen recently? I feel so out of touch this transfer lol. I am living in the world but i have no idea what is going on oustide hahaha. as far as the christmas call is concerned i think we will be able to use skype but ill check today if this computer can do it. I will email you the details but i can pretty much do it whenever you have time. Im pretty sure you can only have up to 4 people on the same skype line at a time before you have to pay. Idk ill figure it out and let you know by next week. But i is still alive so no worry anyways LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

Christmas Message (for Nu'uanu Ward)

Christmas Message Aloha and Konnichiwa from the Land of the Rising Sun! Thank you for all of your prayers and support for not only my family and I but for all of the missionaries across the globe. As we come to this joyful Christmas season let us always remember the Savior and his sacrifice on our behalf. It is because of Him, that we are able to have joy in this life and in the life to come. As I have served here in Japan i have come to gain a testimony of God and the Savior`s love for us, as I think of this a favorite scripture comes to mind. In 1 Nephi 21:14-16 it reads... 14 But, behold, Zion hath said: The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me—but he will show that he hath not. 15 For can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee, O house of Israel. 16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. If anyone has ever accidentally or purposefully marked their hand with a pen they can speak from experience that you see this mark often throughout the day. Every time the Savior of the world sees His hands He is reminded of his love for us. That we may always remember Him is my prayer, and what could be a better way than to heed to the council which Christ gave to Peter; "feed my lambs". (John 21:15) This Christmas season is the greatest chance we have to introduce those whom we love and care about to their Savior. Let us go forth and serve the Lord, for if he is with us whom shall we fear? I love you all and i wish you all a Mele Kalikimaka Elder Jonah Yee (Yee Chorro)

Sun 12/7/2014 4:21 PM (from Takamatsu to Okayama) Transfer

Herro famiry!!!! Maaaan this week was different. After getting the transfer call on monday Marquez Choro and i tried our best to meet with all of our investigators but everyone was busy. The last few days in takamatsu were busy but nothing happened haha. On the last day everyone was dead and after we finished packing we just chilled in the apartment for a while until Marquez choro decided he wanted to go and get a teddy bear from one of those claw games lol. ended up at an arcade sort of place and guess what i found there, a dude playing the brand new Street Fighter Ultra arcade machine. Yamamoto Choro convinced me to play him (wasn't a very hard thing to do lol) and i played a few rounds with the guy. Ho my street fighter skills were so rusty but i played while yamamoto choro talked to him and guess what? GOT HIS PHONE NUMBER and even though he doesn't have a whole lot of interest in the gospel he will probably meet with yamamoto choro hahaha. Then we went to go and get yakiniku and then it was off to Okayama to spend the night before transfers. Pretty funny week and i got to see a lot of friends from throughout the mission. The ward here in Okayama is great, reminds me of home,and there are tons of kids!!! I dont know why tho but i have this feeling still like im not supposed to be here. Idk maybe its just because i didnt want to leave takamatsu or whatev but im gunna work until the feeling either goes away or until I transfer. The new area is auaight pretty country and lots of housing but the city is only 7min away by train. We are going to the brand new aeon mall in the city today with the elders down there. Other than that life is good, cant complain. We got like 50 persimmons that i gotta eat cause my comp doesn't really eat them so yay me gots some fruits. thats about it hahaha LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

Sun 11/30/2014 6:22 PM

Herro famiry!!! Today was transfer email and i am transfering to okayama. This is the first time that i have really not wanted to transfer. We recently have been teaching this family of a mother and her two kids 6yr old mirium and 7yr old gaspar. just when we schedule a solid appointment to meet and teach a full lesson i transfer:( LAAAAAME!!! oh well the lord knows what he is doing. other than that this week was pretty quiet nothing much happened. We went with the little family we were teaching to ritsurin koen which was pretty and that was probably the funnest thing we did all week. My comp is also transfering and they are closing the second set of elders here. My new comp is a half japanese have american from the states but ive never met him before. Christmas is coming up fast!!! Dont really need anything and im doing good. can you send vienna sausage in my package please!!! Haha nothing else that i can think of. not sure what else to write about.... probably gunna go eat at our favorite indo curry place today with some cheeze naan, cant wait haha. anywyas LOVES EVERYONE

Sun 11/23/2014 4:43 PM

SO first things first i have some exciting news.  We will be allowed to skype home this christmas!!!!!!!

The church has computers and idk if they have a webcam but if not ill find a way to get one.  i dont know all of the details of my schedule yet but we should be free.  Cant Wait!!!  Anyways life here has been good.  

The weather goes from suits and jackets to short sleeve like today but its really nice normally.  The mish life is good at the moment and we are working hard to accomplish our goals.  We are having fun here and Marquez choro started his 6 months to sexy so we gotta start working out more.  Im pretty fat right now but i still gots a while to burn it off hahaha. Japanese food is ono.  

