Japan Tokyo Mission 8/13 - 2/15

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sister Jack

Thank you so much for my package! Probably one of the best packages ever.. but really though. Thank you so much for it. I got it in one week too!! That is pretty fast!!

So I am in kiryu again. Party! I am ready to see some miracles this transfer. I know that there are going to be many. So Sister Jack is the bomb. I love her so much. I mean i was really nervous at the start just because  I wanted her to think that i was a good missionary and I wanted her to know that I am willing to work hard and i just wanted to make a good first impression on her. I was sad to see sister taketomi leave.. but I am so grateful for her. I know that sister Jack and I will work so great together this transfer. She is on transfer 8. Pretty much one of the oldest sisters in the whole mission. Her Japanese is so good and she is soo cute!! She is from Payson i believe.. i just kind of forget.. she went to Salem hills high school. She graduated in 2010 so she is one year older than me. 

on Friday night we had a lesson with a member present and the lesson was a complete disaster, like the guy isn't interested at all so it was like a terrible pity lesson, so i was super embarrassed because my Japanese was so bad and the lesson just went like no where at all... I am really frustrated with that. Today we have such an important lesson and I am really excited for it because the investigator she has so much interest in eternal families that it is just going to rock, but we are having a member present and I am afraid that she is just going to think we can't teach and will just over power the lesson.. Please pray that our lesson goes good and that it can and will be successful.

So Kate haha oh my gosh she is crazy i love her so much. She honestly is such a great example to me. Bless her heart.. I pray for her all the time. I hope she doesn't have to go through anything like that again. the other day i like almost cut my finer off on a piece of glass but it is fine and i was all worried about it and then i read kates letters... and i was like sweet... maybe my finger isn't as bad as her foot... She is going to be so strong when she gets home.

Sorry life hasn't been too exciting for you lately..I am sorry you have been sick..no one likes that. 
Kiryu is cold and windy haha living the dream. Riding your bike is a nightmare.. haha but i just have to do it. This week should be a good week but a busy week. We have the Elder Whiting conference so that is going to be awesome and then next week we get our ipads...  YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA

I am so sad that amberly is moving. Will you ask her to fly to japan so that I can get my hair cut one last time.... haha I need a cut so bad but I am too nervous to get it cut here... haha  but i will probably man up and do it.

I love serving the lord 
I love being his servant
I love this gospel so much!
When times are hard I just always have to remember
you can apply that anywhere. I am so grateful for my amazing family their love and support it means the world to me!!


Sister Brown

Monday, January 20, 2014

the start of transfer 3‏

Well who is ready for the big news...??
for transfer 3, I am going to be staying in Kiryu!!! I am way excited but... at the same time I am also pretty sad, because sister Taketomi is being transferred! I love her, she is the best missionary that I know, I have learned so much from the past two transfers, it has been a true blessing being able to have been her companion!! My new companion is sister Jack. I have no idea who she is but  i think she is like transfer 8 or 9 so she is way experienced and is going to be a very good companion. I am excited. I hope that I can be a great companion for her as well!!! I am happy to be in kiryu for one more transfer though. I have like grown up here, it is like my home so it is great.
Needless to say, a mission is so hard.. I feel like at times if i didn't have a testimony then I would be back home in salt lake. I am so grateful for this gospel. I love it with every oz of my body. I love the temple so much!! Honestly it is probably my favorite place in the whole wide world. I love feeling so free when I go there, that i have nothing holding me back or down, every burden is lifted from my back when I go. So there is a new temple video?? AHHH what the heck. like i mean... the really old one isn't bad, but it just isn't good compared to the new one. They still show the old one here in Tokyo, the new one hasn't been translated yet, I hope they hurry up though because I am ready to start seeing the new one again. 
i am so happy for Emily!! I love her so much, she is so cute!! I actually got an email from her this week, so i emailed her back!! I can't wait until we can go to the temple together when I get home.. I am a little sad I am going to miss Brandon's wedding.  I still can't believe he is getting married I am so exited for him!!!!!! Gosh the whole family is changing so quick, Lizzy could be on a mission by the time i get home and josh and Britt could have a baby on the way haha even Brandon and Haley. but don't you two worry I won't be going anywhere when I get back home. I am gonna go right back to going on dates with you two on the weekends. I can't wait to be third wheel again!!! :) try not to miss me too much!
 This week we have been trying so hard to find new investigators, but we haven't been able to!! but oh well we are still seeing so many miracles here so that is all that matters.  I went on exchanges the other day to a place called oizumi! and like it is where all the Brazilians live.  they only speak Portuguese there, needless to say when I was there I didn't really talk to a single person haha  but it was so fun!  it honestly felt like i was just chilling in Brazil. James and Vivian should mover here because then that way  I could see them. 
Something that I have been trying so hard to work on this week, is being a confident missionary. The past week I have been the senior companion and lets just say it is the hardest thing in the whole world, I am terrible at it!! haha but hopefully i can improve.
Temple pday was great. I love being in the city like honestly it is so fun!! but its like way weird  being around so many people and being a missionary. I want to go there one time when I am not a missionary.  i heard beyonce playing when were were walking down the street same with katy perry and that was just so crazy like what? I am missionary I haven't heard that stuff for so long. It is just so weird being so apart from the world. I am so blessed though because its great being in the world but not being of the world. That is something that I want to still be like when I get home.. but I think that that might be a little hard!!
I am so excited to get the i pads its going to be awesome and going to help out so much!!! but needless to say I think when i get home I am going to be all apple as well!!!
So with the ward we are doing an activity night every Saturday night!! It is way fun. We have done a sports night we played ping pong and soccer!! OH how  miss soccer and then we played like the game where you act things out!
SO to answers some questions.
Kiryu is freeezing cold!!! like sooooo windy!! today we are going shopping because I need to buy some more thermals its so cold here but my clothes are good! I am healthy... I think... but I am doing great. I love being here on a mission!!
Thank you so much for all of your love and support!
Sister Brown

