Sunday, May 17, 2015

After an early medical release, we were thrilled to see this fine elder come back with his family five months later, looking hale and hearty!
 Sakura at Shinjuku Gyoen
 The famous camellia tree outside the mission home in all its splendor.
 A late-blooming variety of cherry tree.
 These beautiful trees line the street by the church.
Some 150 koinobori strung across Lake Akaya in Gunma ken - a truly spectacular sight!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

We said good-bye to these beloved missionaries on May 1, 2015.
These dear friends returned home on May 2, 2015
They served tirelessly as our office couple for 18 months, with love and enthusiasm, and are greatly missed.
 These terrific twelve arrived on April 28, 2015
Here they are with their awesome trainers.

 January 2015 Mission Leadership Council, from Niigata.
 February 2015 Mission Leadership Council
 March 2015 Mission Leadership Council
April 2015 Mission Leadership Council

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The last block of the quilt was signed this transfer, so we are now using the edges. 
It is exciting to have it completely filled. In case you're wondering, there are 579 blocks!
 Niigata and Nagaoka Zones March 23, 2015
 Kiryu East and West Zones March 26, 2015
 Chiba North and South Zones March 31, 2015
 Saitama East and West Zones April 7, 2015
 Matsudo North and South Zones April 9, 2015
 Tokyo East and West Zones April 16, 2015