I love his area there is a good balance of people here and quite a bit of stuff to do.  There are also some sick cars here haha.  I dont need anything right now and as far as stuffs i want... my lihing powder supply is still going strong but my seed supply is getting low haha. i like the sweet kine please and if can some aloha shoyu.  Das it haha.  dont waste choke moneys on a lot of stuffs cuz i can probably buy it here.  Anyways all is well and im doing good so no worries.  eat some turkey for me cuz the turkey here is expensive and sucks anyways :( but it is what it is.  

thats pretty much all i gots this week haha.  


Mon 11/17/2014 6:14 PM

Herro famiry!!!  we had conference yesterday with kaicho and the APs yesterday which is why my p-day is today.  This week was great!  We just as a mission reported to the Bretheren how many baptisms we are going to have as an area and our companionships number is two by the end of the year.  The pressure to perform is palpable!  We only have around 5 more weeks to find and baptize 2 people.  Yesterdays conference was awesome as usual, I love Welch Kaicho. we talked about using the BOM in our street contacts and teaching as well as how to answer questions better through the BOM.  

I am sooooooo glad that aunty Hela is back on the path and is working towards her celestial mansion haha.  Our family is a little bit closer to the heavenly reunion that i am working towards. PRAISE BE TO THE LORD!!!  

Nothing else really.  We are teaching 10 lessons a week and we have a little family of 3 a Mom and her two kids; one boy one girl who we are hoping to start teaching this week.  
i'm having fun and although its a little cold life is great.  

This weeks scripture comes from 1 Nephi 19:9

 9 And the world, because of their iniquity, shall judge him to be a thing of naught; wherefore they scourge him, and he suffereth it;and they smite him, and he suffereth it. Yea, they spit upon him,and he suffereth it, because of his loving kindness and his long-suffering towards the children of men.

and the second from 1 Ne 21:14-16  

14 But, behold, Zion hath said: The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me—but he will show that he hath not.
 15 For can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget,yet will I not forget thee, O house of Israel.
 16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

Oh how our Savior loves us!!!!

Love you guys!!!!!

11/9/2014 Email

Herro Famiry!!! This week was super short, nothing too crazy.  We had a halloween party after english class which kinda sucked but the kids had fun so it was alright.  Then on sat we went fishing with the branch president akamatsu kaicho and a less active.  It was pretty boring and i remembered why i dont like fishing but we had a good time.  Only caught fugu and there are a billion of them in the ocean here, thats all that people catch.  

On sat and sunday we had district conference which was really good.  They called a new district president because the old one is getting transferred to nara and the new one is an american.  His japanese is really good and I know that the Lord knows what he is doing but it is kinda sad.  Where are all of the Japanese priesthood holders?  

Sorry short rant lol.  Anyways i am fine and i dont need anything right now.  As a mission we are starting to read the BOM while highlighting in different colors; 1-any references of Christ Lord or any other name, 2-attributes of Christ, and 3-anything he said.  

Maybe you all can get a new clean copy and read with me.  The mission has a goal to finish it by march 1st so thats what im gunna be studying for a while.  Anyways LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

Sun 11/2/2014 9:44 PM

SO just got back from a district softball competition and it was pretty fun.  Some of the members are pretty good so i had the chance to throw at like 75% at times hahaha.  This week was pretty good.  We dressed up as anpanman and draimon for halloween and handed out english class flyers which was super fun.  We also found this pretty solid 19yr old kid who has interest in the gospel this week. Hes super cool and his english is pretty good.  Other than that nothing exciting. 

I jacked up my shoulder batting at the cages last week and i hurt it again this week but it is what it is.  Its gunna take a lot more than that to keep me down.  Nothing really cool to report haha.  We found this big kahuna place today so we are probably gunna go check that out.  The sign said hawaiian and mexican food so we gotta go at least once.  I am fine and dont need anything.  Love you guys!!!

Sun 10/26/2014 5:51 PM

**No pictures** 

Herro Family!!!!!!! 
this week is going to be a fast email cuz we aint got much time.  Takamatsu is awesome and we are already having fun out here.  My new comp is Elder Marques hes 12th transfer 3 ahead of me and we opened the second set of elders here in this area so just like a whitewash we start from scratch.  We still dont have desks or bikes or room to sleep cuz of our bags but it is what it is right now hahaha.  The train ride was long and boring but not super far.  

The weather goes from winter to summer in an hour but its nice and cool at night. its actually perfect right now. This week we went to go eat at the hotel in imabari at the lunch buffet before i hopped on the train.  Not great but the view was good.  THen when we were in okayama waiting for my comp to get here we did it again in okayama at a pretty tall hotel.  20 bucks decent food and all you can eat, pretty good day.  

These first few weeks or so are gunna be hard but we work well together and we are ready to work.  I dont have much time this week we gotta go to the batting cage and practice for the branch softball tourney against marugame and tokushima branches CHEEEE!  God loves us and Jesus is awesome its all over the scriptures.  

When times get tough drop your pride, put your head down, give thanks to God and get to work.