Tonight we had all the Stake Presidents in our mission and their wives over for dinner. We also had my two counselors, Presidents Iwaki and Yamaji, the district president from Fukuchiyama, President Tada and Elder Ishii, our Area Seventy and their wives. It was a big group. We did this to build unity in the mission and let everyone get to know our family and each other better. We had each of them share their conversion story. It was an amazing thing to hear each of them (and their wives). I believe it helped them remember the the feelings they had about missionary work and the missionaries when they joined the church. It was like a testimony meeting and everyone felt the spirit and left with a renewed fire to lead out in sharing the gospel in the Kobe Mission.
Stake Presidents: Kobe - Pres. Oshima (not pictured) Kyoto - Tamaya, Osaka - Yokou, Osaka North - Kido, and Sakai - Sugimoto.