Sunday, March 29, 2009

Our Spring has Unsprung!

I love springtime! But, just when I was getting excited about the purple blossoms, bright green grass, and flip flops, "Mother Nature" pulled a quick one and gave us one more snow fall--the biggest this year! By this afternoon, when I took these photos, half of the snow had melted and it is now 77 degrees in our family room (no heater necessary). You know what they say: "If you don't like the weather in Kansas City, wait a few minutes, it'll change."

Saturday, March 28, 2009

He's not a "GREENIE" anymore!

David entered the Mission Training Center seven months ago yesterday. Upon arriving in Japan, he was assigned to serve with his trainer, Elder Christensen, who was transferred last week. These photos highlight a few of the moments they shared during their five months together in Tanabe.

Still hitting the books...some things never change.

Enjoying the beach with some fellow missionaries on Preparation Day

Celebration of David's first Asian Christmas

Teaching some non-Christians the true Christmas story. No fair! David got to be Mary!

Missionaries get pretty excited about things like cookies, candy, and care packages.

They don't last long.
View of Tanabe sunset from their apartment balcony
(they're on the 7th floor, about 1/4 mile from the beach)

David and Christensen taught English class every week...
"Just Chillin' with my peeps, homies, boys"?
I'm guessing it means something better in Japanese than in English.

I speak very Engrish: "Having oneself. I am not kept in the circumference. I want to grow with you Because you and oneself whom there is love it" Nice!

First convert baptism (Mai) - March 17, 2009. Best day of his mission!

This place has GREAT Mexican food...

...even if they can't spell "Jalapeno"... or "Mexican".

Just some sweet beach pics

Name that physique

Drake and Christensen


Would you like those in color...or Brack and white?

The gospel is for everyone.