We found Koinobori flying in the wind on the way to Miahara (grocery store) this week.
Following the good advice of the mission doctor and his wife and the example set by our children and our International Center Japanese teacher we decided to do as our daughter was doing and train for a 5K using the free program C25K or "Couch Potato to 5K". We have finished week 6 or a 8 week program and are feeling great.
This week we checked apartments in Kumamoto, Nagamine and Yatsushiro. In Yatsuchiro we enjoyed lunch of Indian Nan Curry. I had Cheese Nan Curry. It had cheese inside and on top.
Saturday was our day to work at the Fukuoka Temple.
On our drive back to Kumamoto we stopped by Costco where we found dragon fruits for sale. They looked interesting. We had not tasted dragon fruit so we bought a package. They are not a very sweet fruit but interesting to taste and so fun to eat. I cut it in quarters and then scored it. The pieces of fruit came easily off the skin. It was amazing.
The construction for the fifth new home started this week in our taxi cab parking lot. The four homes that have been built are all two story beautiful little homes. Families are starting to move in.
Sunday in the Relief Society lesson we read a quote by George Q. Cannon
from the talk "To My Grandchildren" by President Henry B. Eyring given during the October 2013 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He said this about how God has prepared you and me and our children for the tests we will face: "There is not one of us but what God's love has been expended upon. There is not one of us that He has not cared for and caressed. There is not one of us that He has not desired to save, and that He has not devised means to save. There is not one of us that He has not given His angels charge concerning. We may be insignificant and contemptible in our own eyes, and in the eyes of others, but the truth remains that we are the children of God, and He has actually given His angels - invisible beings of power and might - charge concerning us, and they watch over us and have us in their keeping."
Scripture of the Week
For behold, this is my work and my glory-to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.