Monday, August 18, 2014

August 11, 2014- FINAL POST

 Hello family and friends! Sorry it's been a long time since I have written a letter. We have been super busy lately on pdays having fun in Tokyo 😆. Life is great here in Kamagaya. This week was good! Well last week we went to a big firework show with our English class and it rocked. Then this week we went at 4am with some members to a giant swamp/lake and watch the lotus flowers open and had a picnic. It was sooo pretty. On the drive out to the Lake we passed so many green rice fields and just so much pretty green nature. I love Japan! While we were driving I was just soaking up the pretty views of Japan and was reminiscing on my mission and I totally cried. I keep crying at random moments of the day. It's weird that I've put all my life into japan here and it really ends. Somedays it feels real that it will end but usually it feels like a normal day. We also went to the temple this week and that was the best. Love the temple. I got to see all the sisters for the last time. I ate lunch with a lot of my old companions. WOW! It's so weird! I have so many mixed emotions about finishing my
mission! I have learned so much though. I am so so happy I came out on my mission. All the blazing hot or freezing cold days housing (tracting), all the bike wrecks, all the rejection, all the hard companions, all the rain, was all worth it. Having my testimony strengthened, all the people I was able to help in small and big ways, all the eternal friendships I have made, have made it all worth it. I will forever be grateful for this time I was able to serve in Tokyo Japan. I love my mission! I am so sad it is ending but I am excited to apply the things I've learned in my life when I get home. I am also excited to see everyone! I will see you in three weeks! I love you all! Thanks for your love and
support 😊
We got caught in a typhoon last night. So fun!!
Dripping wet!





I got sick.
 










 

August 5, 2014

No letter...just pictures!
Going to see fireworks with English class

At the fireworks
Awesome fireworks


I Love Temple Day


Sunday, July 6, 2014

July 7, 2014

We got transfer calls today! I'm staying here with the same companion. 6 more weeks! Last transfer! Crazy! Sorry I really hate sending family emails so I'm just gonna send some pictures and you can out them on my blog. Ha things are good here nothing huge happened this week but I'm excited to stay here one more transfer. This area Is just blossoming. Anywho, my companion is a photographer so she took some pictures. Here they are....
Okay, love you!

Candid photo of me planning..







June 30, 2014

No emails this week. It's alright. This week we had a baptism in our ward. Giovanni. He's from Italy and he's awesome. When he got confirmed his friend came who lives in Tokyo who is also from Italy and he's a member. Giovanni told his friend that I speak Italian so he walks right up to me and goes off in Italian and luckily I picked up "papa" and "Italia" and "mission" I said "Si si". He then asked where which somehow I just knew.... ? So I said Milano. Ha he looooved me! Church was fun with the Italians. He asked for dad's email and he will probably email him. Hope that's chill. He's such a spaz and kept getting wayyyy too close. Too funny. and I forgot his name... But I totally want to go to Italy so let's go for the temple dedication :) 
The Italians





This is Orlando Jordan. Day Shimai and I found him in Tsukuba.
He got baptized this week!
done.

June 23, 2014

First off, we saw a huge Facebook miracle! I added our investigator T*** who is super interested but is having faith problems. She told us how she first met Mormons on a ferry on vacation and they were two Americans who had served missions. Soon after, she met the missionaries here in Kamagaya. So I add her on Facebook and we have one mutual friend. ....LUKE SALISBURY!!(Aya's cousin) He was the one Mormon she met!!! Crazy right?!  Also we have A**** who is planning on July 19 to get baptized! Pray for her! So yeah, Kamagaya is good! This transfer is more than half done and it's crazy...! But I love this area! I love you all!

P.S. I ate all that sushi in the picture. I almost died.... And those are bean Popsicles...
 



 

June 16, 2014

Hello everyone! Life is good here in Kamagaya! We have one kinjin (investigator). Her name is A****. She is getting baptized in July! She still needs her mom's permission so please pray for her! She has so much faith and wants to get baptized! We have some good potentials too. Last week it rained a TON! For real. Poured for days. Luckily the last couple days have been nice. But it's getting pretty hot. We also got Facebook last week! Crazy. I'm in the process still of cleaning up my Facebook before I can use it. The rules are super strict. But once I get it all ready I'm going to start posting and using Facebook to work! It's been pretty effective for the missionaries who already have it. There are only two international missions that have iPads or Facebook and it's Tokyo South and Tokyo mission. We are super lucky! Anywho, things are good! I love being here seeing God's hand in the work everyday!

Here are some photos from saying bye to people in Tsukuba...
 






 

June 9, 2014

Mom, can you get Donny to write a note to a lady in my ward? She legit got baptized because he is a Mormon. And she's still obsessed with him and is a strong member. She has photos all over her house of him. So funny. Anywho nothing really is happening. Love the new ward and my new comp is cool! It's rainy season and I've been soaked for days so I don't have pictures... But love you!

This is my Bishop... http://www.mormon.org/kazuta

June 2, 2014

Hey!! It's transfer time again....

