Courtney Fritchen Shimai will be serving in the Japan Fukuoka Mission from 14 October 2015-April 2017
So what does this mean?
For the next 18 months I will “leave behind all personal affairs.” Along with thousands of other young adults, I have voluntarily put aside school, work, and dating (and my cell phone!) for 18 months to “invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.” In order to focus solely on the work I have ahead of me my communication with family and friends has been limited to weekly emails and phone calls on Christmas and Mother’s Day. I know this will not be easy but it will most definitely be worth it. Check the sidebar for information on how to get a hold of me and learn more about my beliefs!