Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Our mission and the Tokyo South Mission met for a 2 Mission Conference with Elder Quinton L. Cook and his wife, along with some other visiting authorities. It was great. Inspiring and uplifting!
I had the opportunity to sing in the missionary choir along with Sister Molinari. It was great to be temporary companions again. I got to see all my former companions which is always fun.
Stake Conference the next day was also wonderful.
I love being a missionary. I love this place and especially these people!

I found out that my little brother received his mission call to serve the in the Micronesia, Guam Mission beginning in September! How cool is that! 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

earthquakes and other crazy things!

We have had 2 fairly strong earthquakes in the past week. Our whole mission is working on Emergency Preparedness. D&C 38:30

During the 2nd earthquake I was in the temple. That was an interesting experience. I wasn't scared at all, I felt very protected, but I half expected to find buildings crumbled when I exited the temple. Thankfully, there was no visible damage.

I just found out (after living here for several weeks) that our apartment has an oven! Who knew?! We have made scones and cookies. A pie is in the works! It is so fun to share our talents (especially when they produce yummy treats) with others to help them feel our love and the love of the Savior!

I have run in to several old friends on the streets of Tokyo! It is so fun to see old and dear friends that knew me when I was growing up! Little did we all know that I would be back as a full time sister missionary! It is always such a wonderful surprise when I see one of them (and sometimes I get a big hug)!

I got a fish pedicure! I have wanted one since seeing a video of my BYU roommate Marina getting one in Thailand. It tickled!

We are busily teaching people who want to learn about Jesus Christ and how the gospel can bless their lives. It is so wonderful to see lives change for the better and see our brothers and sisters become happier as they receive the light of the gospel in their lives.

Missions are the best!!!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Serving in the city

Serving in Shibuya is great! My companion is awesome! Our apartment is not the greatest, but we have air conditioning...and gokiburi (cockroaches)!

Ikeguchi shimai and Orton shimai

So, our apartment is small and 2 sets of sisters live here. It is a great group though, so it is fine. It it nice to live very near the eki (train station) and church building.
We were told that this is the most expensive sister missionary apartment in the world. 

I smote a gokiburi (cockroach) with my Preach My Gospel book during personal study the other day. I don't think a day goes by that I don't kill at least 5 and that isn't counting those that the other sisters get! I don't really enjoy sharing my living quarters with those creatures, but I guess that is part of living in the concrete jungle.

It is really a blessing for me to be serving as a full time missionary right here where I have fond childhood memories!

Happy Spring!