Welcome to japan! This has been quite the week! Really, jet lag is
really something. I got to see my cousin... Wait, let's go back some.
Ok, last week, we all got up really early to be at the travel office
at the MTC at 2:30, and we all made it there. As we drove away, we
waved goodbye to the MTC, and to Provo, and went on our way in the
bus. What a day, and I was wide awake. I began singing the fourth
verse of Come come Ye Saints, but that fell out of favor quickly. ..
After all, it does begin, "and should we die, before our journey's
through" .. I love that verse. Just wasn't the best for the time, I
Got to the airport, and figured everything out. .. Slowly. I was
supposed to be travel leader, but I really think that out of everyone
I was the last to figure out what we were doing. At Texas, where our
layover was, a couple of the Elders disappeared! When we were
boarding, we had no idea where they went, but we had to board the
plane. ^.^ I was freaking out! but later! they got on the plane. They
had gone to a separate area to find something for breakfast. It was
We were fed really well on the plane, and I met some really great people.
When we got to the airport in narita, we went through customs, and
when we got out on the other side, no one was there to meet us! So we
waited. And called the number we had, got everything figured out, and
soon enough, the Elders were there to pick us up.
We had a great bus ride to the mission home, past Disneyland and
Tokyo tower, and the really famous things in japan. Great stuff. I'm
Now I'm here. What a great place, with really wonderful people. Much
more to come, but for now, know that I'm doing great.
Mina San, 愛しています。
Oh, and I got to meet Blake 長老 my cousin. It was really great. I
didn't think I'd get to meet him, but God provided a way, and we got
to talk some. If there's something he said that I remember, it's the
words he said to my companion, "Blake shimai o break shinaide
"You are hereby called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission."