November 27, 2017


Futenma, Okinawa, Japan


Sister Sato

Hello from Okinawa! - Week 12

Hello from Futenma! Transfers calls came and I am staying in Futenma! My next companion is Sister Torgerson from Lehi, Utah! We met in Nagasaki zone before and I'm so excited for this next transfer with her! Sister Sato is transferring to another area within Okinawa so she won't be far. I'm excited for what this next transfer brings!
We had a great Thanksgiving this past Thursday! We went to the American military stake Thanksgiving dinner and we had some amazing food! Just like food from home! It was a lot of fun! A ton of people came and all the missionaries in our zone came so I got to see my dear sweet MTC companion Sister Foote for the last time before she goes back to mainland Japan!
After Thanksgiving we went to the Japanese ward Relief Society's Thanksgiving party and it was so fun! It was adorable seeing the Japanese "Thanksgiving." Instead of turkey they had rice and oranges and other Japanese foods. They had a little program with games and skits and dances and it was so much fun!
I also went to the bike store this week to get my bike saved. I got my tires fixed, my gear system replaced, and my brakes fixed. The Japanese man who was fixing it asked us how many miles we bike everyday and I couldn't even answer him but I was just like "well we bike for like probably more than 6+ hours a day. We also got to talk to other people at the bike shop and so that was fun too!
Cool miracle about our new investigator family this week! We went to go visit a less-active and she wasn't home and I felt like we needed to go to the apartment next door and we hadn't done it before so we went and the first door was a American guy who was way friendly and was like "hey! come inside!" and his wife and kids were in the background putting up Christmas decorations. He told us about what they were doing and aparantley they're from Georgia and they're part of the Navy. They went to Southern Baptist church before and they had so many questions about our church. We ended up talking about the Restoration and bearing testimony about Joseph Smith. We also shared the new Light the World video with them and it was awesome! Then we asked if we could come back and they were like "sure!!" It was such a cool miracle!
This next month of December the church is doing "Light the World" campaign which every day of the advent calendar there is a new challenge for becoming more like Jesus Christ through Christlike service. I have a testimony about this campagin and I know that Christmas really is a time about sharing Christ's light by serving others. Please this Christmas try to reach out to others and serve them through Christlike service and I testify that you will feel the true spirit of Christmas this Christmas. I love my mission and I'm grateful for this experience to bring the hope and light that comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Sister Atwood


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