Mako Ketch is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She is a missionary serving Japan Fukuoka mission. We would like to share weekly e-mails we receive from her.
Hey family! Hope you all had a good week! Well, I am now transfer 10.... That's crazy! It went way too fast! I'm still in yahata! But I have a new companion! Her name is Sister Butikoffer. She is transfer 4. Way young! But she's way awesome! So far we get along way well and it's been fun! She's from Idaho and just turned 20! But anyways. Finding her on transfer day was quite the stressful adventure. She was supposed to get to the train station at 2:30.... She didn't come until 6:30.... I thought she was lost forever! And it's scary because she didn't have a phone so it's not like we had anyway to contact her. But it all worked out and after a long and stressful travel for her, she made it to kurosaki! This week was crazy with transfers. It was not a normal week at all. Monday was Packard shimais birthday, so we celebrated by eating cheesecake and giant snow cones. Tuesday was transfer calls and pday! Wednesday was spent packing and saying goodbye to people. Then Thursday Packard shimai transferred and Butikoffer shimai came in! Friday we had to weekly plan and I had to teach her about the area. Which was kinda stressful. I haven't been area Senpai since my 4th transfer. But it was good! Then this weekend we visited some people so she could meet some of our investigators and members and we did some finding. It's been really good. She has only been in Japan for 4 months so she is really limited in her Japanese so it's a new challenge for me. I've never had such a young companion! But it's really fun! And it's pushing me to learn more Japanese. It's really good for me. I seriously cannot believe how old I am. I had a huge realization of how little time I have left! And it's definitely making me want to work harder and use all of my time in the best way I can! I love being a missionary! It's really hard sometimes, but it's always worth it!