Sunday, July 27, 2014

Week 77 - July 21-27, 2014

Tuesday we had the opportunity to have lunch with the Nagamine/Kumamoto Sisters.  They chose all you can eat Yaku Niku.  I always enjoy the chicken, squid, spicy pork and vegetables(cabbage, carrots and onions).   It was fun to enjoy lunch with the sisters in our area after a celestial apartment check.
In the afternoon we attended our YMCA Japanese practice class.  At the end of our class we gave our teacher a copy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kumamoto Open House CD.  Our teacher had attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's Eikiawa class before marrying and has very good English.
Another beautiful display at the International Center this week.
We are in the process of furnishing a shimi (sisters) apartment in Beppu.  Pictured above are futons.  Each package includes a bottom and top futon, bottom and top sheets and a pillow and pillow case.  The cost is 5705 yens per package.  A complete green checkered set is on display on the shelf next to the packaged futons.  What a deal for a bed!
We are shopping at second hand stores for furniture.  We asked where second hand stores were in Beppu and were shown this OFF HOUSE store.   
 We were looking for desks and chairs and found none but did found some very reasonable kitchen appliance stands ranging from 8640 to10800 yen.  A stand like this would be a place for a microwave, rice cooker and storage for kitchen items or food. We also found chest of draws ranging from 2160 to 3240 yen a piece.  Hope we have money in the budge to allows for these items after the necessities are purchased. 
 This is a view overlooking the city of Yufuin from the Sagirdai Overlook on the return trip from Beppu to Kumamoto.
This picture is taken from the same lookout point but looking up the mountain. 
Saturday was temple day for us.  We had the opportunity to work in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Fukuoka temple.  This is a picture of the back side of temple which faces the Fukuoka Zoo.  You can see the bus parking lot.  Kumamoto Stake reserves a bus on stake temple days for members of the stake.  It leaves from the Stake Center.  We stopped by Costco on the way back to Kumamoto.
Sunday evening we watched the DVD "Emma Smith, My Story" which was a fitting, relaxing end to a very busy week.  Emma is the wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith.  Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon and is the prophet called of God to organize The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under direction from on high.  The Book of Mormon has a promise in it for those who read and want to know if it is true.  The promise is found in Moroni 10:4-5.  It is the "Scripture of the Week" this week. 
Scripture of the Week
Moroni 10:4-5
And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.

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