Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I made it!! :D :D I'm just sending a quick email home now so you guys know that I'm safe and sound. :) We actually missed our flight on Tuesday evening for Sapporo because our flight from Seattle to Tokyo was almost an hour late. So we spent a night in Tokyo, lost and confused out of our minds!! Luckily we had some very nice people help us out, and I'll tell you all about that when it's p day. :) So we didn't get to Honbu (mission home) till the afternoon of Wednesday. We did some training stuff, met our new companions, had an interview with Evans Kaicho, and got our assignments, and then went out to spend the night. My companion is Elder Harper, and he's been here for about a year. EVERYONE says he's just the greatest, and they wish they could be with him, I think I'm gonna have a GREAT training experience. Elder Harper and I stayed at another companion's apartment last night, and one of the elders there was one of his previous companions! It was a ton of fun, and we got some good rest. No beds here in Japan, lots of futons and tatami mats, and FLOOR! ;) It's gonna be great! So you know how I was wanting to get out of the big city and spend some time in the country side? Well, I got just that!! Elder Harper and I will be serving in Muroran, a small coastal city a couple hours south of Sapporo. It's out in the middle of nowhere, it's gorgeous, and it's COLD!! :P It's going to be great! Evans Kaicho and his wife are AWESOME!! And I can't wait to get out and work. I've already had quite the experience, and I can't wait for more! I'm going to buy a bike in Muroran, so make sure I've got some cash please. :P Ai shite imasuyo!