Tuesday, May 6, 2014
We moved apartments!!! I LOOOOOOOOVVVVVVE IIIIIIIIIT!! It's sooooooo much bigger than our first apartment, which was cramped and stuffy, even though it was new. We have several rooms, and I finally feel like I can breathe here! And we are up on the third floor in the building, which, even though it's a bit of a climb, means that we have an amaaaaazinnnng view from all sides! And a small veranda! It's the best!
And this is what she had to say about transfers:
TRANSFER CALLS CAME JUST TODAY!!! Get ready to hear it. I am going to...... ( drumroll please) ......... STAY IN HACHIOJI!!!!! Funakura and brown Shimai are also staying in Hachioji! Funakura Shimai and I are going to become a companionship, and brown Shimai is, once again, training a brand new missionary. So,we are becoming a foursome!! YAY!!! I am kind of scared to be a senior companion, because Funakura works way harder than I do, and I don't know how to lead by inspiration, or any of that other stuff I'll need, so it's actually really scary. But I'm way glad that things are going to turn out this way, actually. At least I'm not leaving, and at least I'm not training a newbie.
On Saturday Maryandra also got to climb Mount Jinbo with investigators and other missionaries, which was fun, but here is something from her letter about a different experience:
Oh, so guess what happened just this morning? My second earthquake! It was quite a bit bigger than the first one, and considerably longer. I heard it was a four on the rector scale, but I don't really know what it means. All I know is that I woke up at about 5 this morning, because the ground was moving underneath me. As soon as I opened my eyes, I freaked out inside my head, and sat bolt upright. Brown Shimai was already at the top futon room door, and she and I just tensed and stood there for About 20 seconds as the floor entry rocked back and forth a little. But it was way scarier in the moment! And brown Shimai said that it was he biggest one shed ever felt, which is kind of scary. She says that they are getting bigger and more frequent. That's probably the reason why president Wada is pushing us all to get our 72 hour kits ready. I'm a little bit nervous about that, but it's okay for now. Nothing really happened, and no one got anything more than a little startled. But Funakura Shimai just sat on her futon the whole time. When we told the elders about it, they mostly said that they just stayed in bed and didn't do anything, like, if the roof falls on me, I'm too tired to worry about it kind of a thing. They're so silly!
We are thankful that Maryandra is doing well, and surviving all of her exciting experiences so far!!!