A few weeks ago we held our last Mission Leadership Council. Rather than the quick “working lunch” we usually have we decided to clear out the garage and have hamburgers and pasta salad. The council members were surprised and happy as you can tell.
It was a lot of fun. We’re going to miss meeting with the mission leaders.
Seniors Elder Priddis and Elder Waits cooked the burgers.
A few pictures taken after the meeting…
True Disciples-One and All just like it says on the flags!
We have just finished our round of Zone Conferences. What a joy it was meeting with all of the missionaries! (And there sure are a lot of them now.)
Takamatsu and Matsuyama Zones
Kobe, Akashi, and Fukuchiyama Zones
Kyoto and Osaka North Zones
Okayama and Yonago Zones
Osaka, Sakai, and Wakayama Zones
What a beautiful week it was!
More missionaries arrive from the Missionary Training Center! We are thrilled to have them join the Japan Kobe Mission.
We always look forward to having them sign the True Disciple Quilt and we love the pictures!
Here they are matched up with their trainers.
These missionaries came from Japan, USA, and Brazil.
Welcome to all.
Three of our wonderful Elders returned home a few weeks ago. They are returning home to Idaho, Texas and Georgia. It was a pleasure meeting some of their parents. We miss them already!
Elder Fredericksen and his father.
Elder Greenburg with his parents.
Well done Elders!
April is Interview Month. We travel the mission pretty much the whole month. It was a little difficult getting pictures of everyone. They were either with President or me or talking with the assistants…but by the second week I was able to figure out when I could grab the group for a quick picture. So the first week there are quite a few missionaries missing! I am so sorry if you aren’t able to see your missionary…but I can tell you they are all well and happy!!!
The Zone leaders riding their rental bikes back to the train station. A little glimpse of the bicycles here in Japan!
OKAYAMA ZONE: Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures until the end of the day. I was loading the car and caught a glimpse of two sister missionaries contacting someone right as they left the meeting. Isn’t that the way it is supposed to be? So great…
YONAGO ZONE: And this sweet sister grabbed me for a picture. Did that clue me in that it was time to gather the group…unfortunately, no. Sorry.
I promise next week will be better. You will get to see all of our wonderful missionaries!