Monday, April 14, 2014

Week 62 -April 8-14. 2014

This week we checked missionary apartment in Shimizu/Tusboi and Omuta.  As we were driving to one of the apartments through the very narrow streets a good size truck pulled in ahead of us.  We followed it and come to one of the tight corners with mirrors only to check and see if any one is coming. The truck was going along and then started to back up.  Soon we saw another truck about the same size coming around the corner.  They passed to our amazement and then this smaller one followed.  Driving in Japan is amazing.  Drivers are generally courteous and work together to make it work.  We are continually amazed at what we experience.

After checking the apartment in Omuta we had the opportunity to take the missionaries out to lunch.  They chose Tustamina Yakuniku.  Here we each chose all of what we wanted to eat and cooked it on the grill.  I enjoyable lunch.  Great job Omuta!

The evening was filled with a dinner appointment with an investigator who served us sushi.  It was an interesting evening that ended with a discussion about the gospel and prayer.

Saturday morning we had an Easter activity to which we invited our Eikaiwa students and families.  It was a fun Easter Egg hunt and information about Easter.
Saturday and Sunday we then enjoyed listening to the 184 General Conference sessions.
President Thomas S. Monson shared this poem in one of his talks.

I have wept in the night
For the shortness of sight
That to somebody's need make me blind;
But I never have yet
Felt a tinge of regret
For being a little too kind.

I think I can relate to the teaching in these short lines.  I have never regretted being kind.
My garden is growing again this spring.  These are my tomatoes that I started from seeds a few weeks ago.  Radishes from our balcony garden are almost big enough to eat.
I enjoy the flowers.  This hardy one has survived 4 months without care and now has beautiful blossoms for me to enjoy.
For preparation day we attempted to bike up to Tatsudayamo  Ryo Kuchi park.  We passed a very large graveyard on the way.  I like the very old grave marker that looked something like a surf board. It still had readable kanji written on it.
The trees were beautiful even though we did not actually get to the park.  We hope to be able to find it when we go to the ward picnic later this month.

Scripture of the Week
1 Nephi 10:19
For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old, and as well in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round.

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