Monday, November 17, 2014

Week 93 - November 10-16, 2014

Tuesday we went Christmas book shopping.  As we walked by the side of Kumamoto Jo I took this picture of these beautiful fall leaves.  I believe this is a picture of the only original tower of the castle from the mott side.
Fall has come to Kumamoto for sure.  These yellow fall leaves welcomed us to the park for a jog early Wednesday morning. 
We checked the Beppu Elder's apartment on Thursday and had the opportunity to enjoy nonbon chicken with them before we headed to Oita for the night.
Friday morning found us jogging on the ocean between Beppu and Oita.  It was a cloudy day but we did not get wet.
The Oita Elders surprised us with this delicious chocolate filled chocolate cake.  We are not often treated by the Elders when we do apartment checks.
Christmas is officially in Japan.  Santa has arrived.  We saw him as we drove back from Oita on Friday.  It seems he is a little early this year as it is not yet Thanksgiving in the USA.
But, maybe it is not to early as Santa's reindeer are also out in downtown Kumamoto.  The lights of Christmas made the long nights worth while. 
We are now riding home from the International Center of Wednesday in the twilight/dark.  It is starting to get dark by 5pm.  I am very grateful for the good headlights and red blinking tail lights we purchased for our bicycles this time of year.  A jacket/coat is also coming in handy these days.
Scripture of the Week
Acts 1:110-11
And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?  this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

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