January 11, 2015
Aubree and her violin 🙂
This week went by so fast!
We were really busy because it was the last week of the transfer.
We did get a transfer call….. and all three of us are transferring together to Gokiso! Its a really weird transfer call but we are really excited to stay together. We are sad about leaving Takabata though because no more sisters are going to be there. It will just be four elders. I’m sad because I only got 4 weeks in Takabata total.
On Tuesday Sister Nakamura and Sister Konno had to go to Trainers Training Meeting but since I am not a trainer or a bean, I didn’t have to go. The meeting is in Meito so I got to go with Sister Papenfuss and Sister Murakami for the day 🙂 It was a lot of fun, we went and made a lot of appointments with people and we were able to meet with some really nice less actives.
We also had a Sisters Conference this week! It was so much fun! All the sisters from the mission got together. We first had a really spiritual message from a sister who served in Japan and now lives within our mission. She had a goal to baptize 55people every week! She baptized hundreds of people, in Japan! It was really cool to hear her speak, she gave us a lot of advice about missionary work. Then we had a talent show. Sister Papenfuss and I played “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” together.
Yesterday we had a really a good lesson with one of our investigators. Last year her mother passed away and so we taught her about the Plan of Salvation and how though the gospel they can be together again. We had her lesson a restaurant right during the lunch rush. The cool thing that happened was, none of us even noticed because we felt the spirit so much and we felt so focused on this lesson. At the end of the lessons sister Konno invited her to be baptized. She told us that she doesn’t know if this church is true or not yet. We testified of the truthfulness of it and invited her to pray about it. I have a really good feeling about her. She is really awesome and she always asks us the best questions.
This morning we had a ward activity of making mochi! It was a lot of fun! We got to help with all of it. Its a lot harder than it looks to hit the mochi! The giant hammer like thing is really heavy! It was really cute to see the little kids do it too 🙂
Tomorrow we are moving to Gokiso. We decided that since it is just an hour bike ride away, we will just bike there. Otherwise we have to take apart three bikes, ship them, and then put them together again. So its a lot easier, and more fun, to bike there 🙂
I love you all!
Love, sister Thompson
Notes From Aubree:
We have a party that we are going to that is for the New Year.
You’ll think this is funny but one of my favorite foods is shirasu, its a little fish, see if you can find a picture.
I eat it raw with rice and soy sauce for breakfast, and miso soup;It tastes just like string cheese.Its also really good in a rice ball with tuna fish.
I eat sea food every day almost, I eat shrimp everywhere haha.
Its Mochi, strawberry, and Anko; its called a Ichigodaifuku.
Aubree and Papenfuss Shimai
Aubree and Urling Shimai