Sunday, June 28, 2015

 Our wonderful new office couple arrived April 25, 2015.  We are so grateful for all that they do!  During our mission we have been fortunate enough to work with four amazing couples in the office.

These six great new missionaries arrived June 9, 2015. This group is significant, because it is the smallest group to arrive in over a year, and is the 27th and final group we have welcomed while we have been serving.
Here they are with their fabulous trainers.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Special Sealings

 Attending the sealing of this wonderful recently converted couple was a true highlight.
Recently we were able to attend the sealing of this beloved returned missionary sister! A bonus was seeing other returned missionaries there too!
 Some returning missionaries  having some fun with the President.
 This custom leather scripture cover is quite impressive,
(as is the missionary it belongs to)!
 These wonderful sisters in Matsudo went the extra mile for our last zone conference!
We were amazed at how artistic they were with the face cookies!

Japan Reunion

This was our first reunion! We were so happy that so many of our returned missionaries in Japan were able to attend, so that we could see them before we leave Japan in July.
May 30, 2015
 Iris garden at Meiji Shrine.
Believe it or not, this idyllic little spot is in the middle of Tokyo!
This was a fun encounter with some of our missionaries in Arisugawa Park, across the street from the Tokyo temple.  Look closely and you can see the Angel Moroni statue above the trees.
Mission Leadership Council June 4, 2015

These 26 great missionaries left a huge whole in the mission 
and in our hearts when they left on June 12, 2015.
 Niigata and Nagaoka Zones June 15, 2015
 Matsudo North and South Zones June 18, 2015
 Tokyo East and West Zones June 19, 2015
 Kiryu East and West Zones June 23, 2015
Saitama East and West Zones June 24, 2015 
Chiba North and South Zones June 25, 2015