February 10, 2014
Well, I AM TRAINING. I won`t find out until Wednesday who my companion is, but I am super excited and we are going to work hard. I have no idea where she is from.... But someone from the mission home said that there was an Australian and Japanese sisters? There are 3 sisters training. I am excited to learn together, love the people, be diligent and really just give it our best. I still don`t speak a lot of Japanese, but we will totally ganbaru through together. Sister Silva, Elder Gibb and Elder Sambongi are all finishing their missions. So,I will miss them a lot. This last week, we spent a lot of time saying goodbyes to people and it made me a little bit sad, but mainly grateful. I still have more time in Kariya and these people mean the world to me. We visited lots of members and people that we teach and it was just a really good week.
So I never thought I would say this, but I actually drank beer last week......... One of the members gave it to us... He was a former bishop. So I figured it was okay. But, actually this beer was non- alcoholic so don`t you fret. Fortunately for all of us, I thought it was disgusting. Hahahaha. I am finally starting to overcome my cold so I am absolutely stoked about that.
We had a music night ("bye bye party") with the missionaries from the Okazaki area and it was really great! Some people did some solos. I played the piano and the Spirit was so strong. A lot of people came that were non-members and I think that they probably felt something, because I sure did.
It is kind of funny because since all of the other missionaries are leaving everyone thinks that I am dying too!!! I have learned so much these past few transfers with Sister Silva. I think I have grown a lot too. She taught me so much about showing love to everyone and helping people to feel like they are important. She is absolutely hilarious and I will miss her daily dose of sunshine. I am so grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ. He is always there for us, waiting for us and trying to help us. All we have to do is ask for his help. I think that this training experience is going to be super humbling, but I will do my best. I am so grateful to know that I always have somewhere to go for help. I am super excited for my beanchan to come.
|Saying Goodbye to Sister Silva|
|Learning to make Chikano Shimais famous lasagna!|
|FHE with the Tsukiyammas and Chika Chan|
Hyoudo shimai and chikachan
The sugiuras are probably my favorite people ever. They gave missionaries alcohol free beer. haha
|I wrapped a blanket around my head it is so cold|