If you can read that then you get my feelings. So this week instead of the usual day by day breakdown I'm kind of switching it up, just going to keep it simple. So here goes nothing.
So missions, for us guys, only last 2 years and then we get shipped home with a “thumbs up” and a swift kick in the butt to get us moving on to the next phase of our lives. So one of the guys here in Nagano spent his last week as a missionary, and that is crazy, because that will be happening to me eventually.
Amazingly, life here in Japan keeps moving on and I wish I could pause things so I wouldn't miss anything but hey life is life. As for me this week, we spent a lot of the week with members doing lots of work with them and helping them build their testimonies. So yeah, it was pretty great. Lots of family home evenings and stuff like that.
Then on Friday night the dreaded transfer notices came and went. The results, I'm staying here in Nagano and will be getting a new comp, and Elder Nelson is headed out to Toyama. He is looking forward to going there, because we got him special permission to ride the Shinkansen, Japanese Bullet Train. So he'll be flying around at 200+ miles per hour.
My new comp is Elder Osmond, like as in the son of an Osmond Brother. It's way cool. He was in my last district for two transfers, so we got to know each other way good. It should be way fun. We have lots of stuff to do here and the Lord always expects more so we need be going, just like Elder Nelson, about 200 miles per hour, but without the train.
Anyways, thanks for all the love and support. I'll probably end up sending out a larger email with all of the weekly events next week. Who knows, I might just give up next week, but I probably won't. Have a good week y'all. Stay safe. Stay in the gospel. And if you’re like me stay single, “. . . single to the glory of God . . .” just to quote D&C 4:5.
Called to Serve in the Japan Nagoya Mission..