Sunday, February 9, 2014

Week 53 - February 3-10, 2014

This is a pizza delivery store that we bike past on the way to the bank in Fukuoka.  Pizza is delivered on three wheeled motorcycles that can easily navigate on small streets in house areas of the city. It was early in the morning so the delivery cycles were parked in front of the store.  I think they probably get very good gas millage.  It is a very practical solution for pizza delivery costs.
On Tuesday the MSM went with Elder Koberstein and I to do the paper work for establishing residency in Fukuoka so that we could proceed with getting our Japanese drivers license.  We then went to the DMV where we were told to come back at one p.m.  This began three afternoons of attempts to get our license which include at written test and an in car driving test. Pictured is a part of the driving course.
Pictured above is Elder Koberstein finishing his in car driving test.  Foreigners who have a license in another country have a different tests given than natives.  We are thrilled to be given the privilege to drive this next year.
Our license is for two years but we do not have to put a sticker on the front and back of our car saying we are beginner drivers because we had driven in the United States.  Notice the sticker on the hood of this car.
These are the stickers Japan used to mark drivers.  We are glad that we don't have to put a sticker for drivers over 70 years of age on our car yet.  I wonder if letting other drivers know your age helps prevent accidents.
Saturday Elder Koberstein and I biked to our Japanese class.  This is a very busy shopping street near the class.  There are shops that natives use to fill  daily needs i.e.fruits and vegetables shops.

The couple that will be working in the mission office fly in tonight.  We will be training them in the mission office this next week and then returning to Kumamoto.

Scripture of the Week

Genesis 9:13-15
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.         

1 comment:

Delirious said...

I like the picture of Terry riding his bike. Congratulations on getting your license! I refuse to drive here because the traffic is way too crazy.