Dear Family and Friends,
I went on exchanges with Sister Gazdik! She is awesome. She listened
to me tell my life story (well, really my whole mission story) and we
had a fun time doing missionary work together. We do missionary work a
little different. And for a bit, I felt like maybe I wish I had always
done missionary work her way. But then after the exchange, I got back
with Sister Ogawa, and felt like it was ok for each person to do it
the way they do best. That will be different for each person. That's
why we all have different callings at different times. We may be
needed for who we already are.
And it's ok when we make mistakes. But keep your eyes on Jesus Christ.
Today was a really good day. I feel once again refreshed. We got up,
and went all the way to Mt. Takao. For those of you who have read all
my emails, you may remember that I've climbed it before. Twice. But I
went once more. We climbed up a more nature way. Just a little bit
more dangerous than the way I've always gone. Didn't know that path
existed. :) but fun. Don't worry, we all made it to the top safe and
Anyhow, after that, I met up with one of my favorite people in the
world. Sister Toshie! We haven't seen each other since I moved away
from Kofu, in January. When it was decided that we would go to Mt
Takao, I got a hold of her and her son, and asked them to come out and
meet me in Takao. It took both of us two hours, but we had a happy
reunion. I'll include the picture we took.
I feel like lately I've taken he time to think about how my mission
has shaped me. (Maybe I should take the time after my mission rather
than now to get the whole picture, but I am pleased with how my growth
I look forward to the day that I can see near the end of my time in
mortalit and hopefully say the same things!
Favorite quote of the week :
But they also knew that "many of the things you can count, do not
count. Many of the things you cannot count, really do count."
- pres. Dieter F Uchtdorf
Love you all!
"You are hereby called to serve in the Japan Tokyo South Mission."