Dear Family and Friends,
I feel impressed to share the amazing experiences I've had this last
week or so. Kofu is so busy it seems that we can't keep up. But that's
a good thing.
The ward members In Kofu are so amazing, and it really feels like
home. The people here are so kind!
So, last week, a volcano in Nagano prefecture erupted. Or so I hear.
In Yamanashi Prefecture, I can't notice any problems except that the
mountains seem a little hazy. Must be ash? I'll put in a picture. Of
Mt. Fuji. :)
On to the most important things, though. Like, what kind of title is
that, Sister Blake?
Well, you see, we had Zone Conference. We were able to learn through
the Spirit so powerfully. Lately, there's something I've been
struggling with since even before my mission, and that is how to to be
bold and loving. I testify that President Wada knows what his
missionaries need to know in order to help these people in Japan to
come unto Christ.
I also testify that you can change now.
Anyhow, I digress. I've learned through a really complicated confusing
lesson that simplicity is how the Spirit speaks to us. Also, I realize
that you cannot skip the fundamentals and expect to be a pro.
So, one of the best ways to teach is from the Book of Mormon, and it
goes like this.
RPLA (Read, Ponder, Liken, Apply). I want to help you know that
through this, lives are changed.
I want to explain this more next week, though, so I can explain it in
The gospel is true. I'm glad I'm in Japan for my mission. I hope to be
as bold as I need to be. I hope you know I love you all, even when my
letters aren't as long or as fancy as you'd want them. I hope you know
how awesome it makes me feel when I get and read your emails!.
Love, sister Blake
"You are hereby called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission."