Dear Family and Friends,
Hey there, hi there, ho there.
The last week has been a week. It started off on a downward slope.
Well, let's just say one word to define the whole of it-- stress.
Haha. So, I went from district meeting, to the stake center (takes
over an hour from Shonan church to get to the Stake center in
Shonandai) and was a half hour late for SPM, which is a meeting with
the stake leaders. It's basically a big Correlation meeting wih the
missionaries and the stake. Sister Training Leaders and Zone Leaders
attend, so I was there! But we hold a meeting before it, which is when
we discuss what exactly we want to mention to the stake. And I was
thirty minutes late. So we were rushing there, and since both sister
Lambert and I would stay the night in Fujisawa area that night, we
rushed home to get our bags, and then take off for the stake center,
but on our way, my companion realized she didn't have her bag of
clothes and whatnot for exchanges! Oh no! I asked her if she wanted to
turn back, but she was such a saint. She said she'd be fine, and it
was more important for me to get to the meeting.
Also, she hadn't eaten dinner yet. >.< ahhh! What a grave and a
blessing she was. We got to the Stake center thirty minutes late, and
the meeting was already pretty much over, but I came in, (I had my
backpack with clothes in it) and went to sit down, but my backpack
knocked over the computer on the desk behind me, and it went crashing
to the ground. I screamed. And then hid under the table(sort of, not
really. I just hid my face). One of the elders immediately jumped up
and started taking it apart. To figure out what was wrong. (He is a
lot like Jeremy. Way high tech. Knows his stuff about technology. He
was the tech staff elder for the mission for a while). Then, the other
sister training leader in the zone, Sister Lopez asked if I needed to
go get some water and we took a walk.
Well, then we all went to the stake meeting, and it went well. It
seems the computer was mostly ok, it just won't turn on because the
one button that's used to turn on computers is the only thing that
broke. But the ward said that they will fix it. 申し訳ない。
But that's my story for the week. I was so stressed, I broke the
Fujisawa computer. ^.^ lets just say it probably can't get anything
but better from here.
Well, then I have another story. My trainer has finished her mission.
Sister Padelsky, Sister Hokanson, and Sister Akamatsu, my first three
companions, all finished their missions last week. Sister Padelsky
actually is still in Japan. Saw her at the temple today with her
mother. :) we took one last picture. It was great.
She and President Wada have roots back to when he was a missionary.
When President Wada served as a missionary in Temple Square, he met
Sister Padelsky's mother, gave her a Book of Mormon, and invited her
to read it. Then they parted. End of story right? Well, actually no.
She went home, read it, met with missionaries and took the lessons and
then decided to be baptized. I don't know the whole story, but it is
just cool to see how the Lord really does have eternity in mind when
He send missionaries where He sends them. Her mom is great! I loved
Pictures 1,3, 4-- sister Padelsky, Sister Akamatsu, Sister Hokanson. :)
Picture 2- lets play I spy. I spy with my little eye Mt Fuji. I spy a
rainbow. Hey, look, I spy with my little eye another rainbow! Wow! And
the yellow hung off to the right looks like it must be-- "sun!"
"You are hereby called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission."