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.
How is Everyone?
So the big news for the day is that we got transfer calls today and guess what, I am officially leaving my home in Niigata and moving way down south to the rice paddies and strawberry fields of Togane. Apparently Togane is the 2nd most rural area in the mission so I'm going to have tons of fun conversing with Japanese farmers. I was talking with my companion Elder Pronk who used to work there and he says that it's a 30 min bike ride to the nearest town and to the church so I'll get in really good shape! Which is good because I'm gaining more weight. It's all because of the rice we always eat. And guess what, they called me as the Senior companion! How crazy is that?! I feel like I definitely don't know enough Japanese to be the best one at Japanese in my companionship. And on top of that I am opening up a new area which is crazy! There is already a Togane A team and we are going to be Togane B team. We are going to have no investigator…
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.