Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Message from Elder Miyasaki - 2-27-2013

Buenos Dias everyone!
Another week has gone by here in the MTC. And it has been another great week! I have learned so much more spanish this week, some people might confuse me for a hispanic person if they didnt know me better haha. But more importantly I have grown a ton spiritually, I had the amazing experience of hearing M. Russel Ballard speak at our devotional last night, It was so amazing to feel the spirit as he walked into the room, and even more amazing to hear him talk, the spirit was so incredibly strong last night. Its so amazing to see all the blessing that have come so far during my mission. My testimony has grown so much since I have been here. And I feel like I have matured alot more since being here.
Last night my roomates and I decided to make a 'Mega Bed'. I have no idea why we decided to do it, but I like it an awful lot. I feel like we did it so we dont break the mission rule of "not sleeping in the same bed as your companion" So technically we are not sleeping in the same bed, just the same areaish... Haha. I am also very sad to inform you that my 3 on 3 basketball team lost our first game this week. Our record stands at something like 10-1. But who is counting haha.
Just a quick shout out to Springville girls basketball team on taking state! That is so so so awesome!!! It feels like just yesterday that I was in the stands cheering the girls on in the state tournament. And also just a quick thank you to all the people that wrote me this week. I enjoy recieving letters so so much. And also receiving packages are quite amazing as well. Just remember if you send a packaage to put some mountain dew in there haha. And also please let me know what is going on in the sports world, not having any access to sports is drivin me crazy. not having sports is honestly harder than not having a phone haha.
Now on to a some more spiritual stuff... hah
We taught our investagaters again this week, we almost got Ana (our investegater) baptized but she kindly declined. We had our first visit with Marcella this week and we got her to commit on reading the book of mormon and praying. So my companion and I feel as if we got a baptism!
My companion and I are still doin great! Elder Simms, Elder Overson, Elder Trudeau and I have honestly become the greatest of friends and it makes the 'mega bed' alot more fun haha. Also mom, I would love to send you some pictures but the camera that I got is not working. On a more positive note..
I love you all and I cant wait to here from you. Please keep writing me and sending those packages because they are honestly so so great!! ONE LOVE
Elder Jalon Mattio Miyasaki

Friday, February 22, 2013

Elder Miyasaki & Elder Buhler - MTC

Elder Josh Buhler's mother Kim, sent us over some pictures that Josh took. 
Thank you so much for the pictures!

The Elder in the Background really wanted a hug! haha

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Message from Elder Miyasaki - 2-20-2013

Hello Everyone!
Well let me just start off by saying that the MTC has honestly been the most incredible and amazing thing in the world. I love the Mtc so much. I have felt the spirit stronger during the past week than what I have probably my entire life! I have already had 3 spiritual moving things happen to me that will change my life for the better. The spanish is coming along great. I have already learned more spanish in the past week than what I did in 4 years of high school spanish. I guess thats what happens though when the lord is always with you.
My companion is so so amazing. His name is elder Simms. He is MASSIVE! He is like 6 foot 4 and 325 pounds. But he has been such an incredible companion, he has honestly already become one of my best friends and its only been a week. The other kids in my room are named Elder Tredeau and Elder Overson. They are both from Arizona and both again, have already become like best friends. We have honestly had the most spriritual experiences together. Another blessing I have had along with my companion is that we have been called to be the Zone Leaders. We are in charge of about 4 or 5 districts including our own, and we will get set apart this sunday.

Thank you to everybody that has taken their time to write me and send me some care packages. Your letters and packages make my day so amazing. The Nolls were amazing and sent some cookies. Mrs Paystrup sent me some Krispy Kreme that was aten in about 2.5 seconds by roomates. And Wendy Ollerton sent me an incredible package. My suggestions for care packages... Mtn Dew.. Lots and lots of Mtn Dew haha. Food is also an incredible thing as well!! I really feel like I have gained 10 pounds since I have been here but I am to scared to get on the scale and see for myself haha. Also gym time is an amazing time!! Elder Trudeau, Elder Simma and I pretty much tear up the basketball court. Some people probably think that we play in the NBA or something like that. Also I have seen so many friends since I have been here. I see Elder Sisk about everyday and I have seen so many more missionaires. I finally saw Elder Buhler, It was so amazing to be reconnected with my long lost asian brother.
Thank you all so much for everything, I love and appreciate you all so much, Remember two things for me while I am gone, Remember that the gospel of Jesus christ is true and remember to keep sending me those care packages haha.
Love you all!!!!!

Small World

We were so excited last night! One of my families dear friends (Dale Cutler) snapped a photo of Elder Miyasaki yesterday and sent it to us. Thank you so much for the picture!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Jalon on the night he opened his call.
                                                          Elder Jalon Mattio Miyasaki

Elder Miyasaki is Finally a MISSIONARY!

My name is Mike Ewing. I'm Elder Jalon Miyasaki's step-father. I will be running this blog for Jalon so that his family and friends can stay updated on his adventures.

Elder Miyasaki entered the MTC in Provo, Utah at 1:30 pm on Wednesday the 13th of February. He was extremely excited to get going on this new chapter in his life. I'm going to post his address to the MTC so everyone can send him letters.

In this blog I hope to post:
Letters from Elder Miyasaki
And many other things to keep people informed of the things he is doing.

I want to thank all those who help Elder Miyasaki throughout his life. You all have had a great influence in his life. I know that he would've liked to thank everyone of you personally and knowing him, he probably did!

Here is his address

Elder Jalon Mattio Miyasaki
MTC Mailbox #52
2005 North 900 East
Provo, UT 84604-1793