Friday, July 30, 2010

Sneaky Kids.

Rebekah (the daughter-in-law formerly known as The Zombie Bride) and Nathan surprised us by showing up a day early.  We now have 4 full weeks of them to look forward to.  Four. Full. Weeks.  Many thanks to Taylor for giving them a working vehicle.  Let the games begin.

In other news, Andrew gets home one week from today.  In fact, by this time next week, we should be driving home from the airport (if he makes it through customs in a timely manner).

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Our Man in Japan

Dear family,

I'm sorry to hear that you're sick Dad, I hope you get better soon.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to do email next week because the place is closed next Monday. We'll see.

As far as things that happened this past week go. Yes I did register for classes, I need to register for a few more but I'll probably figure that out when I get home. I registered for the important ones already.

I really don't know what I feel like writing right now. Hmmm... have you gone to the new

Oh yeah, my bike is having trouble again... I'll see if I can grab a random old wheel from the mission office tomorrow. If not I'll just throw my bike away on Wednesday.

Elder West

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Our Man in Japan

Dear Family,

It sounds like you're still all doing well. I'm glad to hear that.

This past week we had an all mission conference with the 30+ missionaries who came from the Hiroshima mission. Everyone got along great and it was pretty good. Unfortunately that's probably the last time I'll see most of them considering I go home in August.

There's not really much to write about this week. On Tuesday or Wednesday I should be registering for classes, hopefully that goes well.


Elder Andrew West.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Our Man in Japan

Dear family,

Sorry about not sending any email last week. We wanted to but when we showed up at our email place it was just randomnly taking a day off.

So there were transfers. I'm still in Miki, but my new companion is Elder Cannon from Payson, Utah. He's a nice guy, we're getting along great.

As far as things that have happened go... After English Class we played the telephone game to teach about the Great Apostasy. It worked out pretty well. We did 2 sentences in English and 2 in sentences in Japanese.

We are children of a Heavenly Father.
We are became big people.

Jesus Christ is our Savior, the Son of God.
Jesus Christ is our Savior/Rescuer.

We are spirit sons and daughters of God.
We are spirit.

Through prayer we can communicate with God.
By the prayer of God our bodies get better.

I thought it worked out pretty well and illustrated how some things were completely lost and parts of others were changed.

Well things are going well here. I really feel good about things.

Elder West

PS. Sorry I had to send that picture, I found it trying to crawl into my closet...