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
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.
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.
I guess to start off, I'll explain the title of the email. After two years of working with our beloved President and Sister Budge, they have gone back to their home in America. It was so hard to see them leave and I can't imagine having another mission president for two more weeks. It's hard to fill such big shoes so I wish President and Sister Nagano good luck! We had a conference where the missionaries in the Tokyo area met together to welcome President and Sister Nagano to the mission and that was pretty fun. Their English is so good I was really surprised! We pretty much had a big question answer session and after a little bit we went back to our areas to teach English class. I'm looking forward to talking to President Nagano more during our interview coming up in a few weeks.
We also had a really fancy fast and testimony meeting last week and after the meeting, I realized that it was my last sacrament meeting in Japan! …