Date

January 13, 2015

Area

Kobe Japan Mission Home

Companion

Comtois Shimai

I'M IN NIHON AND IT'S MY FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!!!

Traveling was a bit of an adventure, and unfortunately, even though I bought phone cards in both America AND Japan, neither of them worked. I'm so sorry:((( But the flight was good, it didn't feel like 11 hours at all. Going through the airport once we landed was so fun. everything is so Asian! All of the advertisements and posters and signs are kawaii (CUTE) as flip. Thankfully, we had nihonjiin (Japanese) with us, so they were able to lead the way. Then at the airport, we were picked up by President Welch, his wife, and some of the elders, and we drove to the mission home! I was smiling the whole time in the car. Everything here is so new and different and cool! I cant believe I'm going to be walking around here for the next 16 months! When we got to the mission home, we signed some papers, ate some cinnamon rolls, and went to bed. I took some sleeping pills so I wouldn't wake up from jet lag, and they totally worked, so that's good. So far today, we woke up, played like 10 minutes of ultimate frisbee, had breakfast, and now we've been in training all day. Tomorrow, I find out who my trainer is, and head to my new area:) I am seriously so excited. I definitely don't understand anything people are saying to me here and I know it's going to be hard, but there's just way too many things to be happy about for me to be down about not understanding the language. I love my mission pres and his wife so far, and I know I'm going to love my trainers:) Mom, be cool with the mission president, okay? Don't be a helicopter mom, o-negai shimasu (Pretty Please). He told me how you added/messaged him on facebook. Anyways, I love you all and I hope you're all having a good night:) talk to you next week!
Love, Allen Shimai




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