Wow. I have to say, I'm excited. Though getting ready will not be a walk in the park. I have a week and two days before I fly out to Provo, Utah for training. Good news: I have the two phonetic alphabets down. Memorized, and can read them slowly. I feel like the kids learning to read English in Kindergarten. It's a slow process. You can say the word aloud, but at least they know the language they're reading. Fun fact about Japanese--there aren't any spaces, so it's been interesting trying to read.
Hiragana and Katakana (the two phonetic alphabets) are easy, though.
The sister missionaries here in KC have been inviting me out with them and have let me go tracting with them, and to other appointments with them. That's been a huge help.
Many things going on at home here, getting me ready to go. Not much time now. 10 days and counting.
"You are hereby called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission."