Monday, June 6, 2016

The Frenchman フランス人

Date: 6/6/2016
Place: Inuyama City, Aichi Pref. 
Companion: Elder Gubbay

日付: 2016年6月6日
赴任地: 愛知県犬山市
同僚: グベイ長老

The beans and the trainers! 新米宣教師たちと、トレーナー達

Ok sorry I don't have much time to write but this week was AWESOME!

On Monday, WE HAD TACOS at Ray Shimai's! I ate my first taco in almost
a year! And then I had another taco. And then another taco. After about a dozen tacos I decided to stop. 

Tuesday, I spent the whole day on trains. Elder Sheppard got all of his things packed together and left for Fukuroi. 
We said goodbye and I hopped on a train to Ichinomiya and got to stay over with Elder Allred for a couple hours until his new companion, Elder Leiendecker, showed up. I LOVE ELDER ALLRED. 
We met Elder Leiendecker at the station and he seems way cool! 

So then I hopped on a train by myself and went to Meito. BY MYSELF YEAH! It was really weird actually, transferring solo. I thought I would enjoy being alone but it wasn't as awesome as I expected. Hahaha anyway I went to Meito for trainers training and got to meet up with a lot of old friends! Elder Legault and Sister Graviet were there! 




そこから1人で電車に乗って、名東へ向かいました。そうです、自分1人でですよ!でも1人で転勤というのは、慣れないせいか、なんかすごく変な感じがしました。1人っきりになれる、という事をとても楽しみにしてたんですが、案外、期待していた程いいものではありませんでした。ハハハ  それはともかくとして、名東でトレーナーのためのトレーニングを受けました。古い友達にも何人か会えましたよ〜!レゴ長老とグラベット姉妹もいましたよ!

With Elder Legault and Sister Graviett レゴ長老とグラベット姉妹

It was great to see everyone. After training, I got on a train with Elder Spadafora, Masuko and Williams and headed back to Inuyama to camp for the night. Needless to say it was a very restless night of anticipation. 


Sister Carey キャリー姉妹と

Love this kid :) Elder Hunsaker この人、大好き。ハンセーカー長老と。

Elder Mihara! 三原長老!

Then we got on a train again in the morning and went all the way back down to Meito to get our bean chans! We sat in
the chapel and sang Love One Another in Japanese ten thousand times while we waited. At long last the new missionaries came through the doors of the Meito chapel! I was so excited! What happens in this mission when you get to train a new missionary is this: the new missionary's name is called and he comes up to the stand on the right
side. President Ishii then announces his area and trainer (and then you freak out inside and go up on the left side of the podium). And then you meet in the middle and hug! When I hugged my bean, I realized that he was nearly two meters tall! His name is Elder Gubbay and he's AWESOME! 


His first Ramen :)
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He's French, grew up in Spain, went to college in Italy and worked in Dubai! He speaks French, Spanish, Italian, English and now Japanese. WAT? I am continually so impressed by the awesomeness of this man that I don't know what to do with myself. Honestly there's not a lot of training I can give him! He's teaching me Spanish, he works like a machine, he actually keeps all the mission rules and he's the most humble guy I've ever met. I LOVE ELDER GUBBAY! We have had the funnest week together already! 

On the way home from Meito, I handed him a Book of Mormon and told him I'd buy him icecream if he could hand it out before we reached home. And then we both OYMed (OYM-open your mouth) like crazy all the way home! We talked to everyone! We weren't able to give out the Book of Mormon but we did pass out fliers and pamphlets. 

We have been working like crazy ever since he got here, which is why I don't have time to write much. It's a great problem to have! This is going to be the greatest transfer!

Aight gotta go

Love y'all!

Elder Johnson






MY NEW COMPS A BOSS! 私の同僚は最高です!

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