I am transferring to Kamagaya. Yes I served in Kumagaya and now I am going to Kamagaya...... Yappari..... I am going with Requilman Shimai. She is from Hawaii and I know her so I think it'll be good!  I'm sad to leave Tsukuba! I love these people sooo much! I've been asking President Budge to send me to Tokyo area but I'm pretty sure I'll spend the rest of my mission in Kamagaya. It's okay, we have a week in Tokyo when you come to pick me up! My birthday was good! We had Mexican food and eikaiwa (English lessons). At eikaiwa the Davis family made me cookies and everyone sang. It was good!

Today we went to the Ushiku Daibutsu. It's a huuuuge Buddha. There will be lots of pictures. It was way cool and way out in the middle of nowhere. Sorry I never have much to say I just don't really like writing so I'm gonna wrap it up. Things are awesome and I'm way scared that I only have two more transfers but I'm loving the work! We get Facebook at the end of the month. Anyway...Love you all!

Love, ăƒ‡ă‚€ăƒ“ă‚č槉ćŠč

This is where I crashed my bike
Ward YSA Barbeque

Mizuki Chan!
Mission Life
Japan Life
Ushiku Daibutsu
And Again...
Girls here love us!

Turning 21!






 

May 26, 2014

Hello everyone!

This week was good! We had Elder Cook and Elder Maynes come and speak to us and the South mission. It was awesome! It's Awesome to hear from apostles. It also makes me feel better about myself. I think on the mission people are kinda hard on them selves but I'm always reminded
by the apostles just to love people and invite people. That's success.

I guess I'll get right to the big news of the week. After the conference on Saturday we had an appointment about an hour bike ride away. We went. No one was home. We were a little bummed but also knew it was kind of expected from this person. So we ride back to Tsukuba for our next appointment. In japan there are these poles on the sidewalk so that cars and scooters don't go on the sidewalks. Well I was riding down a hill and saw someone who I thought was an investigator crossing on the other side of the street. I look forward once confirming it wasn't her, and I noticed the pole and that it was too late to move. I screamed and ran right into it flying over the handlebars. I caught myself with my face so... Yeah things are great here in Tsukuba! Ha my eye swelled up so big that night and I've never had a worse headache or pain in my head. My companion was way worried
I got a concussion and so we talked to the mission doctor and stuff and he said I should check it out at the hospital. We went at like 10 on Saturday night cause my nose kept bleeding and my head was still so bad. They didn't do anything... but they prescribed Tylenol for me. It's not over the counter here. Rough. So all Sunday I lied in bed with a throbbing head ache and achy body from the crash. Hopefully I start feeling better soon cause I gotta dendo! It was pretty funny and kinda scary. Ha but I'm fine! Luckily somehow there are no scratches on my face. Just bruised. Looks like I have a black eye.

Anyways, love you all! I'm doing good! Have a good week!

Love, Sister Davis
 
Oops...I did it again

 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 5, 2014

What uuuup!

Hey everyone! This week was good! We had J***'s baptism! His whole family came to the baptism and his dad also came to church on Sunday! It was a miracle! Things are going good and we are trying to find those prepared people! Sorry I'm lame but that's all I got! Love you all!

Love, Amy

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 28, 2014

Things are going great here in Tsukuba! We are having a baptism on Saturday for J***! He is nine and his dad is inactive and his mom was recently baptized. He is so cute and so ready! It was kind of dramatic because we finished all the lessons and he has been ready for a few weeks but the bishopric wanted his dad to baptize him. No one was really doing anyone about finding out about his dad doing it so we took some action. We talked to his mom and she said her husband has been drinking and smoking so he won't be able to do it. We just set a date with him and tried to consult with the bishop but he wasn't ever responding so we had to just make it happen. Finally, yesterday at church we were able to talk to the bishop and he met with J*** and visited his dad last night to get permission and it's all gonna work out! He's getting baptized on Saturday woohoo! We also just started teaching our friend M***. She's from China. She is awesome and already believes it all. The Chinese are SO prepared! Pray J***'s baptism goes through and M*** starts progressing!

Love you all! Have a good week!
Sister Davis

Amy and the Georgia peach

April 21, 2014

I'm sorry I don't like writing so my emails are lame but here is what's up in Tsukuba:

Easter wasn't even celebrated here. Legit no one said anything at church about it being Easter. I got a new companion. Sister Day my new companion is awesome! We are having a lot of fun and getting lots done in Tsukuba! She's from Georgia. Our investigators are slowing moving along and hopefully we can see baptisms soon! I love my mission! I'm so happy to be here! I love you all! Thanks for being the best!



Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

We got transfer calls! Sadly Sister Kelley is leaving... But I'm staying in Tsukuba! I'm getting a new companion- Day Shimai. I've seen her before but I've never really met her. I'm glad to stay in Tsukuba but I'm gonna miss Kelley Shimai! We have lots of potentials and we are so close to a baptism! J***. He's 9. Please pray for his dad to become active again! Here are some pictures! Have
a good week! Love you all!
 
This is how the Shimai sleep



My favorite. Kawabe family.

Shimai Davis and Shimai Kelly