Sunday, October 2, 2011

Transfer Pain and Gain! Sept 25 to 2 Oct 2011

Waiting for our Zone Leaders who are having their weekly call from Honbu.

Oyamas, Ito, Itu, and Masuda Shimai, DeFreitas, Iino, Hill, Christensen and Clements Choro.
Mt Aso bound.

Valley view from the road to Mt Aso.

The crater. The surface was an azure blue color. In May the color was brown. It changed colors because of all the rain.

Some Church members from Fukuoka that were are Mt Aso. Iino Choro in background.

We then traveled to the Farmland Resort for ice cream.

Tom found his cow at the Farm.

We traveled next to the Shirokawa Fountainhead. It flows 60 tons of water a minute. Pure and clear, good to drink.

Oyama Kyodai and Shimai.

Masuda Shimai with Oyamas, Clements and Iino Choro in background.


Bridge with calm water on one side and turbulent water on the other.

Tom's phone at the bottom of the spring. He lost it as he leaned over to look under the bridge to find out why the water was so turbulent on the other side.

Fishing for Tom's phone. And we are not to look like tourists?

Masson Choro with his prize fish. The phone still works! Now we understand why the big, ugly, indestructible cell phones. Waterproof too!

Five Volcanoes in one picture.

Petting Farm. Clements and Christensen Choro watching a rice paddy being harvested.

Ito and Itu Shimai with a horse.

Masson Choro and his favorite goat.

Harvesting rice.

FHE and chocolate oatmeal cake. So good!

True table tennis for FHE.

Yo Choro, our District Leader and his bad rabbit. Yo Choro was the best! Too bad they have to die.

The two Districts picture together. Matsuhashi, Itu, Christensen, Tsutamori and Ito Shimai.
Fontenet, Kwon, Masson, Hill, Clements, Yo, Abe, De Freitas, Christensen, Oobayashi and Iino Choro.

Making crepes and rice krispy treats for Eikaiwa. Bess, Itu Shimai and Masson Choro.

Playing "London Bridge"at Eikaiwa. Two Eikaiwa students, Bishop Koide, Mark-san, Fuduta Kyodai and Iwayama Kyodai. They love these simple games.

Ito Shimai and Masson Choro going to Okinawa.
I Nephi 3:7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.

It was hard to let Ito Shimai go!!

Itu and new companion, Blau Shimai.

O0bayashi and new companion, Clements Choro.

Goodby to De Freitas Choro. Going to Saga.

Tagawa Shimai getting off the bus ready to go to work. We are so glad to get her. Taralee met her sister at University of Utah where she is a missionary.

The new Team at Kumamoto: Oobayashi and Clements Choro, Blau, Tagawa, and Itu now Ito Shimai.

Neki, Yo, Zaico, Triffitt, Anderson, Watanabe, Lemon Choro, Barraclough and Johnson Shimai.
Yo, Zaico, Lemon Choro, Barraclough and Johnson Shimai all went home.

Alma 29:9 I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do anot bglory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy.
These wonderful missionaries are certainly instruments in the hands of God!!

Okamura, Yoshizawa Shimai and Sister Margetts at the Mission Home. Sister Margetts is so full of fun!! Wish we could show you the horse head video!

The Office Staff, Assistants to the President and the Elders who are returning home.

Barraclough and Johnson Shimai with Bess. My mommas?

Our Mamas are going home. They were so much help when we got here!

Moth at Fukuoka. Lots of interesting insects.

We played Balloon Stomp at Sports night Friday.

We had a great week. We are happy to see so many successful missionaries return home to start their lives and excited to make new friends of their replacements.

Grandpa and Grandma
Dad and Mom
Tom and Bess

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