Sunday, June 26, 2016

Week 73 Hi

This week has been way awesome! I'm just sending you this email
because I have no time. We are going to a huge concert outside of our
mission tonight and we have like no time because we have to travel
pretty far. We are taking 9 people with us! They aren't
investigators... Yet!

I love you both so much! Literally have like 6 weeks left or something
close to that! It's so crazy!


P.s. Could you tell grandma I'm doing good?

FHE at the members with our new investigator Ami
Kids Eikaiwa!
I drew that picture for Eikaiwa because we were talking about clothes
Me wearing a helmet backwards like the thug I am.

We were trying to kill the bees outside, then another bug got inside
and scared the crap outta us hahahahaha😂😂😂

Zone blitz
Philippino birthday party
Zylks loves cats haha

Monday, June 20, 2016


I wanna take this moment to just thank my dad for everything he's done
for me. The main thing I'm thankful for is his diligence in teaching
me the gospel and for all the time he spent with me even though he was
probably dead tired from working and trying to provide for the family.
He's just hilarious people. I really miss touching his bald head and
receiving blessings (like Buddha's belly) just kidding haha. Some of
my favorite memories of him are when we were kids he'd pretend to be a
big bad giant and make us cry and scream when we were taking a bath,
playing catch with a football in the front yard, trips to see family,
him making us pasta (his best cooked meal), and all of the over used
bald jokes haha. I have the best dad. I love you!

This week was stellar because we had the Hawaiian Party! We planned
the whole event with the ward and it was so effectively planned! It
was fun! Our investigator came and 6 other potential investigators
came as well. The last two weeks I've been learning how to hula and
play the ukulele so I can help teach for our workshop. It was a crunch
but man our district has the most awesome missionaries right now so it
all worked out!

This week I looked on my companion's iPad and realized that she has a
ton of pictures of this transfer that I don't have so I got them from
her! So today there will be lots of pictures 😊

We are also going to the temple today which is such a blessing. I
figured out that we actually go to the temple more frequently than
most missions. I think Heavenly Father knew I needed the temple's
influence and blessings as I undertook my mission, so he sent me
somewhere I could attend frequently. God is good.

This week we had a training about our purpose from the newest
missionary in our group who's only been here for a couple months.
During his training he turned to me, because I was sitting next to
him, and explained how when we look at each other at spirit sisters
and brothers then you have so much love for everyone. I then took that
moment to look around at our little Tama group and I just felt so much
love for them. We really are sons and daughters of God. I feel so
blessed to be able to bring people closer and closer to the knowledge
that there is a God who is our Heavenly Father; who loves us and helps
us through this life. When you know that, like really know that
through prayer, your whole life changes!

I hope everyone has a great week!

Pictures: We made a cake for a girl's birthday, found a frog and saved
it's life from a car, Roxana's baptism, lesson with Yayoi Koyata San,
the temple last transfer and this transfer, my panda socks 🐼, riding
bikes, kids Eikaiwa, our awesome district, girl with a squirrel shirt,
zone meetings and blitz, Hawaiian Party, and MLC and STL training
meetings! So many pictures!

Sister Fordiani

Monday, June 13, 2016

Week 71 HaNaBi

This week has been entirely insane! Sooooo busy and sooooo good!

On Sunday I saw my beautiful grandma! She was visiting her cousins and
friends in Japan and I received permission to see her. It was such a
tender mercy for both of us. I cried. I love her so much.

We had splits! Me and Obayashi Shimai again! We were on the train and
I turned to the lady sitting next to me and asked, "How are you?" And
she opened up and told me her baby had passed away and she was coming
home from his funeral. She recognized we were missionaries and asked
what we believed about life after death. We taught her about eternal
families and resurrection right there on the train. Then we both got
off at the same station! She said she wants to see us again and we
exchanged numbers! It was a huge miracle!

That same night we visited two members who we haven't seen at church
for the last two week and wrote them letters which we left in their
post boxes. Yesterday they were both at church again which was a huge
miracle. We are striving to keep our members who we have coming to
church at church! It's so important that we go to church every week so
that we can have the sacrament. When we understand the importance of
the sacrament we never wanna miss again!

We kept getting the impression that we need to call a woman named
Youko who had been an investigator in the past. The night we planned
to call her, she called us right as we were about to call and told us
she was in the hospital again. She was really far away in Takao so we
asked if the Takao sisters could visit her and she said yes. We had an
awesome discussion on the phone and read lots of scriptures together
to find comfort. She thanked us a ton and said she felt a lot better
now that we're talking.

This week I felt like I wasn't even in my area that much at all. We
had mission leadership conference, SPM where we talk about missionary
work with the stake president, sister training leader training
meeting, final interviews with President Wada, and like yeah, I've
been really busy and really tired! But man I love it all! I'm eating
it up!

The last huge miracle..... Ready??? :)

Remember Roxana from my last area in Shonan? We taught and baptized
her son Seiji in April! Guess who got baptized on Saturday!!!


I couldn't make it to her baptism because I am too far away, but we
skyped right before and I told her how much I love her! She said she
is so happy now that she is a member that she can work towards going
to the temple and being sealed to her family who are all members
already. Her and Seiji sealed together forever! God is so good. I love
them so much.

That's all this week!
Sister Fordiani

My grandma❤️
President Wada and Sister Wada!
Streeting in Kichijoji!
Baby carriages!