Wednesday was our day at the International Center (Kokusai Kouryou Kaikan). We biked down in a sprinkle of rain but while we were there it began to pour. It was almost done by the time we were ready to bike home. In the evening we taught advanced Eikaiwa at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Obiyama.
Thursday found Elder Koberstein and I inspecting the Kumamoto/Nagamine Elder/Sisters apartments and helping them with apartment needs. We enjoy lunch with the Kumamoto Sisters at Gull Grey. I had Katsu Chicken. It is always fun to have good food and good company for lunch. The Nagamine Sister choose to have us bring them muffins from Costco.
As we drove to the Yatsushiro Elders apartment we passed a bus that had Tsubame on it. Tsubame is a swallow type bird in Japan.
I think the swallow must be part of the companies logo as you see the name and picture of the swallow on the side of the bus. I have observed that this bird seems to come to breed and then leaves when the family is grown.
The Yatsushiro Elders receive a celestial rating so we took them out to lunch. We enjoyed okonomiyaki. I had regular okonomiyaki and everyone else had Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki. Hiroshima-style has yakisoba-style noodles and an egg on the bottom. Pictured is Elder Koberstein's Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki. We love clean apartments.
Saturday we took the Kumamoto/Nagamine Elders to lunch at Sutamina which is an all you can eat yakuniku. Which means grilled meat. They are fun places to eat. It was enjoyed by all six of us.
We had dinner and a family home evening at our apartment after our church meeting on Sunday. We decided to make burritos for dinner and share a little bit of American food with our friends here. We were able to find refried beans, taco seasoning and chips and salsa. It was a fun meeting ending with a thought about God's love for all his children.
Thought of the Week
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.