This week has been very busy. On Monday we went as a Zone to the Kumamoto Castle in downtown Kumamoto for P-day. The Cherry blossoms are in full bloom. We started with a buffet diner at the train station. The food was Delicious and the Missionaries had a lot of fun being together. We then walked to the castle down streets lined with cherry blossoms. We spied some Koi fish in the river, hope ours will be that big went we get home! The castle was built in the 1600s and was fun to tour and see all the flowers!
|Sign says LDS missionaries table that way.|
|Lyon and Buckingham Choro with ice cream|
|Triffitt is holding the official ice cream cup. The others have drink cups full|
|Statue as we entered Castle|
|Koi in moat.|
|See Barraclough Shimai, she had to eat fast!|
|Speak,see and hear no evil|
|All of us and some of Castle|
|Yes,, there are ninja warriors!|
|Sign to keep ninjas off the wall|
|Entrance to Castle|
|Hole where they throw Prisoners|
|Choro checking out how long it took a rock to hit the bottom|
|Centuries old tree, wish we could bring it home!|
|Another turret of Castle|
|Leaving Castle tired|
|Cherry Blossoms beloved by Japanese|
On Tuesday we went to District meeting and then out to lunch with the two districts. The food was ordered by pushing a button and inserting money. The food was then brought to our tables and was very good. We then walked with Johnson and Barraclough Shimai to the store to get them new glasses. While we were waiting for the glass to be built we did some shopping for food Bess could eat. We ended up at an international market two levels below the ground. There was everything a person could imagine there, if you were willing to pay the price. We then picked up the glasses after only an hour and a half!
Thursday we traveled to Nobeoka to inspect apartments. The trip was over the mountains on two lane roads. It took about three hours and was a very beautiful drive with all the cherry blossoms along the way. We inspected the apartment and had lunch with Barino and Nascimento Choro. We brought the new futon that they needed with us.
We then traveled to Oita and spent the night in a small not too clean hotel. We would of asked for a different room, but we could not speak the language. In the morning I looked out the window and saw a Toyoko Inn. We stayed in that brand name Hotel last week and it was very clean. Darn. We inspected Wilson and Zaico Choro's apartment, bought them some needed items and traveled to Fukuoka to the Costco. The Chicken Bake was the best ever. After stocking up on supplies we traveled home.
|Love that Kobi (mold),|
|Hit the porcelain every time!|
|Those are twin beds|
|Beauty tucked on every spot|
|One of many tunnels|
|No wasted space|
|Cherry Blossoms and mist|
Sunday was conference all day with another Baptism afterward. Li Shin Kyo, a 20 year old Chinese was baptized. He is a very special person. We are hoping for three baptisms next week!
|En Manri, Lyon Choro, and Li Shin Kyo|
|Tobias, Amous, Shimai and us after dinner|
|Picture of Soy sauce on Tom's camera so we could find some more at the store.|