Sunday, February 26, 2012

February 20 - 26, 2012, Spring is just around the corner

We hope Mother Nature is not fooling with us, this has been a nice week.

We love it when it is clear enough to see the sunset.

Monday evening Tobias and Make and twins boys, Davis and Hennison came for supper and chocolate birthday cake for Make's 30th birthday. It was fun to get to know them better.

Sopu "Tech Twins"

Do you like the hashi "match" stick?

Make said that three candles were enough.

Takuzawa and Uchida Shimai with new Eikaiwa poster. Designed by Shohei.

Kids amusement center. Yes, Launa those are pigs waiting for someone to pick them up.

We were able to visit more members this week and hopefully help them in their lives. Thank you Brandon for helping with this.

Teaching Eikaiwa Wednesday night. We visited with Brother Oaks afterwards for an hour. It is so much fun to talk English with someone closer to our own age!

It was warm enough that we were able to go on a couple of walks this week.

It is spring, the ducks have returned.

Friday, Li taught us to cook five dishes: Chinese Dumplings, Fried Garlic and Pork, Cucumbers and Chicken, Deep Fried Bananas, and Black Mushrooms that grow wild on trees in Mongolia.

Li teaching us how to cook real good Chinese food!

Saturday we traveled to work at the Fukuoka Temple again. We love the spirit there and all the kind people that attend!

We talked to President and Sister Margetts after the Temple, Elder Dallin H. Oaks really liked the 15 minute Chocolate gluten free cake that she made him last week. It is the same one that the Cub Scouts love!! We gave them the flour mix and recipe two weeks ago. yatta! Thank you Ruth R. for sharing that recipe years ago.

Naoko and Bess. Youth versus old. Good friends!

Gluten free Queen, Kiyohara Shimai doing her magic again!

Dinner for the Oyamas. Tom's favorite pudding in left foreground. Annin dofu.

Brother and Sister Oyama are leaving to serve in the Kobe Japan Mission next Sunday.

They are the first couple missionaries from the Kumamoto Stake to serve a mission other than a Temple mission.

We love the Oyamas and wish them the best! We will miss them sooooo much!
We love to see the change that the Gospel makes in peoples lives. We love Missionary Work, which is just loving and serving people.

Elder Quentin L. Cook said:

"First, be a missionary all your life. President David O. McKay (1873–1970) taught that “every member is a missionary.” 4 That is as true today as when it was first declared.

President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) said it this way: “Great is our work, tremendous is our responsibility in helping to find those to teach. The Lord has laid upon us a mandate to teach the gospel to every creature.” 5

The Prophet Joseph Smith declared, “After all that has been said, the greatest and most important duty is to preach the Gospel.""

Love you,

Mom and Dad,
Grandma and Grandpa,
Tom and Bess

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