Monday, we cleaned and caught up on the laundry, then traveled to Mt Aso with Brother and Sister Aoki and the Shimai. We stopped on the way to eat lunch at an all you can eat Buffet next to a poppy field. The buffet was very good. We traveled a completely different route and saw more pretty parts of Japan. We couldn't go to the top of the crater as the wind was blowing the gases the wrong way, but we had a great drive. When we got back to Kumamoto we picked up Beckstrand and Watanabe Choro and went to Yushida-san's for dinner. She is an investigator and a very good woman. We had Sushi. The Choro then went to a teaching appointment and we packed for our trip to Hiroshima the next day.
|Tom, Takuzawa and Mueller Shimai, and Bess.|
|Bess and Sister Aoki. Field of poppies.|
|Yasuhiro-kun, Watanabe and Beckstrand Choro, Yushida-san, Bess and Tom.|
Tuesday we left early and traveled five hours to Hiroshima and had Okonomiyaki with four missionaries. We picked up the Choro from Hamada and traveled two hours to their apartment. We had a great ride and found a very clean apartment. Then two hours back to the hotel.
|Yes, that is a Monkey Crossing Sign.|
|Hamada Choro, Clayton and Strother.|
Wednesday we checked four apartments, Yasufuruichi, Takasu, Hikari Shimai, and Hikari Choro. They were all very clean..
|Yasufuruichi, Ushiro Choro with his garden..|
|Ushiro and Tamura Choro|
|The clean apartment at Takasu made the Elders happy. J. Beckstrand and Tipton Choro.|
|Ito and A. Watanabe Shimai. Hikari Shimai.|
|This picture is for Ward Choro's Mother who does not get to see enough pictures of him. He is doing great. Tom gave him a hug for you.|
|Kure Choro, Bunderson and DeJong, Empty Baskin Robbins cups.|
|Riding the ferry across the bay, De Freitas and Eliason Choro, Tom, Bess, and Dorothy.|
|Miyajima Shrine at low tide. At high tide, it has water around the base. It is having some restoration done to it.|
|Tom, Elaison and Freitas Choro and Dorothy on the tram.|
|View of the rugged terrain.|
|The Eternal Flame of Love.|
|The top of the mountain!! De Freitas and Eliason Choro, Dorothy, Bess and Tom..|
Saturday we joined President and Sister Wilson of the Iwakuni Branch for breakfast at the Club. We really enjoyed visiting with them. We hope they will be able to connect with Tomo and help him to meet with the missionaries. He is a very good young man.
We stopped in Fukuoka to pick up Tom's new suits and arrived home just in time to go with Mueller and Takuzawa Shimai to eat dinner at a members home. We will go on a diet next week! We had a great dinner and played a fun game. Karin played her bassoon for us and Hanna played her electric guitar. A very fun day.
|Karin, Azusa Arika R., Kokoro front row. Furikisa, Mueller Shimai, Tom, Bess, Hanna and Takuzawa Shimai..|
Sunday was fast Sunday. Sopu's blessed their baby girl. We enjoyed Church and a quiet night at home!
We are all human and make mistakes. What we do after we make these mistakes show what kind of person we can become. Do we repent and learn from the mistakes or do we justify, and repeat them? The only one we can change is ourselves. We hope we can all
repent and learn from our mistakes and come closer to our Father in Heaven and his son Jesus Christ.
Grandma and Grandpa,
Mom and Dad,
Bess and Tom