Monday, October 17, 2016


First things first, we went to the zoo last P-Day.

All of my penguin-based dreams came true.
Look at this awesome picture I'm not really in! But you can see my eye in the back there, and eyes are the windows to the soul, so...
You wouldn't know it, but that's my name: Stewart. Or rather Su-Chu-Waaaa-To. Oh, Japanese!

(PS, knowledge facts: Stewart Island is a small island on the bottom of New Zealand. One time I did a writing assignment where I lied and said my family came from there just to seem interesting.)

Also, I became a wizard.
One thing you need to know about me: I really like sheep.
Good news, there's KFC in Japan.
And it's still "Finger Lickin' Good!"

So yes, all of my dreams came true.

He's going to be baptized on the 22nd, and he is so happy.
He got fitted for his baptismal jumper yesterday!
And that was the best dream come true of all!!! (But the sheep was a close second.)

This week was Mission Conference!

Elder Bednar came and made the gospel seem so simple. He is such an authoritative speaker!

Everyone got to ask him questions and make comments, it's was a really cool opportunity... But yeah, I was too scared to ask him anything. Oops!

Also, since it was Mission Conference, Elder Too Cool For School District Leader pulled out his pinstripe suit, which apparently he saves only for mission conference.

He looked like a gangster.

We called him "The Dogfather."
So now I will call him Elder Dogfather in all future emails.

I'm so glad my district is funny.
This week we have another train story!
On the train, a young couple comes in and the boy sits down (which was just so insane to me because the girl was standing on the train but the boy was sitting, okay, whatever, Japan has different standards of chivalry I guess) and his girlfriend says, thinking we don't understand, "Wow, they're gorgeous! I would forgive you if you put your arm around them, they're so pretty!"


People say weeeeird stuff about us sometimes.
Someday I will be able to understand it without my companion translating for me...

One last story...

This week my companion and I tried to go on a diet, because we are gaining so much weight!

We didn't get past one day.

She started having what can be described as a slight mental breakdown, and I had a terrible headache.

We ate a lot from our peanut butter reserves that night...



  1. What an adventure MacKenzie! So already a part of a baptism. You are an amazing young lady. Glad you enjoyed some finger lickin good stuff. I'm sure their food is very different and being able to have some "normal" food every now and then means a lot. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week. :)

  2. Your blog is so interesting and uplifting. You seem like it is all fun and play, but I know you have a lot to do. How cool to see Stewart Island especially after you lied on a report. Shame on you! Keep smilin' and have a great week.