Eric Stevens, Japan Tokyo Mission, July 2013-July 2015, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
"Remember that it is on the rock of your Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God , that ye must build your foundation." Helaman 5:12
Just A Quick Note
Hey everybody! So sorry we are going to have p-day tomorrow because we have a caroling activity at a rest home all day today. I actually get to play the violin and I'm super excited! So don't worry about me I'm fine and playing the violin for some senior people! Should be super fun. Also, mom I have a question about the rice pudding recipe. In the recipe it says I need eggs in the instructions but it never listed eggs in the ingredients list. So how many eggs do I need to make the rice pudding? Also how many servings does the recipe make? Because 3/4 a cup of rice doesn't seem like that much. Should I double it or something? I'm going to make it tomorrow so I'll check up with you again then. Thank you so much! I can't wait to make such an amazing Christmas memory. Love you all, and I'll email again tomorrow! Mata ashita! また明日
Well the final die has been cast. I just got my very last transfer call in Japan. Elder Faganello will be
transferring to Tsukuba and I will be staying in Senzokuike for my last transfer and my new companion will be Elder Hardy. It's really funny because I was his district leader 3 transfers ago when I was in Togane with Elder Lee. He is a really hard worker, so we will be
flying like rockets this transfer!
Oh, and one more thing, do you remember Elder Free my MTC companion? Well, he will be staying in the same apartment as me for our last transfer together!! I was so excited to find out about that! We are starting our mission together and ending it together! I guess we'll get to see how much we have changed these past 2 years.
Well enough about transfers, let's talk about last week. It started out amazing! We were able to find 2 new investigators right off the bat. It will be interesting to see how they will progress. I will keep you posted.
Hello everyone, and welcome to my last email from my mission in Japan. The time
has gone by fast and my 2 year mission has finally come to a close.
Crazy stuff right? I can't believe that in just 4 short days, I will
be able to see mom and dad and the rest of you will have to wait for a
few more weeks. But it's coming fast! By the way, I'm sorry that my
last email is late this week. I will explain later in the email.
So my last week was pretty intense. Like I said, I was
able to go on splits with my district leader and we got to
eat Taco Bell. So good! I'll have to go again soon!
Next was temple day. We were able to meet with a lot of our old missionary
friends and to say good bye to all of them before I leave. We went to
eat at a place called burger mania where they are famous for their
cherry burgers, maybe we will have to go after the temple session mom
and dad! They are pretty good! The following day not much happened except plenty of lessons.
How's it going? Well another week has come and gone with a lot of
sweet adventures. I would like to talk about 2 of them in this email.
As some of you have probably noticed on my Facebook page, we went with
one of our investigators to tour the Imperial Palace and it was so
sweet! It's in the middle of Tokyo and it is so weird when you first see
it because it's just a big forest and lawns in the middle of these
huge skyscrapers. They showed us some of the old guard towers as well
as the old Imperial Tower where the emperor lived in a long time ago.
Unfortunately, it had been burned down so only the foundation remains
today. What I loved most about the tour however was all of the old
stories that they told us. The first one was about 47 Samurai
warriors. Their master was a warlord but he offended the Emperor by
trying to kill another warlord who hurt his honor. The Emperor
commanded the other warlord to commit suicide. He did and his 47