Hello world!!


On March 4th, 2015 Stephen Houseknecht was called to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in the Japan Fukuoka mission, his report date is June 10th, 2015.
He will first be flying to the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo Utah where he will be trained for about 2 weeks by Church leaders before being sent on to Japan.

This blog (kept by his mother and sisters) is where his weekly emails and occasional photos will be published so you can read all about his adventures!!

( To read more about LDS “Mormon” Missionary work, click [ HERE ] )





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About Michiko

Stephen's 3rd Sister My best friends are my family and I love doing anything and everything with them! Interests include: Piano, working out, designing t-shirts, Tennis, Foreign culture, photography, and making videos. I believe that all dreams are possible and that life is a wonderful, wonderful gift. I have a strong testimony in my Savior Jesus Christ and I know that Heavenly Father lives and loves us. Families are the crowning center of life. Musician|Artist|Designer|Athletic

3 thoughts on “Hello world!!

  1. Hello. My name is Erin Garrard and I live in Meridian, Idaho. My son, Jesse, who is on a mission in Fukuoka, Japan, just wrote me his weekly email/letter. In it, he said that he just got a brand new companion straight out of the MTC whose name is Elder Houseknecht. 🙂 I’m guessing that’s your son/brother. I’m so glad to find your blog. I hope they will be GREAT companions!! Jesse has been on his mission for a year and a half. Jesse LOVES Japan. Jesse studied Japanese for four years in high school and then had the opportunity to visit Japan on a senior trip. Jesse’s dad went on a mission to Nagoya, Japan, a long, long time ago. He ended up becoming a Japanese teacher at the high school year. In fact, he just returned from taking a group of students to Tokyo and Kyoto. Our whole family felt so blessed that Jesse was called to Japan to serve. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to chat more. Thanks for writing your blog!

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    • Thank you so much for writing to us. Your loving note warmed our hearts! We received Elder Houseknecht’s first email from Japan, and he is very excited about serving the Lord with Elder Garrard! I’m Elder Houseknecht’s mother, and I would love to communicate with you. 🙂 My name is Yuko, and my email address is: Harmony5musicians@gmail.com. Thank you!!


  2. 初めまして。私はハウスクネクト長老に大変お世話になった都城市の有村博満という者です。このブログを偶然見つけてびっくりしています。見つけたのは彼が都城を去って沖縄に向かった後でした。彼が都城にいる間にこのブログを見つけていれば、彼ともっともっといろいろな話ができたのにと残念に思っています。わずか2か月での転勤は早すぎました。来年の2月ごろが転勤の時期だろうと彼とも話していました。彼との付き合いはわずか2か月だけでしたが、たくさんの英語を教えてもらいました。彼の都城での宣教師としての活動は素晴らしかったです。一生懸命活動していました。沖縄でもきっと頑張ると思います。来年の6月で2年間の活動が終わると聞いていますが、その時はまたお会いしたいと思います。ご両親やお姉さんたちともぜひお会いしたいです。その時を楽しみにしています。



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