First of all, I just wanted to tell you all that Sister Egan and I love you. You are all amazing!! Thanks so much for all of your hard work and effort. Thank you for striving to be strictly obedient missionaries. We are seeing many miracles everyday in the mission. This past week we were able to find over 100 new investigators. We are so happy and thrilled for you. We are so thankful for all the success you are seeing and give all the credit to the Savior.
Mothers day calls will be coming up in two weeks. I wanted to clarify a few questions that many of you have had in letters to me concerning your calling home.
In the missionary handbook on page 37, it states "that all calls home on Christmas or Mothers day should be kept short, no longer than 30-40 minutes". Please let your family know that we want their help in being strictly obedient and that you will need to be saying goodbye to them between the 30-40 minutes time frame. Please take no longer than 40 minutes. For those missionaries that whose parents are not living together, you may take up to 30 minutes for each call.
We would like you to call home on your regular p-day Monday May 15 which will be Mothers day in most countries. In Japan, Mothers day is on Sunday May 14th so all of you Japanese Elders and Sisters may call your parents on that day.
Please keep your calls centered on the work. Share with them the spiritual experiences your are having. Be upbeat and positive. We love you so much.
Kaicho and Shimai
This was from my mission president. Right now, I do not have time to write because I am going to Fukuoka in 4 hours and I still need to pack and say good bye to investigators and such. I love you very much. You might be getting my email tomorrow or next week as an update. I will be going to Kagoshima Kagoshima! And I am going to be partially training a new missionary named sister Countryman. I am very excited and blessed. Lots of love
I am honored to be a missionary and a member here in Japan.