Monday, February 9, 2015

Two shinkansen (bullet trains) nose to nose at Niigata station.
They obviously can go either direction.  These two were linked together.
These 14 fine missionaries returned home on February 6, 2015.  
We welcomed some great new missionaries on February 3, 2015 - 5 sisters and 3 elders. 
 Here they are with their wonderful trainers.

Mission Tour with Elder and Sister Aoyagi

 We enjoyed a wonderful mission tour with Elder and Sister Aoyagi.  We love them very much! They are truly inspiring, and are great examples of discipleship.
 January 28, 2015 in Nakano
Tokyo West, Saitama East, Saitama West, Kiryu East and Kiryu West Zones
January 29, 2015 in Niigata
Nagaoka and Niigata Zones
January 30, 2015 in Chiba
Tokyo East, Chiba South, Chiba North, Matsudo South and Matsudo North Zones

Friday, January 16, 2015

Some of the sisters gathered outside the temple on Jan 13, 2015.

Look who came to the Nakano ward Christmas party!

We welcomed this wonderful senior couple to the mission on November 10, 2014.
We wish we had ten more couples just like them!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Years Conferences

Ten Kanto area zones met together on January 2, 2015.
The Nagaoka Zone, Jan 9, 2015
The Niigata Zone, Jan 9, 2015

The whole mission started folding origami cranes in October.  At our New Years Conferences, we had enough for each of the 12 zones to create a "senbazuru" (one thousand cranes) to give to someone who needs a gift of love and encouragement.