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.
Hello everyone. This week was ridiculously crazy. and really emotional. So here it goes! We spent Iwasa shimais last few days visiting members and saying goodbye... a lot of goodbyes... there were a LOT of tears. Wednesday we had our last lesson with Kiyomi. Gosh, that was super hard. It was so werid. Iwasa shimai and I have always taught kiyomi... every wednesday at 3:00. We always sit in the same chairs around the table, always play with little Rinkun and Harukun. Then we always eat some delicious treat that kiyomi makes for us and have our lesson... but gosh, that's over. It's so weird. But Kiyomis baptism is on Saturday!! and I am so excited!!! Anyways, thursday was the day Iwasa shimai and I had to say goodbye. I've never cried so much in my life. Furuta shimai drove us to the bus station and on the way back home I just cried like a baby and so she gave me chocolate haha. Well, then I got my new companion. Her name is Carvalho shimai. She is transfer 5, just one transfer ahead of me. She's from Hawaii. She's way nice. She's just way different than Iwasa shimai and I'm not gonna lie to you. It's been kinda of a struggle adjusting. Especially since me and Iwasa shimai got along so well and were always on the same page about everything. But now, me and Carvalho shimai have to learn to work together and it's been way hard and I've cried a lot... haha. gosh. but it's all going to be okay. I'm area senpai now and it's been really interesting. Luckily the elders in my district are so nice and help us a lot.