Osamu and the Fuchu crew! AKA best day EVER!!


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Sister Teagan Clark
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Sister Tamagusuku made a cake. And then it broke. And then it was okay!
Starring Sister Ellingson. And my stuffed tofu.


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Sister Teagan Clark
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America! Apparently. And my happily ring.

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Sister Teagan Clark
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Super fancy train times happened.

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Sister Teagan Clark
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Lucky there was no dying that happened, so that is good.

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It was really pretty but there was literally no one there, haha.


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Sister Teagan Clark
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We found the forest.


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Sister Teagan Clark
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Transfer 10.1: Banishment

Wow, big shocks this week! I can hardly believe that it has only been a
week since that last typhoon. The wind was pretty strong at night, so
strong that it caused a loud bell to go off right by our window. Pretty
annoying. Not as much rain as last typhoon.

We talked to a few drunk people this week, that is always slightly
unpleasant, but you really just have to love these people because they are
precious children of God. I am pretty sure that one guy I talked to was a
baptized member as well… From like, 30 years ago… Also, this guy named
Vicky likes to follow around sometimes. It isn’t appreciated.

This week once again meant lots of trying to visit people and getting no
responses. On the plus side, we got to eat curry and talk about the gospel
to our friend Ryoko! Who thinks that I was the first person to meet her,
but I wasn’t, and so I don’t know how to remedy this…

I have been loving learning sign language and being able to communicate
better with all the ward members. We also visited a members house and tried
her five year olds better understand how to share the gospel. They said
that they would “think about it” haha. It was a lot of “Can you do that?”
“No I can’t” if they had been investigators, it would have made more sense,
haha.

Saturday was zone meeting (gonna be honest, do not like) which was rough
time always, but then we went to a members house and had an awesome
delicious lunch and lesson! Yeah, helping strengthen faith, WHOO!! Then we
streets around this big antiques fair and I bought a cool ring. It says
“happily”.

Sunday was perhaps one of the happiest days of my mission. I had the
opportunity to go back to wonderful wonderful Fuchu and be a part of my
friend Osamu’s baptism!! Earlier that day, I gave a talk in sacrament
meeting (which went pretty well, I think) and then we ran over to the
event! Had some good conversations on the train! And had such a wonderful
day in Fuchu! All the members remembered me and said they missed me and
even the kids remembered me and I was so surprised and happy because I love
all of them so so so much!! And Osamu is amazing and I couldn’t have asked
for a better day.

But the biggest shock happy just now. We got our transfer calls. I’m going
to Kofu, the biggest area in our mission…. It has Mt. Fuji….. It also
has basically no one….. Way worried! But excited! My new companion is
named Sister Blake! Easy to remember, right?

Big change! Big big change! Kofu is so far away that we always joke that
you get banished there. Also, there is this legend called the “Kofu
Marriage” yeah that is a thing.

Anyways! Big changes! Waaaay nervous! ALSOI HATE PACKING! Yaaaay!

Love always! Answers to prayers DO COME!!

Sister Teagan Clark
クラーク姉妹

Yakitori anyone?

Advice: do not wash your name tags in the washer

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Sister Teagan Clark
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also bike selfie


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Another selfie!

Also, I don’t think the person we are looking for lives there….

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Sister Teagan Clark
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Proof of the maturity level of elders… Yes, even zone leaders (typical)

Also, selfie.


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Sister Teagan Clark
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Transfer 9.6: *tumbleweed tumbles in background*

Hello…. Again… Here we meet, at the beginning of another week. I feel
like this was an incredibly long week…. I dunno about you.

We had a lesson with our cute little deaf friend who I love so much! She
strengths my faith so much and teaches me sign language and I love the
opportunity to help her and be helped in return. This last time I was just
like “can I do anything for you? I’m really tall, can I reach anything for
you?” She just laughed, she is so cuuuute!

This week was my one year anniversary in the the field. One year in Japan.
So much has changed, I feel older, wiser, and yet it is almost as if time
has stood still and perhaps I am secretly transfer 1 yet again with 11 more
to go. That would be insane. It was all just a dream! It almost feels like
that, too amazing to be true.

Our schedule has been rather open lately, so we were able to help the other
sisters out in their time of need. They were going over to an older woman’s
home and had trouble understanding her Japanese, so Tamagusuku Shimai and I
came and helped out. Pretty delicious sandwiches were eaten and Kayoko has
the cutest house ever. I felt like I was in my grandmas house again.

It turned out that Sister Yoshida needed to go to a different appointment,
so I went with her and made her and Marcia teach me Spanish. That was
pretty exciting. Also, I am reeeeally bad at Spanish, haha, but it is
easier to pick up than Japanese is. I always feel like that when learning
other languages. I’m just like “wow, Japanese is hard” haha.

Friday we went all over the place trying to visit different people and get
something happening, anything happening, anything at all at this point…
And nothing. Nada. No one was home. Nothing is happening and I feel like it
is my fault

Shabushabu time.

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Sister Teagan Clark
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