[Anna left the MTC 1 PM Monday Aug 5 and arrived in Tokyo about 10:30 PM Tuesday Aug 6. The letter below was sent Wednesday Aug 7 and the pictures were posted to the mission blog Monday Aug 12]
We just want to send you a quick note to let you know that your missionary arrived safely in Japan last evening. President and Sister Budge met them at the airport, fed them, visited shortly, and then sent them all to bed for a much needed rest.
Today they will receive training and will soon meet their new companions who have been chosen to train them. We will take pictures at that time, and within a few days you will receive another email with these pictures attached.
Thank you for entrusting your missionary to us in the great Japan Tokyo Mission. We so appreciate all you have done to get these missionaries to this point in their lives!
Japan Tokyo Mission Secretary
|This is the largest group of new missionaries we have received to date. There are 14 elders and 20 sisters! We used every futon we have!|
|These are the newest missionaries, along with their trainers. This group represents more than half of our missionaries!|
[Update- we did hear very briefly from Anna this morning after the post above was created. See below. More to follow soon we hope! Nihonjin means native Japanese.]
Mama!! I was so happy to read your letter! I'm in Oyama right now, with Sister Kubota. She's Nihonjin and so cute and awesome. I'm doing well - we email from our apartment but we had some internet trouble today so I'll have to finish tomorrow. I just wanted to write a little bit so you'll know nothing's wrong. Expect my full letter sometime soon!