Thursday, January 9, 2014

tooooo much taco‏

So too much taco. taco in Japanese means octopus. I feel like that's all the explanation that i need.

SOOO in japan no one celebrates Christmas, but new years is kind of a big deal here. LIKE it lasts for 5 days, that makes dendo really hard. Needless to say today finally people started going back to work and going to school and now we are able to set appointments with people so hopefully this week brings tons of promise!! I am ready to see some real miracles.

Since New years is so big here president budge made this week a little different than normal. We had one day that was strictly all cleaning. We weren't suppose to go out side or anything just deep clean the whole apartment which was probably really good, just considering that we really needed it. And then the next day was suppose to be dedicated to only book of mormon reading the whole day. We are all pretty sure the reason why we had those was because he wanted to keep us safe and not let us get in bad situations which actually is really nice of him when you think about it.

This week we ate so much food with members it was so great!!! but they fed us a lot of traditional Japanese food... needless to say it was very Japanese and I don't really want to eat it anymore haha. we had it on Wednesday and Friday. haha it wasn't terrible but just very fishy like i ate these little fish probably two inches long and like a cm wide but they were dry and flat its so hard to explain and then the shrimp still had its eye balls and its whole body shell included haha. and just lots and lots of octopus haha So on Saturday we had lunch at the bishops and i was just thinking the whole time please don't have new years food please please please I can't take it. I can't eat that food again.  when we got there i saw what we were eating and I almost cried because i was so happy!! It was like pure costco food!!!! hahah They had costco pizza costco rolls they had croissants they had tortilla chips they had hamburger helper but best of all they have my favorite the thing i ate most of it!!! Rotisserie chicken ahhh it was soo great!! Honestly the best meal ever had. Like I always thought that cutting one of those things seemed really hard but watching bishops wife cut it with a knife and chop sticks blew my mind!!!

there is a lady here in my ward she is the coolest lady ever!! Like I want to hang out with her. She is so awesome and she dresses so cool and I could just go on and on about her, but so you can try to understand her better and see how she cool she is.. like think of pat thomas, she is pretty awesome. If pat thomas was Japanese then they would be pretty similar like i don't even know.  Its really awesome being able to find people that remind me of people. haha 

This next week i don't know if i will be emailing you just because next week is temple pday and like pday is on Tuesday and we have to travel back from Tokyo and just yeah so hopefully i will be able to but if not i am very sorry but with that being said, please please please still write me!! haha it would be sad if i got on and i had no emails

WELLL COOOOOLLL NEWSSSS!!!!!! in this past year in my mission, every area had a baptism except for 2. and in December we had 35 baptisms!! that's almost every area in our whole mission!!! 
The work here is progressing and I am so happy that I can be a part of it!!! 
And finally we have gotten word on the ipads. We will for sure be getting them the first week of February!! I am excited to have another tool help us see more miracles. 

I don't know i feel like i had so much more to tell you but I can't remember anything right now!! :( but oh well. Just know that I love ya!! And have fun with out me!! haha 

tell everyone hello!! 
XOXO Sister Brown