I am having SO MUCH fun here. It's so exciting to see the great connections of the Language. There's something we do here, and it's so fun: SYL speak your language.
My Companion is Hurlbut Shimai (sister) and she is from Hawaii. SHE IS A SPIRITUAL GIANT and a convert to the church. Pretty much : amazing
We have an amazing district. We're already super close and not contentious. It's enjoyable. They are all really trying to SYL too, and I am so excited. We only have 15 minutes today to email, but on Thursday, I'll have an hour.
Today, we taught our investigator for the first time. Hotta Minoru. He only speaks Japanese, not much Eigo (english). SO difficult. There was a wall between my doryo and I and the kyudosha (investigator). Nihongo desu.
Our teacher, Todd sensei told us that Japanese shouldn't be a wall, it should be a tool.
I know that my doryo and I failed our first lesson (it's an opinion, because it wasn't too bad, it was just really hard to connect with Hotta san). Demo, I know that we tried so much harder today to learn Nihongo grammer because of it. If we had succeeded, we wouldn't be trying so hard.
Haha. If you heard me, you could understand how much more nihongo I know know than I knew two days ago! WOW! Each day feels like a very long time. I love it. I should have known one of my favorite hobbies was speaking Japanese. I have yet to learn a concept and not understand it. Shikashi, I know that one will come that I need to work really hard at sometime soon. I'll be ok.
I can never say that I can't do it, because isn't that like saying that God can't d it? Hai. I will never say that, because God is the best Nihongo speaker there is.
Love you muchAISHITEMASU! (I LOVE YOU)DEKIMASU! (I, YOU, WE, THEY, Can DO IT)
^^ some of the first and most important words we learned
Again, love you, hope to hear from you. I know that you are all in God's hands and am not the least bit worried about you. I know that He loves us.
Sincerely,TIffany Blake Shimai
PS-- Don't forget that if you use Dear Elder, I will get your letter the same day you send it in online. :) Our DL (District Leader) gets it for us at lunch and dinner.
"You are hereby called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission."