Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Elder Miyasaki's Message - 5-21-2013

Hola mi familia y amigos!
Primero, este semana fue super bueno! No Tuvimos mucho investigadores nuevo, pero Nosotros tuvimos la oportunidad a enseñar el evangelio. Y obvio este es el razón estoy aquí! For those of you that dont know what that said dont be discouraged because it took me forever to learn that phrase haha. But I said `this week was super good, We didnt have many new investagators but we had the oppurtunity to share the gospel and obviously thats why i am here. But really i love it so much, it has been so awesome, currently my companion and i are having some trouble finding news. Many of our citas this week fell, which sucked but hey... All we can do is try our best and hope the lord will help us with the rest. I know that the lord has prepared people for us, we just need to find them now! But we have some awesome progressing investagators, we have a 4 families right now that we are teaching and 2 of the 4 are preparing for baptism. The hardest thing is to get people to keep their commitments. But we know that the lord will help us. My companion and i are feeling like this week is going to be a really big week for us! This week we have a ton of citas (appointments) with our investagators. Also this week we have 'Noche en Gringolandia' the story behind this is we have 3 'gringos' in our house, and so we wanted to have a night of all american activities and food. The people in our branch our super excited about this and so are all of our investagators. SO we expect to have a great turn out!! Here is the deal, i am in charge of making cookies, so if i could get a sugar cookie recipe from anyone that would be awesome. SO please send me a sugar cookie recipe! Thank you all so much! 
So there really isnt much else going on. like i said we are expecting to have a good week this week!! This past week we also had our talent show, the missionaries danced to the song 'What makes you beautiful' by one direction. And it was a hit! Everyone loved it so much. The thing that people cheering the loudest was at the very end of the song all of us started to sing the chorus, and everyone just loved it!! It was such a great night with the ward. Church was also so amazing this week!! The talks this week were on  faith. And it our classes we learned about the resturation of the church and how we can prepare to enter the temple!! 

I am so glad to hear that everyone is doing awesome at home. I am glad to hear that all of  my siblings (Ollertons, and my family) Are all excelling in everything they are doing. I am glad to hear that dallin is doing so awesome! Also, Justin keep growing your hair out, its looking awesome! haha. But in all reality I really love you all so so so much! And I miss you like crazy, I have so many stories to tell you but not enough time to write everything. I hope that you all have such an awesome week and that you may find that blessings that the lord has given you. I love you all so much and I pray for you everyday. 
With much much much much love,
Elder Jalon Mattio Miyasaki

Monday, May 13, 2013

Elder Miyasaki's Message - 5-13-2013

Well everyone, another week has gone by and it was obviously so so amazing! I really don't have much to say this week other than It was so amazing to skype with my family yesterday. I'm not going to lie, i started to cry when i had to say bye to my mom but it really was so awesome to see the family again. I am loving Chile more than ever. Obviously there are those tough times but the lord has carried me through everything. I really cant even begin to tell you how much i love this work. It is the most amazing thing that i have done in  my life. Like i said i don't really have to much to say, the work is awesome, we have a lot of progressing investigators. I love the people here so much. We have a talent show this Friday for our ward so we are pretty excited about that. Our talents are singing `What makes you beautiful`by one direction and we are having our sisters in our sector choreograph it for us so that should be super fun. We are also having a game to see who can eat a completo the fastest without our hands. All the missionaries in our sector will participate in this game, but the catch to this game is that we cant use our hands so we are planning on getting pretty messy. But i hope all is going well back home! I love you all and i am so happy to hear all the success that the Ollerton's are havin with all their stuff and all the amazing things that are happening in my family. I love you all and i cant wait to here   about all the new stories next week!! 
I know that this is the hardest thing i have ever done in my life, but i will come home 10000000000 times more of a man than when i left
XOXOXOXO Elder Miyasaki

Monday, May 6, 2013

Elder Miyasaki's Message - 5-6-2013

Hola familia y amigos!
 Well I think that I am just going to start writing letters home instead of doing the voice recordings! But let me tell you about the week, First off this week has been a good week. We posted 5 fechas which is just awesome, my companion and I are putting up awesome numbers but more importantly we are working hard. I have learned so much on this mission that we have to love the people and not the numbers! I have fallen in love with the people in Victoria! They are so so so awesome! Sometimes it is difficuly to understand the people but hey its a good thing i have an awesome companion right?! Haha. But during this week I found out that it rains alot here in Chile, The streets were just covered with rain and water. At some spots in the street the water was close to 6 or 7 inches. It has been raining so much during the last couple of days but hey, I have loved to learn to work in the rain. Something I could never say before haha. Other than that the work is still progressing. The health has been good for the most part. On tuesday i got really sick and i was throwing up. But thats probably because I ate 2 cumpletos, salchi papas and an empanada that night haha. So hopefully you can understand kinda how well my body looks right about now. Chances are i wouldnt even be able to finish a mile in under 10 minutes haha. But i love the work and I am enjoying it so much. 

So i recieved probably the best news that I have recieved in a while. I learned that my mom is starting to wear her temple garments again, and obviously this is so so awesome and i couldnt help but smile! I am so proud of my mom and my family for the decisions that they are making and that the lord is blessing them so so much! Other things that I have heard, Justin... You need to back off from the girls and start preparing for that mission!! Haha. Trevor and cam keep doing work in all of your sporting activites! I am so glad to hear about all the success that you are having! Matt and Wendy thank you so much for keeping me updated on everything! I  am so grateful that i had the oppurtunity to be apart of your family for a year! And Paul and bethany thank you so much for the letter and advice i really appreciated it a ton!! To my family, i want you to know that i think and pray for you every single day. I am so grateful that i am part of such an amazing family and have been blessed so much throughout my life. I hope that everything with hanas play is going awesome!! I hope that Mikayla, Bailey, Taylor,Brenna and everyone else are doing well!! I think that you probably just need to just hit jax for me because from the sounds of it he sounds like he needs to get smacked haha jk. But Dad and  mom. I think that I have told you this before but the best way to get me my birthday money is through a package. I know that it will take forever but hey thats alright!! And also I need the skype name again!! The plan to skype you is 3:30 YOUR TIME!! and 5:30 my time. I am allowed to check my email through out this week. So please email back fast. Also I just want you to know how much i love you! I miss you all so much and i am so so so excited to talk to you this week!! Remember SUNDAY at 3:30 YOUR TIME.
I love and miss you all like crazy!!!!!!! Cant wait to hear about all the things that are happening this sunday
Con Amor, Elder Miyasaki