Here are a few of her e-mail entries:
I like it here fine, but I don't feel like I'm doing anything. I felt like I at least had a job in Sagamihara, even though I didn't actually get anything done. Here, I loooove my companion, and the area is pretty and quiet, but there is noooothing to do here! No people to street, the area is HUGE, so if we want to go somewhere untouched, we have to reside the train for an hour, and our priorities are so different, none of our investigators are progressing, but we teach them all the time. How can I help my area grow?... I think I found a solution! I knew we needed to do finding, and we had the perfect opportunity today, and got five real good, solid contacts! Way cool! Our original plans had been slightly foiled when we decided to help a member with cleaning the chapel by putting away and re-setting chairs while she vacuumed. So, we had one hour of dendo time before dinner and planning for a lesson. And we just decided to wing it, like we had done all the time back in transfer four, in Sagamihara. And do you know what? The old wing it magic worked! We talked to an old lady who owns a really cool shop full of American and Japanese model planes and old ships and Japanese traditional things that looked amazing, and a guy randomly asked to take our pictures (that has happened to me before too, if you remember. It was quite interesting, almost nostalgic. After that, another old lady pruning her garden, and two ladies with dogs (separately). It felt sooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooood!!!! Yessssssssss!
Maryandra issued a challenge to our family, so we'll put it in the blog
I want to challenge you all to so something for me on thenext few weeks. I want you to read the talks from last session of general conference, before this next coming one. It's something I've been doing for the last couple of weeks, and I've found it immensely useful. I know it can help you all, in some way or other. Maybe a good idea would be to do this for family home evening? Just take time to read a few talks, and ask everyone before hand to write down a question they have, about anything, and see if they get their answer in the next couple of weeks. It worked for me to write down questions before the last conference, and it will help everyone else, too! I had so many last conference, and I'm thinking of plenty right now. I want everyone to do this for me, okay?Monday: Well, I am waiting for the waitress at the CHILI's on BASE that we JUST ATE AT!!! I figured I would tell you what else we've done so far. We came to the base with the elders and a few investigator and member friends, and we played beach volleyball for an hour or so, which was actually really fun. You would be proud of me. I played a sport! After that, yes, we went to chili's and ate there. It was delicious, but soooooo hard for me to digest American portions! Oooooooowwwwwww!!!!!!! But it was good! Don't let me overeat when I get home! Oh, and by the way, I'm just gonna send this now,because we will have to do only part of our emailing today, in order to get to our lesson on time. But I will tell you I'm sooooooo stoked for zone conference tomorrow!!!! Did you know they're piloting new pamphlets in our mission? They pilot everything ever. Why is that? Not that I'm complaining. They're pretty cool!Anyway, gotta dash, because I haveto send more emails today! So many people deduced to email me last week, it was weird! Well, see ya later!.....