We had a full week- 33 lessons and 2 meetings and lots of hills to climb! Tired, but so happy! Also Kawachinagano has some of the nicest, strongest members I've met!
Last Monday after emailing we had a bunch of short visits planned (Mostly PI's and a members birthday) and we met some really nice people on the street between visits.
Tuesday it took us about 2 hours to travel to Kobe for MLC (Mission Leadership Conference). We met at the Kobe Stake Office, which is a really big nice old Japanese house. We met in a room that was right next to a pretty Japanese garden, or at least as pretty as a dead garden can get in the winter, but it was nice! Meeting was powerful-really it was just a giant review of the past couple taikai's (conference) we've had with Elder Choi and the Missionary Broadcast from SLC. I really loved it, though I felt just a little out of place because most of the missionaries are old, almost finished and I'm pretty young! Then towards the end, Welch Kaicho stood up and just
really clearly said, "I know some of you don't feel like you belong here" (At this point I realized I wasn't the only one) "Repent. God called you." Wow. Okay, I guess that's the end of feeling not ready/too young, etc. Also another thing I loved is as he was testifying about Joseph Smith, he talked about how Joseph and Hyrum Smith were one of the greatest companionships- almost always together and different, but both important roles.