Thursday, August 20, 2009

The beautiful Seoul Korea Temple
All the Mission Presidents and wives serving in Japan

President Daniels and I  attended the Mission President's seminar in Korea this past week. It was such a wonderful time.  Elder Cook and his wife and Elder Costa and his wife attended from Salt Lake City. There are 7 Mission Presidents in Japan, 4 in Korea and 1 in Guam/Micronesia. We also have a very international Area Presidency: Elder Stevenson from the USA, Elder Choi from Korea and Elder Aoyagi from Japan
We had a little neighborhood festival last week and the children are so cute!!
Last P-Day some of us went and played tennis and park golf.  Sisters Tsuji, Mayama, Uchida and Kyoda were the sisters that joined us that day.
This is the whole party.
Activity at the park after Asahikawa Zone conference.

Asahikawa Zone.  It is kind of a crazy picture.  There where a whole bunch of cameras going off at once.
Last P-Day we took a group to Park Golf.  What would we do without it?  We have never seen park golf anywhere other than Hokkaido.   It is a mix between croquet and miniature golf.  We use a bigger ball than a regular size golf ball and you only use one club to play.  We love it.
Our Hakodate Zone is the smallest zone in the mission. It is about a five hour drive from Sapporo.
Early morning exercise playing ultimate football with the Hakodate zone.
Whenever possible, I try to feed our missionaries.  I took a couple crock pots down to Hakodate and we had a roast beef dinner.

The office staff likes to go with President Daniels to different areas that are close to the mission office and do early morning exercise with our missionaries.
We have two zones in Sapporo.  After zone conference our activity was dodge ball.  We have the most amazing sisters in our mission. Here is just a small sample.
Careful Elders!!!
The Relief Society fixes us amazing lunches and after we eat and help clean up we sing the Sisters a song to say thank you.  We have over half our missionaries here at this zone conference.
More of our group.

And more of our group.
Birthday time for Elders Todd, Fukuyasu, Fry and Gremmert.  Also Sister Makise and Sister Tsuji
Another park golf outing
A very warm welcome to Brother and Sister McCready.  They will be serving as our new office couple.
Ofter zone conference we try to get out and play for an hour before getting back to work.  This is our Obihiro Zone.

Our two newest missionaries.  Sitting is Elder Chang with Elder Raymond as his trainer and Elder Robinson with Elder Lawler as his trainer. At their first zone conference we have a new missionary shower to welcome our new missionaries.  They are showered with small gifts from each member in the zone. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

P day park golf outing with Elders Gremmert, Hattori, McReady, Weloth, Geslison, Watanabe, Nelson, Nakashima, Lemme and Daniels
The Nippon Ham Fighters are the professional baseball team in Sapporo. They play at the dome in the background.
Our recent Zone Leader and District Leader Council Meeting
Park Golf with the Zone Leaders and District Leaders

Roast beef after church dinner with the Higashi and Shinoro Elders: Tashiro, Yoneda, Christensen and Todd