Sunday, May 18, 2014

Week 67 - May 12-18, 2014

This week we had the opportunity to visit two sisters that were in hospitals in Kumamoto.  The Kumamoto Sister Missionaries took us to visit the first sister.  We had a nice visit with her and a yogurt drink.  The next sister Elder Koberstein and I visited alone.  Both sisters speak very little English and we speak a little Japanese.  It makes conversation very interesting.  We enjoy and appreciate them for talking to us.  Above is a picture across the street showing the second hospital. 
 This is the street another friend lives on.  We love to visit her.  She speaks very little English and we speak about the same amount of Japanese.  It makes our visits very interesting. She is so patient with our lack of good language skills.  It is always pleasant to stop by her home.
  Since this week was the week after transfers we did not have any apartment checks to do because of the usual zone training meeting.  We had more time for visits and also time to passed out free "English class" or free Eikaiwa class fliers. 
On Saturday evening we enjoyed passing out the Eikaiwi fliers at Lake Ezu.  There are many people who walk their dogs, jog, play with their children etc. there in the evening.  It is a beautiful place.
I enjoyed watching three mallard ducks (magamo) feeding by the lake.  I wondered if they had a nest yet.  We did not see any baby ducks this week.
On the bike ride home we passed by a kindergarten bus parking lot.  Kindergarten buses are so cheerful.  I an told that kindergarten is for children 3 to 6 years old by our Eikaiwa students.  It amazes me children start school so young.
  Sunday was a busy starting with Elder Koberstein speaking in the Nagamine Ward Sacrament Meeting.  After the Kumamoto Ward meetings we visited two sisters with the Kumamoto Sister Missionaries. 
Elder Koberstein and I enjoyed a leaf lettuce salad made from lettuce grown on in our patio garden for dinner.  It is amazing to watch vegetables grown and then enjoy the fruits of that effort. 
A wonderful week in the life of a missionary couple (fuufu) in Japan. 
Scripture of the Week
Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the used of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.


Delirious said...

My cleaning lady planted some green onions in pots on my patio. She also planted some tomatoes last summer, but it was a little too late in the season. I look forward to gardening when we move back home.

Katie said...

Gardening on a patio is nothing like a garden plot but it is fun to see what I can get to grow in a small space. I planted zucchini and watermelon this morning.