Mission Purpose



Favorite Scripture

Alma 29:9

I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some sould to repentance; and this is my joy.

Monday, July 8, 2013


June 16, 2013

Hey everyone! Guess what? Its Father's Day! Happy Fathers Day dad! Maa, it’s the day after father’s day here, but still, whatever! It counts alright. :P

This past week was pretty interesting. It rained pretty hard one day, and I crashed my bike because it slipped on some of the wet ground. No bad injuries, just scraped up my hand. And also destroyed my bike light... Oh well, not too bad I guess. :P A lot of our investigator have been hard to reach this past week, so we had lots of finding time. unfortunately, a lot of people didn’t want to listen. We were getting a little discouraged until yesterday, when we started talking to a guy. He had already met missionaries before, but didn’t listen to their message. We invited him to a church tour, and he came with us and it was way good! So we found a new investigator this past week!

Oh yeah, that Facebook guy is such a stud. He’s one of our investigators, and he's way cool. He’s 18, and as of last lesson, he wants to become a missionary. He also wants to be baptized, and the only problem in the way is that he works on Sundays a lot of the time. He wanted to be mine and Hayward長老's friend on facebook, so he added me. He's so cool. :D

Dad! Have fun in Alaska! Take a picture of a bear and send it to Arynn or something. Sounds way exciting.

Um... yeah. Japan is fun. Its way hot now. I'm probably going to take out some money and buy some rain clothes and a new bike light. So if that happens, you know where the money went.

Well anyway, I love you all so much! Have fun this next week! Goodbye!

June 23, 2013

Well, today, We are going to go to Himeji again, so I don't have a ton of time to write you! Sorry!

This next week, we should be having another baptism! Woohoo! Should be a good one.

Um... let’s see... things went pretty good this week. We are working pretty hard here in Kakogawa.

We got a new fridge this week! It was a big surprise. Now we've got like 33% more room, which is good. The other refrigerator was like, as tall as Lauren. :P Pretty tough to fit things in.

Yeah, this past week, it was raining a bit. It is the rainy season, after all.

Guess what? this week, I hit my 7 month mark! How crazy is that? It definitely doesn’t seem like it’s been more than a half a year since I left. crazy stuff. At this rate, I'll be home before I know it. That’s a little scary...

So, this transfer is already half over. Next transfer, I might be becoming a trainer or something! Whoa, kowai!

Are you all studying some japanese? you better. Let’s have secret conversations when I come home, or call home, or something.


Onizuka Choro is a ninja. He's a stud. My Japanese is getting alright. We don't really have any problems communicating. Sometimes we just don’t know how to say a word or something, so we use the cell phone dictionary or my denshi jisho (which I accidentally dropped yesterday and cracked the screen! It still works, but the touchscreen doesn’t now. I feel like Lauren!) to look up a word and show it to each other.

also, we had this experience!

We went to the Eki the other day to dendo, but there was no one there. We found out that there was a matsuri in Himeji, and that everyone was there. We were a little shocked, cause usually its fairly busy around that time, so we didn’t really know what to do. We sat down, said a quick, simple prayer asking the Lord to show us where he wanted us to go. We ended the prayer, looked at each other, and Onizuka長老 asked me how I felt. I never got a chance to reply, because right at that instant, two guys called out to us. We went to talk to them, found out that they had met missionaries before on the street, and we ended up talking with them for like 15 minutes. And then, as we walked back, we kept meeting more and more people who were great contacts. this is all about trusting the Lord. Faith is what leads to miracles. I know that as we trust the Lord, we'll be able to astonish the world!

well, sorry, today was a little scattered. I love you all so much! Why dont you all write me a personal email this week, and then I can reply to those? Alright, see you!


June 30, 2013

So it’s the fourth of July this week? Cool! That really doesn’t mean anything over here though. :P

We had a baptism yesterday! It was way good! kind of funny, because he had to be baptized 5 times before he went all the way under. Other than that, it all went pretty good.

This past week, we were just working hard, teaching people and finding. Usually when we are finding, we go out to the train station right by our apartment and start talking to people there. A lot of people aren’t interested, but there are some people that are really ready to hear our message.

We watched that worldwide training thing yesterday, and it was way good. We are going to get Facebook and stuff, but we haven’t heard anything about when yet. so, still waiting.

I bought a thing so that I can send pictures home, but it won’t work on this computer that I'm typing on. Lucky for me, there are four computers here in the church library. Unlucky for me, the one that the pictures work on is really slow. Oh well, not a problem. Here, hold on just a sec, I'll send some pictures.

Sounds like you are all having a fun time in Utah, although some of that news wasn’t very good news. :( I'm sorry to hear some of that, and I'll keep Camille and Grandpa in my prayers. um... I'm really boring this week and don’t have any cool news or anything.

I got your package! Woohoo! I guess it wasn’t sent by just normal mail or something, so they couldn’t just forward it to me. They gave it to my district leader when he was in Kobe, and then he gave it to me when I saw him next.

Last week, we went to Himeji Castle, and took a tour of it and stuff. Way cool, and they also had a matsuri going on outside too. I ate a really tasty snow cone, and because we were a group of foreigners there, all the kids and yankees were going crazy and wanted pictures with us and stuff. pretty funny.

well, yeah. Sorry. I'm not sure what I should say today. Well, I love you all! When do you plan on moving? :P

Um......... yeah. Also thanks for the Captain Crunch! And the Oreos! and all of it really! :D

well, hope you all have a great week! love you!

Elder Casper

July 7, 2013

Well, it’s been another week! It’s been pretty hot here. They aren’t huge on air conditioning here in Japan. Most rooms just have a tiny cooler in the corner that is decent, I guess. There is only one in our apartment, and its not in the room that we study in. So study gets pretty hot. And also it’s just really hot outside too. Like, 30 degrees. Whatever that means. I have no idea about celcius. :P

So, I suppose the biggest news this week happened yesterday. We got up, got ready for church, and headed out the door. Then as Onizuka 長老 got on his bike, I went to get on mine.... but it wasn’t there. And I haven’t seen it since. Sooooooo...... I don’t know what to do. My bike got stolen, and I don’t really want to buy a new one and then leave, and I don’t really want to walk for the rest of the transfer.... So I don’t know what to do. It had a warranty on it, so I can get a discount on buying a new one, but... I don’t know. So yeah, that stinks... Oh well, I'm sure it'll work out in the end. If we find the person who stole it, we're going to baptize him.

Sounds like everyone is having fun together as a family. Guess what we did for the fourth of July? Nothing. :P but I think things are picking up, because every summer they have crazy matsuris and stuff here in Japan, and I think that season is just starting.

This past week, we were just working like normal. It was a little hard, because lots of our investigators were just not able to meet this week, so it was a lot of finding time, which I'm not very good at still. That’s ok, just practice I guess.

Transfer calls come next week, so this is probably my last full week in Kakogawa. I've been here for almost 1/4 of my mission, which is a little unusual. If I stay, it'll be even more unusual. We'll see what happens though.

Well, I love you all! Have a great week! Stay cool! Hope you all have fun! Love you!

Elder Casper

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