Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Our Arrival!

We are home...for 18 months!

We arrived approximately 4:45 p.m. at Narita Airport on Tuesday, April 30th.  While waiting in the Seattle airport for our connecting flight to Tokyo we met another senior couple, Elder and Sister Larsen that were returning to the Philippines.  They serve in the Temple Presidency and had served previously in the Denmark Temple Presidency.  It was a delight to visit with them.

When we flew into Narita several years ago we recall that it was quite busy and it took us awhile to go through customs.  When we arrived this time, we found the airport to be very quiet and went through much quicker than before.

We were most grateful to see the mission office couple, Elder and Sister Harrison there to greet us when we walked out of customs. They loaded our luggage into the mission van. After about 90 minutes we arrived at the mission home.

President and Sister Budge greeted us warmly.  After getting settled in our room, we sat down to a delicious dinner that Sister Budge had prepared for us.  We could hardly keep our eyes open as we had been awake for almost a full 24 hours.  As tired as we both were, it was a sleepless night.  The time difference, plus 3 full weeks of MTC and Military Relations Training had mentally and physically exhausted us.
The following morning we awoke to another delicious meal-pancakes, bacon, yogurt with fresh fruit and muffins.  After attending President Budge’s Staff Meeting, taking pictures, receiving our mission phone, etc. we loaded the vehicle that is to be ours for the next 18 months and traveled to Yokosuka.  We were so grateful Elder and Sister Harrison could travel with us to our new apartment and introduce us to the area and base. 

We are now here in Yokosuka and the work has begun.

Stay tuned for more to come....

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited for you two! I love the blog! Thank you for being the awesome examples that you are & I can't wait to read more about your mission. Love you.