Monday, February 15, 2010

Some of December, All of January, a Bit of February...

Celebrated Elder Nye's birthday at Hard Rock...American food NEVER tasted so good! They could have turned the music up even louder, we wouldn't have cared...that food was the best!!

The office Elders.

Kumamoto Zone Conference.

Kagoshima Zone Conference.

The members always feed us after Stake Conference.

Sister Savage and I

Elder Sugihara taking pictures of himself.

Okinawa Zone Conference.

Went bowling with the office Elders. Notice my awesome shoes...and knee hi's!

Elder Richardson & Elder Stevenson

The 4 office Elders.

Bowling Mascots!

Is a mission President supposed to do this??

Office Elders on Christmas Day.

Christmas Day Baptism's.

These little origami Santa's led me to my Christmas present in Sherm's office. The AP's are so good to us.

The Elders made this Christmas card for us.

Christmas dinner at the mission home.

Party with Stake leaders.

Christmas cards.

Working away...

New Missionaries

Sister Ohmori and her mother.

Heading home.
Sister Ohmori, me, Sherm, Elder Nishimura, Elder Yamashita, Elder VanDam

Elder Yamashita.

Elder Yamashita and his family, who came to get him.

Elder VanDam

Being missionaries, and passing out fliers for English our favorite Friday night date spot, McDonald's.

Every gas station is 'full service', they even stop traffic for you as you leave the station.

Zone counsel meeting

Fukuoka Zone Conference.

Sherm's barber.

Okinawa Zone Conference.

Kagoshima volcano.

The Japanese hang everything to dry...most do not have dryers.

Mission Conference with Elder and Sister Oaks & Elder and Sister Yamashita.
Nagasaki Zone.

Fukuoka Zone

Kumamoto Zone

Kagoshima Zone

Elder & Sister Oaks with us.

with the AP's

with the Miyashita's (the Fukuoka Temple President)

with the Area Authority, the Yamashita's

Valentine's Day. The Elder's filled my car with balloons that they had written on. They left in the car a movie for me, and a tie and cuff links for Sherm, with Valentine cards. They also bought me a 'Fukuoka Hawks' jersey, and wrote with a sharpe on the back.

The office Elder's.

Pulling faces at them so we could get them in the picture with the back of my jersey.

Hope all is well with everyone at home, we love and miss you all. The time is starting to fly by...I can't believe we've been here 7 1/2 months.


Janet and Paul said...

You two are both so cute and Sherm reminds me so much of my Dad. It looks like you guys are having a lot of fun and giving a lot of missionaries some great experiences :)

wendy said...

Oh Momma--- I bet they love you. Who couldn't.
and seriously, gotta love the knee highs---that had me laughing.

I enjoyed all the photos
Do you get tired of wearing a dress ---not to mention nylons---oh, I mean KNEE HIGHS . ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

You look like you are fitting right in and having fun to boot.
Hugs from West Jordan,
Susan & George

Mitch Stout said...

I saw Elder Yamashita speak in general conference. It was good to see him again. I served in Fukuoka Jan 1990 through March 1992. I was in the mission office my last 4 months. The temple is beautiful and it is great to see how the church is flourishing. You have the greatest calling in the world! Mitch Stout

Caterina Trujillo said...

Hi, my name is Caterina I am a member from the church in the Barcelona Stake, in Spain. My boyfriend has just moved to Miyazaki Japan, to finish his Japanesse studies. He is not a memeber of the church but he is interested in contacting the missionaries but I have no idea how I can help him reach them. He is living in Miyazaki, all I know is that he would be attending the Miyazaki ward in the Kagoshima district, so I think the missionaries in this mission are the ones who are supposed to contact him. Could you please help me out with this? If you could please reach me, my email is He is already in Japan so I just need to help him contact the missionaries. Thanks and regards, Caterina