Monday, May 12, 2014

Week 66 - May 5-11, 2014

Monday afternoon we biked down to the castle for the celebrations of Golden Week.  The young girls were singing again this year.  Their voices were so beautiful as they bounced off the castle walls.
On the left is the fifth new home foundation built on the taxi cab parking lot we see out our balcony from ground level.  They are beautiful homes but have very little space outside the home for lawn or gardens.  The people here often have planter boxes instead of lawns and gardens.

This week was transfer week.  Tuesday missionaries found out what changes were going to be made.  Thursday was transfer day when Elders and Sisters come and go.  It is always hard to say good by but fun to make new friends and work with other missionaries.  Elder Koberstein and I spent the day taking missionaries to the bus stop and picking them up from the bus stop. 
Saturday was temple day for us at the Fukuoka Japan temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
It was a real treat which ended at honbu (mission office) where we were able to buy a copy of Preach My Gospel in romonji (on the left).  It is easier for English speaker to read than kanji (on the right). 
Sunday was Mother's Day.  Missionaries have the opportunity to call and talk to their families.  We had the opportunity to talk to our children.  It has been my privilege to be there mother here on earth.  They bless their parents lives in so many ways each day.

 I love the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about families.  We can be a family forever through Heavenly Fathers plan.  I want to be with my family always.  I love you!
Scripture of the week

Proverbs 22:6
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.


Delirious said...

We bought a special Book of Mormon that has English, Chinese, and romanization all side by side. This really helps us when we teach!

Katie said...

That is amazing. The Book of Mormon here has the Hiragana and Katakana above the Kanji. This helps us read.

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I posted the same thing twice. It looks like I can not remove the duplicate comment.