Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Elders of the Atsubetsu/Odori Zones at Christmas
The Sisters of the Atsubetsu, Odori Zones

Group photo at the end of our Christmas Activity for the missionaries serving in Sapporo

The celebration of the winning team from the balloon stomp activity

Last group of missionaries at our Christmas activity

Balloon stomp at the Christmas activity
Christmas activities
Christmas activities
Christmas activities
Christmas snow ball fight

Christmas morning with Kristen, Lauren and Shannon #2,4,6
Elder Senba going airborne during the Christmas dodge ball game

Daniels Family karaoke outing

Elder Taniuchi's birthday party with hagen das ice cream and his companion Elder Crompton

Japanese ward tomato, cheese and potato santa clauses
Lunch with the Asahikawa Zone at interviews on December 23rd

Our returning missionaries left on December 22nd to be home in time for Christmas. We have three Japanese missionaries that elected to stay until January 8th.

From left to right: Elders Ogura, Senba, Sanborn, Weloth , Leatham, Christian, Lottermoser

Last morning basketball game with the returning missionaries

We were able to celebrate our daughter, Kristen's birthday. Lauren was also part of the party. Shannon arrived later that evening.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Birthday dinner with Sister Miyawaki (also Sister McIntyre, Hansen, Elder Christian and Sister Ujike
Lunch in Obihiro after DTM
Lunch in Sapporo. Our daughter Kristen arrived for the holidays on Wednesday. Elder Nelson sneaked into the family photo
Sister Ujike, Ikari with Elders Dickson, Dadivas, Kashima, Lawler and Shurtliff

The top of Moiwa Mountain after zone conference
And this is why they call the Sapporo Mission the frozen chosen
The buses on the mountains use an interesting set of tires
Turkey Lunch

The Sisters table at Zone Conference
Odori and Atsubetsu Zone Conference Turkey Dinner that Sister Daniels single handedly made
Lunch after a District Training Meeting
Odori Park in Sapporo is beautiful with all of the Christ lights
A number of missionaries traveled to a small branch in Shibetsu and put on a Christmas program

The missionaries decorated the inside of our car for President Daniels' birthday
The missionaries pulled a surprise birthday party for President Daniels after the Asahikawa Musical Fireside
Turkey Dinner with the Asahikawa Zone
Asahikawa Missionaries and some of the Single Adults at the Musical Fireside
Our Daughter, Lauren, finished her mission in Hong Kong and arrived in Sapporo on December 11th. She will be with us through the holidays. It is wonderful to have her home.

Lunch with Elders Lowry, Yoneda, Yoza, Takashima, Tateishi, Willis
Hakodate Zone Conference. Sister Kawachi had the flu so Sisters Daniels spent the day with her so Sister Sato could participate in the meetings
One of the missionaries favorite hamburger places - Lucky Pierot. They all finished their hamburgers
Sister Daniels made a turkey dinner for each Zone Conference

The Obihiro Zone

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Zone Leader Council
Traditional dinner at ZL Council - chimichangas and tacos
Elders Christian, Burton, Lemme