Dear Family and Friends,
It came. I knew it was coming. I knew I'd be leaving Kofu. All the
ward members were teasing me about it yesterday at church, and calling
on me to pray, because I was the most likely one to transfer. I'm
really... Sad. But you know me, I'm not really one to actually cry.
But I'm sad, nonetheless.
I'm being called to serve in the Hachioji Ward, with someone who was
at the MTC at the same time I was, Sister Hotu! We're so going to be
great together! And I am so excited. But in more ways than I can
describe it, I am sad. I knew, during church yesterday, "wow, this
might be my last Sunday." And I wanted to try really hard. Everyone,
it seems, figured I was transferring. I just don't know what to do
with myself. This Ward is my family. I want to come back here. Kofu is
I'm glad it's Hachioji, though. I'm still in the same zone, same
stake. I will see the people here in Kofu when we have Stake
Conference. I'm glad for that.
There's going to be many miracles in Hachioji.
So, about the actual transfer calls... The title is the way it is,
because.. Well. Transfer calls came the night before they were
supposed to come. We get a call from the Elders, "hey, did you get
transfer calls?" "No, did you?" A different set of Elders had gotten
it, and we were all surprised. Then mine came at 10:12. And that was
Well, I still haven't told many people. I'm going to be packing hard
core until Thursday, and cleaning.
So, this last week, we spent an entire two and a half days away from
Kofu. Sister Clark had MLC (a meeting for mission leaders) on Thursday
in Kichijoji, so we got on a 5:30 AMtrain and I stayed in Hachioji
while Sister Clark and the other sister training leader went the rest
of the way to Kichijoji. And then, we stayed the night in
Takao(hooray! ) and had Zone Conference the next morning there, all
day. Then we returned to Hachioji, so that Sister Clark and the other
sister training leader, Sister Reeves, could travel to Machida and
stay the night, so that they could be at the Stake Priesthood Meeting
at 7:30 the next morning, to represent Kofu in the Stake Leader's
discussion. Then we traveled home, and had different appointments,
etc. It was a good week, I really felt like I learned so much from the
trainings given at Zone Conference. most of all, I loved the point
when Wada Kaichou emphasized that we succeed when we invite. We can be
awkward. It's better than not invitin someone that may have even said
yes. I also loved the training on hope given by Elder Hansen, who is
actually now going to be zone leader in my zone. Yeah! I gained a lot
of hope as he showed us a picture timeline of his mission, and
emphasized the account in Ether, of them in boats, being harshly blown
towards the promised land. We can reach it, if we just keep it up.
The Spirit is the key. I love being a missionary.
Love you all,
Dear Family and Friends,
"You are hereby called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission."