Dear Family and Friends,
I have hit my year mark. Well, at least, since the day I took off from
the MTC to come here to Japan. How time flies! But it is great!
Tomorrow, it'll be a year since I arrived in Japan!
So, let's talk about the work in Japan. This last Fast Sunday, my
companion and I fasted for the opportunity to teach more Less Actives
and help them come back to church. Lately, Our district leader has
been working with the Ward Mission Leader to devise a good plan to do
this, and we figured one out. That was that when we go to visit the
Less Actives, we should take their Visiting Teacher with us! Well, on
Sunday, we received a list of the Visiting Teachers and Relief Society
members, and then at the end, the Relief Society President surprised
us by announcing to the Sisters to take us (the Sister Missionaries)
with them when they do their Visiting Teaching, especially when they
visit the Less Active Members in the ward! It was great! That day,
really felt the Love of this ward, and the members here are all
Well, the reason this email is a day late. Yesterday, we were in
Aikawa all day for the Ward Camp. We've been planning this camp for a
long time, and it was definitely something to be looked forward to.
But in Correlation Meeting on Sunday with the Ward Mission Leader, i
realized that the Ward intended to pick us up in the early morning,
take us to the camp grounds, and then drop us right before nine
o'clock at night, so we'd make curfew. I was a little shocked, and
wondered, "what on earth should I do?" So I brought up my concern with
the ward Mission Leader, and he told me he'd have the Bishop call Wada
Kaichou, the mission president to get permission! >.< what? And then,
he also said that years ago, the ward went on a bus tour outside of
the mission, got the mission president's permission, and the
missionaries went along. Well, I didn't know what to say to that, so I
just let it happen.
We got a text from the Bishop that night, saying that he had received
Wada Kaichou's permission, and to relax and participate in the ward
It was great though! I'll include some pictures!
"You are hereby called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission."