This week I have been privelaged to do British dendo! We had a temporary emergency transfer which resulted in me getting to work with Sister Harper in Fuchu! She is from England, and we all know that everything is more fun when you add a British accent. She's incredible. She's working so hard and is actually almost halfway done with her mission now! But she was like a new missionary when I got here which is insane. So by association I am getting close to being done! I reached my 6 month point which just seems unreal! Where did all the time go??
In other news, transfer calls came!! Drum roll please... Sister Wells and I are still in Kichijoji!! Time to see even more miracles and work even harder!!
Sister Wells and I learned how to make spring rolls last PDay. Let me just tell you, they are delicious and I am all about that life. We just love finding new ways to eat our vegetables! Speaking of food, I went and ate something called Shabu Shabu. It's where there is just this boiling pot of water and you put veggies in it and kind of eat as you go. I love boiled pumpkin so much. It's so delish.
We're seeing miracles everyday, and the people we work with are just so amazing. We met a lady at the train station the other day and she said she's been looking for friends to practice her English with, and then when we brought up church she said that she went when she was younger and is interested in talking about church. The Lord sends people who need the gospel, we just have to be ready to teach it!
This week, I've been thinking about spirital gifts a lot. I'm sure a lot of you have heard that I consider myself a relatively talentless person. I'm not an incredible cook, I'm not super athletic, you do NOT want to hear me sing, and my stick figures make a 5 year old laugh. So that's what I have been working with all my life. Mediocrity. But this week I read the conference talk "Decisions for Eternity" by Russell M. Nelson, and I decided that it was time for me to give up that attitude of mediocrity. As a daughter of God, I have been given the gift to make my own decisions. I am able to choose who I can become, and I do not need to be satisfied with simply doing things that are average. I am now working on self-mastery, which is probably the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Like learning Japanese, that's rough, but you know what's harder? Knowing you have a box of Tim Tams in the pantry and not eating one. Which is embarrassing! Those kinds of things should not be the kind of distractions that they are to me! But I keep thinking about it, and I just feel so incredibly blessed to realize that this is a gift that will be with me for the eternities. That as I develop this self-mastery, I will have more time and energy to focus on more important and spiritual things in life. I am so grateful that this is a gospel of change, and that through the Atonement of my Savior Jesus Christ, I can change to become the person I want to become.
I love you all, and I am so grateful for this gospel and it's influence in my life. God hears our prayers, and answers them. All we have to do is listen,
Sorry, this is kind of a weird letter, but this has kind of been a weird week. Love you :)